Septem­ber 21

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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.

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