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No leeway for drunk drivers

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Oriental Morning Post, December 21, 2010

A draft version of a new amendment to the criminal law has been released, and today's Oriental Morning Post highlights rules about drunk driving:

Immediate detention for drunk driving
All drivers, regardless of severity or consequences, will be guilty of dangerous driving.

Drunk drivers no longer have to cause an accident to be taken into custody. The crime of "dangerous driving" also includes racing.

At the bottom of the page is a report on the DPRK's response to South Korea's recently-concluded military exercises: "not worth" a response.

The front-page image is a bit of self-promotion for the newspaper, which sponsored a conference on Shanghai real estate. Shown in the photo are award-winners and VIPs being honored at the closing ceremony, held yesterday at the Peninsula Hotel.

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