April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

June 3, 2013

President Xi Jinping demanded all-out rescue efforts following a deadly fire that occurred at a poultry slaughterhouse in northeast China's Jilin Province on June 3, 2013.

Xi urged authorities to ascertain the cause of the fire and hold those responsible accountable. He said lessons should be drawn from the fire and effective measures should be put in place to prevent major accidents from happening.

June 4, 2013

A bulletin issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, revealed that the whole emission of chemical oxygen demand (COD) in year 2012 was 24.237 million tons and the emission of ammonia nitrogen was 2.536 million tons, each dropped by 3.05% and 2.62% compared with the last year. Among the exhaust gas, the emission of sulfur dioxide accounts to 21.176 million tons, and nitrogen oxides (NOX.) 23.378 million tons, each dropped by 4.52% and 2.77%. According to the figures, the situation of national environment quality is stable but still grim.

June 6, 2013

President Xi pointed out that lots of loopholes and problems in work safety management remain at many places and factories, and the government must enhance supervision of safety problems.

Government authorities should keep in mind that work safety is fundamental for the sustainable and healthy growth of the economy. More efforts should be made to prevent serious accidents. Government departments should learn lessons from the accident and carry a thorough nationwide check on work safety and establish a long-term mechanism as soon as possible to get rid of hidden threats to work safety.

June 17, 2013

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the standing committee of the political bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, payed an inspection visit to the National Audit Office. Li said, China must strengthen supervision through effective auditing work to better carry out macro-control policies and be sharp-sighted in detecting problems in the use of financial funds.

Efforts must be made to guarantee the spending for poverty alleviation and disaster relief and other funds that improve people's livelihood, in order to bring into full play the proactive fiscal policy.

Li emphasized the role of auditing in exposing corrupt practices and abuse of power, helping carry out the government's frugality campaign and facilitating the country's systemic reform, in an effort to construct a clean, thrift and rule-of-law government. Special audits shall be conducted on administrative spending for local governments at all levels and all departments.


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