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  1. News - China - TOURISM

    New airport in Guangxi mountains offers nail-biting landings

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:15am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com No room for error at new airport When it opens next month, the airport in Hechi in southern Guangxi province should prove a nail-biting landing for arriving ... Hechi is located in northwestern Guangxi on the southern end of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, which is home to about four million people. The city sits amid several mountain ranges, including ...

  2. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... tonnes of life-threatening cadmium into the Longjiang, a tributary of the Pearl River, by two smelters in the city of Hechi. Hechi, in northwestern Guangxi, is famed for its economic rise ... of processing the rare metal indium, which is essential for producing liquid crystal display screens and solar panels. But Hechi's reliance on the energy-intensive and heavily polluting metal ...

  3. Nine punished for cadmium spill

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Guangxi's regional government has disciplined a vice-mayor of Hechi and eight other officials responsible for the cadmium contamination ... post at a meeting of the Hechi People's Congress Standing Committee. Four officials from the city and Jinjiangcheng district environmental protection bureaus, as well as two from district ...

  4. Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com All heavy-metal smelting plants in Hechi, Guangxi province, will be relocated by 2015, a move that comes amid ongoing efforts to tackle a toxic cadmium spill that has threatened the drinking water of millions of people for weeks. Liao Jincheng, director of Hechi's Development and Reform Commission, said all the companies should ...

  5. Two trapped in collapse of highway tunnel

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A spokesman for Hechi city's fire department said the accident took place around noon when a section of a highway tunnel being constructed collapsed. The incident occurred about 220 metres inside the tunnel. Seven people escaped. No additional information was available last night about possible victims or the cause of the accident. The highway is designed to link Hechi to Duan county. ...

  6. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Take a look at Hechi city, a booming mining town in the northwest of Guangxi, and the jarring dissonance immediately hits you. Misty limestone peaks stretch away from ... as serious long-term implications. Villagers living along the river are still being given bottled water by the government and warned off drinking from local water sources. Hechi and the surrounding ...

  7. Wrong side of the river

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Hechi villager Lu Yu feels frustrated and angry that his forgotten village on the right bank of a tributary of the Pearl River has been left to deal on its own ... questions.' Like Lu, residents of Beiji in Yizhou city, under the jurisdiction of Hechi, also felt concerned about the government's seeming evasiveness. Many key questions have gone unanswered. ...

  8. The village that's too scared to drink

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the environment and not to let anyone drink a drop of contaminated water. Hechi authorities insisted that only two villages were affected by the spill, which saw as much as 20 tonnes of cadmium, a carcinogenic metal, discharged into the Longjiang nearly 20 days ago. The 220 villagers in Laren and Guangxia in Yizhou, which is under Hechi's jurisdiction, have been living on bottled water ...

  9. Three arrested in wrong-identity murder case

    Posted Jun 04th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... a friend in 2001 over a robbery attempt to repay another person 10,000 yuan (HK$11,390), despite Wang's persistent claim of innocence, the China Youth Daily reported yesterday. The Hechi ... the Hechi People's Procuratorate, He Zhiqun, told the China Youth Daily. 'But I can't understand why Wang is still serving his sentence.' ...

  10. 13 dead, thousands homeless after torrential rain

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Region , after flooding destroyed a 13.5-metre section of a dyke near the base of a dam in Kama reservoir, Luocheng county, Hechi , state-owned China National Radio said. 'You must ensure ... Hechi and other affected cities to supervise relief work, CNR reported. The Luocheng county government on Friday organised the evacuation of 7,500 people living downstream from the reservoir ...




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