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BEIJING -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday urged efforts to ensure production safety and resolutely prevent serious and major accidents to protect people"s lives and property. Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, gave the instruction to a national video teleconference held by the Work Safety Committee of China's State Council. Emphasizing that accidents have occurred in some regions and industries this year, Li urged local governments and related authorities to coordinate development and safety, and implement work safety responsibilities and measures at all levels to

Despite concerns over civil aviation safety triggered by the crash of a passenger jet in southern China on Monday, the nation's civil aviation industry is still safe and trustworthy, experts said. Li Xiaojin, a professor of aviation economics at Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin, said: "China's civil aviation safety can be trusted. Before the crash, the country had a safe flight record for 4,227 days, the best such record worldwide. This is a remarkable achievement for a vast nation with a large volume of passengers." From 2005 to 2020, China was ranked the world's second-largest air transportation market

China"s mining sector has had fewer accidents and a lower death toll this year as authorities make intensified efforts to eliminate safety hazards, the National Mine Safety Administration said on Thursday. By the end of last month, there had been 336 accidents in mines across the country this year, a year-on-year decrease of 14.9 percent. The number of people killed fell by 8.8 percent to 474, administration spokesman Zhao Yuhui said at a news conference. For 60 straight months, the country has seen no especially serious accidents in coal mines, he said, adding that this year is the 13th consecutive