More news­stands in Bei­jing face re­moval: of­fi­cial

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The 72 news­stands in Bei­jing’s Chaoyang district re­cently re­moved by au­thor­i­ties vi­o­lated reg­u­la­tions and other dis­tricts in the cap­i­tal city will be­gin a sim­i­lar crack­down, a district of­fi­cial said.

The of­fi­cial cited safety con­cerns such as fire hazards and il­le­gal sub­leases for the re­moval of the news­stands.

Bei­jing has 2,107 news­stands, ac­cord­ing to the Bei­jing Mu­nic­i­pal Com­mis­sion of City Ad­min­is­tra­tion and En­vi­ron­ment.

Sales of metro news­pa­pers in Bei­jing de­clined by 17.3 per­cent in the first half of this year com­pared with the same pe­riod last year, and over­all news­pa­per cir­cu­la­tion in China dropped 10 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to an agency that mon­i­tors re­tail data of news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines.

China printed 209.78 bil­lion copies of news­pa­pers last year, down by 11.32 bil­lion from 2012. (Photo 3)

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