Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    5 / -5   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Mongolian president spearheads fight against vodka

(Xinhua)

15:54, December 28, 2011

ULAN BATOR, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian President Tsakhia Elbegdorj Wednesday revoked the licenses of 50 bars and 64 grocery stores in the country's capital to sell vodka.

The licenses for the bars were canceled because of police reports, while grocery stores which sold cheap and low-quality, illegally produced vodka after midnight were also banned from selling alcohol, local reports said.

As the New Year approaches, the president's executive office urged all government organizations to fight against alcoholism and not to use vodka during new year celebrations.

"The President's Office has appealed to all news media organizations not to promote and advertise vodka. We also delivered recommendations to all ministers, the governor of Ulan Bator and speaker of parliament not to buy vodka and other alcoholic drinks with state funds," said Banzaarai Nergui, vice chairwoman of the office.

Alcoholism is rampant in Mongolia as there are 91 vodka distilleries, 12 spirit factories and 24 beer breweries working in the Central Asian country. More than half of the crimes committed in Mongolia were committed by drunk people.

Elbegdorj started to spearhead the campaign against alcoholism last year and urged the public to drink milk instead of vodka. The president doesn't participate in any event which involves vodka consumption.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:陈乐乐)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. American aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson visits Hong Kong

  2. Pileup occurs in China's Guiyang, leaving two dead, 18 injured

  3. Ice fishing festival held in Zhenlai County, NE China's Jilin

  4. 2nd China Sculpture Exhibition kicks off in Wenzhou

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. What is behind US 'Return-to-Asia' strategy?
  2. China's GDP growth may slow to 8 pct in 2012
  3. China's economy not to suffer a hard landing
  4. Common interests prevent 'Cold War'
  5. War-related carbon emissions deserves attention
  6. Noda's trip enhances China-Japan mutual trust
  7. Economic outlook for next year could be dimmer
  8. Human library promotes understanding
  9. For amiable China-Japan ties
  10. Europe should make greater efforts to save itself

What's happening in China

Chinese palace lanterns made for Spring Festival

  1. China to construct world's 2nd tallest skyscraper
  2. Tibet to build world's highest-altitude airport
  3. First 3D TV channel set to air
  4. Public schooling for migrant children brings light
  5. Chinglish finds takers beyond China

PD Online Data

  1. Traditional Mooncakes
  2. About Mooncakes
  3. History of Mooncakes
  4. Modern Mooncakes
  5. Legends of Mid-Autumn Festival