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  1. Henan official flees graft probe

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan The former head of a highway construction firm in Henan province has fled overseas ahead of a corruption probe, an official has confirmed. Tong Yanbai, 53, director of the state-owned Henan Highway Development which has estimated assets of 23 billion yuan, is alleged to have gone to Australia. Wang Shangyu, of the Henan prosecution office, said he would work ...

  2. Two Henan pupils die from food poisoning

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivien Cui Two students have died from food poisoning at Xinping Village Primary School in Lushi county, Henan province, and 156 other pupils required medical treatment. The children began suffering from stomach ache, vomiting, convulsions and shortness of breath soon after finishing lunch on Wednesday, according to China News Service. Authorities said two children had died from ...

  3. No end in sight for martial law in Henan riot villages

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Two Henan villages where violent clashes between Han Chinese and minority Hui Muslim residents left at least seven dead and dozens injured last week were still under martial law yesterday. Local public security officials remained tight-lipped about the situation in the villages of Nanren and Nanweitan, but residents confirmed that armed police and soldiers remained ...

  4. Henan may open door to Aids help

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Nanning But the support of NGOs and foreign experts is needed, says local health official Henan province needs more help from non-governmental organisations and religious ... on the mainland. Many have turned to other provinces such as Guangxi and Yunnan after failing to get permission from officials in Henan. The handful of NGOs operating in Henan mainly provide community care ...

  5. Small mines in Henan closed following deaths

    Posted Nov 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Henan yesterday said it would suspend production at all small coal mines until January, after reporting a spate of accidents claiming the lives of more than 180 miners in less ... to all-round inspection, and those failing the inspection will be shut down.' Henan has been rocked by a series of mining accidents in the past month. At least 148 miners were killed in a gas ...

  6. 1 in 8 who sold blood have HIV, says Henan

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Activists say official survey underestimates extent of virus A study of 280,000 villagers in Henan province who sold blood in the 1990s found more than 36,000- or about one ... of Henan's health department, said the comprehensive study examined 280,476 villagers in 51,187 villages in the province who had taken part in illegal blood sales in the 1990s. The health check found ...

  7. Group urges release of Henan Aids activists

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A US rights group yesterday appealed for the release of four Aids activists detained in Henan, even as other lobbyists were taken into custody. In statements faxed to the Chinese embassies in Bangkok and Washington, the Aids Policy Project urged Beijing to release the four HIV carriers. 'China has made some progress in the past few years [in combating Aids] ...

  8. Boys spied on me, says stab suspect

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Man accused of killing eight students at a Henan school claims his privacy was violated The man arrested on suspicion of killing eight students in Henan said he committed ... for the establishment of an all-round safety protection system for schools has not been followed properly. There were little reports of the Ruzhou murders on news portals based in Henan. The media silence ...

  9. The heat is on

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai A girl tries to cool off on a square in central Xian, capital of Shaanxi province, as a fierce heatwave grips the northern and central regions, with high temperatures putting strain on already limited water and electricity supplies. Temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius were recorded yesterday across Shanxi, Shaanxi, Henan and Hubei, and weather officials ...

  10. In sync

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students show the right stuff in their kung fu class at Shenzhen Pengxing Experimental School. The martial art, which is believed to have been developed at Henan province's famed Shaolin temple, is taught in many schools throughout the mainland. ...




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