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Authorities in Southwestern China Downplay the Effects of a Chemical Spill in Yangtze Tributary

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan confirmed on Wednesday that a road accident had triggered the spillage of 38 tons of concentrated sulphuric acid into a tributary of the Yangtze River. The spill happened on Sunday after two

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China Censors Internet Rumors on Jiang’s Health

Chinese censors are apparently blocking online discussion of former president Jiang Zemin, whose absence from a key Communist Party event in Beijing has sparked speculation that he is seriously ill. The 84-year-old Jiang was conspicuously missing Friday from state celebrations

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