|Beijing orders bilingual broadcasts in public places
[ 2007-01-11 14:15 ]
|Beijing orders bilingual broadcasts in public
Authorities in Chinese capital Beijing have ordered more than 8,000 busy
public places in the city to use both Chinese and English for emergency
broadcasts, a municipal work safety official said on Tuesday.
This is part of a new regulation on the safety of public places adopted by
the Beijing municipal government.
In an emergency, crowded public places including shopping malls, restaurants,
star-rated hotels, swimming pools, skiing grounds and other entertainment venues
should broadcast in both languages over their entire premises, said Zhou Yuqiu,
head of the municipal work safety bureau.
She said enterprises will be fined 5,000 to 20,000 yuan (640 to 2,561 U.S.
dollars) or closed if they failed to offer the bilingual
emergency broadcasts by April 1 when the regulation takes effect.
According to the regulation, 24-hour emergency lighting and exit signs are also now compulsory for the sites in
Entertainment venues must install closed-circuit TV and monitoring systems,
according to the regulation.
bilingual emergency broadcasts