Posted by Author on November 17, 2010
By Alex Ogle (AFP) – WASHINGTON — Highly sensitive Internet traffic on US government and military websites was briefly “hijacked” and routed through Chinese servers earlier this year, a report to the US Congress said Wednesday.
For 18 minutes on April 8, a Chinese state-owned telecommunications firm rerouted email traffic to and from websites of the US Senate, the Department of Defense, along with “many others” including NASA and Department of Commerce, said the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s annual report.
Some 15 percent of the Internet’s entire traffic was routed through Chinese servers during this brief period in the late morning US time, said the report. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on October 20, 2010
By Cao Changqing, Via The Epochtimes, Oct 19, 2010 –
The contrast between the recent Chilean mine rescue and the handling of mine accidents in China is enormous, and has provided the Chinese people with a revealing example of the differences between the two systems of government.
After the Chile mine collapse, when nobody knew whether there were any survivors, the Chilean government spared no efforts to try to reach the trapped miners. In China, no mining accident has ever been treated with such attention and patience; Chinese authorities will pronounce everyone dead if there are no signs of life shortly after an accident.
“Chilean miners were lifted from the shaft, while Chinese miners are sent to hell,” one netizen commented. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on September 24, 2010
Radio Free Asia, Sep. 24, 2010 –
HONG KONG—Residents near a waste management dam in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong said several dozen households were swamped when the dam collapsed during a typhoon earlier this week, with more deaths than officials would admit to.
“This is really bad,” said a resident of the area near the Yinyan Tin Mine in Guangdong’s Xinyi city. “The houses have totally collapsed. Between one and two hundred people may have died.”
Official media reports said five people died in the collapse of the dam, which was operated by the Hong Kong-listed Zijin Mining Group, in the wake of torrential rain and mud and rock slides caused by typhoon Fanapi last week.
A further six people were listed as missing and seven were injured, reports said.
But local people said the number of casualties was likely much higher. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Author on August 25, 2010
BEIJING — A Chinese airliner crashed and burst into flames while attempting to land in northeast China, killing 42 people on board, state media reported on Wednesday.
The Henan Airlines plane broke into two pieces late Tuesday before it smashed into the ground while trying to touch down at an airport in the city of Yichun in remote Heilongjiang province, the official Xinhua news agency said.
There were 91 passengers, including five children, and five crew on board, Xinhua said, citing a source at the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
More than 40 bodies had been found, Xinhua said, and the rest on board had been rushed to hospital.
Some passengers were thrown out of the cabin before the turbine jet hit the ground.
The crash occurred shortly after 9:30 pm (1330 GMT) near Yichun’s Lindu airport, around 40 minutes after the plane took off from Harbin, the provincial capital.
Rescue crews at the crash site were seen putting victims’ remains in body bags, Xinhua reported, while the charred wreckage of the plane, which came to rest two kilometres (a mile) from the runway, remained cordoned off.
Anxious relatives waited on open ground near the airport, Xinhua said, but dense fog was hampering the rescue effort.
Books, rubbish and cabin debris was scattered across the muddy crash site…….(more details from AFP)
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Posted by Author on August 3, 2010
AFP, Aug. 3, 2010 –
BEIJING — At least 51 people were killed and 15 were still missing after a bridge collapsed in central China because too many people crowded on it to watch the flood torrents below, state media reported Monday.
Parts of southern, central and northern China have been battered by downpours that have caused the worst flooding in a decade, leaving about 1,000 dead and hundreds more missing since the beginning of the year.
Waters have cut off roads, left villages inaccessible and knocked out communications and water supplies in the hardest-hit areas.
Workers have been battling for more than a week to retrieve bodies since the 200-metre (yard) long bridge spanning the Yihe River in Henan province collapsed on July 24, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
“Five teams of about 40 rescuers are still searching for the missing,” Zhou Hongsen, a county official, was quoted as saying.
“We also have offered cash rewards hoping more residents would join the search and rescue.”
An initial investigation found the 23-year-old bridge collapsed after fallen tree trunks became stuck under it, blocking the raging flood waters. But a witness told Xinhua the bridge was crowded with people when it collapsed…….(more details from The AFP)
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