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  1. Heilongjiang in grip of severe drought

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu One of the worst droughts and heatwaves in five decades is drying up rivers and farmland in Heilongjiang, the region long regarded as China's granary and known for its annual ice festival. Heilongjiang Cable Television said the deepest section of the Songhua River in Harbin had dropped to 1.2 metres- too low to allow river traffic- and all but three of 27 ...

  2. Tree branches may have distracted crash driver

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 42, and a 60-year-old woman died after the coach ran into a truck carrying corn near Yushu wile it was heading from Harbin in Heilongjiang to Jilin on Friday. Thirty-seven Hongkongers were ... said the government had sought help from the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council. Choi said Jilin and Heilongjiang authorities attended the scene of the accident. Additional ...

  3. Macabre deaths dismissed as accident

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang Sally.wang@scmp.com A district government in Daqing of northeast Heilongjiang province has tried to distance itself from a tragedy in which the operator of an earth mover and the owner of a pig farm were killed in a macabre incident last week. The next day, Heilongjiang Television showed pictures of a man, whose body was up against the loader, crushed at the waist ...

  4. Fatalities at building site rise to nine

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death toll from a construction site accident in Harbin rose to nine yesterday. The accident happened at Renhe Century Plaza in the Heilongjiang city late on Saturday night, Xinhua reported. The structure for an underground complex, part of a partially built shopping centre, collapsed suddenly, burying dozens of construction workers and pedestrians. Xinhua said 16 people had ...

  5. Suspicion at plans to extract oil from coal

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... as a technology transfer fee. The central government has named Heilongjiang, Yunnan and Inner Mongolia as three experimental sites for clean coal industries. Only Heilongjiang has begun the liquefaction ...

  6. News - China

    Briefs, October 2, 2012

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by WIRE

    ... of the northeastern Heilongjiang province for nine days, though their chances of survival were slim. The six people had been trapped in a pit of Jiayi Coal Mine in Jidong county in the city of Jixi since ...

  7. Crash report may help families seek payouts

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but also because of the substandard safety management by the airline, which is indirectly owned by Air China. The plane, flying from Harbin, crashed on its approach to Yichun in Heilongjiang ...

  8. 21 coal mine workers die in gas blast

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A gas blast in a coal mine in Heilongjiang province early yesterday killed 21 miners and left 16 missing, adding to the mainland's appalling record on fatal mine accidents. Hopes of finding any survivors from the explosion were slim, the State Administration for Work Safety said on its website. Three major mine accidents have occurred on the mainland this month, killing ...

  9. Dry summer brings drought to Guangdong

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the province. Droughts are crippling several provinces across the mainland, from Jiangxi, to Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Guangxi, Zhejiang, Jilin and Heilongjiang, affecting 7.53 million people and 5 million ... conditions across 120,000 sq km, or more than half the province's total area. In Heilongjiang, about 4 million hectares of crops have been affected. The provincial weather station has warned ...

  10. Major accidents

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Jilin city kills eight and pollutes the Songhua River, affecting drinking water for millions of people for days November 27 An explosion at the Dongfeng Mine in Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, kills 171 ...




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