Guizhou

Hunger Stalks Guiyang After Snap Lockdown

Hunger is becoming a common side-effect of China’s often chaotic lockdowns. During a citywide pandemic lockdown in Xi’an, residents went hungry as government propagandists cheered “noodles helping noodles.” During the...

China’s Last Gunslingers

A slideshow in National Geographic depicts life in a Miao village in Guizhou which carries on a tradition of gun ownership and use, a rarity in China. From the introduction: The population of Biasha is ethnically Miao, one of 55...

Sensitive Words: Seven Don’t Mentions and More

As of May 10, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function). Migrant Worker’s Death: 22-year-old Yuan Liya, who came to Beijing from Anhui Province, fell to her death...

Trapped Miners Rescued After Almost 60 Hours

In China’s latest mining accident, three miners were killed in a flooded mine in Guizhou while three others were rescued after two and a half days underground. From AP: Xinhua News Agency says they were lifted to safety...

Tibet Landslide Rescue Work Suspended

Rescue efforts have been halted at a mine near Lhasa due to fears that fresh landslides might add to the toll from Friday’s disaster. 36 bodies have been recovered, and little hope remains of any survivors among the 83...

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...

Political Connections Linked to Higher Worker Death Rates

At Bloomberg Businessweek, Christina Larson examines a previously featured study which found a strong correlation between executives’ political connections and higher death rates among employees. Coal mining in China is...

Bo Xilai Trial May, May Not Start Monday

The South China Morning Post has poured lukewarm water on earlier reports, originating in state media, that the trial of fallen Chongqing Party Chief Bo Xilai will begin on Monday. When asked by reporters, a spokesman for...

In Guizhou, Journalist Intimidation On Display

Der Spiegel’s Bernhard Zand recaps the tragic November death of 5 homeless boys in Guizhou, and the official backlash faced by journalist Li Yuanlong after he brought the story to light: Unemployed journalist Li’s...

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