Special lanes provide privacy for women at airport
Three security lanes have been created especially for women passengers at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in Guangdong province, with the aim of protecting the privacy of female passengers and helping them avoid the embarrassment of being checked by male security guards.
All the security guards who work in the women’s lanes, which uses pink as its identifying color, are women, according to a news release from the airport. Children who y with their mothers are also allowed to use the lanes.
The Guangzhou airport is said to be the rst on the Chinese mainland to have opened such special security lanes.
Of cers checked more than 3,600 women passengers and dozens of children on Monday.
Guideline issued on gov’t information sharing
The State Council, China's Cabinet, has issued a guideline on government information sharing.
The guideline, approved by Premier Li Keqiang, aims to increase government credibility while improving administrative efficiency and government services.
The guideline divides government information into three categories: unconditionally shared, conditionally shared and unshared. Sharing should be the principle while unsharing should be the exception, said the guideline.
Information could be categorized as "unshared" only when backed by laws, regulations or national policies, according to the guideline.
The trial operation of a permanent shiplift at the Three Gorges Dam in Central China’s Hubei province has started. The vertical-hoisting elevator helps small and medium-sized ships to traverse the dam. The water level behind the dam is up to 370 feet higher than the downstream river. It takes ships about three to four hours to pass the dam via the ship lock. The elevator will cut that to about 40 minutes to one hour.