NPC Briefs

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 March, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 March, 2007, 12:00am

long wait to get hands on rogue banker

The mainland would have to wait at least 11/2 years to bring fugitive banker Gao Shan to justice from Canada, former assistant minister of public security Zhu Entao told a briefing yesterday. The Ministry of Public Security urged Canada to deport the former Bank of China manager in Heilongjiang's provincial capital, Harbin. Gao is accused of being involved in embezzling 1 billion yuan of branch clients' deposits.

traffic snarls as delegates fast-tracked

There was heavy traffic congestion yesterday morning after 75 roads were closed for the NPC delegates' fleet, the Beijing Daily reported. The flow was also slow in areas where traffic is usually smooth, such as the southern second ring road. Authorities sent 339 traffic warnings in the morning, the report said.

phone scams targeted

Legislation has been proposed to outlaw mobile phone messages that spread scams and false advertising, Xinhua reported. Lawmaker Zhou Xiaoguang said that the law should punish both the advertisers and the firms that make the ads, the report said.