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Christians Come Under Attack in China

Members of a Christian house church in Linfen were violently attacked by local officials, the Toronto Star reports: As he lay there he could hear a man yelling, “Beat them. Beat them as hard as you like. I’ll take responsibility...

Chinese City Desperately Seeks Mayor

Ever since Mayor Liu Zhijie was forced to resign over the landslide at the Tashan iron ore mine which killed 300 miners in September 2008, the city of Linfen in Shanxi Province has been hard-pressed to find anyone willing to...

North China Mud-rock Flow Death Toll Rises to 254

The death toll from the Shanxi landslide has jumped up to 254, according to Xinhua: According to initial calculation, direct economic losses of the accident would hit 9.18 million yuan (1.34 million U.S. dollars). More than...

13 Detained After Deadly Landslide in China

Heads are starting to roll for the deadly landslide in Shanxi, caused by iron ore waste from an illegal mine. Several hundred people may still be buried. From CNN: Witnesses said the deluge buried a village of more than 1,000...

China Landslide Kills 151, Hopes Fade for Missing

The AP has an update on the deadly landslide in Shanxi: A landslide that unleashed a three-story wave of mud and iron ore waste at an illegal mining operation in China has killed at least 151 people and authorities fear the...

Landslide in China Kills 34, Destroys Warehouse

AP is reporting that the landslide in Shanxi has killed 34 people, with numerous others still trapped: The flow of mud and rocks in Shanxi province in northern China on Monday also injured an additional 35 people, Xinhua News...

Rescuers Became Victims in China Mine Blast – AFP

AFP reports on another tragic twist in the most recent coal mine tragedy: At least 50 miners untrained in rescue work rushed into a Chinese coal mine in a futile bid to save colleagues stricken by a gas explosion, doubling the...

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