Xi Jinping Orders Safety Checks In Wake Of Ningxia Gas Tragedy That Killed 31: SCMP

In the aftermath of a deadly gas explosion in a barbecue restaurant in Yinchuan, the capital of the northwestern autonomous region of Ningxia, which claimed 31 lives, Chinese authorities have initiated a nationwide safety campaign, South China Morning Post reports.

Beijing’s Response

Beijing’s mayor, Yin Yong, has called for a safety overhaul, with a focus on restaurants and marketplaces. He emphasized the need for comprehensive safety assessments of aging gas pipelines to “effectively prevent and resolve risks and resolutely prevent serious accidents from occurring.”

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Xi’s Directive

President Xi Jinping has ordered all regions and related governments to identify and rectify dangers, urging departments to carry out inspections in key industries and sectors.

Yinchuan’s Safety Plan

Yinchuan has launched its own safety plan, focusing on key industries such as gas, hazardous chemicals, mining, construction, and transport. The city’s urban management bureau has instructed gas companies to carry out a comprehensive inspection of natural gas storage units, transmission pipelines, and facilities.

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Other Regions’ Actions

Other regions, including the northeastern province of Jilin and the eastern province of Shandong, have also pledged commitment to safety and emergency management. Shandong, home to the popular “barbecue city” Zibo, has issued an emergency notice requiring immediate inspection and rectification of gas safety hazards, particularly in barbecue restaurants, stalls, snack shops, and farmers’ markets that use bottled liquefied gas.

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