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chinadaily.com.cn 2022-09-16 17:30


> China to further improve baby formula tracking system

Cans of baby formula are on display at an expo in Beijing, in July 2021. [Photo/VCG]


China will continue to improve the traceability system of baby formula to cover more producers, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Wednesday.

Currently, 98 companies are in the system.

They account for more than 90 percent of domestic baby formula production, said ministry official Zhang Xiaofeng at a press conference.

The ministry has been urging the companies to apply digital technologies such as intelligent sensors, Zhang said. The ministry will continue to enhance the companies' quality control and consistency, said Zhang, adding that consumers will be guided to utilize the tracking system more frequently.


> Australian man killed by pet kangaroo



An Australian man has died after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet, police say.


A relative found the 77-year-old man with serious injuries on Monday at his home in Redmond, about 400km south of Perth.


When the ambulance crew arrived, the kangaroo prevented them from treating the man.


Police say they were forced to shoot the marsupial dead so paramedics could reach him.


The man died at the scene.


A police spokesperson said they believed the man had been attacked by the kangaroo earlier in the day.


Australia is home to about 50 million kangaroos, which can weigh up to 90kg and grow to 2m tall.

But fatal attacks are rare - this is the first one reported since 1936.


Urban development across Australia is increasingly encroaching on wild kangaroo habitats.

> US rail strike would impact consumers, businesses
美国或迎全国铁路大罢工 供应链恐雪上加霜

In an aerial view, freight trains are seen traveling through Houston on Sept 14, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Rail carriers across the country are cutting shipments and Amtrak has begun stopping passenger routes as a national railroad strike looms. [Photo/Agencies]


Unions representing American railroad workers are in talks with major freight railroads over a labor dispute and are expected to go on a nationwide strike Friday unless the two sides reach an agreement.

About 60,000 railroad workers are expected to strike across the country, which would shut down about 40% of long-distance trade routes, costing the economy an estimated $2 billion a day and crippling multiple industries.

All 12 unions are needed to reach an agreement with the railroads to avert a strike, with three still on the table and one rejecting a tentative agreement, a report said.


The railroad workers said that attendance rules are too strict, leaving little time for rest, medical care and family time.

A nationwide rail strike could paralyze shipments of food, crude oil, and industrial materials, and supply chain disruptions could fuel already high inflation.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is scrambling to develop a plan to use trucks, ships and planes to keep the most crucial goods moving if the railroads stop rolling.


> Swedish PM announces resignation

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson addresses a press conference in Stockholm on September 14, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]


Sweden's Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson announced her resignation on Wednesday after losing the election.

"Tomorrow I will, therefore, request my dismissal as prime minister, and the responsibility for the continued process will pass to the Speaker and the Parliament," Andersson said.

She will now lead a transitional government until the new one has been installed.


Andersson took over from Stefan Lofven as both leader of the Social Democrats and the country's prime minister last November, becoming Sweden's first female prime minister.


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