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  1. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Wenchuan, Sichuan pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Healing influence of motherhood enables women who lost their children in 2008 to overcome despair and rediscover purpose in life ... house had gone. There was no meaning to life. For a long time I thought only death could relieve me of all this." But the government project helping mothers who had lost children to give ...

  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou , had tested positive for lead ...

  3. Hunan firm pays price for tainted milk

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with toxic aflatoxin during a regular safety inspection, The Southern Metropolis News reported yesterday. Aflatoxins are naturally occurring toxins produced by fungus and often found on spoiled food. ... with an industrial additive called melamine, which killed six children and caused ailments such as kidney problems in 300,000 others. Among the 22 dairy firms involved in the scandal was Sanlu, a huge ...

  4. 10 children injured as bus tips over

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Ten kindergarten pupils were injured when their school bus tipped onto its side in Harbin yesterday. The accident happened when the children, all ... school-bus safety. Eight children who were sent to Harbin Red Cross Central Hospital have already been discharged. The two others, who suffered a broken collarbone and a head injury, were sent ...

  5. Need to protect innocent children

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at least 15 children died when a bus drove into a ditch in Jiangsu. School bus accidents are the result of a lack of legislation. In Gansu, for example, the nine-seater bus was packed with 62 children. Many mainlanders are not aware of road rules, while drivers do not care about the safety of their passengers and other road users. There should be tough penalties against overloading ...

  6. 18 children killed in school bus crash

    Posted Nov 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 18 children were killed yesterday when a nine-seater school minibus crammed with 62 kindergarten pupils, a teacher and a driver crashed head-on into a coal truck in Zhengning county, Gansu. Forty-four children were injured, including 12 in serious condition. All of the victims were aged four or five. The driver and the teacher were also ...

  7. Pain never fades for parents who lost children in collapsed schools

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is 18 months old. But hundreds of other couples tried to have children and failed. Some women suffered miscarriages, which quake survivors have blamed high levels of formaldehyde ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... can help children at risk I read with interest Bernard Chan's article ("Harness the power of collective social action for Hong Kong", April 19). I agree completely with Lord ... Christian charity Viva, I am privileged to share stories with our supporters about how vulnerable children's lives are being changed through the power of collective action. Viva, founded 16 ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... on the road, only to find that his two daughters, aged 15 and 11, had been killed, along with dozens of other children from Shihua, when the shoddily built Xiange Middle School collapsed. Nearly 400 pupils and teachers died when the town's school collapsed, with many of the children coming from nearby villages. Most of their parents survived because they were working their fields when ...

  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... supply. Disease cases double More than 17,500 children have been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease this year, or more than twice as many compared with last year, leading to panic among ...




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