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  • Oct 25, 2014
  • Updated: 12:42pm

Zhejiang

Seeing through all the talk of transparency

Exactly two weeks ago tonight, a southbound bullet train slammed into the back of another, tragically cutting short at least 40 lives and shattering the Ministry of Railways' reputation in the process.

Saturday, 6 August, 2011, 12:00am

Seeing through all the talk of transparency

Exactly two weeks ago tonight, a southbound bullet train slammed into the back of another, tragically cutting short at least 40 lives and shattering the Ministry of Railways' reputation in the process.

Much has happened in the past 14 days, as that bridge just outside Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, became the focus for a nation's dismay, grief and then fury.

6 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Funeral for rescued girl's parents

The funeral service for the parents of a young girl pulled alive from wreckage 21 hours after the devastating train crash in Wenzhou on July 23 will be held today.

The survival of 2 1/2-year-old Xiang Weiyi, known as Yiyi by her family, was deemed a 'miracle' by the Ministry of Railways. The search-and-rescue effort had already been called off when she was found.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Wenzhou weeps, seven days on

Grieving relatives of victims of last week's high-speed rail crash returned to the scene of the disaster yesterday to lay wreathes and light candles in memory of the dead.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Payout offer raised after public outcry

The central government nearly doubled its compensation yesterday for relatives of those who died in the Wenzhou train crash a week ago amid a growing storm of criticism nationwide of the railway authorities and their handling of the disaster.

The move came as the death toll rose to 40 after a critically injured patient died on Thursday night.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Authorities agree on compensation deal

Authorities and relatives of victims of Saturday's fatal high-speed train crash have agreed on the first compensation deal.

The accident between two trains just outside Wenzhou in Zhejiang province claimed at least 39 lives. A further 178 people were injured. In Wenzhou, the family of a victim signed a contract worth 500,000 yuan (HK$604,725), Xinhua reported.

28 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Outcry over fatal crash

The Ministry of Railways' handling of a high-speed train crash has sparked a public outcry as the death toll reached 39 with about 200 injured.

The accident happened at 8.34pm on Saturday when two high-speed trains collided on a bridge near the city of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. Two train carriages plunged from the bridge.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Many politicians in Hong Kong are capricious

Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung, on lawmakers' attacks on the government's by-elections plan

It was a shock to learn about it. I have not recovered yet

The unnamed father of the man charged with Friday's massacre in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik (above)

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Toddler plucked from wreckage

A toddler was found alive in the wreckage of a bullet train, about 21 hours after the deadly crash in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province.

Firefighters said the girl was found unconscious at around 5.15pm yesterday as rescuers cleared a badly damaged carriage.

'When we found her, she could still move her hands,' a firefighter was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am