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South China Officials Abducte Infants to Sell to Foreigners for Adoption

Posted by Author on May 11, 2011

Members of a family planning office in the southern Chinese province of Hunan abducted several infants in recent years and profited by putting them up for adoption, according to a report from a China-based online media group. said in an article Monday that officials in Longhui county’s Gaoping township had seized some 10 newborns between 2002 and 2005, selling them to a local welfare orphanage in Shaoyang city. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Baby, Business, China, Family, Hainan, Law, Life, News, People, Social, South China, World | 1 Comment »

Toxic Beans Scandal Exposes “Unspoken Rules” among Chinese Officials

Posted by Author on March 4, 2010

NTD TV, Mar. 4, 2010-

Another food safety scandal in China.

Last month Chinese agricultural authorities of Wuhan City in Hubei Province announced they had destroyed 3.5 tons of yard-long beans. The beans, produced in Hainan province, were found to contain the highly toxic and banned pesticide, isocarbophos.

Since then, public anger has emerged across China over officials who would rather cover up the scandal.

Officials from Sanya, the city where the contaminated beans came from, publicly criticized Wuhan authorities for violating “unspoken rules” among government officials—that scandals should be communicated internally before being publicized. One Sanya official also accused his Wuhan counterparts of lacking “team spirit” and “causing them to lose face.”

These comments from Sanya authorities have outraged the public. Many are dismayed that public safety is being put at risk so that officials can be spared losing face. Others say the so-called “unspoken rules” to cover up scandals by Chinese communist officials are more problematic than the toxins being added to food and other products.


Posted in Central China, China, corruption, Food, Hainan, Hubei, Life, News, Official, People, Politics, Social, South China, World, Wuhan | 1 Comment »

Cholera Outbreak in South China Spreads to University, Seven Students Infected

Posted by Author on November 7, 2008

Epoch Times Staff,  Nov 4, 2008-

A cholera outbreak recently spread to Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan Province, forcing the quarantine of Hainan University.

Most dining halls are closed in Hainan University.

Seven students have been confirmed with having the disease, bringing the total confirmed cases in the province to 51, according to a local medical official on Sunday.

More than 70 other students were in the hospital with stomach ailments. The university had barred outside personnel from entering the campus and prevented students from leaving, Xinhua News Agency reported.

The outbreak has left Chinese internet users and students at the university questioning the response time of school authorities who did little to react after cases first sprung up in the school on Oct. 30. Students are now also complaining of being restricted to campus grounds, “We don’t even know the situation until our parents called after watching the news!”

Three of the five campus dining halls are closed, making life increasingly difficult for students. Some students believe that the outbreak of the disease was due to bad hygienic conditions in the dining hall. “We see rats and flies all over the place,” reported one student.

Frustration is developing rapidly among Hainan students, and some suggest that the university president should resign from his post.

– The Epochtimes: Cholera Outbreak Spreads to Hainan University

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Cholera Outbreak in South China Resort Island

Posted by Author on November 1, 2008

Reuters, Oct 31, 2008-

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s southern resort island of Hainan has confirmed 30 cholera cases and nearly 300 suspected cases in the last few days, the provincial government said on Friday.

No deaths had been reported, the government website said, but Xinhua news agency said on Thursday an eight-year-old girl died of congenital heart disease triggered by suspected cholera.

Continuous torrential rains on the island this month may be one reason for the epidemic, the website said.

Cholera is transmitted by contaminated water or food. At its most acute, it causes diarrhea that can lead to death by severe dehydration and kidney failure.


Posted in China, disaster, Hainan, Life, News, Plague, Social, South China, World | 1 Comment »

20,000 People Protests in two China Cities

Posted by Author on September 7, 2008

BBC News, 5 September 2008-

The Chinese government is reported to have sent thousands of soldiers and police to quell unrest in the central province of Hunan.

Up to 10,000 people took to the streets in Jishou to demand money back from an allegedly fraudulent fundraising firm, a Hong Kong-based rights group said.

In another protest in the eastern port of Ningbo, 10,000 workers clashed with police, the group added.

Social unrest is common in China, but rarely on this scale.

Confronting police

The Hong Kong-based Information Centre for Human Rights and Democracy said that, in both protests, violent clashes erupted between angry crowds and local authorities.

In Jishou 50 people were injured in rioting, and police arrested 20 people, the group said.

According to Xinhua news agency, the protesters blocked roads and trains to demand that the government take action after a fundraising company “failed to pay them back as promised”.

The Jishou government admitted in a statement that armed police were drafted in to disperse the crowds, but did not mention if anyone was hurt.

In the second incident, thousands of migrant workers confronted police in Ningbo to protest about the injury of a man in a local factory.

