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  1. Cover-up of mine disaster shakes Xinhua

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... being singled out partly because of the unique role the agency plays in how mainland leaders collect intelligence in the provinces. Reporters from central-level media organisations ... for covering up one of Shanxi province's worst mining accidents in recent years. The official news agency announced the punishments on Friday night, saying one of its reporters, Shan Baohong, had ...

  2. Ministries and agencies probe Bohai Sea oil spills

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The central government has finally weighed in on the Bohai Sea oil-spill controversy, two months after the first spill was detected, in an apparent attempt to turn up the heat on US-based oil company ConocoPhillips amid growing public impatience. Six ministries and State Council agencies, including the ministries of Agriculture, ...

  3. Agency seeks to ensure power, transport services

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The mainland's top economic planning agency has pledged to try to ensure the uninterrupted supply of coal, electricity, oil products and transport services ... Commission's Economic Co-operation Bureau, said the central government would try to ensure sufficient electricity reached residents, while slashing the amount that could be used by energy-guzzling ...

  4. Kin of 172 miners agree on damages

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

    ... of Work Safety, agency head Li Yizhong admitted for the first time that all 172 workers trapped in the mine, plus nine trapped in another nearby, were dead. Mr Li said the accident had been caused ...

  5. UN agency sent aid worth US$1b

    Posted Apr 08th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The UN World Food Programme began supplying food aid to China in 1979. In less than three decades, the agency sent provisions worth US$1 billion. Through a fund-matching arrangement the mainland committed US$1.2 billion, mostly in the form of shipping and distribution costs, to the cause. At its peak, the agency had more than 20 staff in China overseeing more than 70 ...

  6. Aid agencies battle to cope with a series of disasters

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... The prospect looms of a prolonged period of human and economic loss With floods, drought and earthquakes continuing to affect large areas of the country, relief agencies are bracing for a prolonged period of economic and human loss. The agencies have renewed appeals for aid to help victims of devastating floods and heatwaves along the Huai, Yellow and Yangtze rivers, as well as those ...

  7. 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 ... of unsafe school buses. 'To offset the funding shortage in some impoverished western regions, the central government should set up a special school bus fund to help them,' Xiong added. ...

  8. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 01st 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... only from August to October, so the central government has commissioned scientists to study the animals in hopes of improving fertility. There are about 1,200 snub-nosed monkeys left, making ...

  9. Panel seeks more time for train crash report

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... work', more time was needed for 'deeper analysis and experimental verification' of technical and management issues, Xinhua reported. The state news agency's report- which gave ... the investigation's findings were released. 'My fear is that the central government may be too clever,' he said. 'They may word the report in such a way as to limit the responsibility ...

  10. Critics denounce ban on rail disaster reports

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... by the official Xinhua news agency and most mainland newspapers have scaled back their coverage significantly. While Shanghai-based Dongfang Daily and Beijing News, which won praise for its lengthy ... In an interview with China Central Television, deputy railways minister Lu Dongfu denied the allegation of cover-ups and defended his ministry's handling of the crash. Lu said public doubts about ...




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