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.