Dead fish, toxic drinking water ... Now for the human toll

Take a look at Hechi city, a booming mining town in the northwest of Guangxi, and the jarring dissonance immediately hits you.

Friday, 17 February, 2012, 12:00am

Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

All heavy-metal smelting plants in Hechi, Guangxi province, will be relocated by 2015, a move that comes amid ongoing efforts to tackle a toxic cadmium spill that has threatened the drinking water of millions of people for weeks.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Nine punished for cadmium spill

Guangxi's regional government has disciplined a vice-mayor of Hechi and eight other officials responsible for the cadmium contamination of Longjiang, including two junior officers from a district environmental protection bureau who may face prosecution for dereliction of duty.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Two trapped in collapse of highway tunnel

At least two workers were trapped inside a collapsed highway tunnel in Guangxi province yesterday, sparking concerns amid a spate of construction accidents.

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Demerit for official over mine deaths

A vice-chairman of the Guangxi Government has been handed a demerit over a tin mine accident in Nandan county which killed 81 miners in July, Xinhua reported yesterday.

Xinhua said Wang Hanmin received the punishment after investigators sent by the central Government finished their investigation into the accident.

10 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

90 held over tin mine accident cover-up

Seventy alleged gang members and 20 employees of a tin mine company have been arrested a day after it was revealed that there was collusion between gangsters and local officials to cover up a mine accident in which at least 81 workers were killed.

10 Aug 2001 - 12:00am