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  • Aug 24, 2014
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Mining Accident

Tibet mine disaster 'shows failure of resources policy to benefit minorities'

The 83 workers killed in the disaster were almost all members of the Han ethnic majority and from across the country, illustrating how minorities rarely see the fruits of underground wealth - not even dangerous jobs.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 5:49am

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

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

Gas blast at mine in Baishan, Jilin, kills 28

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

China Digest, March 4, 2013

A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, a few months after his death in 2009, Qianlong.com reports. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

China Digest, February 20, 2013

Guangzhou scientists have warned cat lovers that various lilies can kill their pets, the Guangzhou Daily reports. Certain species such as Lilium longiflorum, sometimes called the Easter or November lily, as well as daylilies, are known to be toxic to felines.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:12am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain.

12 Feb 2013 - 7:37am

China Digest, January 9, 2013

More than 10,000 of the capital's 66,000 taxi drivers refuse to work morning and afternoon rush hours, because profits are severely affected by traffic jams, People's Daily reports, citing its own investigation. 

9 Jan 2013 - 6:10am 1 comment

China Digest, December 19, 2012

The director of the supply and market co-operative in Lixin county, Haozhou, was ridiculed online after his portrait appeared on "anti-fake" labels on firecrackers, the Southern Metropolis Daily reports.

19 Dec 2012 - 3:18am

China suspends 8 officials for deadly mine accident

China suspended eight officials and arrested two others over a coal mine accident this week that killed 17 people in southwest China’s Yunnan province, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

8 Dec 2012 - 11:04pm

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