Briefs, February 21, 2013

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 3:55am

Anti-graft disclosure scheme to dig deep

Guangzhou's anti-graft watchdog says top officials at its Nansha New Area will be required to publicly disclose their personal assets, records of foreign trips and the occupations of immediate family members. The much anticipated anti-corruption pilot project may start as early as mid-March, Xinhua reported. Nansha, Zhuhai's Hengqin New Area and Shaoguan's Taiping township have been chosen in the trial scheme. Staff Reporter

Pollution watchdog seeks barbecue ban

The increase in severe air pollution has prompted the environmental watchdog to consider pushing forward a ban on barbecues in densely populated areas. Barbecues should be strictly controlled in cities to cut emissions, according to a draft technical guideline by the Ministry of Environmental Protection to solicit public opinion. Xinhua