Hourly News 2014-06-01
    2014-06-03 10:07:48     CRIENGLISH.com       Web Editor: Han




China urges Abe not to stir up enmity

China has refuted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recent comments regarding maritime disputes by urging the Japanese side to respect truth and not to stir up enmity and mislead the public.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said Japan should clarify its recent moves in military security field to the international community, and abide by international law and basic norms governing international relations while addressing territorial and maritime disputes with its neighbors.
The spokesman said Japan should take more practical actions that help maintain regional peace and stability.

Repeated calling for further enhancing U.S.-Japan alliance concerns: senior Chinese military officer

A senior Chinese officer says China and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region are concerned about the further consolidation of U.S.-Japan alliance which has been mentioned again and again in a lot of international, multilateral events including the ongoing Shangri-La Dialogue.

The remarks were made by Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) who leads the Chinese delegation at the Singapore meeting, after U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel made a speech at the meeting in which he made groundless accusations against China.
Wang Guanzhong said military alliance is an old concept dating backing to the 20th century. It can not be taken into the 21st century, especially the second decade in the 21st century.
He also highlighted that military alliance is rather an obstacle than an impetus for regional and global stability.


Freedom of navigation more important to China: Fu Ying

A former senior diplomat says the freedom and safety of navigation on the South China Sea is more important to China and other countries in the region if it is important to the United States.
Fu Ying, currently chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of China's top legislature, said this at a regional security forum in Singapore.
She said the freedom of navigation has often been used as an excuse in the South China Sea "as if sky is falling."
Fu Ying said it is important to cultivate the habit and skills of cooperation in Asia as China pursues common security.


China's Xinjiang offers rewards for turning in guns, explosives

Police in China's far-western Xinjiang region have offered rewards for citizens who turn over guns, explosives or provide tips on these items.
A document issued by the Xinjiang Public Security Department says residents will be rewarded 500 yuan for each military rifle, 300 yuan for each gun for civilian use, and five yuan for each bullet they hand over.
As for explosives, individuals will be given 100 yuan for turning over a grenade, landmine or source bomb, 30 yuan for a detonator, 20 yuan for each kg of dynamite and 10 yuan for each kg of gunpowder.


Heretic sect members detained in E. China homicide

Local police say six suspects detained for intentional homicide in east China's Shandong Province are members of a heretic sect.
The victim, surnamed Wu, was beaten to death on Wednesday evening in a McDonald's outlet in Zhaoyuan City after the victim refused to give her telephone number to the suspects, who were allegedly trying to recruit new members for their sect, according to a statement from the local police authority.
All six suspects are members of the heretic sect Quannengshen, which means "almighty god," according to the statement, and books and other materials from the sect have been found at their residence.
Local provincial police authorities vowed to severely punish illegal activities of heretic sects to protect the safety of people's lives and property.


Railway traffic surges as holiday begins

China's railways saw an increase in passenger trips as the three-day Dragon Boat Festival holiday kicked off, according to data released on Saturday by railway authorities.
Some 7.6 million passenger trips were made on China's railways on Friday, increasing about 16 percent from a year earlier, and 8.7 million trips are expected on Saturday.
To cope with the rising traffic, China has added over 200 temporary trains to ease the pressure.
The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. It falls on June 2 this year.
The festival commemorates famous ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan. Chinese people eat zongzi, a rice dumpling, and race dragon boats during the holiday.


China enhances drug safety for children

The Chinese government has released a circular on ensuring drug safety for children, raising requirements in various aspects such as research and development, supply and quality management.
According to the document, medicines that are urgently needed for clinical use should be fast-tracked when applying for official approvals, and a list of drugs that should enjoy priority in research and development will be compiled to guide drug companies.


China to close over 2,000 coal mines by 2015

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by 2015 in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety, according to the State Administration of Work Safety.
Coal mines in the provinces of Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, as well as Chongqing municipality, will be major targets.
China's mines are among the deadliest in the world, with fatal accidents occurring frequently due to poor safety regulations and a lack of safety awareness.






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