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Ministry of Truth: Wang Dexue’s Tears

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by central government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: With regards to State Administration of Work Safety Vice...

Coldest Winter in 28 Years Hits China

The cold front that hit southern China a week ago is likely to continue, creating pressure on the country’s transportation systems. Liza Lin at Bloomberg reports: Snow, ice and fog have caused havoc on the nation’s roads...

The “Yellow Light Rule” Yields to Public Opinion

In China, traffic rules are often ignored, and the country is rife with road accidents. The Ministry of Public Security sought to address this problem by implementing new traffic regulations on January 1st. The ministry handed...

Driver Jailed for Death of Foshan Toddler

One of two drivers who fatally struck a Guangdong toddler last year has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a trial held in late May. From Xinhua: Hu Jun was convicted of involuntary homicide by the Nanhai...

56 Die in 3 Road Accidents During Golden Week Travel Peak

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...

China’s Rich Too Fast, Too Furious

The Asia Time’s Stephanie Wong reports that China has the highest traffic fatalities in the world, with 81,649 people killed in around 320,000 traffic accidents in 2007, 20% of the global total. So why is China’s...

China Says Speeding Caused Deadly Crash

From AP: Investigators on Tuesday blamed speeding for China’s worst train accident in a decade, a disaster that killed at least 70 people and injured more than 400. The finding was announced by an investigation panel set...

Trains Collide in China, Media Reports Controlled

“Two passenger trains have collided in eastern China.” From Reuters: Dozens were injured or killed when two passenger trains collided in eastern China early on Monday and 10 carriages toppled into a ditch, the...

Beijing braces for holiday chaos as smog settles – Reuters

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 […]



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