Mar 29, 2011 02:16 PM

China Takes a Slow Train to Railway Reform


Central government authorities have approved a plan to shift the responsibilities of the national railway procuratorate office to local authorities.

The plan "is currently being implemented," Supreme Procuratorate Chief Procurator Cao Jianming told reporters on the sidelines of recent legislative sessions in Beijing.

Cao's comments were the only official news about changes to the railway network's legal system to emerge from the sessions. But a slow-moving reform effort appears to be on track, with courts as well as police forces that serve the railroads slated for adjustments.

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