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China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han  Chinese authorities have executed powerful Sichuan-based mining tycoon Liu Han, state media say.
Yangtze ship disaster: 396 confirmed dead  The death toll from the Chinese ferry disaster now stands at 396, as emergency workers search the vessel in the Yangtze River Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead  Salvagers righted the Eastern Star on Friday after officials said chances of finding anyone alive were slim. Just 14 are known to have survived Workers turn capsized China ship upright  Top-deck cabins poked out of the water from a capsized river cruise ship on the Yangtze after disaster teams righted the vessel to quicken the search China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest  Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors  Hopes are fading of any more survivors being found inside a cruise ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River  Rescuers were racing to rescue people after hearing cries for help from the wreckage of a passenger ship that capsized in a storm 5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River  Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a ship carrying more than 450 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China's Hubei province Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China
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Workers turn capsized China ship upright
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Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors
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Back-to-back typhoons hit China
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Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed
Gu Kailai's murder trial begins
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Race against time to drain 'quake lake'
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Quake victims need millions of tents
'Five million' homeless in quake
President Hu Jintao visits quake area
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Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
Aftershocks demolish homes
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Quake death toll passes 50,000
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Heavy rains in southern China leave 18 dead, 4 missing  The storms have dumped 25 millimeter of rainfall in some towns. The deaths were caused by house collapses, landslides, drowning or lightning 12 people survived Yangtze River sinking, down from 14  Authorities have confirmed that 12 out of 454 people on board a cruise ship that capsized earlier this month survived, down by two people Body of 3-year-old found in capsized Chinese cruise ship  The toddler's body was among those recovered Saturday after the ship was lifted   Yangtze ship disaster: 396 confirmed dead   The death toll from the Chinese ferry disaster now stands at 396, as emergency workers search the vessel in the Yangtze River   Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead   Salvagers righted the Eastern Star on Friday after officials said chances of finding anyone alive were slim. Just 14 are known to have survived   Workers turn capsized China ship upright Map of Jianli Hubei China  Top-deck cabins poked out of the water from a capsized river cruise ship on the Yangtze after disaster teams righted the vessel to quicken the search Operation begins to lift Chinese ship  Chinese salvagers have begun to right an upturned ship on which more than 400 people are thought to have died China rescuers pull out more bodies from cruise ship wreck  Rescuers cut three holes into the overturned hull of a river cruise ship in unsuccessful attempts to find more survivors, as the death toll reached 75   China boat capsize: Relatives stage protest   Relatives of some of the nearly 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on Yangtze River have staged a protest near the sinking site Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors   Hopes are fading of any more survivors being found inside a cruise ship which capsized on China's Yangtze River Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China  Rescuers were racing to rescue people after hearing cries for help from the wreckage of a passenger ship that capsized in a storm 5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River   Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a ship carrying more than 450 people capsized on the Yangtze River in China's Hubei province Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Map of Jianli Hubei China


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  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued


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2015 May.22   2 children aboard overloaded bus among dead in heavy flooding  2 schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond are among the dead in the latest round of flooding in the country's south

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2015 Apr.6   China paraxylene chemical plant hit by explosion  An explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in south-eastern China's Fujian province, sparking a major fire 2015 Apr.5   7 members of a family drown in a deadly attempt to rescue girl  A 17-year-old girl fell into a reservoir and several relatives dove in after her in a deadly attempt to rescue her 2015 Apr.4   Traffic accidents kill 26 in 2 Chinese provinces  A bus plunged into a river in Yunnan, killing 14 people. In Gansu, a farm vehicle careened while making a turn on a mountain road, killing 12 people

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2015 Mar.5   Nine hurt in China station attack  Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Police shot one suspect dead and caught another

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2015 Feb.26   Boat capsizes off Macau, 15 people missing  A suspected people-smuggling boat carrying 19 people capsized. Those aboard included 3 crew members and 16 suspected illegal immigrants 2015 Feb.8     China executes 'mafia-style' mining tycoon Liu Han  Chinese authorities have executed powerful Sichuan-based mining tycoon Liu Han, state media say. 2015 Feb.5   Fire in southern China market kills more than 17 people  The fire broke out Thursday on the fourth floor of the market in southern Guangdong province and was controlled that night

