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  1. Cash for officials' new cars will buy school buses

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Authorities in the Gansu city of Qingyang have vowed to put funds into school buses instead of new government cars, in response to the death of 19 kindergarten pupils in a bus crash there on Wednesday. A report on the Qingyang government website said money earmarked in next year's budget for officials' new cars would be cut and spent ...

  2. News - China - CHINADIGEST

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... BEIJING 50pc rise in registered cars More than 5.12 million vehicles were officially registered in the capital by the end of last month, up nearly 50 per cent from 3.5 million at the end of 2008, the Yanzhao Metropolis Daily reports. The actual number of cars on Beijing roads is much higher, however, as many vehicles are registered outside the capital, such as in Hebei province. ...

  3. Car ploughs into children, one dead

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... up children to take back to his home when he accidentally ploughed into the children. The car crashed into the crowd and stopped after hitting a tree. 'The car hit the tree so hard ... Raymond Li A car ploughed into a group of children outside a primary school in Beijing yesterday morning, leaving one child dead and three injured. An initial police investigation ruled ...

  4. City Briefs

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislator hurt when car crashes into hill Legislator Bernard Chan suffered minor injuries to his hands and right leg when he crashed his car into a hillside in Aberdeen at 10am yesterday. His car veered out of control as he was driving along Nam Fung Road towards Deep Water Bay Road. Mr Chan was treated at Ruttonjee Hospital and discharged. 50 tourists stranded as park ferris ...

  5. Freak accident halts school extension

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The three-metre pole crashed through a bamboo screen and pierced the windscreen and dashboard of the parked car at the English Schools Foundation (ESF) secondary school at 3.45pm on Monday. The owner of the car, the head of physical education Charles Riding, declined to comment. He is believed to have been inside the school at the time of the incident. Classes had finished but some pupils were ...

  6. Odd proposals

    Posted Mar 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. Luxury-car drivers must foot bill after collision Zeng Qinghong, a National People's Congress (NPC) deputy from Guangdong, has proposed that the owners of luxury cars be required to pay for some repairs themselves if the drivers of ordinary cars that crash into them cannot afford the bills, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Zeng, general manager of the Guangzhou Automobile ...

  7. Closures of rural schools blamed for bus crashes

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao priscilla jiao@scmp.com Analysts and academics are concerned that fewer rural primary schools- which were reduced by half from 2000 to 2010 during an urbanisation push- may be contributing to an increase in school bus accidents. They were s ...

  8. Fears of higher toll in Jiangsu school bus crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not 29 as previously reported, casts doubt on the death toll from the accident and claims that the bus was not overloaded. The bus crashed into a roadside ditch after overturning when the driver ... by Wednesday evening, including 18 who were shown leaving the scene of the crash by surveillance cameras at a nearby factory. Reporters from The Southern Metropolis News said they were able to confirm ...

  9. New school bus crash amid call for cash

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... with writing a report on the deadly school bus crash on November 16 that killed 19 kindergarten students in Gansu province. The report states that the crash helped expose rampant school bus safety ...

  10. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 18 children were killed yesterday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 62 kindergarten pupils, a teacher and a driver crashed head-on ... of Yulinzi at 9.40am. The impact of the crash drove the front of the minibus back into the seats, ripped open the top and buckled the sides of the vehicle. The accident sparked outcry among internet ...




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