Volume 93 Issue 35 | p. 28 | Insights
Issue Date: September 7, 2015

Post-Tianjin, China Exposes Its Blemishes

Normally sensitive about its image, China lets information flow after deadly explosion
Department: Business | Collection: Safety
Keywords: Tianjin, environment, plant safety

When two high-speed trains collided in China’s Zhejiang province in the summer of 2011, killing 40 people, Chinese authorities moved quickly to put the disaster behind them. Literally burying the news, officials ordered that the train be interred even while rescuers were still looking for survivors. Authorities also demanded that the Chinese media stop reporting on the accident.

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