The protests are the latest in a series of confrontations over social issues in China – many of which stem from grievances over alleged corruption and local authorities’ abuse of power.

In June, thousands of people rioted in Guizhou province over claims that police had covered up the rape and murder of a girl.

– Original: BBC News

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(photo) China Builds Secret Underground Nuclear Submarine Base

Posted by Author on May 1, 2008

By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent, the Telegraph, UK, 02/05/2008-

China has secretly built a major underground nuclear submarine base that could threaten Asian countries and challenge American power in the region, it can be disclosed.

Satellite imagery, passed to The Daily Telegraph, shows that a substantial harbour has been built which could house a score of nuclear ballistic missile submarines and a host of aircraft carriers.

In what will be a significant challenge to US Navy dominance and to countries ringing the South China Sea, one photograph shows China’s latest 094 nuclear submarine at the base just a few hundred miles from its neighbours.

Other images show numerous warships moored to long jettys and a network of underground tunnels at the Sanya base on the southern tip of Hainan island.

china's submarine base

(photo from the Telegraph)
Of even greater concern to the Pentagon are massive tunnel entrances, estimated to be 60ft high, built into hillsides around the base. Sources fear they could lead to caverns capable of hiding up to 20 nuclear submarines from spy satellites.

The US Department of Defence has estimated that China will have five 094 nuclear submarines operational by 2010 with each capable of carrying 12 JL-2 nuclear missiles.
The images were obtained by Janes Intelligence Review after the periodical was given access to imagery from the commercial satellite company DigitalGlobe.

Analysts for the respected military magazine suggest that the base could be used for “expeditionary as well as defensive operations” and would allow the submarines to “break out to launch locations closer to the US”.
It would now be “difficult to ignore” that China was building a major naval base where it could house its nuclear forces and increase it “strategic capability considerably further afield”.

The development so close to the sea lanes vital to Asian economies “can only cause concern far beyond these straits”.
Military analysts believe that China’s substantial build up of its forces is gaining pace put has remained hidden from the world in the build-up to the Olympics.

China has diverted much of its resources from the huge Peoples Liberation Army to the navy, air force and missile development.
An old Russian aircraft carrier, bought by Beijing for “leisure activities” has been picked over by naval architects who hope to “reverse engineer” the ship.

Within the next five to 10 years the Peoples Liberation Navy is expected to build up to six carriers which will also coincide with the Royal Navy’s construction of two major carriers.
The location of the base off Hainan will also give the submarines access to very deep water exceeding 5,000 metres within a few miles, making them even harder to detect.

Britain’s Trident submarines have to remain on the surface when they leave Faslane in north east Scotland and cannot dive to depth until outside the Irish Sea.
While it has been known that China might be developing an underground base at Sanya, the pictures provide the first proof of the base’s existence and the rapid progress made.

Two 950 metre piers and three smaller ones would be enough to accommodate two carrier strike groups or amphibious assault ships.
Christian Le Miere, editor for Jane’s Intelligence Review, said the complex underlined Beijing’s plan “to assert tighter control over this region”.
“This is a challenge to any hegemonic power, particularly the US which still remains dominant in the region.”
So far China has offered no public explanation for its building at Sanya.

Original report from the Telegraph

Posted in China, Hainan, military, News, Photo, Politics, Social, South China, World | 2 Comments »

For China’s Censors, Electronic Offenders Are the New Frontier

Posted by Author on September 11, 2007

By Edward Cody, Washington Post Foreign Service, Monday, September 10, 2007-

DANZHOU, China — Li Hua was outraged. The public high school where he had been teaching civics for six years was about to be swallowed up by a fancy private institution. The merger had been ordered by local officials, Li suspected, because they had a financial stake in the big new school and wanted to see it flourish.

Following the literary traditions of this little farm town in the center of Hainan Island, just off China’s southern rim, Li gave voice to his anger with a bawdy folk song in the distinctive local dialect. Among other things, it said merrily that Danzhou’s leaders “sold us like pigs, sold our flesh and sold our doo-doo.” One verse took things a step further: It named as main culprits the Danzhou Communist Party secretary, Zhao Zhongshe; the deputy mayor, Wang Yuehua; and the school superintendent, Li Shenghua.

Li’s irreverent ditty was folk art of a kind Danzhou officials did not appreciate. On July 27, five days after the lyrics were posted on various Web sites — including the school system’s — Li was thrown in jail. He was interrogated twice, he recalled, and forced to translate the song into Mandarin Chinese so his jailers could understand it. At noon on the seventh day, he was released, but only after writing a self-criticism about how naughty it was to compose ribald lyrics describing the actions of party officials.

