Year-En­der: Top cul­tural events of 2016

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

The year is com­ing to an end — 2016 has wit­nessed sev­eral ma­jor cul­tural events that im­pressed us. Visit China Daily web­site for the top 10 ma­jor cul­tural events of the year.

Item­fromDec16,1982,in Chi­naDaily:China’sS­tate Coun­cil­ha­sis­suedasetof avi­a­tion­se­cu­ri­tyin­spec­tion rules.

Hi­jack­er­sandthose­who are­foundguilty­of­dam­ag­ing air­plane­so­rair­portswould be­severe­ly­pun­ished....

China has taken a se­ries of steps in the past few years to en­hance avi­a­tion safety.

In Au­gust, the Civil Avi­a­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China pub­lished a draft amend­ment to the Civil Avi­a­tion Law, add- ing a new chap­ter that reg­u­lates 14 types of be­hav­iors that en­dan­ger safety.

They in­clude the use of mo­bile phones, smok­ing, forcibly oc­cu­py­ing seats, block­ing gates, break­ing into air­ports and air­planes, as­sault­ing crew mem­bers and other work­ers, fight­ing, spread­ing ru­mors and caus­ing trou­ble.

Vi­o­la­tors will face stiff penal­ties un­der the new rules, which take ef­fect on Jan 1. For ex­am­ple, peo­ple who use cell­phones on air- planes dur­ing re­stricted pe­ri­ods could be fined up to $7,500. Some ar­ti­cles of the law have also been re­vised to make the air­line in­dus­try shoul­der more re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure flight safety and pas­sen­gers’ in­ter­ests.

In yet an­other safety mea­sure im­posed this month, avi­a­tion au­thor­i­ties have asked all air­planes to file lo­ca­tion re­ports more fre­quently.

They have asked all air­lin­ers to send their lon­gi­tude, lat­i­tude and al­ti­tude ev­ery 15 min­utes or less to ground con­trol.

Nearly 100 man­hole cov­ers in the cam­pus of Shan­dong Uni­ver­sity of Arts in Ji­nan, Shan­dong prov­ince, have been turned into car­toon char­ac­ters. The works have added much fun to the cam­pus.

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