April 20, 2019

China netizens attack authorities over train crash response

Outrage from ordinary citizens in China is gathering momentum following the indifferent response by authorities in China following the deadly bullet train crash on Saturday. A bullet train was struck from behind by another train near Wenzhou in eastern Zhejiang province, killing at least 38 … [Read more...]

New Chinese motorway collapses two days after opening

A section of the new 57-mile-long Xinsan motorway, through the Yunnan Mountains in China has collapsed only two days after opening. Two people were killed and two more injured when the road was opened for trials and heavy storms caused a landslide underneath it, washing a section into the valley … [Read more...]

New China bullet trains get their speed clipped

The Railway Ministry in China has lowered the top operating speed for its new flagship Beijing-to-Shanghai bullet train, which is scheduled to begin service this month. The new line was advertised to run at a top speed of 380kph and was touted in China as a sign of its emergece as a global … [Read more...]

Deadly Shanghai high-rise blaze kills 42 people

A fire has destroyed a high-rise apartment building in Shanghai, China, killing at least 42 people and injuring 90 others. The death toll is expected to rise. Firefighters with over 80 fire engines battled for several hours to bring the blaze under control. Many people were trapped as fire … [Read more...]

China warns of strong counter measures against Japan

China has warned that it will take "strong counter measures" against Japan if a Chinese fishing captain held since last week is not released. The captain was arrested earlier this month off the disputed Diaoyu Islands, in the East China Sea, after his vessel crashed into two Japanese patrol … [Read more...]