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14/03/2019

Chinese police detain suspect after several children are attacked at primary school in Hebei

  • Video from scene shows man on ground, imploring police to ‘Beat me to death’
  • Investigations go on after pupils treated for non-life-threatening injuries
Video footage purports to show a suspect apprehended by police after reports of assaults on pupils at a primary school in Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province. Photo: Handout
Video footage purports to show a suspect apprehended by police after reports of assaults on pupils at a primary school in Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province. Photo: Handout
Several pupils were attacked outside a primary school in northern China on Thursday.

Police said the incident took place in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province at about 1.30pm. It was not clear how many pupils were wounded or how their wounds were inflicted.

According to video footage obtained by The South China Morning Post, a suspect was arrested by police next to a pool of blood on the ground.

He could be heard saying, “Beat me to death, just beat me to death,” in the video.

Police officers named the suspect as Cui Zhenjiang, 54, of Fengrun.

Pupils involved in the attack were taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Police said investigations were ongoing.

Onlookers and families gather at a primary school in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province after reports of an incident on Thursday afternoon. Photo: Handout
Onlookers and families gather at a primary school in the Fengrun district of Tangshan city in Hebei province after reports of an incident on Thursday afternoon.
Source: SCMP
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25/02/2019

Smog continues in north and east China, snow to hit west

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) — China’s national observatory on Sunday forecast that some northern and eastern parts of the country would be shrouded in smog in the coming days while snow will hit western regions.

Thick smog will envelop northern and eastern areas including Hebei and Shandong provinces until Thursday, according to the National Meteorological Center (NMC).

From Sunday night to Monday morning, thick fog will be seen in the provinces of Henan, Anhui, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Hubei, reducing visibility in some areas to less than 200 meters, the NMC said.

From Sunday night to Tuesday, snow will hit west China’s Tibet, Qinghai and Gansu, while rain will soak the south from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Bad weather could disrupt traffic after the Spring Festival holiday when many people are returning to work after the break.

China’s Spring Festival travel rush started from Jan. 21 and will last till March 1.

Source: Xinhua

15/02/2019

Snow hits parts of north China

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — Parts of north China including Beijing, Hebei Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region saw heavy snow on Thursday.

The snow started at around 5 a.m. in Beijing Thursday, following snow on Tuesday.

It started from the western and northern mountain areas, and gradually reached most parts of the city. It is expected to last until Thursday night, with a maximum precipitation of 4 mm in the western and northern mountain areas, and an average precipitation of 1 mm in downtown areas, according to the Beijing meteorological bureau.

The bureau has issued an alert for icy roads as of this morning.

More than one hundred bus lines were affected, and flights have been delayed and canceled at Beijing International Airport due to the snow.

According to the National Meteorological Center, north China is experiencing this winter’s largest and heaviest snow on Thursday, with estimated accumulations of as much as 2.5 centimeters.

Snow and low temperatures have hit most parts of the neighboring Hebei Province since Wednesday. The provincial government has issued emergency notices to require departments of heating, transportation, public security and city management to make preparations for the lingering snow and low temperatures in the following days.

Local power supply companies have strengthened patrols to ensure stable power supply.

Many parts of Inner Mongolia also saw snow early Thursday morning. The capital city Hohhot was covered with snow by 8:00 a.m.

“Although the heavy snow is inconvenient, it is very exciting. Only snow can make the winter feel real,” said Wei Qiang, a resident of the city.

The region has embraced a dry winter with the capital city receiving no prior snowfall. But a round of snow, strong winds and cool weather will continue to batter most parts of the region until Friday, according to the local meteorological observatory.

So far, local traffic and agricultural facilities have been affected by the snowy weather. Relevant departments have been ordered to take precautionary measures and solve problems in a timely manner.

Source: Xinhua

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