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Guizhou

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The village of Langde.

With 158 festivals a year, the Miao people of Guizhou have plenty to celebrate, unlike their livestock. Words and pictures by Trefor Moss.

Saturday, 8 December, 2012, 11:06pm

Pictured: The Chinese teen 'handcuffed' over spilt cola, triggering police probe

Pictured: The Chinese teen 'handcuffed' over spilt cola, triggering police probe

The inquiry was launched after photos of the girl, bound at the hands and escorted by a group of men through a street, began spreading on the internet early last month.

28 May 2013 - 4:29pm 2 comments

Suspect in 1997 killing turns up as Guizhou university professor

A Chinese businessman who was accused of killing a man 16 years ago and went on the run, setting up a new life as a university professor, has been held after the victim’s brother found him, reports said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Guizhou taps Hong Kong for funding and talent

Guizhou taps Hong Kong for funding and talent

Guizhou, a southwest province long known for its strong mao-tai liquor, is seeking capital and talent from Hong Kong to boost its economy. The province has brought 480 projects to the city for investment, with a total capital demand of US$150 billion. Contracts for 60 projects worth a combined US$26.2 billion are expected to be signed today.

21 May 2013 - 5:11am

China coal mine explosion kills 12 and injures 2

A file photo of workers weighing bundles of coal at the entrance of a rural coalpits in Pingba, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: EPA

Chinese state media say a coal mine blast in southwestern China has left 12 people dead and two more injured.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the gas explosion occurred on Friday night in Pingba county in Guizhou province. It says the coal mine was operating illegally and that the operators lied about the number of trapped miners and deaths. An investigation is under way.

11 May 2013 - 10:56am

China mine accident kills 21: state media

A family member of a miner cries at the site of the accident in Shuicheng County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. Photo: Xinhua

An accident at a coal mine in southwest China killed 21 miners Tuesday, state media said, in the latest disaster to hit the country’s troubled industry.

Four others were missing after the coal and gas outburst at the Machang coal mine in Guizhou Province, Xinhua reported citing local authorities, adding that 58 more had managed to get to the surface safely.

13 Mar 2013 - 10:19am 2 comments

China reports second fatal case of bird flu this year, in Guizhou

China is considered one of the nations most at risk from bird flu epidemics because it has the world's biggest poultry population. Photo: Reuters

The 31-year-old died in hospital in the city of Guiyang on Friday, the Guizhou province health department statement said, adding that no other human cases of bird flu had been reported in the province. Another city resident, a 21-year-old woman, died from the virus earlier this month.

24 Feb 2013 - 5:21am

Hong Kong-sponsored mainland charity school turned into rubbish dump

Hong Kong Lingquan Laoshan primary school has been turned into a rubbish dump. SCMP Photos

A charity school funded by a Hong Kong-based foundation was abandoned and turned into a rubbish dump shortly after its construction, according to a Beijing News report on Friday.

22 Feb 2013 - 2:18pm

Five more young boys die trying to keep warm in Guizhou

Three months after the death of five boys in a rubbish bin in Guizhou province shocked the nation, five more boys have been killed in a similar incident in the same province. The boys, aged between four and six, were burning straw in a poorly ventilated barn used for curing tobacco, Xinhua reported.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:47am 3 comments

Young boys found dead in Guizhou shack

The latest tragedy has echoes of a similar case in the same area where five young boys died in a dumpster. Photo: Li Yuanlong/AP

Five young boys in China’s southwestern Guizhou province died of suffocation on Monday in a deserted shack, the Xinhua state news agency reported on Tuesday.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:09pm

Briefs, December 29, 2012

The government will issue real-time air quality data in 74 cities from January 1, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said yesterday. The data will include PM2.5, fine particles that can enter the lungs.

29 Dec 2012 - 4:54am

'Traditional Chinese villages' selected in drive to preserve cultural heritage

Hong village in Anhui province - a Unesco World Heritage site - has more than 140 Ming and Qing dynasty homes.

More than 600 ancient villages have been designated as having special cultural significance, a first step towards slowing the pace of their destruction in the drive towards development.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am

Official response to Guizhou child deaths invokes anger

Refuse bins in Guizhou showing the new local government warning. Picture: SCMP Photos

The deaths of five boys in a refuse bin in Bijie city, Guizhou province, last month has heightened concerns over the plight of China’s street children.

The boys succumbed to carbon-monoxide poisoning from burning charcoal.

20 Dec 2012 - 5:33pm 1 comment

Briefs, November 26, 2012

The death toll from a coal-mine explosion in Guizhou on Saturday increased from 18 to 19 yesterday, Xinhua reported, citing a local government official. 

26 Nov 2012 - 4:59am

Boys' deaths highlight 'left-behind children'

The rubbish bin in Bijie where the children died. Photo: AP

Mainland news outlets have been brushing up on their Danish fairy tales as they struggle to understand the deaths of five young boys who were huddled in a large refuse bin on chilly night in remote Guizhou province this month.

25 Nov 2012 - 4:11am

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