various social conflicts, and said efforts must be made to address legitimate and lawful concerns to safeguard public int
erests, and also guide the public in voicing
their concerns in a law-based manner to maintain social order. Strong pressure must be maintained to crack down on crimes such as organized gang activity, violent and terroristic cri
s well as those related to fraud, robbery, food and drug safety, and environmental protection, Xi said. Calling social fairness and justice a lifeline for judicial and law enforcement work, Xi called for improving the mec
of the use of power in law enforcement as well as the supervision over such powers. Efforts should be made to help the public feel fairness and justice in every case, Xi said.
He also u
rged public security staff to improve their work so that human rights can be guarant eed while crime is fought, and fairness can be ensured while efficiency of law enforcement is pursued.
was “extremely unlikely” any of the 27 countries would veto a delay.
AP”If one country was to veto an extensio
n and, as a result, impose hardship on us, real problems for the Dutch and Belgians and French as neighboring countries (to the UK)…they wouldn’t be forgiven for it,” he told Ireland’s RTE radio.
de earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sund ay in Beijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Two earthquake experts said the minor quake w
as a normal activity in the earth’s crust caused by chan ges in crustal stress, and there is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com.
“It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering School at
the Institute of Disaster Prevention. “As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the Hebei Plain
and Yanshan Mountain, the city will experience one to two earthquakes at around magnitude-3 degree ev
ery year, according to past experience,” Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, added.