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Sep 28, 2011

China authorities under fire after subway crash

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese authorities came under fire on Wednesday after the worst subway train accident in 42 years raised fresh concerns that the world’s second biggest economy was sacrificing safety in the rush to develop.

Officials were still investigating the cause of Tuesday’s crash in the financial capital Shanghai in which 270 people were injured, 20 of them critically.

Sep 28, 2011

China authorities under fire after Shanghai subway train crash

SHANGHAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities came under
fire on Wednesday after the worst subway train accident in 42
years raised fresh concerns that the world’s second biggest
economy was sacrificing safety in the rush to develop.

Officials were still investigating the cause of Tuesday’s
crash in the financial capital Shanghai in which 270 people were
injured, 20 of them critically.

Sep 27, 2011

Shanghai subway trains collide injuring more than 270

SHANGHAI, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Two subway trains collided in
Shanghai on Tuesday injuring more than 270 passengers, 20
critically, prompting public anger two months after a crash
between two high-speed trains and renewing concerns about
China’s aggressive rail building plans.

The collision occurred in central Shanghai, near the Yu Yuan
gardens, a well-known tourist attraction, after a signal failure
meant staff had to direct trains by telephone, though they were
also running at slower speeds, state media said.

Sep 19, 2011

China firm apologizes for toxic waste after protest

HAINING, China (Reuters) – A solar panel company in eastern China at the center of violent protests over toxic waste apologized on Monday for the trouble it had caused and promised to clean up the mess.

The protests began on Thursday, when as many as 500 people stormed a compound owned by the New York-listed Jinko Solar Holding Co in Haining in the prosperous coastal province of Zhejiang, not far from China’s commercial hub of Shanghai.

Sep 18, 2011

China quells village solar pollution protests

HAINING, China (Reuters) – Residents of a village in east China accused riot police of heavy-handed tactics after a three-day protest against a solar panel factory accused of dumping toxic waste was brought to an end on Sunday.

“We are being silenced,” said a protester who would only give his surname as Cao, at an industrial park on the outskirts of Haining in Zhejiang province as police in riot gear sealed off the site.

Sep 16, 2011

Shanghai fire victims’ families fight for justice

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Almost a year after a deadly fire in a high-rise Shanghai apartment building killed 58 people, the relatives of some of the victims are still fighting for the authorities to be more transparent about the disaster.

The fire was blamed on unlicensed welding during renovations that set nylon netting ablaze, prompting public anger at lax enforcement of safety standards in a city that prides itself on being a modern, global financial hub.

Jul 29, 2011

Angry families mourn China train crash victims

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) – Angry families of people killed in last weekend’s train crash in eastern China gathered to mourn on Friday, directing ire at the Railways Ministry for its botched handling of the disaster.

The Communist Party government has struggled to address public fury over the crash which killed at least 40 people on a high-speed rail network that was supposed to be one of the country’s proudest achievements.

Jul 25, 2011

China sacks 3 senior officials after train crash

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) – China sacked three senior railway officials Sunday after a collision between two high-speed trains killed at least 35 people and raised new questions about the safety of the fast-growing rail network.

A bullet train Saturday night hit another express which lost power following a lightning strike, state media said, in the country’s deadliest rail disaster since 2008.

Jul 24, 2011

Workers search for survivors after China high-speed train crash

WENZHOU, China, July 24 (Reuters) – Rescue workers dug
through the tangled wreckage on Sunday after a high-speed train
smashed into a stalled train in eastern China, killing at least
35 and injuring 210 in China’s deadliest train disaster since
2008.

The crash occurred on Saturday after the first train lost
power due to a lightning strike and a bullet train following
behind crashed into it, state media said, raising new questions
about the safety of the fast-growing rail network.

Jul 24, 2011

Workers search for survivors after China high-speed train crash kills 35

WENZHOU, China (Reuters) – Rescue workers on Sunday dug through the tangled wreckage after a high-speed train smashed into a stalled train in eastern China, killing at least 35 and injuring 210 in China’s deadliest train disaster since 2008.

The crash occurred on Saturday after the first train lost power due to a lightning strike and a bullet train following behind crashed into it, state television said, raising new questions about the safety of the fast-growing rail network.