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2014 Dec.30   Gas explosion kills 17 in China  A gas explosion at an auto parts factory killed 17 people and injured 20 Wednesday morning at the Fuhua Engineering and Manufacturing Co. factory 2014 Dec.20   Xi Jinping defends 'one-China' idea in Macau, amid protests  Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Macau residents to respect the 'one-China' policy during a visit to the former Portuguese colony

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2014 Nov.26   11 killed in second deadly coal mine explosion in as many days  19 people were working in a mine in the southern province of Guizhou when an explosion ripped through the shaft early in the morning 2014 Nov.22   Strong earthquake strikes China killing at least 4  A 5.9 quake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least one person and causing minor damage to buildings

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2014 Oct.7   Hundreds injured at magnitude 6.0 earthquake  A shallow earthquake shook overnight, killing at least a person, damaging buildings and prompting thousands to camp outside   Strong earthquake shakes southwestern China  Magnitude 5.8 was centered 19 kilometers from Weiyuan city at a depth of 5.6 kilometers. The shallow depth was likely to cause more damage

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2014 Sep.27   Fatal school stampede in China blamed on horseplay  A stampede that killed 6 children and injured 26 at elementary school was sparked by horseplay that caused panic among schoolchildren 2014 Sep.8   Chinese city kills 5,000 dogs to control rabies  Authorities have killed almost 5,000 dogs in one Chinese city after rabies was blamed for the death of five people

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2014 Aug.27   6 dead, 21 missing after landslide hits village  77 houses collapsed or were buried in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province. Xinhua says another 21 people were injured in the landslide 2014 Aug.22   Chinese fighter jet flies dangerously close to U.S. Navy plane  A Chinese fighter jet made several dangerous passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point 2014 Aug.5   Officials say death toll from weekend earthquake rises to 589  Search and rescue teams worked to clear debris from isolated mountain communities struck by the disaster 2014 Aug.3   China troops join earthquake search  China has sent 2,500 soldiers to the southwest province of Yunnan after an earthquake killed hundreds of people     Strong earthquake kills at least 367 in southern China
Map of Ludian Yunnan China
  The magnitude-6.1 quake in Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400
 About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian


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2014 Jul.20   Monster typhoon buffets south China  The biggest typhoon to hit southern China in 40 years has killed 17 people, after wreaking death and destruction on the Philippines 2014 Jul.18     Highway collision in southern China kills 43 people   A truck loaded with flammable liquid collided with a passenger bus. The truck rear-ended the bus around 3 a.m. Saturday on the Hukun Expressway 2014 Jul.17   China girds for Typhoon Rammasun  Southern China and Vietnam are bracing for the arrival of Rammasun after the massive storm killed at least 38 people in the Philippines 2014 Jul.16   Storms across China kill at least 18 people  Heavy rains have killed at least 18 people in southern China and a state news agency says six more are missing after a landslide 2014 Jul.10   Van falls into pond, killing 8 children in China  8 kindergarten-going children and 3 adults have died in central China after the minivan they were in crashed into a pond

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2014 Jun.22   26 dead, 3 missing in southern China rainstorms  China says five days of rainstorms have left 26 people dead and three missing and led to direct economic losses of 4 billion yuan ($650 million) 2014 Jun.18   China jails corruption activists  Three Chinese anti-corruption activists have been given lengthy jail terms for urging officials to disclose wealth 2014 Jun.3   22 killed in mine accident in southwestern China  The accident also 2 two other injured at the Yanshitai coal mine, operated by a subsidiary of the state-owned enterprise Chongqing Energy

