Senior executives will face harsher penalties for violating food safety standards, according to a regulation set to take effect on Dec 1.
Eating and drinking on the subway has long been a contentious issue in China. While many have expressed annoyance at the scent and sight of food and wrappers in train cars, quite a few also support the right to munch on snacks during long commutes to work or school.
Chinese authorities have launched a national food safety campaign, requiring the "strictest" supervision over the food sector and the "harshest" penalties for violations.
The National Health Commission has begun soliciting public opinions on two draft regulations regarding childcare organizations, the Beijing News reported.
The coastal city of Qinhuangdao in north China's Hebei Province unveiled a regulation banning smoking in all indoor venues from Aug. 1, according to local authorities.