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News Correspondent — Voice of America
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Voice of America News Correspondent in Beijing. Tweets are mine. ReTweets not an endorsement.

Tianjin Blast Puts Spotlight on Chemical Industry

voanews.com — Last week's deadly blasts in China's northern port city of Tianjin triggered by a fire and toxic brew of volatile chemicals are raising questions about how effectively China enforces a long list of hazardous materials subject to tight regulations.

Tianjin Rain Raises Concerns About Toxicity

voanews.com — Rain has begun to fall in China's blast-struck northeastern port city of Tianjin as officials raced to prevent the further spread of hazardous chemicals and explosives from the site. It was not immediately clear whether Tuesday's rain was helping spread a toxic mix of chemicals and dangerous materials from last week's blasts or creating dangerous gases - as has been feared.

Skepticism, Worry Follow Tianjin Blasts

voanews.com — Uncertainty hangs over the port city of Tianjin, China, about just what chemicals were in the warehouse where massive blasts occurred Wednesday night. VOA's Bill Ide reports.

After China Blasts, Questions About Firefighting, Port Safety

voanews.com — As Chinese authorities continue investigating the causes of massive explosions in the northeastern city of Tianjin, they are also scrutinizing the city's firefighting operations and port safety. The two gigantic blasts, which occurred late Wednesday near a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals in the city's industrial neighborhood, killed at least 50 people and injured 700 others.

On The Scene: Tianjin, China

voanews.com — Fires are still burning in China's northern port city, where massive blasts flattened entire city blocks, and for many residents the biggest worry is what is in the smoke plumes drifting over the city. The government has tried to reassure the public that the air is safe, and that winds carried much of the smoke over the ocean following the blast.

China Blast Aftermath Resembles War Zone

voanews.com — Massive blasts in China's northeastern port city of Tianjin have left more than 40 people dead. Hundreds are being treated at hospitals for injuries and many are still missing. VOA's Bill Ide traveled to the scene of the blasts and has more from Tianjin.

Aftermath of Tianjin Blast Resembles War Zone

voanews.com — More than 12 hours after a massive explosion rocked China's northeastern port Tianjin, killing at least 44 people and injuring hundreds, firefighters were still battling blazes as residents wandered through neighborhoods that resembled the aftermath of a war zone.

Chinese Family Members Question Motive Behind MH370 Declaration

voanews.com — Malaysia's announcement that debris found off a French island belongs to the plane at the heart of the world's biggest airline mystery, has done little to answer the persistent questions of Chinese families of those on board the flight.

Roller Coaster Ride Far From Over for Chinese Stocks

voanews.com — China's stock market continued its roller coaster ride Tuesday, with shares first dipping, but rising dramatically in the last few hours of trading on what analysts said was a government driven boost.

China’s Influence Grows With New Infrastructure Bank

voanews.com — The multibillion-dollar China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was launched Monday in Beijing, with founding members signing an agreement that gives the clearest signals to date about how the bank will operate. Among them was the confirmation that China will hold the largest block of voting rights of 26 percent.
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Aug 27, 2015

CHINA RULE OF LAW: Victims of #tianjinblast having trouble finding lawyers to represent them, take search online. chinadigitaltimes.net/2015/08/river-…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @cctvnews: #BREAKING Death toll from #Tianjin warehouse explosions rises to 145, 28 still unaccounted for pic.twitter.com/JVvmnGuqLz

Aug 27, 2015

RT @XHNews: 11 officials investigated in relation to the deadly Tianjin warehouse blasts xhne.ws/QyTUw #XinhuaTV amp.twimg.com/v/65c7ef01-b91…

Aug 27, 2015

Private Sector Current: Reuters on how "sea turtles" could've helped #China with its recent market volatility reut.rs/1PzBvBC

Aug 27, 2015

Trump's #China Booklist: "I know the Chinese...made a lot of money with the Chinese ..understand the Chinese mind," fw.to/qzlKe4h

Aug 26, 2015

"market can't grow in a healthy manner w/ CSF playing the role of savior. this role shld end sooner.. than later." twitter.com/caixin/status/…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @rob_schmitz: Shanghai AQI not great today. Thanks, Beijing. Enjoy your parade. pic.twitter.com/0HUb7lWbkD

Aug 26, 2015

RT @valentinaluo: The economic crisis is real: no bag for Chinese journalists for the parade...such a shame. pic.twitter.com/DGtpKfr1st

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