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2014 May.24   Heavy flooding in southern China kills 12  The flooding affected 649,000 people in Qingyuan city in Guangdong province with 3,300 houses collapsing and $293 million in losses 2014 May.12   Suspect killed in China bus blaze  A man who died in a bus fire in southwest China is thought to have been responsible for the blaze, Chinese authorities say 2014 May.3   Bridge collapses in south China, killing 11  A the stone arch bridge under construction in a village in southern China has collapsed, killing 11 people and injuring several others

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2014 Mar.14   6 dead in China stabbing frenzy  Six people died after an argument between two vendors led to a stabbing spree at a market in Hunan province in central China 2014 Mar.3   All suspects in China train station attack held or killed  Police have arrested three more suspects in Saturday's knife attack that killed dozens of people at a train station in the southwestern city of Kunming 2014 Mar.1     Death toll rises to 33 in knife attack on China train station   More than 10 knife-wielding attackers slashed people at a southwestern city in what authorities called a terrorist attack by ethnic separatists   Gang of knife-wielding men in deadly attacks on China train station  Local media -- citing eyewitnesses -- have reported that there were deaths and injuries in the attack at the Kunming Railway Station

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2014 Feb.18   Top official facing China probe  Ji Wenlin, the vice-governor of Hainan province, linked to Chinese former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated, state media say 2014 Feb.4   New strain of 'deadly' bird flu  Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed 73-year-old woman in China

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2014 Jan.13   Report: 18 casualties in Chinese village explosion  An explosion in a village inthe Laoshan village in the city of Kaili killed 14 people and injured seven others on Monday afternoon

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2013 Dec.10   Market fire in China's Shenzhen kills 16  A fire in a farmers' fruit market in south China's Shenzhen has killed at least 16 people and injured at least three, officials say

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2013 Nov.1   China's fireworks factory blast kills 11  An explosion killed 11 workers and injured 17 others. Most of the victims were female workers who were assembling fuses for firecrackers

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2013 Oct.27   China anti-corruption trio on trial  China has put three anti-corruption campaigners on trial, in what is being seen as part of a crackdown on activists under President Xi Jinping 2013 Oct.24   Newspaper makes bold front-page plea for journalist's release  'Please set him free' read the plea in stark black print on the front page of the New Express newspaper 2013 Oct.23   China wall collapse kills children  Two Chinese children were killed and four others injured when a wall at their school collapsed on top of them 2013 Oct.7   Typhoon Fitow kills five in China  Powerful Typhoon Fitow flattened houses, flooded villages and farms, and affected more than 4.5m people 2013 Oct.6   China evacuates 417,000 people ahead of typhoon  Hundreds of thousands of people in southeast China were evacuated and fishing vessels called back to shore because of an approaching typhoon

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2013 Sep.23   Typhoon Usagi hits southern China, killing at least 25  Bringing strong winds and heavy rain, Usagi forced the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people, the cancellation of hundreds of flights

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2013 Jul.10   China landslide 'buries up to 40'  A landslide has buried between 30 and 40 people in China's Sichuan province, state media say

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2013 Jun.7   Dozens dead in China bus fire  At least 47 people have died in the Chinese city of Xiamen following a bus fire, according to state media

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2013 May.27     Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China
Map of Zhejiang China  Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet 2013 May.17   Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing  Guangdong province has been hit the hardest, with 36 deaths and 10 missing people, followed by Jiangxi province 2013 May.11   China colliery blast kills 27 miners  An explosion at a coal mine in China's south-west Sichuan province has killed at least 27 people, state media report

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2013 Apr.21   Chinese teams reach quake-hit region  Chinese rescue teams have reached some of the most remote areas of Sichuan province hit by Saturday's powerful earthquake 2013 Apr.20   China battles to bring quake aid  Rescue teams are struggling to reach survivors of a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake in remote hill villages, with debris blocking roads     Earthquake has killed more than 150 people
Map of Lushan Sichuan China  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west 2013 Apr.19   At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region  A powerful earthquake jolted near where a devastating quake struck five years ago, leaving at least 41 dead and more than 600 injured

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2013 Jan.7   Chinese journalists in rare protest against censorship  Crowds gathered at the headquarters of the Southern Weekly, in support of a rare protest by journalists against alleged government censorship

