Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

Shanghai liquid ammonia leak caused by detached pipe cap

An initial investigation showed that the liquid ammonia leak that killed 15 in Shanghai on Saturday was caused by a detached pipe cap, local authorities said Sunday. A cap on a pipe carrying liquid ammonia fell off, releasing the chemical at around 10:50 a.m. Saturday, which resulted in the death of 15 and left 25 […]

Chinese to salvage Flying Tigers plane

A salvage team on Thursday started to retrieve an airplane sunk under a lake in southwest China’s Yunnan Province that was flown by the Flying Tigers during World War II. The Flying Tigers, officially known as the American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force, was a group composed of ex-pilots from the U.S. […]

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor kills 1 in south China

Typhoon Utor tore through south China Wednesday, bringing high winds and torrential rains, as well as killing one person and leaving five others missing. Disaster relief authorities in the city of Maoming in Guangdong Province said the casualties were the result of floods triggered by the typhoon. More than 88,000 people were evacuated from the […]

Beating the heat on a tight budget in Chongqing

For Wang Jing, a computer saleswoman in Chongqing, the latest level two national heat alert issued on Monday told her something she already knew: it is really hot. According to the forecast from the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), temperatures will climb as high as 42 degrees Celsius in several provinces in east and central China […]

High waves expected in South China Sea

China’s maritime authority on Monday issued an early warning for high waves that may occur in the South China Sea. The National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center issued a yellow warning, the second-lowest level in the country’s four-tier color-coded typhoon warning system, for Typhoon Utor, which is expected to affect the sea area from noon on […]

Experts study possible spread of virus by migratory birds

A group of medical, veterinary and avian experts recently gathered in Beijing to see if there is a relation between the current outbreak of the H7N9 avian flu virus and migratory birds. Having failed to remove the birds from a list of possible carriers, the experts suggested monitoring not only east China, where the first […]

Police seek foreign aids in investigating self-immolation case

Chinese police have sent co-investigation request to police authorities in related countries concerning a 32-year-old man who instigated a self-immolation incident in which two teenage boys died. Police in southwest China’s Sichuan Province said two teenagers died after setting themselves ablaze in Jamcha Village, Ruoergai County, in the Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba. Rinchen Tseli, […]