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Five pupils drown in Shanxi water reservoir

The pupils were playing near the reservoir at Wang Bao village on Saturday and fell into the water by accident, the report said.

Monday, 11 March, 2013, 2:32pm

Daughter of Shanxi official killed in 'gas explosion'

The daughter of a senior official in a Shanxi city in charge of legal affairs was killed in an explosion at home reportedly caused by a gas leak, but rumours online call it a bomb attack. 

21 Feb 2013 - 5:51pm

Dam breached in Shanxi leads to flooding and evacuation

The top of an irrigation duct at the Quting reservoir in Hongtong county caved in on Friday morning, leading to the partial collapse of its dam walls, the report said, citing an unidentified local official.

17 Feb 2013 - 5:38am

Shanxi investigates disciplinary official for double hukou

Zhang Yan, an official with Yuncheng city’s Commission for Discipline Inspection, was found to have illegally registered more than one household registration permits.

29 Jan 2013 - 2:10pm

Changzhi mayor apologises for silence over aniline spill in Zhuozhang River

A Shanxi mayor has issued a public apology for waiting days to report a toxic spill into a river that serves as a source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

The statement by Changzhi Mayor Zhang Bao follows a days-long public uproar over the aniline leak at a chemical plant on the Zhuozhang River last Monday, which was not publicly disclosed for five days.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:57am

Calls for governor Li Xiaopeng to resign after second Shanxi disaster cover-up

The Shanxi government has come under fire for covering up another industrial disaster - this time a toxic chemical spill that has contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of residents in Hebei.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:07pm 1 comment

I'll investigate killer blast cover-up, pledges acting Shanxi governor

Shanxi's acting governor, Li Xiaopeng, has visited the city where eight construction workers were killed on Christmas Day and promised a thorough investigation amid calls that he should be held accountable for the week-long cover-up of the accident.

2 Jan 2013 - 11:30am

Shanxi government accused of covering up tunnel explosion

An explosion at a railway tunnel construction site in Linfen city, Shanxi, left at least eight people dead and five injured, the provincial government said on Monday, days after news of the accident first appeared on Chinese soc

31 Dec 2012 - 3:48pm

Millionaire businessman-blogger running for his life missing

A Shanxi millionaire who become a hit on the Sina Weibo blogging service with his story of being robbed of his successful business by local authorities has gone missing, according to a report in a Beijing newspaper.

29 Dec 2012 - 9:00pm 2 comments

Li Peng's son, Li Xiaopeng, appointed acting governor of Shanxi

Li Xiaopeng, who only just scraped into alternate membership of the Communist Party's Central Committee last month, has been appointed acting governor of Shanxi province, a promotion widely seen as a result of the continued influence of his father, former premier Li Peng.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am 2 comments