Guangdong: People crowded to take PCR test causing a stampede

Disasters 11/26/22, 14:33

The pandemic in Guangdong Province, China continued to spread, and the health codes of residents in Leliu town, Shunde district, Foshan city suddenly turned red overnight. In the pouring rain people gathered at a nucleic acid test site, resulting in a large number of people and some were knocked over ...

Big explosion at China’s national key military plant

Disasters 11/25/22, 16:48

At 5:25 pm on November 21, an explosion occurred at Jiangyang Chemical Plant in Jiancaoping District, Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. It blew out the glass damaged nearby residences. An official casualty report has not been released. Video released by Image China media on November 21 showed the explosion creating a large amount ...

China’s cotton yarn imports hit record low for past decade

Disasters 11/24/22, 03:33

China makes up more than one-third of global apparel exports. It is the world's biggest importer of cotton yarn from nations such as India, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan due to the huge demand of the country's textile and apparel industry. However, the world's second-largest economy saw its cotton-yarn imports this year ...

Huge fire at the factory of a scandalous Chinese corporation

Disasters 11/24/22, 01:58

The Phase III factory of the scandalous Chinese group BYD Co. Ltd. suffered a serious fire. According to China's media, the fire occurred just after 7:00 p.m. on November 18 at a BYD workshop under construction in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province. A close-up and narrow-angle view of the fire shows a large ...

Double earthquake in China, magnitude 4 in Heilongjiang and Sichuan

Disasters 11/19/22, 03:57

On November 16, the China Earthquake Network reported an earthquake in Heilongjiang with a focal depth of 600 kilometers. While in Sichuan, one of magnitude 1 occurred in Huili City, Liangshan Prefecture, with a focal depth of 16 kilometers. The China Earthquake Network reported a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Muling town, ...

A Shanghai subway cars explode during rush hour

Disasters 11/12/22, 14:05

On the morning of November 11, an accident happened on subway line 11 in Shanghai, at rush hour. At the scene, smoke and fire rose and there was a loud explosion. There are still no reports of casualties. A video shows lots of explosion flashes and smoke coming from the subway, ...

Dabai beat residents, 7 people held in administrative detention, people disgruntled

Disasters 11/10/22, 14:56

Violent incidents arising from the pandemic prevention policy in China continue to occur. On November 7, there was an incident of Dabai (anti-pandemic staff wearing a white protective suit) beating residents in Lanshan district, Linyi city, Shandong province. Officials said that there were conflicts between community anti-pandemic workers and residents, and seven ...

China might face extreme winter drought: Weather scientist warns

Disasters 11/06/22, 20:32

On Thursday, a Chinese weather scientist warned that southern China's southern provinces might face a drought in the winter. It could hurt the hydropower generation supply to meet high electricity demand during winter.  Reuters cited Shen Yanbo, chief scientist at the public service center of China Meteorological Administration, saying, "Most parts ...

Jinsheng merchants crushed by fire; Damages to shops in the millions

Disasters 11/04/22, 17:31

The terrible fire at the Jingshen department store in Jianning, Nanjing on the evening of October 29 has caused enormous damage to small businesses caught by the flames. The Weibo report by the "Nanjing Fire Department" said that the fire that broke out at the Jinsheng department store was extinguished at ...

Chinese media demand responsibility for Itaewon stampede, criticized by netizens

Disasters 11/03/22, 17:03

After the tragic stampede accident in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, on October 29, the Chinese government's "Beijing Evening News" media outlet published an article on Weibo, proposing who was responsible for the incident. Unexpectedly, this caused a great reaction from Chinese netizens. There was a "reverse" phenomenon in the comment area, and ...

Four Chinese killed in Itaewon stampede

Disasters 11/01/22, 14:00

On October 29, a Halloween party in Itaewon, a popular tourist area in Seoul, South Korea, attracted about 100,000 participants, became the place of a stampede. As of the October 30, at least 153 people were killed and more than 150 were injured in the stampede. Of the 20 foreign ...