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  1. Think outside the Planet

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cecilie Gamst Berg The only book I've ever thrown away unread- nay, unopened- is a guidebook a Norwegian travel agent forced upon me when I set off on my life's biggest journey back in 1988: the Trans-Siberian train trip to China. When I arrived ...

  2. Gansu police track down co-op bank's attacker

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing Police have arrested the man who ignited a can of petrol in a rural bank in Gansu province. Yang Xianwen, 39, fled and hid in a village after the attack at the Rural Credit Co-operative in the Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County in the city of Wuwei on Friday morning. A public security official said police tracked him down to the village and surrounded ...

  3. News - China - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Fear of pneumonic plague in the old town section of a Gansu town, where 30,000 live, proves unfounded as no new cases appear A guesthouse employee in Gansu ... the Gansu Health and Famiily Planning Commission’s website said today. Zhang said she was horrified when she first heard of the plague and the quarantine that followed. “I was afraid that I would ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Man, 38, dies of pneumonic plague while herding in Gansu

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 04:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... Kathy Gao kathy.gao@scmp.com More than 150 people have been quarantined after the victim came in contact with a dead marmot and died the next day A 38-year-old man in the northwestern province of Gansu died of pneumonic plague on Wednesday, state media reported. More than 150 people who were in contact with the man have been quarantined, the provincial public health authority ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... water benzene scare Panicking residents in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, Gansu, swarmed supermarkets to clear bottled water off the shelves yesterday after authorities warned the city's ... in a three-kilometre channel" that connected parts of the water plant, and that the channel had been closed. The Gansu publicity department said the Yellow River, which runs through Lanzhou and supplies ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Cause of contamination that forced millions to turn off their taps traced to CNPC subsidiary's pipeline leaking industrial chemical benzene Oil company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    Gansu parents protest as scandal over drugged kindergarten pupils widens

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:05am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Nursery school in Gansu province latest alleged to have given medicine without parents' consent Parents protest at another preschool drugging pupils Hundreds of angry parents yesterday staged a protest outside a kindergarten in Gansu province that gave children a prescription drug without consent. It is the latest nursery school on the mainland ...

  8. News - China - GANSU

    Gansu mother given labour camp sentence seeks justice

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 01:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao A Gansu woman who was sentenced to one year of hard labour after a trip to Beijing last month, is taking legal action against Lanzhou city’s security authorities for abuses of power. Zhao Fumei was detained by security officials in November after a trip to Beijing ended up with her being taken back to her hometown for reeducation at a labour camp on November 12. She ...

  9. News - China - AGRICULTURE

    Chinese scientists chafe at GM snub by Gansu city

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 03:13pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Local party secretary says genetic modification technology is threat to country, but scientists call his move 'illegal' and 'based on ignorance' Officials, scientists chafe at GM snub In a rare open challenge to Beijing by a local government, the relatively small and remote city of Zhangye, Gansu province, has slapped a ban ...




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