Combustion engine phase-out discussed + Beauty industry to be regulated
CO2 emissions in China's transport sector are rising rapidly. Despite the commercial success of e-cars, four out of five new cars sold are still internal combustion vehicles. It is therefore not surprising that China is also considering phasing internal combustion vehicles out. So far, Beijing has not decided on a deadline for new registrations of climate-damaging cars. The authorities are still relying on other measures to reduce emissions. This is also because the dependence on coal-fired power negates the climate advantage of electric cars.
In the People's Republic, too, artificial aids are often used in the endeavor for a beautiful appearance. Surgical beauty clinics and the sale of cosmetics are booming. The CCP does not like this superficiality at all. They complain of an exaggerated veneration of appearance. And so the state is increasingly cracking down on the beauty industry, too, reports Ning Wang. The authorities are regulating cosmetic surgery advertising, but they are also strengthening consumers' rights by enforcing uniform product standards. A market worth billions could be shaken up.
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