China Coal Mine Explosion Kills 17 Workers

An explosion at a coal mine in Hunan has left 17 dead and one injured. From AFP: The blast happened on Saturday in Hunan province’s Rucheng county, an official with the provincial work safety bureau, who refused to be...

Information Flows?: Hunan Water Utility Case

From China Media Project: It was just over a week ago that China’s long-awaited national ordinance on openness of information took effect, mandating “active disclosure” by local governments of a whole range of policy-related...

Whistle-blower farmers spokesperson writes letter to party secretary – Yulun Jiandu

From Yulun Jiandu (link), translated by CDT: In a letter addressed to Zhang Chunxian, Hunan’s provincial party secretary, a whistle blower from a village in Yizhang County of Chenzhou laid out his efforts to report on corruption and the life-threatening tribulation he has gone through with his family. Huang Yuanxun, a farmer who taught himself […]

Downfall of “3-play” mayor leaves city in huge debt – Zhang Huayong

From Oriental Net via Yulun Jiandu (link), translated by CDT: The legacy of Lei Yuanli, former vice mayor of Hunan‘s Chenzhou City and party secretary of Yongxing County, includes impressive urbanization projects that changed the local landscape, a county version of the People’s Congress Hall at Yongxing, and massive debts from his construction programs. “People […]



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