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  1. Cover-up of mine disaster shakes Xinhua

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Supervision Department of the agency have included this case in an education documentary for our staff. 'In recent years, Xinhua News Agency has ... for covering up one of Shanxi province's worst mining accidents in recent years. The official news agency announced the punishments on Friday night, saying one of its reporters, Shan Baohong, had ...

  2. Nine drown as bus slides off ferry in Jiangxi

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... killing 12 people and injuring eight. The cause of the crash was not disclosed. A police investigation was still under way, the news agency reported. ... Guo Aibing At least nine passengers died yesterday after a packed bus slid off a passenger ferry into the Xin River in Jiangxi province, a hospital source said. Xinhua reported at least ...

  3. Media blackout on mudslide disaster

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Hundreds feared dead under rubble, but mainland officials delayed news for five days Hundreds are feared to have died in a mudslide in central Henan province- but news ... not write about it because provincial propaganda authorities had issued a gag order. Instead, local media outlets were told to focus on rescue operations at the state-owned Zhijian mine. Xinhua ...

  4. Railways agency slaps builders for negligence

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of major negligence in construction quality', Xinhua reported yesterday. The scam involved fraudulent business contracts, repeated subcontracting of engineering projects and substandard construction, the state news agency reported. Media reports had earlier said that local rail officials had introduced personal contacts with negligible experience in railway or bridge building work ...

  5. 11 PLA officers punished over Anhui plane crash that killed 40

    Posted Sep 08th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... state media reported. Although the disciplinary action announced by the Central Military Commission yesterday was not as harsh as expected, analysts said the rare disclosure by Xinhua of how ... commander Jiang Jianzeng and the region's deputy political commissar, Wang Wei, who are both in charge of the air force in the region, were given demerits, Xinhua said. Yue Liuan, a deputy head ...

  6. 35 die in two bus crashes

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their lives when two buses travelling in opposite directions on a highway between Xuanwei and Kunming collided at about 3.40pm, Xinhua reported. There were at least 50 people on board and 18 died ... was hit by a train in Zhongwei at 2.45pm as it raced to get across the line, Xinhua said. Another three were seriously injured. The passengers included 27 middle school teachers from Henan ...

  7. News - China

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... statistics, The Economic Observer reports. About 8.25 million of the capital's 20.18 million people last year were temporary residents. Real estate agencies said the average apartment rent rose ... at the weekend, Xinhua reports. Fake dictionaries seized Provincial police seized more than 15,000 counterfeit Chinese dictionaries from a village in Gongyi city, National Radio reports. The fake books ...

  8. Suppression of bad news shows old habits die hard

    Posted Aug 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The belated disclosure by state media of disastrous flood and mudslides in Lushi county, Henan, last Sunday shows that the practice of sanitising bad news is alive and well on the mainland. Almost 100 people have been confirmed dead or missing in the mishaps and unofficial accounts say the toll could be several times higher. Yet instead of breaking the news to the nation ...

  9. Poison dumplings linked to Japanese company

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The company that produced contaminated dumplings involved in a recent poisoning incident was fully owned by a Japanese firm, Xinhua quoted mainland authorities as saying ... at the watchdog agency, and that they could trace all raw materials involved in the manufacture of food products meant for export. Their comments came at the 11th hour of strategic talks preceding ...

  10. 27 killed after bus bursts into flames

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui At least 27 people were killed and 11 injured in a highway bus fire in Chongqing yesterday, Xinhua reported. The fire broke out at about 5pm at the front of the bus, which ... Police took the bus driver away for questioning. The municipality's fire department said it was still investigating the cause of the blaze and the Xinhua report did not suggest the bus ...




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