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Fireworks Truck Explosion Kills Drivers in Henan

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...

Minibus Accident Leaves 10 Dead, 10 Injured

After a bus crash that left 11 schoolchildren dead in Jiangxi, another accident involving an overloaded minibus killed ten people, five of whom were children, from The South China Morning Post: At least 10 people, including five...

15 Tourists Killed in Bus Crash

Amid concerns about bus safety due to three separate crashes that happened in one day earlier this month, 15 tourists were killed and another 19 were injured in another recent bus crash in Shanxi Province when the bus drove into...

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...

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....

Protect the Good Samaritan, or Punish the Bad?

As China questions the moral compass of its masses in the aftermath of the horrific hit-and-run death of 2-year old Yue Yue in Foshan, and social and official media discuss the need to create laws to prevent similar negligence...

Another Child Dead in Shenzhen Road Tragedy

As much of China still mourns the horrific death of two-year-old Yue Yue and looks for sources of blame in the face of moral negligence, another child was struck and killed by a vehicle in Shenzhen yesterday. From Shanghaiist:...

Hit-and-Run Tragedy: Which Ideology to Blame?

Many commentators are looking to blame ideology for the inaction of the 18 passers-by who failed to help an injured two-year-old in Foshan. The question is, which ideology is to blame? The Washington Post suggests that...

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