China's State Council listens to report on preventing, defusing major risks

(Xinhua) 13:13, June 30, 2023

Firefighters work at the site of an explosion in Yinchuan, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 21, 2023. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

BEIJING, June 30 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council has listened to a report on strengthening the prevention and defusion of major production safety risks, according to a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Qiang on Thursday.

The deadly restaurant gas explosion that occurred on June 21 in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region caused many casualties and has a significant social impact, the meeting said, calling for efforts to prevent major production safety risks effectively and safeguard people's lives and property.

In key industries such as fuel gas, construction and transportation, measures should be taken to both tackle current prominent problems and lower risks at the source, the meeting said.

It deliberated and adopted measures to promote home appliances consumption, noting that these measures should be coordinated with those related to areas such as the renovation of old urban residential communities, the elderly friendly renovation of residential buildings, and the optimization of the country's recycling network.

Quality and supply levels should be improved, the meeting said, and efforts should be made to encourage enterprises to provide customized home appliance products to boost residents' willingness to consume and improve the quality of their lives.

The meeting also deliberated and adopted a draft regulation on consular protection and assistance, calling for efforts to enhance capacity to ensure overseas security and accelerate the establishment of an overseas security and protection system to better protect the lawful rights and interests of Chinese citizens and legal entities overseas.

It also discussed draft revisions of laws on public security administration punishments.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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