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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. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. New school bus crash amid call for cash

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A minivan belonging to a kindergarten in Henan province and acting as a school bus collided with a truck yesterday, as a central government committee called for increased public spending for wider access to safe school buses for mainland pupils. The accident occurred near the town of Bagongqiao in Puyang county, Xinhua reported. The minivan had 15 children ...

  9. Demand for bus safety after Gansu crash

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com The Ministry of Education has ordered a nationwide inspection of school buses for kindergarteners and primary school students after a minibus crash in Gansu province left 19 children dead and more in critical condition. A nine-seater school bus carrying 62 kindergarten students aged between four and six collided with a truck at around 9am ...

  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 ... users, with many questioning how a nine-seater minibus could end up carrying 64 people. A photograph posted on internet chat rooms showed a school minibus with Gansu plates and the same school ...




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