As China welcomes the year of the snake, AP reports officials have urged people to tone down the lunar new year festivities. Companies have canceled banquets, and authorities have asked people to set-off fewer fireworks in an...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 9, 2013
On January 30th, according to the Japanese government, a Chinese vessel locked weapons radar onto a Japanese destroyer 180 kilometers north of the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. The incident prompted angry condemnation from...
by Josh Rudolph | Feb 1, 2013
Yesterday, a fireworks truck exploded on an expressway bridge in the central province of Henan, leaving at least nine dead. The New York Times reports: A truck laden with fireworks exploded on an elevated expressway in central...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 10, 2009
Authorities have now acknowledged that the devastating fire at the CCTV complex in Beijing, which killed one firefighter and injured several others, was caused by an illegal fireworks display set off by CCTV itself. The...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 20, 2008
Xinhua has reported on a nightclub fire in Shenzhen that has killed 43 people and injured 88 others: Among those injured, 51 people needed treatment and were being treated in hospital. All were in stable condition, doctors said....
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 9, 2008
Translated by CDT from the Beijing Times, via qq.com: In yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, a step-by-step series of fireworks-sequenced footprints that “walked” from Yongdingmen along the central axis to the...
by Kate Zhao | Oct 23, 2007
From BBC News: An explosion at an unlicensed fireworks factory in south-west China has killed at least 16 people and injured 15 more, state media has said. The blast happened early on Sunday morning at a workshop in Chongqing province ‘s Xiushan county, Xinhua news agency reported. Three houses were destroyed and at least one […]
by Kate Zhao | Jun 29, 2007
From the Wall Street Journal: Across this sprawling, upwardly mobile country, towns proudly proclaim they are what they make. Wenzhou calls itself China’s Shoe Capital. Datang, a bit more modestly, lays claim to Sock City. And then there is Liuyang — Fireworks Capital of the World. Nearly all the celebratory explosions set off by Americans […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods