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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Man held over China Southern flight hoax

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 10:49am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Police in China have detained a suspect they say made a fake terrorism threat that forced a passenger plane bound for Turkey to make an emergency landing, state media said on Tuesday. The China Southern flight landed in Gansu province’s Lanzhou city on Monday night several hours after departing Urumqi, the capital of the restive Xinjiang region. ...

  2. News - China

    China shuts train station in Lanzhou over suspected explosives

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 06:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Chinese police sealed off a train station today in the northwestern city of Lanzhou after detecting suspected explosives, state media said. Chinese authorities discovered the explosives around 4pm, the state-run China National Radio said on its website. ...

  3. News - China - POLLUTION

    Lanzhou court rejects residents' lawsuit over contaminated water

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:36pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Individuals don't meet legal criteria to sue on public's behalf for pollution Lanzhou court bars residents' lawsuit A Lanzhou court has said residents cannot sue the city's main water supplier over excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene found in the water supply, mainland media reported. The Lanzhou Intermediate People's ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water source for the Gansu city of more than 3 million after supervision at the main supplier was found lacking following a contamination scandal, state media reported. Lanzhou is the mainland’s only ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Authorities warn that 'danger is not yet over' and benzene contamination could occur again Water returns to Lanzhou, but residents wary Water supplies returned to normal in the western city of Lanzhou yesterday, but the city government warned residents there was a "danger" of more interruptions in future. "The ...

  6. News - China

    Officials in Lanzhou say bodies floating in river not affecting water quality

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 01:50pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Lanzhou officials say the quality of local water is actually improving – despite more than 100 bodies being discovered in the Yellow River each year. Between 2008 and 2012 police extracted 417 bodies from the Yellow River, which runs through the region, Lanzhou authorities told the China News Service on Thursday. Lanzhou environmental bureau deputy ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Students ask Lanzhou mayor to reveal income

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Two mainland university students have written to the authorities in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, asking for details of the city mayor's income to be made public. Lanzhou ... office of the Gansu provincial government, the provincial finance department, Lanzhou's open government information office and the city's finance department. He asked for details ...

  8. News - China

    Gansu investigates Lanzhou mayor over luxury watches

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:14pm by Amy Li

    ... Party officials need to be very careful about the watches they wear in public, according to the nation’s finest anti-corruption force – netizens. Yuan Zhanting, the mayor of Lanzhou, the capital ... a diamond-studded Omega, a Vacheron Constantin, a Rolex and a Rado. Zhou said he initially didn’t think the number of watches was significant enough. But after reading the story of a Lanzhou mother who ...

  9. Officials row over Lanzhou's precious beef noodles

    Posted Jul 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The humble bowl of beef noodles is at the centre of a war of words between the price watchdog in Lanzhou, Gansu, and the country's top planning body over price caps on the local staple. The Lanzhou Bureau of Commodity Prices took the unusual step of calling a press briefing on Wednesday in an apparent attempt to rebut National Development and Reform Commission ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil company, state media said. City officials on Friday warned Lanzhou's more than three million residents not to drink tap water after tests revealed benzene levels that far exceeded national ...




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