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Watch brave gas station workers put out a fire in 90 seconds

On November 29, a group of gas station workers managed to quickly put out a fire underneath a car,…

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Another fire in Daxing district, Beijing

Around 7 pm on Friday, a fire broke out in Xinjian Village 新建村 in Daxing District 大兴区, Beijing, reportedly about 300…

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18 dead after fire in Guangdong karaoke bar, arson suspect arrested

At least 18 are dead and five injured in the southern Chinese city of Qingyuan 清远, Guangdong province, after a…

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A second fire claims five more lives as turmoil continues in Beijing

Less than a month after a devastating fire in a southern Beijing migrant neighborhood led to ruthless eviction, and then protests,…

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Watch: Chinese man makes harrowing escape from high-rise fire

Straight out of the book of terrifying scenarios, a man dangled outside what appears to be (at least) the 17th-floor of…

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Asia’s tallest wooden pagoda burned down in Sichuan Province

A fire in Mianzhu, Sichuan Province, has destroyed Asia’s tallest wooden pagoda, the 16-story Lingguan Tower, a Buddhist structure…

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Toddlers and migrants — a crisis of trust in Beijing

“What did the teacher do to my child?” Parents across China found themselves wondering if they may ever ask this nightmarish…

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Beijing haphazardly evicts migrants for ‘safety’

On the evening of November 18, a fire in a tatty part of southern Beijing killed 19 people. The victims were…

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Pictures of the Day: Exodus from fire-ravaged Xinjian Village, Daxing

On November 18, a fire ripped through a two-story structure in the shantytown of Xinjian Village 新建村 in Xihongmen Town 西红门镇, Daxing…

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The case of the nanny arsonist

A summary of the top news in Chinese society and culture for June 29, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina…

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