CHINA Beijing mulls legislation on red-light running

CHINA

Beijing mulls legislation on red-light running

China Daily

15:55, October 14, 2019

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A screen used to identify and record drivers or pedestrians who jump through red lights in Beijing, August 7, 2018. (Photo: IC)

Beijing will introduce rules to refine public manners ranging from dog-raising to red-light running, according to the Standing Committee of the municipal people's congress.

A draft published by the municipal legislature has started soliciting public opinions in a bid to refine public manners in various areas of sanitation, public order, transportation, community life, traveling, internet and telecommunication.

Spitting on the streets, seat hogging, walking in the public with bellies exposed, throwing objects off buildings and other unseemly behaviors have been listed in the no-nos, with individual violators facing fines up to 1,000 yuan ($141).

A record-keeping system will also be set up to reward those behave with bonus points in the city's hukou, or household registration status application, and preferential policies in housing and medical care.

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