Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

Sep 3, 2015

Hanaoka uprising memorial park opens in Tianjin

A park opened in the Chinese city of Tianjin on Tuesday commemorating victims of the Hanaoka Incident — the 1945 killings of Chinese forced laborers in Akita Prefecture who had rioted over abysmal conditions at a mine. Some 200 people, including survivors, relatives of ...

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Aug 31, 2015

Death toll rises to 158 in blasts at China's Tianjin port

Authorities say the death toll has risen to 158 in the massive warehouse explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin. Some 15 people remain missing. The Tianjin government’s official microblog said the confirmed toll rose from 150 last week, but it wasn’t clear how ...

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Aug 27, 2015

China arrests 12 over Tianjin blasts as toll rises

Chinese police have arrested 12 people over giant explosions that killed at least 145 people and devastated a swath of a Chinese port city, state media said Thursday as prosecutors probe 11 officials for neglecting their duties. The official Xinhua News Agency said the ...

Aug 21, 2015

Safety hazards found at 70 percent of Beijing chemical firms inspected

Safety hazards have been found at almost 70 percent of firms handling dangerous chemicals inspected in Beijing since two massive blasts killed 114 people last week, including a branch of Asia’s largest refiner Sinopec Corp. state media reported late Thursday. An inspection of 124 ...

Aug 18, 2015

Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations

Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week’s deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China’s emerging economic hub. Toyota said over half its China production capacity would be offline ...