“I felt the sky was broken and the earth was cracked,” Li said, still appearing shaken and dejected as he described his experience six weeks later. “When I made up that folk song, I could never have imagined it would bring me such trouble.”

Li, 31, a short, slight native of the nearby countryside who has big, round eyes, fell victim to the Communist Party’s enduring determination to decide what Chinese people can read or hear, sing or say, write or perform. His travails were not unusual for modern China, even in a backwater town far from the center of power in Beijing. More than a quarter-century after Deng Xiaoping launched the country on a course of drastic reforms, the party at all levels has clung to rigid censorship over information and art — including folk songs in a dialect only the locals understand.

But party censors are now turning to China’s booming Internet and cellphone networks with particular vigor. Given the easy access to technologies such as text messaging, censors have found it difficult to keep a grip on information.

It hasn’t been for lack of trying. The Public Security Ministry, which monitors the Internet under guidance from the Central Propaganda Department, has recruited an estimated 30,000 people to snoop on electronic communications. The ministry recently introduced two cartoon characters — a male and female in police uniforms — that it said would pop up on computer screens occasionally to remind people that their activity is being tracked.

Traditionally, the censors’ main concern has been keeping political expression in check. That has become particularly urgent, officials say, as the country prepares for the 17th Communist Party Congress in October, during which President Hu Jintao is to solidify his leadership and move a successor into place. But because transmitting information of all kinds through the Internet and cellphone messages is relatively easy, the party’s censorship bureaucrats also have been fighting new battles. As Li Hua’s case showed, the enemy is not always political……. ( more details from the Washington Post)

Posted in Business, China, corruption, Economy, Education, Freedom of Speech, Hainan, Human Rights, Internet, Law, News, Official, People, Politics, Social, South China, website, World | 1 Comment »

China: Man Vomiting Blood, Chicken Died After Drinking Mineral Water

Posted by Author on September 10, 2007

Chinese chicken chokes after testing the waterA bottle of mineral water made a Chinese man vomiting blood and caused a chicken died, reported by many state-run Chinese websites.

The photo at the right-hand side is from Hainan Province’s Hainan Online News Center, showing the died chicken, with a man has his bottle of water in hand.


Mr. Yin Yueyun, who’s a migrant worker from Anhui province, now has been lived in Haikou City, the capital city of Hainan province in the south point of China, doing decorating for 3 years.

On Sep. 8, 2007, after drinking a little bottle of mineral water, Mr. Yin begun to vomit blood and was unable to speak. He was immediately sent to Haikou People’s Hospital by his family members.

Yin’s family members fed a chicken the rest of the water to see what would happen- the chicken died within a minute.

The authorities were investigating, the website said (In Chinese).


Which product made in China is safe? It’s should be always a question to ask for everybody.

Posted in Business, China, Economy, Food, Haikou, Hainan, Health, Law, Life, Made in China, News, products, Social, South China, Tainted Products, World | 3 Comments »

China Bananas, Instant Noodles and Health Scare

Posted by Author on May 25, 2007

By Clifford Coonan in Beijing, the Independent, UK, 25 May 2007-

The word on the streets of China’s cities is that bananas from the southern island of Hainan can cause Sars. And that Magician brand instant noodles poisons you because they use oil extracted from human corpses provided by funeral homes.

China is in the grip of a food safety scare, and although it has generated a number of bizarre rumours circulating in frantic text messages, the issue poses a serious potential threat to international trade.

Late last year, Hong Kong government chemists detected in salted duck eggs the Sudan II industrial dye, which was fed to the birds to make the yolk in their eggs extraordinarily red, a colour Chinese consumers see as a sign of high quality.

The Chinese government has pledged to get to the bottom of the scandal – and introducing standardised practices when it comes to food safety has become a major issue.

In Beijing, the city authorities have also announced plans to better monitor food products entering the capital after several food safety scandals emerged. Such is the mood there that some people are now saying that bad food, rather than lobbying about controversial issues such as Tibet, could be the main risk to the Olympic Games in the city next year.

Billions of pounds worth of counterfeit and substandard goods, from snack bars to fake liquor and medicines, to face creams, are produced every year in China.

Counterfeiting often extends to branded foods and you have to read the labels carefully in shops to make sure that you are getting the right food. Alcoholic drinks are particularly prone to copying and it is important to check to see if your beer or your breakfast cereal is the real thing.

China revealed in 2004, in one of its most highly publicised health scandals, that 13 babies had died from malnutrition in the eastern province of Anhui after being fed fake baby milk powder. But the problem is going global, spreading way beyond China’s borders.

Chinese-made food products which are exported are being examined for toxins after safety breaches involving poisons in dog food and toothpaste, following reports of tainted products arriving in the Dominican Republic and Panama.

