Road Ren­o­va­tion

Beijing Review - - THIS WEEK -

China has sur­passed its tar­get for ren­o­vat­ing ru­ral roads in 2018, Min­istry of Trans­port spokesper­son Wu Chun­geng told a news con­fer­ence on De­cem­ber 21, 2018.

The min­istry built and ren­o­vated 250,000 km of ru­ral high­ways in 2018, which is 50,000 km more than its plan for the year.

Bus ser­vices have been ex­panded to over 7,000 more vil­lages, ex­ceed­ing the an­nual tar­get of 5,000.

Wu said 1,000 ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties for cru­cial na­tional and pro­vin­cial high­ways have been built or ren­o­vated, ad­min­is­tra­tive bar­ri­ers re­duced and on­line plat­forms es­tab­lished for ob­tain­ing li­censes.

The min­istry will in­tro­duce more mea­sures in 2019 to ac­cel­er­ate trans­port con­struc­tion and im­prove peo­ple’s liveli­hood, Wu said. or­ga­nized crime in more than 260 cases. Of them, over 1,000 re­ceived se­ri­ous sen­tences rang­ing from five years in jail to cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment. The pro­por­tion was higher than other types of crim­i­nal cases.

At a na­tional meet­ing on fight­ing or­ga­nized crime on De­cem­ber 24, 2018, Chief Jus­tice Zhou Qiang told courts at all lev­els to show zero tol­er­ance for or­ga­nized crime and to crack down on al­liances be­tween crim­i­nal or­ga­ni­za­tions and cor­rupt of­fi­cials.

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