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  1. News - China - TRAGEDY

    Identities of 96 victims in Kunshan factory blast confirmed by DNA testing

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 02:32pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com List reveals the workers who perished in blast had come from various parts of the mainland The identities of more victims in the deadly Kunshan factory explosion have been confirmed by DNA tests, including that of two men and 21 women who were killed. The Kunshan government released the sheet on Tuesday morning – four days after the blast – which ...

  2. News - China - KUNSHAN DISASTER

    Kunshan explosion factory ignored several danger warnings, says regulator

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:23am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan in Kunshan ting.yan@scmp.com Conditions notoriously bad at workshop where blast killed at least 75, injured 186 Factory 'ignored several warnings of danger' Workers at the Taiwanese-owned metalwork factory in Kunshan where an explosion on Saturday has killed at least 75 people said the dangerous, dusty work conditions that sparked the blast had been known about for years. ...

  3. Excessive dust triggering sparks caused factory explosion in which 75 were killed

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:25pm

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products and its president liable for one of China's deadliest industrial accidents in recent years, regulators say The explosion in an auto-parts factory in Kunshan in which 75 people were killed and 185 injured was caused by excessive levels of dust igniting sparks, according to national production safety ...

  4. News - China - industry

    Lax safety laws blamed for fatal blast at Jiangsu factory

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:23am by Daniel Ren, Alice Yan, Reuters, AFP

    ... Daniel Ren, Alice Yan in Kunshan and Agencies Tougher rules to prevent build-up of potentially explosive dust would have averted disaster at Kunshan metalworks plant, analysts say Lax ... thick dust in a polishing workshop at the car parts factory in Kunshan. More than 180 people were injured. An official at the Kunshan Administration of Work Safety told the South China Morning ...

  5. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shanghai to Jiangsu subway link is a mainland first

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 04:39am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... inter-provincial subway link started running yesterday morning, connecting downtown Shanghai with neighbouring Kunshan in Jiangsu province. The extension of subway Line 11 in Shanghai to subway lines in Kunshan means travel time from Huaqiao station in Kunshan to Shanghai's downtown Xujiahui station is only 70 minutes. A one-way ticket costs seven yuan (HK$8.85). The mainland is in the midst ...

  6. Kunshan hungry for bigger slice of foreign funds

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... pizzeria in Kunshan city, is growing by the week. Long-term foreign residents and overseas workers staying in the city for months at a time to start up new factories have provided their signatures after dining on pizzas. Kunshan, a small city near Shanghai in Jiangsu province, is at a crossroads. A hot spot for Taiwanese investment during the past 10 years, the city is hungry for a bigger ...

  7. News - China - EXPLOSION

    Scores dead in huge factory explosion caused by dust in Jiangsu

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 11:33am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... dust at the car wheel polishing plant in Kunshan, 50km west of Shanghai, at 7.37am, CCTV said. The factory is owned by the Taiwanese company Zhongrong Plating, it said. It broadcast images ... for "all efforts" to be made in the rescue and treatment of victims. Relevant authorities were urged to strengthen workplace safety standards. Kunshan hospital staff said they had admitted ...

  8. Shimao Property buys luxury apartment project for 805m yuan

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... projects available for sale. The five best-selling projects for the company were Kunshan Shimao Butterfly Bay, Beijing Shimao Gongsan Plaza, Kunshan Shimao East No 1 New City, Hangzhou Shimao ...

  9. Workers 'close to striking a deal'

    Posted Jun 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... to give any ground on that, but I think they will give in soon.' Staff at the Taiwanese-owned KOK International plant in Kunshan, Jiangsu, stopped working on Friday over management's ...


    Car parts firm to blame for deadly blaze, regulator says

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:10am

    ... regulator said Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products and its chairman, Taiwanese resident Wu Chi-tao, were to blame for the deadly factory explosion in Jiangsu on Saturday. The company had failed ... and 185 were injured when a spark ignited metallic dust at the car parts factory in Kunshan, just outside of Shanghai, an initial investigation by the administration found. They would continue ...




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