The police give examples of people who were recently fined or jailed for using the internet to: issue death threats against government workers, incite workers to strike, and create pictures that are critical of the government. They remind the readers to be civilized users of the internet, according to the published law.
Two boats crashed yesterday morning in the Pearl River Delta, a Zhuhai Haitong boat going from Zhuhai to Guishan and a First Ferry boat from Hong Kong to Macau. Haitong’s ship suffered from major damage, resulting in a semi-dramatic picture of a boat sinking; we’ve seen better Photoshop-jobs. All 145 involved were rescued.
Qiangsheng and Bashi taxi companies have decided not to immediately follow Dazhong’s lead in charging RMB 4 for reserving a taxi over the phone. Qiangsheng and Bashi saw their own reservations rise by 20% and 10% respectively after Dazhong implemented the surcharge yesterday. City officials say the surchage is perfectly legal, and that they are happy to let the market sort things out as long as companies are rationally managed and pursue outcomes mutually beneficial to companies and customers. Passengers say they are satisfied with the current situation and will choose to use Dazhong taxis only during hours of peak demand.
In the sidebar of national and international news:
Incidents of the chicken flu virus reported in Shanxi.
First-ever flight of cargo from Fujian’s Quanzhou to Taiwan’s Penghu.
American embassy in Cambodia mistakenly receives a shipment of 140,000 bullets. A representative of the Cambodian government says it was simply a shipping mistake, but is still investigating.
US Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick’s resignation was announced yesterday by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He will join the Goldman Sachs Group as a managing director.
From the “More Inside” section:
Shanghai South Railway Station’s north and south squares brought into use; underground tunnels facilitate transfers.
Online singles wear wristbands to attract conversation partners on the subway.
American family of 11 all have stomach removal procedure together (to avoid stomach cancer).
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