Three officials in Wuxi, East China’s Jiangsu province, have been given Party and administrative
punishments on Thursday over an inappropriate question about whether kindergarten children wer
e involved in gangs, the local government said on its official Wechat account.
According to the government of Wuxi’s Xishan district, Feng Dongyan, director and Party ch
ief of the Xishan Education Bureau, has been given the punishment of warning within the Party.
Wang Zhaoyu, director of the educational bureau’s general office, has been given a serious war
ning within the Party and removed from office. Lu Zhongxian, director of the bureau’s educational equ
ipment and student aid management center, was also given a serious warning and dismissed.
l kindergarten had used to ask children whether they were involved in gangs went viral on the internet. The local educa
tional bureau said that the research was meant to stop bullies in kindergartens instead of finding gangster members.
A number of regions in China, including Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture in Guizhou, Guangzhou city in Gu
angdong, and the cities of Chizhou and Anqing in Anhui, have decided to reschedule their dragon boat races so as to pr
ovide a quiet environment for gaokaotakers, news portal thepaper.cn reported.
Some places, such as the city of Yueqing in Zhejiang, have banned holding such activities during the gaokao, said the report.
The gaokao, or the national college entrance exam, will take place
on June 7 and 8 this year, coinciding with the Duanwu Festival (aka Dragon Boat F
estival) holiday, when traditionally dragon boat races are held in celebration of the festival.
types of onshore commodity futures contracts without registering a Chinese entity, and will continuously improve the relate
d rules, Lu Dongsheng, an official with the China Securities Regulatory Commission, told a forum on Tuesday
Lu also announced other measures to develop China’s commodity fut
ures market, such as accelerating the launch of ricThe Shanghai Futures Exchange will open
up its nonferrous metals futures contracts to foreign investors, Jiang Yan, Party secretary of the exchange, said at the s
ame forum. The bourGuo Shuqing, head of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commissiose will also list a n
ew type of futures contract, TSR20 Rubber, which will be available to both domestic and foreign investors, he sai
d.Lu also announced other measures to develop China’s commodity futures market, such as accelerating the launch of
also partnered with local authorities in Hefei to test autonomous
driving technologies, including robotaxis and autonomous fleet management, and on-de
mand mobility services, like ride hailing and car sharing, but none of the parties revealed the details.
Kong Xuanyou, vice-foreign minister and special representative of the Chinese government on
Korean Peninsula affairs, will take up his new post as Chinese ambassador to Japan on Thursday.
Kong, 59, is a fluent Japanese speaker. During his 34-year diplomatic care
er, he has spent two-thirds of the time dealing with issues related to Japan.
He has served in Chinese diplomatic missions in Japan on three occasions, and was China’s ambassador to Vietnam from 2011 to 2014.