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  1. News - China

    Six officials suspended after fatal orphanage fire

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 01:03pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... authority The Lankao government earlier acknowledged that it had tolerated the existence of the illegal orphanage, which cared for abandoned children and young adults. A man from the main office ... Associated Press in Beijing An official in central China says six county officials have been suspended after a fire at an illegally run orphanage killed six children and one young adult. ...

  2. News - China

    Seven children killed in Henan orphanage fire

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:53pm by Amy Li

    ... Seven children were killed in a fire at a private orphanage in Henan province on Friday morning, according to reports on several Chinese websites. The fire broke out in Lankao county around 8am at the home of local resident Yuan Lihai, said the reports. Yuan, a street vendor in Lankao, has adopted orphans and deserted babies over the years, according to the reports. ...

  3. News - China

    Orphanage manager pledges to stop taking abandoned children after fire tragedy

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 02:11pm by Amy Li

    ... on Tuesday. “If someone sends me an unwanted child, I will just call police and ask them to take the children,”she said. Yuan became the focus of media attention after her orphanage in Lankao county ... After the tragedy, Yuan moved all surviving children to government orphanages in Lankao and Kaifeng city, the report said. Yuan said she greatly missed them, “Sending them away was like ripping ...

  4. News - China - SAFETY

    Seven die in fire at unlicensed orphanage in Henan

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by ZHAUNG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com 7 children die in fire at unlicensed orphanage Seven children have died in a fire at an unlicensed private orphanage near Kaifeng, Henan province, Xinhua reports. The fire broke out at about 8.30am yesterday when Yuan Lihai, owner of the orphanage, was taking several children to primary school, a spokesman for Lankao county's ...

  5. News - China - RELIGION

    Party warns charity-run orphanages against 'forcing religion' on children

    Posted May 06th 2014, 05:49pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... comes after fierce criticism over lax child-service regulations after seven youths died in a fire at an unlicensed orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province, last year. A national survey ... religious charities against "forcing" children in their orphanages to convert or adopt their religion, sparking renewed discussion about freedom of belief in China. The warning came ...

  6. News - China - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Authorities to encourage adoptions in wake of fire at Henan orphanage

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... all aged four or five, at an unlicensed private orphanage in Henan's Lankao county last Friday. "The Lankao fire has exposed leaks in our orphan assistance system. The ministry must ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Following fatal fire at orphanage, ministry says it will encourage adoptions and may smooth path for NGOs to set up facilities Orphans' woes spur new ...

  7. News - China

    Guangdong orphanage's misuse covered up with children 'borrowed' from temple

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... at an illegal, private orphanage in Lankao, Henan province, in which seven children died. When told that inspectors would be arriving, Huang Jianwei, a representative of Rongcheng's civil affairs ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou mimi.lau@scmp.com Dozen children used to hide building's real use and fool inspectors Guangdong officials used orphanage as an office A 17-year-old ...

  8. News - China

    Orphanages to be probed after fatal fire

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 06:07am by STAFF

    ... Staff Reporter Orphanages set to be probed after deadly fire Government will carry out a month-long inspection of orphanages run by individuals and private operators after a house fire that claimed seven young lives in Henan province, Xinhua reported yesterday. The local government in Lankao county was under fire after it admitted that it had tolerated  an illegally run orphanage ...

  9. News - China - CHILD CARE

    Unlicensed orphanage vows to stay open after fatal fire

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 08:15pm by AFP

    ... official praised Yuan for her work despite its grey legal status, admitting that the relatively poor county of Lankao, with no orphanages, had allowed her to fill that role. “Some of our measures ... an inspection of private orphanages around the country over the coming month, Xinhua reported on Sunday.   ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Official neglect of orphans a tragedy

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... was directed at the orphanage's owner Yuan Lihai, who was widely known in the poor county of Lankao for sheltering abandoned children, particularly those with disabilities, in her dilapidated home ... Their parents, seeking jobs in the bigger cities, had left them in the care of relatives at home. On Friday, seven children, all aged four or five, perished in a fire at an unlicensed private orphanage ...




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