Officials In Lankao, Where A Deadly Fire Destroyed A Private Orphanage, Might Be Blaming The Adoptive Mother [UPDATE]

Yuan Lihai
On Friday, a fire at a private orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province killed six children ages seven months to five years and one 20-year-old young adult. The story’s sad enough without any of other details, but then you learn that the shelter was run by Yuan Lihai, a former street vendor who has taken... Read more »

China Says Burmese Bombs Landed In Yunnan, Wants Myanmar To Cut That Shit Out

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Violence between Burmese government and rebel forces has apparently spilled across the border from northern Kachin to China. Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying said yesterday that three "bombs" from Myanmar landed in Yunnan province, and added -- rather diplomatically -- that Myanmar should probably stop letting bombs land in Yunnan

Orphanage Fire In Henan Kills Seven Children [UPDATE]

Orphanage fire kills seven
Yesterday at around 8:30 am, a fire at a private (unofficial?) orphanage in Lankao county, Henan province killed seven children (four on the spot, three en route to the hospital). The home was owned by Yuan Lihai, a former street vendor who is the adoptive mother of more than 100 children.

Father Of Murdered Daughter Upset With Court Ruling Runs Down 23 Middle School Students

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On Monday, a father upset over a court’s decision to not give the death sentence to four men who murdered his daughter took his anger out on middle school students on lunch break. Yin Tiejun, 48, drove a car laden with firecrackers into Fengning No. 1 Middle School in Fengning, Hebei province around noon. Xinhua has the... Read more »

Newtown And Guangshan: No One Is Happy With Their Government’s Response

Knife-wielding man kills 22
The attacks happened on opposite sides of the globe, but they’re still being viewed relative to one another. The conversation was initially about weapons, with the US getting called to task. (Some are still unhappy that President Barack Obama only alluded to gun control without saying it outright in his moving speech yesterday in Newtown, Connecticut.)... Read more »