Emergency equipment focus of draft

Volunteers learn to use an automated external defibrillator during a training session in Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Dozens of these AEDs were installed at popular locations in the city. [Photo/Xinhua] Proposal for first-aid kits in public areas among regulations up for consideration Public places should be equipped with necessary first-aid equipment or facilities, according to a…

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France braces for miserable holiday travel

People wait for tramways as a strike by all unions of the Paris transport network (RATP) and French SNCF workers entered its twelfth consecutive day in Paris, France, on Dec 16, 2019. [Photo/Agencies] Journeys home for Christmas face snarls as unions appear unlikely to call off strikes Millions of people in France face the likelihood…

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440M train trips expected during 40-day travel rush

About 440 million trips are expected to be made by rail during the world’s largest annual human migration – the Spring Festival travel rush – an 8 percent year-on-year increase, according to the national railway operator. The upcoming 40-day Spring Festival travel rush, or chunyun in Chinese, which kicks off on Jan 10 and ends…

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Meeting to emphasize key role of fiscal policy

File photo: the central business district of Beijing, Chinese capital city. [Photo/IC] China may implement a more expansionary fiscal policy, coordinated with a cautious monetary policy, to counter economic risks and ensure that GDP growth can remain steady at around 6 percent in 2020. That viewpoint was expressed by experts before the opening of the…

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