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Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tofu Construction in Harbi

The worth 18 billion Chinese yuan project, Yangmingtan Bridge, which is linking on the Songhua River in Heilongjiang Province, suddenly collapsed on August 24, 2012 (17:50pm), killing three and injures 5 people. The bridge was built only 9 months after local officials of the Heilongjiang have praised its project in newspapers frequently (Zhongguo Qingnian Bao 25 August 2012). The Japanese media have suggested that the corruption of the Chinese high officials have caused the bridge while the Chinese media have also begun to suspect the “Tofu” construction (Kyodo News 25 August 2012). The “Tofu” construction has become famous when a number of schools were destroyed in the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008 while many government building including police station and city hall were well stood. However, none has gone into jails due to the “Tofu” construction since the earthquake. Will anyone in Heilongjiang Province take responsibility in China after three people were killed? Can anyone in China guarantee that PLA does not have “Tofu” system?

Source: Kyodo News (access 30 August 2012).
Source: CYD (access date: 30 August 2012).

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