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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Explosion at chemical plant in east China city injures 19
Nineteen people were injured in an explosion at a controversial chemical plant in the eastern Chinese city of Zhangzhou, reports said Tuesday, the second accident at the site in two years.
A U.S. geologist who spent more than seven years in a Chinese prison thanked his jailers for making him and his family stronger, in a statement quoting U.S. civil rights champion Martin Luther King, Jr. and Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The former mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in jail for corruption, in the latest high-profile case under President Xi Jinping's much-touted anti-graft drive.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
China's communists threatened by the striking working classes
Timid by nature, Shi Jieying took a risk last month and joined fellow workers in a strike at her handbag factory, one of a surging number of such labor protests across China.
Monday, April 6, 2015
As Chinese cities and towns pursue economic growth through ambitious land development projects, some of them have inadvertently turned themselves into "ghost towns," with a particularly high concentration in northeast China, according to a newspaper report.
One of Chinese President Xi Jinping's first acts on taking office in 2013 was to launch an anti-corruption crackdown that has resulted in the removal of many officials in high-profile scandals and shone a light on a wide range of corrupt practices.
A bus plunged 100 meters into a river in southwest China on Saturday killing 21 people, state media reported.
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Sunday, April 5, 2015
A U.S. geologist convicted on state secrets charges and imprisoned in China has been released and returned to the United States, a human rights group said.
More than 30 taxi drivers were hospitalized after apparently drinking pesticide during a protest in central Beijing over a dispute with authorities, police said Saturday.
An Alabama government department has closed an investigation into whether celebrated novelist Harper Lee was coerced or abused into publishing a long-awaited second book this summer.
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