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Datong residents kneel down to plea for mayor to stay on

Datong's outgoing mayor Geng Yanbo (centre). Photo: China News Agency

While it is not unusual to see villagers in China sometimes kneeling to petition for their rights or to seek justice from senior officials, Datong residents have gone down on their knees to plea for a popular mayor to remain in office.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 4:00pm 1 comment

Train kills 9 villagers on bridge

Nine villagers died after being struck by a cargo train yesterday morning as they walked along a railway bridge near the port city of Qinhuangdao , Hebei province, Xinhua reported.

The number of people injured is unclear, as Xinhua and CCTV placed it at four, while Qhdcc.com said six suffered serious injuries and eight were slightly hurt.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Vice-mayor murdered by his brother-in-law

A vice-mayor of Datong, a city in Shanxi known as China's 'coal capital', was killed by a brother-in-law on Saturday night, the city government said.

Wang Weiguo, who became a vice-mayor of the city in November 2010, was murdered by his wife's brother, Zhou Yun, in the residential community where he lived, it said.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

China Qinfa buys into Huameiao

Coal logistics firm China Qinfa Group's share price surged 10.7 per cent to HK$4.03 after it unveiled a deal to buy a 32 per cent stake in Huameiao Energy for 1.6 billion yuan, to be half-financed by a bank loan and half by its own resources. Huameiao has three coal mines within 100 kilometres of China Qinfa's coal loading stations in Datong, Shanxi province.

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

History in the making

At first sight, the city of Datong, in Shanxi province, seems to have little to set it apart from other burgeoning, third-tier cities in the mainland's vast interior. Its downtown skyline is crisscrossed with construction cranes swinging back and forth. The streets below teem with compact, domestic-brand cars.

7 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Baptism of fire for new safety watchdog chief

Yesterday's train crash has quickly presented the new chief of the mainland's safety watchdog with a major test.

Wang Jun, a former coal-mine technician, was appointed head of the State Administration of Work Safety only last month, replacing his high-profile predecessor, Li Yizhong .

29 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Datong Coal buys into Inner Mongolia mines

Datong Coal Industry, a unit of Datong Coal Mine Group, the mainland's second-largest coal producer, is paying 682.6 million yuan in cash for an 80 per cent stake in two coal mines in Inner Mongolia.

The Shanxi-based coal miner said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange yesterday that the deal was aimed at sustaining development and increasing its coal reserves.

6 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Datong Coal eyes H shares for expansion

Datong Coal Industry, the mainland's second-largest coal producer by output, plans to list in Hong Kong in the next 12 months to raise funds for further mine acquisitions.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Datong Coal eyes HK$5.6b float for expansion

Datong Coal Industry, the mainland's second-largest coal producer by output, plans to list shares in Hong Kong to raise HK$5.6 billion for the expansion of its reserves and production capacity.

The Shanxi-based miner said it would sell 300 million H shares, 26.39 per cent of its enlarged share capital, to overseas institutional and Hong Kong retail investors.

26 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Six face charges over beating death at mine

Six people will face prosecution for the death of a reporter who was beaten by thugs at an illegal coalmine in Shanxi province , police said yesterday.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Paper punishes 4 after reporter's death

Four officials of a Beijing newspaper have been punished following the death of an employee who was beaten by thugs hired by Shanxi coal mine owners.

9 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Hu orders inquiry into fatal beating of reporter at mine

President Hu Jintao has ordered a prompt investigation into the death of a Shanxi reporter who was beaten by thugs hired by the owner of an illegal coal mine.

The rare intervention by a state leader in a case of violence against a mainland journalist was echoed by other senior party officials, who called for proper handling of the investigation, the China News Service said.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Hu orders probe of reporter's beating to death at mine

President Hu Jintao has ordered a prompt investigation into the death of a Shanxi reporter who was beaten by thugs hired by the owner of an illegal coal mine.

25 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

More held over reporter's death

More people have been arrested over the death of a reporter in Shanxi amid repeated denials from his newspaper that the journalist was trying to extort money from an unlicensed coal mine.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Home havoc

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.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

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