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  1. Doubts remain on railway safety

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... week's long-overdue report does not augur well. Nor, despite the admitted massive scale of negligence towards safety in the Railways Ministry, is it comforting that most of the blame has been ... collided after a signal failure, such retribution is not enough. Authorities had for months given all manner of assurances about safety. High-speed railways had been made a centrepiece ...

  2. Anti-graft focus shifts to public projects and safety

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... projects, or where people's livelihoods are affected, such as food and industrial safety. The campaign will also target officials in charge of decision making and administrative enforcement. ... to areas where people's livelihoods are affected, such as land reclamation, education, medical services, social security, food and medicine safety, environmental protection and workplace ...

  3. News - China

    Beijing to ban online selling of milk powder

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:13pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui Online purchases of milk powder will be outlawed under Beijing’s revised stricter food safety regulations, the Beijing Evening News reported. The new regulations will take effect from April 1. Beijing Municipal Bureau of Commerce and Industry currently consults five supporting documents through its official website. The provisions of a draft document require that all ...

  4. Host cities to be audited for food safety systems

    Posted Aug 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing plans to conduct an audit in October of the food safety systems being used in other cities hosting events for the Olympic Games, to make sure they are up to scratch. ... personnel to inspect food safety in the host and co-hosting cities and ensure the implementation of food safety measures.' Responding to concerns that some athletes might delay their arrivals ...

  5. Mainland joins food safety pact

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Delegates from more than 50 nations and international organisations have signed an agreement to set up food safety authorities and establish recall and tracing systems for problematic products after a two-day food safety forum in Beijing. The forum, which brought together experts and officials from the World Health Organisation, was held amid mounting ...

  6. Beijing 'sees the light' over need for food safety

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi and Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing, in a desperate effort to restore global consumer confidence in its exports and pre-empt trade disputes, has officially abandoned its defensive stance on the food safety issue, analysts have said. The ban announced on Wednesday on the use in toothpaste of diethylene glycol- an industrial solvent used in antifreeze- represented ...

  7. Product safety flap has upside for mainlanders

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... safety, called for a 'special war' to safeguard the mainland's reputation. In a speech on Thursday, Ms Wu outlined eight tasks and 20 goals to improve product quality and safety ... beneficiaries. Food safety has long been a major domestic concern, with the official media filled with reports of food scandals and scares- duck eggs contaminated with carcinogenic dyes, turbot treated ...

  8. Agency admits food and drug safety situation bleak as five-year plan unveiled

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Beijing conceded yesterday there was little cause to be optimistic about product safety as the Food and Drug Administration rolled out a belated 11th five-year plan ... supervision began relatively late and the infrastructure remains comparatively weak. 'Therefore, we cannot be optimistic about the food and drug safety situation we are facing.' Beijing ...

  9. Censors clamp down on food safety reports

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Stick to sports and lifestyle, newspapers told Mainland censors are tightening their grip on the media and limiting negative news reports, especially on food safety ... impossible to do stories about food safety now. You have to get the approval of the propaganda department,' a Beijing reporter said. Reporters with New Beijing News and Beijing Times, the only ...

  10. Bomb threats prompt holiday safety warning

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Vacationers are told to be on the alert after two scares in Beijing this week Holidaymakers were yesterday warned by the Ministry of Public Security to be careful of their safety during the week-long National Day holiday, after at least two bomb scares in Beijing. A ministry spokesman was quoted by Xinhua as saying local officials must also remain vigilant. 'We must ...




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