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2012 Dec.25   China opens longest bullet route  China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guangzhou 2012 Sep.23   Bo scandal policeman Wang jailed  The ex-police chief at the heart of China's biggest political scandal in years has been sentenced to 15 years in jail
 'Bending the law for selfish ends, defection, abuse of power and bribetaking'
2012 Sep.7   China's quake death toll rises  At least 80 people are now known to have died in a series of earthquakes in south-western China, as rescuers struggle to reach remote areas 2012 Aug.29   Death toll rises in China coal mine blast  The death toll from a gas blast at a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan rose to 19, with 28 miners still trapped underground 2012 Aug.9   Police on trial for Gu 'cover-up'  4 policemen accused of covering up the murder of Briton Neil Heywood are to go on trial, a day after the wife of a ex-politician was tried for the killing 2012 Aug.8   Gu Kailai's murder trial begins  The wife of former high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has gone on trial charged with murdering British businessman Neil Heywood 2012 Aug.3   Back-to-back typhoons hit China  Two tropical cyclones have made landfall in eastern China, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from coastal areas 2012 Apr.6   Arrests over kidney sold for iPad  Five people have been charged with intentional injury after illegally buying one of the kidneys of a boy, who used the money for an iPhone and an iPad

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2011 Dec.31   Chinese man dies of bird flu  A 39-year-old bus driver in southern China died Saturday from what appears to be a contagious strain of avian flu 2011 Oct.20   Chinese hit-and-run toddler dies  Wang Yue, a two-year-old girl in southern China, who was run over by two vans and ignored by 18 passers-by, has died 2011 Oct.17   Tibetan nun dies setting herself ablaze  A nun has died after setting herself on fire in southwestern China, the first Tibetan woman known to have killed herself in this way 2011 Jul.23     Bullet train derails, cars fall off bridge
Map of Zhejiang China  At least two cars of a high-speed bullet train fell off a bridge late Saturday after a derailment in eastern Zhejiang province
 At least 32 people have died and more than 100 are hurt
2011 Jun.17     Deadly floods hit China   Another round of torrential rains has flooded a once drought-stricken region, killing 25 people and leaving 25 missing

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2010 Jul.27   Dozens missing in China landslide  Twenty-one people are missing feared dead after heavy rain triggered a landslide which flattened part of Shuanghe village in Sichuan 2010 Jul.21   Flooding fears intensify  Tropical storm Chanthu has slowed, but it's edging ominously closer to an area already deluged with rain and deadly floods 2010 Jul.20   Death toll rises in floods  The death toll has risen to 34 as a result of floods and landslides in two provinces in central China

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2009 Aug.10   Landslide crushes buildings  At least 6 apartment blocks have collapsed following landslides in eastern China, trapping an unknown number of people
 The landslides were triggered by rains caused by Typhoon Morakot
2009 Aug.9   Typhoon Morakot slams into China  At least one person was killed as Typhoon Morakot is packing high winds and torrential rain. Nearly a million people had been evacuated 2009 Jun.5   Massive landslide buries dozens  Rescue workers searched for 80 people believed to be trapped by a massive landslide in the southwest city at an iron ore mining area 2009 May.7   2008 quake killed 5,335 students  State media: 7.9 earthquake that struck last year killed 5,335 students and left an additional 546 children disabled