The Dominican Republic authorities said they had removed 10,000 tubes of the Chinese toothpaste brands Excel and Mr Cool from shelves after learning they contained diethylene glycol, a chemical used in antifreeze and brake fluid. ( …… more details from the Independent)

Toothpaste Scare : Products From China, BBC News, 24 May 2007

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China Leader Admitted for First Time Regime is Facing Crisis

Posted by Author on January 16, 2007

By Luo Bing, Chengming Monthly Magazine (Chinese), Hongkong, Jan. 1, 2007-

Chinese President Hu Jingtao admitted recently that the Chinese Communist PartyCover, Chengming Monthly, Jan. 1, 2007 (CCP) regime is facing three unprecedented crises: A political crisis, a crisis revolving around social infrastructure, and a crisis concerning overall governance within the regime. Among them, the crisis of governance is the most threatening.

CCP is Faced With Three Unprecedented Crises

It was at the Annual Conference of the 12th Central Committee Political Bureau of 2006 that Hu admitted to the enormous pressure that the ruling party is facing. This pressure comes in the form of three unprecedented crises. These are: a political crisis, a social infrastructure crisis, and a crisis concerning governance. All three of these crises are triggered by and amplified by one another, creating a very difficult situation.

Among the three crises, the one revolving around governance of the regime is most serious. Hu wasted no time in pointing out that the most serious and urgent issue the CCP is facing is the implementation of the party’s principles and policies to the entire country. This is critical in that it is needed to check, reverse, and ultimately solve the crisis. It is directly related to the country’s fate, the interests of 1.3 billion people, and the vitality of the party as a ruling party.

Vice Premier Wu Banguo said at the meeting that the escalation of the governance crisis at the local level had all but destroyed the stability of society, economic development, financial order, and any potential for a harmonious relationship between the people and the government.

Disclosures: 200 to 250 reports regarding political issues, social stability, or accidents submitted by local governments account for half of the various reports every day.

A new trend has appeared recently, which is, more reports are about superstructure, democratic parties, and appealing events in religious circles. For example, legal proceedings against various party committees and government departments are used to put the heads of the respective government departments and legal departments into a passive state.

Premier Wen Jiabao said, “Lawsuits against the party or its government organs from all circles reflect not only the progress in the legal system and its law-making procedures, but also the administrative gap between the party, government organizations, and the law, which serves to worsen the crisis in governance.”

Summary of the 31-Province Questionnaire on CCP and its Organizations

The assessment questionnaire of CCP and its organizations of the 31 provinces, autonomous regions and the municipalities directly under the central government are summarized below:

(1) None of them are listed as Category 1 (good, very good, very satisfied), or Category 2 (good, satisfactory).

(2) Category 3 (normal) consists of: Beijing City, Tianjin City, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and the Tibet Autonomous Region. Ningxia Muslim Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Hainan Province.

(3) Category 4 (unsatisfactory, bad) consists of: Liaoning Province, Jilin Province, Guangdong Province, Fujian Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Shanghai City, Shandong Province, Sichuan Province, Guizhou Province, Gansu Province and other provinces.

(4) Category 5 (very dissatisfied, poor) consists of: Hebei Province, Shanxi Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Heilongjiang Province, Anhui Province, Jiangxi Province, Henan Province, Hubei Province, Hunan Province, Chongqing City, Shaanxi Province, Yunnan Province and Qinghai Province. Among them, Henan, Anhui, Shanxi, Hunan received very low points. In the provinces (autonomous regions) which are classified as Category 5 (very dissatisfied, poor), city government, police officers, and the legal system are going through judicial darkness and collusion with the business sector. The society is chaotic and wide gaps have developed between the rich and the poor, resulting in fierce, often violent protests.

The Central Committee of the CCP dispatched teams to 19 provinces (autonomous regions) in light of the current situation.

Central Authorities Have Introduced New Plan For Dealing with Social Gatherings

The Central Committee and State Council of the CCP recently promulgated a number of regulations detailing ways to strictly deal with group activities.

It includes five topics in total. It stresses that the accidents resulting from local governments’ violation of regulations and policies made by the Central Committee of the CCP would be investigated for dereliction of duty. If large-scale protests occur and cause casualties and economic losses, the corresponding people in the local government must be held responsible for serious misconduct and receive criminal prosecution.

The so-called “scale” criterion means above 5000 people in the provincial cities and above 2,000 people in other cities are involved in an accident, or above 20 people wounded, including five or more death in an accident, or with economic losses( direct and indirect) of more than 20 million yuan (about U.S. $ 2.5 million).

Chengming Monthly Magazine (Chinese) is the most widely read political magazine published in Hong Kong.
– This Article translated from Chinese by the Epochtimes

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