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  1. Growing pains are no excuse for China's woes

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... without the frivolous trappings of accountability and democratic government? Tell the people of Fenghuang in Hunan province that the dead and injured from a bridge collapse were victims ... the world market, but still believes there is no need to adopt the other norms of behaviour that govern this market. Bridge collapses and a string of stories about unsafe products from the mainland ...

  2. A tighter grip

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... anxiety and tarnishes the nation's image will be harshly dealt with, or even prosecuted, if they break the law.' As fate would have it, at almost the same time, a new bridge collapsed ...

  3. Hunan governor in self-criticism before Wen over bridge tragedy

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Hunan governor Zhou Qiang, widely considered a rising political star, had to make a public self-criticism before Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday over the collapse of a new bridge ... The deadly collapse in August of a 328-metre stone bridge in Fenghuang county also injured 22 people and shocked the nation. The central government ordered an investigation into why the partly ...

  4. On the brink of anarchy?

    Posted Mar 08th 2006, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... commemorating another key Shi'ite holiday, died when a bridge collapsed after a rumour was spread by Sunni insurgents that a suicide attacker was about to detonate a bomb. These massacres have, ...

  5. News - China - MEDIA

    Unusual commentary on accidents 'reflects party's lack of confidence'

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... near Yanan, Shaanxi province that killed 36 passengers when their bus ran into a tanker carrying highly combustible methanol, and last week's collapse of a bridge section ...

  6. A year of highs and lows

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... people killed and dozens hurt as a bridge collapses in Hunan April 18- 32 Chinese steel workers are burned to death in the Qinghe Steel Corporation disaster May- China's brick-kiln slave ... delivers a damning verdict July 1- Hong Kong celebrates the 10th anniversary of its handover from Britain July 10- Crane collapses in Causeway Bay, killing two workers and injuring five August 1- ...

  7. US-Korea deal ends on a bali-bali high

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... hurry sometimes gets you nowhere; and slapdash can make for mishmash. This country, after all, groans about its collapsing bridges and crumbling department stores- all due to an excess ...

  8. Casualty of lies

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... much foot-dragging. Two days after the heavy rain, Beijing's Fangshan district reported: 'Sixty-six thousand houses were damaged, 8,265 of which totally collapsed; some 300 parts of a 750-kilometre network of roads were damaged; 50 bridges damaged; and 5,000 hectares of crops, 170,000 livestock, 2,000 hectares of economic forest and 2,000 hectares of agricultural facilities were ...

  9. One small step towards a more secure region

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through Asean, the governments like to portray a united image, but as the recent acrimonious collapse of talks between Singapore and Malaysia over a bridge between their nations shows, animosities ...

  10. The not so golden oldies

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and thrust, he has suggested he could act as a bridge in case of electoral collapse and the need to form a government of 'national unity'. Mr Chavalit's grasp of policy has always been ...




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