More officials have been held to account for violations found in central environmental inspections, raising the total nu
mber of punished officials to more than 12,000, according to the country’s top environmental watchdog.
Most recently, 1,035 officials from eight provincial regions, including Jilin, Zhejiang and Sichuan provinces, were called t
o account for their involvement in 89 environmental violations uncovered in the fourth round of inspections from Augu
st to September 2017, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release on Monday.
Among the officials, 218 are in positions at the prefecture level, which is just below
ministerial level, and 320 hold posts equivalent to county head, the ministry said.
While 296 of the officials were summoned, 773 were punished by administrative or Party disciplinary agencies, i
ncluding receiving demerits or warnings that will bar them from promotion for a period of time.
Two officials were transferred to judicial authorities.
re is a price to pay: time, money and the risk of losing your job. And as a result they took to cyberspace,” she said.
Employers are obliged to provide overtime pay, bonuses and welfare benefits to em
ployees working overtime. But many tech company employees said it was too much to hope for.
A senior developer with the e-commerce giant Alibaba,
who asked not to be named to protect his career, said employers seldom say the
schedule is compulsory, but failure to follow the rules could lead to low performance scores and layoffs.
“Defiant behavior can also lead to losing your annual bonus, which is a lot of money,” he said.
To better protect workers from harsh treatment, Jiang suggested th
at oversight should be beefed up, and systems for lodging complaints should be improved.
China’s Labor Law prescribes that the working hours of
an employee should not exceed an average of eight hours daily, or 44 hours a week.
of them are relatives, so the close ties between them are not broken by national borders. W
hat the school has been doing is to further strengthen the special bond between the two peoples,” he said.
The school has preschool classes and first through third grades and all classes are taught in Chinese, Dai dialect and Bu
rmese, Sun said, adding that students can take advantage of free tuition and nutritious breakfasts.
Jie En, 11, a Myanmar student at the school, said, “The teache
rs do not treat us differently because we come from a different country, and people cannot tell wh
ether we are from China or Myanmar because we can also speak fluent Chinese.”
Myanmar students only need to show proof of identificatio
n and a birth certificate to register at the school and are allowed four entries into China a day, he said.