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12 workers missing following blast at Chinese chemical plant that makes explosives
Thirteen people were on a floor that produced emulsion explosives at the plant run by Kailuan Group in the city of Tangshan when the morning blast occurred, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014
South China Morning Post
Second Chinese lawsuit filed against Japan firms, government over forced wartime labour
Former Chinese labourers seek 1.8 million yuan in total compensation, with apologies to be made in main Chinese and Japanese media Lawyers representing former Chinese labourers forced to work in Japanese factories during the second world war filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the Japanese government and two companies, one of them said.
South China Morning Post
Jackie Chan, artists launch tirade against film censorship during CPPCC meeting
What was meant to be a run-of-the-mill panel discussion on the government's work report among art experts in the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's turned into a grumbling session this week, as personalities like actor Jackie Chan and award-winning filmmaker Feng Xiaogang criticised censorship in the country.
Art with a punch: China's Liu Bolin
Emerging from the acrid fumes at a steelworks, artist Liu Bolin inspects the progress of his latest work -- a giant iron fist, poised to punch a hole through modern China.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Migrant workers, rural residents paying the price for a cleaner future
Migrant workers and rural residents bear the brunt of Beijing's policy to close polluting factories and clean the environment A steel mill seen through the broken window of an abandoned block of flats in Tangshan, Hebei.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
China's Subsidies End Prompts Forecasts for Slower Growth
Workers arrange steel pipes at a factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. While big state-owned steel mills still have access to bank loans, private factories must find alternative financing, Ma Kai, an analyst at China International Capital Corp., said in a Feb. 20 phone interview from Tangshan, a city near Beijing where private steel mills cluster.
China's "zombie" mills
A man attempts to catch fish at a partially frozen fish farm near an abandoned steel mill of Qingquan Steel Group in Qianying township, Hebei province, China, Feb. 18, 2014.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Gasping for a laugh as China smog persists
Pollution-weary residents of smog-hit Beijing turned to black humour to help cope with gruelling conditions Tuesday as a large swathe of China was covered by a thick blanket of haze for a sixth consecutive day.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Silencing China's zombie steel mills no solution for smog
Reforming the bloated steel sector in northern China's Hebei province is a key part of Beijing's efforts to cut air pollution - but it is the market, not the government, that is doing most of the work.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The great tunnel of China? Beijing's plan to build world's...
Planned to be more than twice the length of the Channel Tunnel that connects the U.K. and France, China's latest mega project is not short of ambition.