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2008 Aug.30   22 dead from Saturday quake  The quake hit Panzhihua Citye. 17 people were reported dead and about 100 others injured in Sichuan In Yunnan province, 5 people died 2008 Aug.5   Deadly earthquake hits China  A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province, killing at least one person and seriously wounding five others 2008 Jun.14   1 million flee from floods; 55 dead  Flooding has forced more than 1 million to flee their homes across a stretch of southwestern China, including the earthquake-ravaged province 2008 Jun.12   China on alert for unrest in quake zone  Police cordoned off schools destroyed in the earthquake, on alert for protests by parents demanding investigations 2008 Jun.9   Quake lake 'now draining'  Water has flowed into an abandoned town, as drainage from an unstable lake formed by last month's massive earthquake accelerates 2008 Jun.4   Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it 2008 May.31   Race against time to drain 'quake lake'  Chinese soldiers and engineers were urgently trying to dig a spillway from an earthquake-created lake that is threatening to burst its banks 2008 May.27   Aftershocks demolish homes  2 aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago
  'Quake lake' area evacuated
2008 May.22   Quake death toll passes 50,000  The toll from the devastating 7.9 earthquake in southwestern China has leaped to 51,151, an increase of almost 10,000
 The quake injured 288,431 people, with another 29,328 missing
2008 May.18   China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts  China has announced 3 days of national mourning as rescue workers continued to search for survivors among the rubble
 The Olympic torch relay will also be suspended for three days
2008 May.17   Quake effort resumes after panic  Thousands of earthquake victims and rescuers are fleeing areas near the epicenter over fears of floods from a river blocked by landslides 2008 May.16   'Five million' homeless in quake  The extent of the problem only became clear when communications were restored. It is feared up to 50,000 may be dead 2008 May.15       President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake   Quake death toll could reach 50,000  The official death toll has now topped 19,500. But casualty figures from various cities indicate a higher number of dead 2008 May.14   Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours  A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage 2008 May.13   Rescuers reach epicentre  Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing
 A few hundred soldiers and police found 500 bodies within a few hours
  Quake death toll tops 12,000  Rescue workers frantically tried to pull victims from the rubble and clear roads so more relief can be delivered 2008 May.12   Death toll rises in quake  The most powerful 7.8 earthquake to hit China in 30 years has killed at least 10,000 people in south-western Sichuan province
 In Wenchuan county alone, 80% of buildings collapsed, and up to 5,000 people died, with many more still trapped. President Hu Jintao has ordered troops to help with disaster relief work. Telephone lines are down, and roads are blocked by fallen rocks and boulders
      Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage


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2007 Oct.7   1.4 million flee deadly storm  A storm drenched southeast after prompting the evacuation of 1.4 million people on the mainland
 In Vietnam, the death toll from a separate storm rose to 55
2007 Jun.2   Two dead from quake  More than 200 others injured when a strong quake rattled southwestern China's Yunnan Province

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2005 Jun.23     Flood death toll 'over 500'   Summer floods have forced over one million from their homes. Southern China submerged beneath muddy waters

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2004 Aug.12   115 killed as typhoon slams coast  Typhoon Rananim is wreaking widespread damage in Zhejiang province and knocking down 18,300 buildings 2004 Apr.17   Mass evacuation in Chongqing  150,000 people have been evacuated after a series of explosions hit a chemical plant and kill at least 9

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2003 Dec.25   233 died in gas disaster  Thousands flee the disaster. A gas well burst in the Chuan Dongbei gas field, releasing natural gas and sulfurated hydrogen

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2002 Aug.22     Million people battling lake   Families living nearby China's second largest freshwater lake have begun to flee their homes.
 850,000 civilians and soldiers have mobilised to shore up dykes and embankments. More than 1,000 families have been evacuated


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2001 Apr.11   U.S. spy plane crew released  The 24 detained in China for 11 days have landed on Guam on their way to Hawai 2001 Apr.1       U.S. spy plane lands in China
Map of Hainan China  Navy reconnaissance plane made an emergency landing. It collided with a Chinese fighter jet
 The electronic surveillance aircraft EP-3 Aries landed on the island of Hainan. Chinese F-8 sent to intercept the aircraft had bumped the EP-3 in the process. U.S. plane was over international waters when the incident occurred. The plane was equipped with highly sensitive equipment that could monitor communications and air movements

before year 2000
Dec. 26, 1893     Mao Tse-Tung born
Map of Shaoshan Xiangtan Hunan China
  Chairman Mao was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China
Dec. 22, 1552     St. Francis Xavier died Map of Shangchuan Island China
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