Bigger reward for reporting pornography
China has raised the reward for those who report pornographic and illegal publications to 600,000 yuan ($86,400). A new guideline on the rewards detailed their range, standards, procedures and supervision, and laid out 16 circumstances under which they will be given. The guideline was jointly reviewed and issued by the National Office Against Pornographic and Illegal Publications, the Ministry of Finance and two other departments. The National Statistics Bureau has exposed three cases of violation and falsification in counting fixedasset investments, as part of efforts to ensure data is authentic and accurate. In one case involving fixed-asset investment data in Xianxian, Hebei province, 32 of the 33 statistical categories were Eight people were killed and three others injured in a fire in a residential building in Kunming’s Xishan district early on Sunday, local authorities said. The fire broke out in the building, occupied by rural residents, around 1:58 am, the district’s publicity department said. The fire directly caused five deaths and three others died after falling from the building while trying to escape the blaze, it said. All 23 people killed in an explosion caused by a gas leak in Hebei province have been identified after DNA testing, authorities said on Sunday. The victims were from 20 households that reported relatives as missing after the accident, according to Zhangjiakou’s information office. An investigation showed that vinyl chloride gas leaked from a gas storage facility at Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry and spread to a nearby road, causing the blast around 12:40 am on Wednesday.
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