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Subways to slow during bad weather
Subways in Beijing now will slow down in extreme weather such as thunderstorms, Legal Evening News reported. Because it is flood season, the subway company has taken a series of measures to ensure safety.
Metro riders try security equipment
Passengers taking subways on Metro Line 4 on Sunday morning had the opportunity to use security check equipment to detect explosives and dangerous liquids in a special room at the National Library station. The experience was aimed at enhancing their understanding of security checks, Beijing Legal Times reported.
Dozens of merchants to move to Tianjin
More than 100 merchants from several Beijing wholesale markets, including Beijing Zoo Wholesale Market and the Dahongmen wholesale market, signed contracts with Tianjin's Xiqing district on Saturday and will relocate their stores to a shopping mall in the district after leaving the capital, Beijing News reported on Sunday. Xiqing has implemented a series of preferential policies that cover aspects like residency, tax collection, social insurance and medical insurance.
Railway products to face safety tests
A regulation covering the inspection and testing of railway products will take effect on Tuesday, according to the National Railway Administration. Under the regulation, rail products that affect human safety and the environment should be tested and the results of these tests publicized regularly. Companies must also stop making products that fail the test, while other companies must not buy such products.
City official sacked for taking bribes
A Beijing Commission for Discipline Inspection official was dismissed and turned over to judicial authorities for taking bribes, the commission said on its website on Friday. Yang Xiaocheng, deputy director of the commission's life service center, was also expelled from the Party.
Cases of hand-foot-mouth disease are on the rise
Beijing saw an outbreak of hand-foot-mouth disease with more than 2,600 cases reported per week from May 26 to June 22, said the capital's disease prevention center on Sunday. In the four consecutive weeks during the period, the number of weekly reported hand-foot-mouth cases increased from 2,645 to 3,013, said the Beijing Disease Prevention and Control Center. The cases were more than the same period last year.
108 people trapped in tunnel are rescued
More than 100 people who were trapped in a tunnel in Gengda, Wenchuan county, were evacuated safely, newssc.org reported. Heavy rainfall created landslides that trapped 108 people, including seven Malaysian tourists, on Friday evening.
Four areas reopen at scenic attraction
Mount Emei Scenic Area said on its website on Saturday that part of the park would be reopened to visitors from 7 am on Sunday and tickets to these areas would be half-price. The reopened areas are Baoguo, Huangwan, Longdong and Jinding. Part of the park remains closed as the threat of landslides and sinkholes remains.
Report: Residents eat too much fat
The average fat intake of Sichuan people surpasses the standard by 36 percent because their food has so much oil and salt and because they like hotpot dishes. The Sichuan provincial government released the findings recently in a report.
5 dead, 6 injured in traffic accident
Five people were killed and six were injured on Saturday evening in a traffic accident, local police said. The accident occurred in Huangyuan county at about 6:40 pm when a tractor crashed into a jeep and two cars. Police said that the tractor's brakes apparently failed on a long slope. Five people in one car were killed. Another six people were injured and hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Suspect held after 4 killed, 4 injured
Police detained a 40-year-old man on suspicion of killing four people and injuring another four in Wendeng district of Weihai on Sunday morning, the district said on its micro blog. The man allegedly attacked people with a knife at about 11 pm on Saturday after getting drunk.
Video sharing site loses its license
The license of the value-added telecom service of Chinese video sharing site QVOD has been revoked because of copyright infringement, the Guangdong Telecommunications Administration said on Saturday.Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co Ltd can no longer be engaged in telecom services, the administration said, because it had violated telecom service management regulations.
College president gives injured student degree
Guangdong University of Finance and Economics President Wang Hua went to Pang Xiaoli's home on Saturday to confer a bachelor's degree to the student, who had seriously injured a wrist and a leg in a traffic accident in May and couldn't attend commencement, New Express in Guangdong reported on Sunday. Wang flipped the tassels on Pang's graduation cap from the right side of the cap to the left to signify her new status.
3 villagers missing after large landslide
A landslide in a village in Zhaotong left three people missing on Saturday afternoon, China News Service reported on Saturday. Four villagers were gathering herbal medicine when the 200-meter-long, 120-meter-wide and 8-meter-high landslide struck, the report said. One of the villagers has been found, but the other three were still missing, the report said.
Officials must swim to prove water is safe
Local officials are being required to swim in local waters as a way to prove the water is safe, China National Radio reported on Sunday. Mao Linsheng, deputy director of the Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress, said at a videoconference on Thursday that people's criteria on the quality of water don't rely on figures, but on whether they can drink or swim in the water. "Officials should also test the quality of the water for people in this way," Mao was quoted as saying.
Seven injured in accident at park
Seven people were injured when a motorcycle and sidecar tipped onto its side at a park in Xinxiang on Saturday, China News Service reported on Sunday. The accident happened as the vehicle was making a sharp turn. All occupants, including the driver, were thrown onto a hillside and one of them had severe head injuries.
Traffic light plan hits cash problem
A Wanzhou district official said the local authority does not have the money to install traffic lights at a crossroads in the neighborhood of Zhoujiaba, China National Radio reported on Sunday. Nearly 80,000 people live near the busy junction. Residents have been asking the authority to place traffic lights at the crossroads for five years. The neighborhood's gross domestic product was more than 2.3 billion yuan ($369.9 million) in 2012, Wanzhou district said on its website in February 2013.
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(China Daily 06/30/2014 page2)
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