Leaking ammonia may have caused deadly slaughterhouse blaze in Jilin

Rescuers wearing masks carry away a body - witnesses said the blaze may have been caused by leaking liquid ammonia. Photo: CNS

The number of deaths is expected to rise from 120 after China's deadliest blaze in 13 years, with survivors saying there were about 300 workers inside the poultry farm's No 2 slaughtering and processing unit when the fire broke out at about 6am. The farm is owned by Jilin Baoyuanfeng Poultry.

Tuesday, 4 June, 2013, 9:04am 4 comments

Outrage over Jilin, Zhejiang tiger abuse

A screenshot shows a visitor posing for photos while sitting on top of a tiger cub tied to a wooden table in Jilin. Photo: SCMP Pictures

A Chinese tiger park has sought to quell public anger after images of holidaymakers sitting astride a strapped-down cub prompted outrage online, state media said on Tuesday.

7 May 2013 - 3:42pm 1 comment

Jilin in quest for billions in investment

Jilin governor Bayin Chaolu outlines investment being sought for 300 projects in the province. Photo: Dickson Lee

Jilin, a northeastern province bordering North Korea and Russia, is looking for deep-pocketed Hong Kong businesspeople to invest in 300 projects, ranging from technology and resources to tourism.

25 Apr 2013 - 6:15am

Chinese city bordering North Korea and Russia holds emergency drill

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. Photo: AFP

An air raid drill has been held in a Chinese city bordering North Korea and Russia as security is heightened amid rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula. It was the first air raid drill to be held in Hunchun, Jilin province, China News Service reported yesterday.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:39am

Communist Party probes Jilin carmaker's missing billions

Cars in Tianjin that are distributed by FAW. Photo: Xinhua

More than 100 senior managers at one of the mainland's leading carmakers, the First Automobile Works Group (FAW), have been questioned, and some have been detained, by Communist Party investigators looking into missing company assets, according to a report by the 21st Century Business Herald.

11 Apr 2013 - 5:44am

Seven killed in second mine explosion in four days at same Jilin pit

The monitoring room at the Babao Coal Mine, in Baishan, Jilin province, where two explosions in four days have left 36 miners dead, with others still trapped. Photo: Xinhua

Four miners, all with minor injuries, had been rescued by yesterday afternoon while 10 more were still trapped underground after Monday's explosion at the Babao Coal Mine in Baishan, cnr.cn, the news portal of China National Radio, reported.

3 Apr 2013 - 5:41am

Jilin deputy party secretary Zhu Yanfeng probed over graft: report

Zhu Yanfeng

Zhu Yanfeng, 52, was allegedly implicated in problems related to the assets of Jilin-based First Automobile Works Group (FAW), the company of which he was formerly president, the report said.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:32am

Gas blast at mine in Baishan, Jilin, kills 28

A relative of an injured miner in a hospital. Photo: Xinhua

The accident occurred on Friday at the Babao Mine in Baishan city, Jilin province, said Xinhua, citing a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau.

31 Mar 2013 - 7:01am

Beijing restaurants adapt to ban on lavish banquets and Party scholar calls for transparency

The price of high-end Moutai liquor has dropped by a third since Xi Jinping called for austerity in Dec. (Photo: Xinhua)

China's new First Lady

China Digital Times

Amid all the craze about the new first lady Peng Liyuan, China Digital Times discovered this photo of her “comforting the troops at Tian’anmen Square” in 1989.  

27 Mar 2013 - 10:59am