Views: 1030|Replies: 9

Is the standard fair? [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-4-27 10:05:58 |Display all floors
(China Plus) A new street cleaning standard issued by the municipal government in Shaanxi's provincial capital, Xi'an, is stirring up a lot of discussion online.
Under the new system, streets in Xi'an are categorized into four levels. "Level-one" streets can't have dust exceeding 5 grams per square meter, "level-two" 10-grams, "level three" 15-grams and "level four" 20-grams.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-4-27 10:07:36 |Display all floors
Inspectors measure the street dust regularly to check street cleaners' work. To do so, they enclose a one square meter of area with four sticks and collect the dust inside with a fine brush, then weigh it. This is done in three random areas along the streets.

The inspector collects the dust within the one-square-meter area. [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-4-27 10:08:18 |Display all floors
Local officials insist the new regulations help ensure streets in Xi'an are clean, noting similar programs have also been implemented in the provinces of Shandong and Hebei, as well as Chongqing Municipality.

The collected dust [Photo: Chinanews.com]

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2017-4-27 10:09:08 |Display all floors
However, a debate is underway about the fairness of such a program, given that local street cleaners' salaries are tied to the results of the inspections.
Some netizens note the street cleaners often work long hours already, and are likely to receive any extra bonus for working long hours to ensure their streets meet standards.
One street cleaner, a 62-year year old, claims he is forced to work from 4am to 6pm almost daily to ensure his street meets standards, even though it's a "level four" street.

The collected dust is being weighed to examine wheter the street cleaner's work is up to standard. [The inspector collects the dust within the one-square-meter area. [Photo: Chinanews.com]]

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2017-4-27 16:49:15 |Display all floors
Seems like the government is throwing one of its due responsibilities to those poor street cleaners.The government's got no solution for pollution,so it forces people with no power to save its face.Good for you.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

2016 Most Valuable Member 2015 Most Valuable Member 2014 Most Valuable Member

Post time 2017-4-28 05:16:41 |Display all floors
Just for the media

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2017-4-28 16:10:49 |Display all floors
I bet these inspectors do bugger all work all day...
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.