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  1. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... million) to 200,000 families of low-income workers last week, ahead of the Lunar New Year, the Liaoning Daily reports. NINGXIA Truck destroys bridge Police were searching yesterday for the driver of an overloaded truck who fled after causing a concrete bridge to collapse on Sunday in Hongsibao district, Wuzhong, the Ningxia Daily reports. Authorities said the bridge, 20 metres long, had a capacity ...

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    China Digest, December 14, 2012

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been working as a village official in Qixia district since graduating from Tsinghua University in 2008. He was also a delegate to the 18th national party congress. Sichuan Bridge repair The Jinsha River Bridge in Panzhihua remains unusable after a cable supporting the road deck suddenly broke free on Monday evening, China Radio International reports. The road deck fell ...

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    China Digest, November 23, 2012

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 02:11am by STAFF

    ... of the blast. JIANGSU Yangtze bridge opens The Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge will be opened to traffic on Sunday in Taizhou after nearly five years of construction, the Yangtse Evening Post reports. ... in a residential complex in Xianyang on Tuesday, causing the three-storey building to collapse and killing six people inside, Xinhua reports. Victims included tenants and property management staff. One ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, February 8, 2013

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ANHUI Corrupt cadre jailed The former party secretary of Chaohu's civil affairs bureau was sentenced to 10½ years in jail for embezzling 100,000 yuan (HK$124,400) from village coffers in 2005, when he was party chief of Zhonghan town. He was detained ...

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    China Digest, November 21, 2012

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... or winners, to come forward. HUNAN Sinkhole swallows house A stone quarry near a village in Changsha has been ordered to close after a house about 100 metres away collapsed into a sinkhole ... and was expanding. With his disabled wife still inside, he called his son to help get her out. Within hours the home and about 20 nearby trees were engulfed by the sinkhole. Bridging divide Thousands ...

  6. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, August 20

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... making her the province's youngest ever organ donor, the Chengdu Economic Daily reports. The motorcyclist was not caught. Raging river splits towns The middle section of a large bridge spanning a river in Dujiangyan collapsed early on Saturday morning amid torrential rainfall that persisted through the weekend, the Chengdu Economic Daily reports. No injuries were reported ...

  7. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... as goose eggs, and most of the victims were hurt when their homes collapsed. More than 26,000 homes were damaged and 15 head of cattle killed. About 200,000 residents were affected by the storm. ...

  8. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, December 12, 2012

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to pay 1.4 million yuan in compensation. The provincial governor has ordered a police investigation after three doctors were injured and medical equipment was damaged. SHANGHAI Factory collapse kills three Three workers were killed when a four-storey clothing factory collapsed on Monday, Xinmin Evening Post reports. The building in Minhang district was undergoing renovations when ...

  9. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... BEIJING Train kills woman A woman was hit and killed by a train while crossing railroad tracks near the Lishui Bridge subway station in Beijing on Saturday, The Beijing News reports. Police said she might have been trying to take a shortcut to the subway station, as it would have taken her another 10 minutes if she took the safe route. Witnesses said she was wearing earphones ...

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    China Digest, January 9, 2013

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... that Fengxiang, one of the driest and poorest counties in the province, had resembled Venice, Italy, about 2,600 years ago, People's Daily reports. Evidence of ancient rivers, lakes, docks, bridges ...




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