Last weekend, tragedy struck China’s sports community after 21 runners were killed following a freak change of weather during an ultra-marathon event in Gansu. Among the dead was Liang Jing, 31, a champion athlete who had...
by Sophie Beach | Oct 25, 2016
At least 14 people were killed and 150 injured in an explosion in Yulin, Shaanxi Province,...
by Cindy | Aug 31, 2015
At The New York Times, Andrew Jacobs, Javier Hernandez, and Chris Buckley report on the lax...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 25, 2015
An explosion at a Shandong chemical plant on Saturday has further highlighted safety concerns in...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 19, 2015
A week on from a series of explosions in the port area of Tianjin, the confirmed death toll stands...
by Melissa M. Chan | Dec 30, 2012
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...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 7, 2011
An official investigation into a fire which killed 41 bus passengers late last month has yet to definitively explain the accident, but overcrowding and circumvention of security checks appear to have contributed. Both are said...
by Samuel Wade | Aug 2, 2011
A dozen escalators—more than 10% of the total—have been recalled from stations along Beijing’s Yizhuang subway line, which opened in late December. Inspections were prompted by the death of a 13-year-old and...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 29, 2011
Shanghai has been stricken with a plague of exploding glass windows, as substandard materials, design and maintenance meet fierce summer heat. From Shanghai Daily last week: “Poor quality, improper design or installation...
by Rujun Shen | Dec 1, 2004
There has been more than 4,500 workers killed on the job in the mining industry in China this year, reported AP. In the country’s most recent disaster, rescuers on Wednesday raised the death toll to 166 following a weekend explosion at a mine in central China.
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 5, 2004
From People’s Daily: “The State Administration of Work Safety reports that in the first nine months of 2004, 4,153 people died in mining accidents, a figure that the administration admits may be low because of cover-ups or inaccurate reporting. Reports of coal mine accidents are so frequent they seem commonplace, but the quick succession of […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 5, 2004
From Xinhua today: “Officials in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province have confirmed 15 deaths in the coal mine blast that took place there Tuesday afternoon. The explosion occurred at 4:50 PM in the state-owned No. 1 coal mine of the Huangling Mining Co. as an estimated 85 miners were working under ground. Reports indicate that 65 […]
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- 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