Premier Wen meets press at the scene of fatal train crash

 Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meets the press at the site of the fatal train crash in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

 Wen vows to punish those responsible for train crash six days after tragedy

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday vowed to "severely punish" those who are responsible for Saturday's fatal train collision and said "safety is a top priority" for the country's high-speed railways.

"Our investigation must be responsible to the people," Wen promised in front of more than 180 domestic and foreign journalists. He stood under a railway viaduct where one high-speed train rear-ended another near the city of Wenzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province six days ago, killing 39 people and injuring 192 others. Full story

In pictures: Premier Wen meets the press at the site of train crash in Wenzhou

Wen says technologies to be more reliable, confident in China's future

 WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Thursday urged nation to work harder to develop technologies that are "more secure and reliable." Full story

Premier Wen visits toddler injured in high-speed train crash in hospital

WENZHOU, Zhejiang, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday visited a toddler who was still hospitalized in ICU for injuries in the weekend high-speed train crash in Wenzhou City, east China's Zhejiang Province. Full story

 Chinese premier urges solidarity, high morale to advance technology after train collision

 WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday called on the nation to learn and work harder with strong solidarity and high morale in the fields of technology, five days after Saturday's train collision killed 39 and injured nearly 200. Full story

 Premier Wen thanks local people for rescue efforts after deadly train crash

 WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday expressed his gratitude to local residents who volunteered to join rescue efforts in a fatal high-speed train collision in Wenzhou of eastern Zhejiang Province. Full story

Scientific planning needed for future railway construction:Premier Wen

 WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that scientific planning, reasonable designing and orderly development are principles for the country's future railway construction. Full story

Premier pledges timely, accurate information to public on train collision

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday pledged timely and accurate information to the public after Saturday's fatal train collision.

Only by publicly disclosing the truth can the accident aftermath be handled successfully, Wen said while speaking to press at the site of the deadly train crash near Wenzhou of eastern Zhejiang Province.  Full story

Top priority of government is to protect people's life: Wen

 WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Thursday that the government's top priority is to "protect people's life."

"The country's development is for the people, so the most important thing is people's life," said Wen when meeting reporters at the scene of a fatal train crash last Saturday. Full story

Wen urges railways ministry to give "honest answer" to people on train crash handling

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday urged the Ministry of Railways (MOR) to give an "honest answer" to the people on the way it had handled the aftermath of a fatal train crash.  Full story

 Premier Wen speaks to press on fatal train crash while suffering illness

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, who has been suffering illness for 11 days, is speaking to press at the site of the fatal train crash near Wenzhou of eastern Zhejiang Province.

"To be honest, I have been ill for 11 days, and I came here only after my doctor reluctantly gave me the permission," the premier told reporters. Full story

Chinese Premier says train crash probe result to "stand test of history"

WENZHOU, July 28. (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao promised the investigation into the fatal train crash will offer a result that could "stand the test of history".

Wen made the remarks while speaking to press at the site of the deadly train crash near Wenzhou of eastern Zhejiang Province. Full story

Photo taken on July 24, 2011 shows the accident scene where rescuers clear the wreckage in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, after a train collision and derailment Saturday night. (Xinhua File Photo/Chen Bin)

 Investigation into the accident cause

Chinese Premier orders swift, open, transparent investigation of train crash

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Premier Wen Jiabao on Wednesday ordered a "swift, open and transparent" investigation into Saturday's fatal high-speed train collision. Full story

Flaws in railway signal system lead to fatal collision: railway authorities

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Design flaws in railway signal equipment led to Saturday's fatal high-speed train collision near Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province, the Shanghai Railway Bureau said on Thursday.  Full story

Work safety chief leads probe into deadly train crash

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Luo Lin, head of State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), has been appointed chief of a high-level investigation group to probe into Saturday's fatal high-speed train collision in east China's Zhejiang Province. Full story

Supreme People's Procuratorate sends investigators to probe train crash

BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) has sent its investigators to participate in the probe of east China's bullet train crash, a SPP official confirmed on Wednesday. Full story

 Rescue & Compensation

China mobilizes rescue resources to aid injured in bullet train crash

WENZHOU, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The two-and-a-half-year-old girl Xiang Weiyi, the last survivor in east China's train crash, will probably not lose her legs after doctors' untiring efforts. Full story

China to pay 500,000 yuan in compensation for each train crash victim

WENZHOU, July 26 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Railways will pay 500,000 yuan (about 77,500 U.S. dollars) in compensation for each victim of the high-speed train crash, according to an official in charge of the compensation deal. Full story

Full list of east train crash fatalities released, 3 foreigners, 4 children included

WENZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The full list of 39 fatalities from the east China train collision were made public Thursday after police released the identities of the last four. Full story

 

 Photos

Chinese premier visits victims injured in train crash in hospital

Chinese Premier Wen meets press at train crash site in Wenzhou

People mourn for victims of train crash in Wenzhou, E China

Crashed train debris to be carried to Wenzhou for further investigation

Toddler rescued 21 hours after train crash in stable condition

Toddler rescued 20 hours after train accident; rescue still on

Hundreds of volunteers arrive in Wenzhou after train accident

Vice premier urges all-out rescue efforts after deadly train collision

In pictures: E China train crash


 Video

Train collision survivor: 2-year-old girl undergoes surgery

Rescue work in motion after E China train crash

 Comment

 
China should say no to blood-smeared GDP: People's Daily

BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) -- China's flagship newspaper, the People's Daily, says China should say no to a "blood-smeared GDP," while commenting on the fatal bullet train crash.

The commentary, titled "Safety must come first during China's development," says the tragic accident sends notice to the nation that people's lives should be the top priority, and safe production never allows a sit back and relax mentality. Full story

 Repercussions of train crash

BEIJING, July 26 (Xinhua) -- The high-speed train collision in China on Saturday has shocked the entire world, and the way the country's railway administrators have handled the aftermath has done nothing to reassure the public of its professionalism. Full story

 

Editor: Lu Hui