Chinese regulators summoned Sinopec Group executives to a meeting on Monday. The meeting was held after the oil giant suffered its second fatal accident this month. Meeting said the episodes had “seriously affected people’s sense of safety.”
The Ministry of Emergency Management, and the State-owned Asset Supervision and Management Commission attended the meeting. The meeting was held after a fire at a plant on Saturday in Shanghai. The fire killed one person on June 8 at a facility in Maoming, Guangdong province, which left two people “missing”.
The government of the world’s No. 2 economy has brought social stability to the forefront this year. The ruling Communist Party is set to hold a major congress. Congress expects to hand Chinese President Xi Jinping a third term and see dozens of other officials compete for promotions.
However, that calm has been elusive. Calm has given Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and tensions with the United States over issues. Issues, such as Taiwan and human rights. Then there have been outbreaks of Covid-19 in several cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. Outbreaks of Covid-19, which was under a grueling lockdown for more than two months.
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In March, the nation was stunned when a China Eastern Airlines Corp. plane crashed into the mountains of the southern Guangxi region. China Eastern Airlines Corp. plane killed all 132 people on board. Officials in China’s safe airline industry have yet to explain the crash. Even though devices that record cockpit voices and flight data have been recovered.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the data suggested the Boeing Co. plane intentionally plummeted. Plummeting, citing people familiar with the preliminary assessment of the incident by U.S. officials.
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