child safety

Police Turn Blind Eye To Baby Smuggling Trade

Zhang Suxia, an obstetrician in Shaanxi’s Fuping county, who for eight years allegedly sold her patient’s healthy babies on the booming black market, is at the heart of a recent baby-trafficking scandal, which has...

Gender Rights Activist Harassed Upon Release

Ye Haiyan, a gender rights activist, was released from police detention but continued to face harassment. From Mimi Lau at the South China Morning Post: She was accused of assaulting three women who stormed into her apartment...

American Teacher Held Over Sexual Assault Claims

China Daily reports that an American teacher at a Shanghai international school faces accusations of sexually assaulting at least seven children: Management at the French school said:...

Young Boys Found Dead in Guizhou Shack

Chinese state media report five children have died after being found suffocated in Guizhou Province. This comes amid concerns for child safety after five homeless boys were found dead inside a garbage bin in the same province as...

Illegal Orphanage Fire Leaves 7 Dead

Amid concerns about childrens’ safety due to recent traffic accidents involving children and knife attack at a primary school, the BBC reports a fire at an orphanage in Henan has left seven children dead: Four children...

Lead Emissions Poison 160 Children in Guangdong

Amid concerns about industrial pollution in China due to a recent case of water contamination in Guangxi, lead emissions from factories in Guangdong have poisoned 160 children. This is not the first case of lead poisoning. In...

This Week (So Far) In School Bus Crashes

Less than one month after Wen Jiabao pledged to improve school bus services in response to the fatal crash of a nine-seat van packed full of preschool students, the media is full of reports on new accidents. To start with, an...

China PM Responds to Outrage Over School Bus Crash

In response to the bus crash that killed 18 preschool students in Gansu province, China’s Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to improve bus services using central and local government funds.  Reuters reports: The tragedy...

Death Toll Hits 20 in Gansu School Bus Crash

20 people, including 18 preschool students, died Wednesday when a school bus collided with a coal truck in Gansu province, according a local work safety bureau official. From Xinhua News: The accident happened around 9:40 a.m....

Child’s Death Sparks Concern

The death of the young son of migrant workers highlights an alarming trend of child abuse in China. Radio Free Asia reports: The death of a two-and-a-half-year-old son of migrant workers at a kindergarten in the eastern Chinese...

What A Difference A Xinhua Line Makes…

Spring marks the start of drowning season for Chinese country kids, wont to steal off to fish or take a dip in rain-swelled rivers and lakes. Last week Thursday, after a spate of deaths by water, the Ministry of Education issued a circular ordering schools to ratchet up safety education measures to prevent further accidents. […]

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