Bloomberg reports that China’s Ministry of Health will soon launch a national campaign...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 29, 2013
Global Times’ Chang Meng describes an ongoing campaign against road safety violations as typical of short-term, unsustainable crackdowns whose effects barely outlast the campaigns themselves. “You insane people,...
by Melissa M. Chan | Nov 27, 2011
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...
by Scott Greene | Nov 16, 2011
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....
by Scott Greene | Nov 3, 2011
A video surfaced on Chinese social media sites yesterday showing a woman leaping from a bridge and falling onto a busy highway, where surrounding cars slowed and then drove around her as they passed. Today, Shanghaiist posted...
by Scott Greene | Oct 31, 2011
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...
by Scott Greene | Oct 30, 2011
Violent protests erupted in central China’s Henan province on Saturday after a drunk police officer lost control of his van and killed at least five people, according to media reports. From AFP: People gathered to protest...
by Scott Greene | Oct 28, 2011
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:...
by Scott Greene | Oct 20, 2011
One week after suffering brain damage in a horrific hit-and-run accident, and despite reports earlier this week that she had shown signs of stability, Guangdong hospital officials announced that 2-year-old Yue Yue died early...
by Scott Greene | Oct 17, 2011
A 2-year-old girl named Yue Yue is in critical condition after she was run over twice in a Guangdong market and ignored by numerous passers-by. From China Daily: Footage from a surveillance camera presented on local TV shows Yue...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 8, 2011
The week-long National Day holiday sees tens of millions travelling around China, with Friday marking the peak; a Xinhua photo gallery shows enormous crowds engulfing tourist sites, train stations and taxi ranks. With so many on...
by Sophia Cao | Aug 14, 2007
BBC reports that a bridge at Fenghuang County collapsed while 123 workers were removing scaffolding, which caused that “at least 22 people have been killed and up to 46 others are still missing.” Dramatic pictures from the scene showed bulldozers and rescue workers, including about 400 soldiers, searching through a huge pile of rubble. “I […]
by Michael Zhao | Jul 15, 2007
Chongqing has become a deadly town for bus riders. Fifty-six were killed in two accidents within half a year. Translated from CCTV’s News Probe transcript (photo: crashed bus) via sina.com: On the afternoon of Oct. 1 last year, a bus full of 50 passengers in Chongqing raced through the traffic, overtaking its competitors to pick […]
by Wu Nan | Oct 6, 2006
Reuters and the Chinese newspaper Yan Zhao Metropolis through their reports all point out that, “China has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last year, or about 270 a day.” From Reuters: ……China has the most dangerous roads in the world, with accidents killing almost 100,000 people last […]
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 30, 2004
From The Detroit News: “When it comes to infrastructure, China always thinks big. Look no further than the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square or giant man-made canals to appreciate the nation’s proclivity for massive public works. Today, China’s number one public works project is building new roads. First-time visitors find themselves awestruck by the quality and […]
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