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Rules that changed on June 1

( Updated: 2015-06-01 15:38
New regulations or policies covering smoking, medicine prices, traffic controls and other areas influencing people's lives, came into force on Monday. Here we take a look at them.

1. Toughest smoking ban in Beijing

Rules that changed on June 1

Beijing has shown its determination to discourage smoking by implementing new regulations.

The capital will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport, part of unprecedented new curbs welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates. It requires that no smoking should be seen in all public places, indoor workplaces and public transportation.

Smoking indoors and outdoors at kindergartens, schools and children’s hospitals where the majority are under-age is banned together with sports stadiums. People are barred from smoking in a queue with a 50 yuan ($8.33) to 200 yuan fine the punishments.

Hotline 12320 and WeChat official account "No smoking Beijing" are ways to complain about transgressions.

2. Fishing off season begins

Rules that changed on June 1

The off season for fishing in the neighboring sea of Liaoning province, the Huanghai Sea and Bohai Sea officially began with the price of seafood in many places predicted to rise.

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