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  1. 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 speaking in Beijing on Saturday at a seminar launching a research project by the 21st Century Education Research Institute on the general ...

  2. Founder of wakeboard school killed in car crash

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com One of the founders of a prominent watersports training school died yesterday after crashing his BMW into a road divider in Tai Po. Wakeboard School ... Hospital at 4.16am. Hui set up the Wakeboard School in Tai Po three years ago along with Andrew Cheung and Ronnie Cheung. He was a wakeboarding coach and a member of the Hong Kong Water Ski ...

  3. Scandal of unsafe school buses

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com On the surface, Monday's deadly school bus accident in Feng county, Jiangsu, was different from recent high-profile tragedies involving overloaded and unlicensed buses. But the latest accident, which claimed at least 15 students' lives, again sheds light on the sad state of school buses on the mainland, particularly in rural areas where local ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... the joy he brings the family makes me so grateful." Yang's 18-year-old daughter died with more than 300 fellow pupils when the Dongqi Middle School in Mianzhu collapsed in the magnitude ... for the many school buildings that collapsed in the quake. The government told media the severity of the quake was to blame, not poor construction. The wounds are healing for some mothers who have ...

  5. Outrage over gift of school buses

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Premier Wen Jiabao has pledged to set aside funding to revamp student transport amid an outcry over China's ill-timed school bus donation to Macedonia following the death of 19 children in a crash. The promise came as mainland internet users vented their anger over the donation and appalling domestic school bus safety record. Wen made ...

  6. Fears of higher toll in Jiangsu school bus crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A confession by police in Feng county, Jiangsu, that there were at least 41 primary school pupils on a school bus that plunged into an icy ditch on Monday, ... 16 deaths instead of the 15 claimed by authorities, and some pupils told them that they had to stand in the aisle of the overcrowded bus when it left Shouxian Township Central Primary School ...

  7. Buy school buses to stop the carnage

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... One of the biggest armies of commuters in China consists of pupils of county and township schools, as a result of official policy of closing and merging village schools. Since this has ... provinces, have claimed the lives of at least 34 children. The vehicles, a licensed school bus and a kindergarten minivan, were overloaded and most likely in breach of technical safety standards ...

  8. School bus toll keeps climbing despite vow

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Another three school bus crashes on the mainland have claimed the lives of at least 17 children and injured dozens more in the past two days. ... 20 people, seven seriously. The bus had been rented by a middle school and was carrying 50 students and teachers when it rammed into a truck. At least 15 primary school children died when ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... on the road, only to find that his two daughters, aged 15 and 11, had been killed, along with dozens of other children from Shihua, when the shoddily built Xiange Middle School collapsed. Nearly 400 pupils and teachers died when the town's school collapsed, with many of the children coming from nearby villages. Most of their parents survived because they were working their fields when ...

  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... people with strong political connections would dare to drive without a car plate.   YUNNAN Drought leaves schools dry A total of 663 schools in rural parts of Kunming cannot provide drinking ... and other water sources have run dry. The city government has allocated 20 million yuan to transport water to the schools, but considerably more money would be needed to ensure a stable water ...




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