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  1. Officials battling to save people and face over relief debacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei The worst snowstorms to hit the mainland for more than half a century are putting the authorities to their sternest test of leadership, organisational and crisis management capabilities in the full eyes of the international community. After a slow start, mainland leaders have mobilised the mighty national machine and mounted an unprecedented rescue effort in the past few ...

  2. Official in fatal case of hit-and-run in Jiangsu

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com A senior political adviser in Jiangyan city, Jiangsu, was involved in what seems to be a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident over the weekend. That has prompted questions about whether abuses of government power or resources are involved. Chen Wenya, vice-chairman of the Jiangyan committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  3. Rail-crash relatives are resigned to the outcome

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the tragedy but now say they want to get on with their lives. Wang Hui, whose husband was killed, said she did not have the courage to go to the accident site and mourn him yesterday. She lives ... ordinary people can't change society and perhaps all we can do is accept fate.' Wang said the influence of ordinary people was negligible compared to that of the powerful railway ...

  4. Sack for the 'I believe it anyway' spokesman

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a one-sentence report saying the ministry had dismissed WangYongping (pictured), without giving an explanation. Mainland internet users reacted furiously to remarks made by Wang at a press conference ... on the discovery of two-year-old Xiang Weiyi after rescue efforts were suspended, he said: 'This is a miracle.' Many internet users sarcastically mimicked Wang's remarks when talking about ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Girl born amid rubble in 2008 dies in Yaan

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... Four-year-old Wang Yanxia was considered lucky and a gift to her family when she was born in the wake of the magnitude-8 earthquake that hit Wenchuan, Sichuan, in 2008. Now her family is struggling ... would be blessed her entire life. But she did not escape the catastrophe after all Wang Hongwu, the girl's father, recalled the day almost five years ago when Yanxia was born. It was May ...

  6. Cover-up feared after inquiry 'deadline' passes

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Beijing Times quoted Wang Mengshu, deputy technical director of the 34-member investigation panel, as saying the main cause of the accident lay in the poor management of the local railway administration, and that investigators had 'found no design flaws in the signal system after investigation and a simulated recreation of the accident.' Wang told the newspaper that although ...

  7. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... have been released, according to China Voice Tian Guanglan, female, age: 45  Zeng Lirong, female, age: 44  Z ouhan Jun, female, age: 49 Wang Qiong, female, age: 45 Hexiu Guo, male, age: 77 Wang ...

  8. Rescue under way after reporter's SOS

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reporter Wang Cunfu and about 70 sailors are on board. At about 3pm, Wang posted an SOS on his microblog, saying the ship was drifting helplessly south of the Paracel Islands and no aid had come ... a payment. The captain cannot make a decision... SOS,' the posting said. Wang later wrote that the ship lost power after noon because the electricity supply failed. A staff member at the Nanhai ...

  9. 10 days' training, long hours for drivers in focus

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... high-speed trains on the mainland for the Beijing-Tianjin route, which had started trial runs on July 1, 2008, in preparation for the Beijing Olympics in August. Wang Mengshu, a railways expert ... Usually this takes three to five years and it needs another two years for one to be promoted from an assistant to a real driver,' Wang was quoted as saying by Science Times on Monday. ...

  10. Home havoc

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang Rescue workers gather around a damaged residential block in Shanxi province where three people were killed and six injured in an explosion yesterday morning, Xinhua reported. Four of the 12 homes in the six-storey Datong city building were destroyed, the report said. Gu Shengming, spokesman for the city government, said two of the injured had been discharged from ...




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