Skip to comments.Foreign companies around Tianjin blast suspend operations
Posted on 08/17/2015 9:18:47 AM PDT by wtd
SHANGHAI (AP) Foreign companies have suspended operations around the Tianjin port as officials scramble to contain the toxic fallout of last week's deadly chemical explosions, which dealt a blow to northern China's emerging economic hub.
Toyota said over half its China production capacity would be offline at least through Wednesday. The company has operations near the blast evacuation zone and said Monday that it had suspended three production lines, which can produce 530,000 vehicles a year.
Thousands of Volkswagen, Toyota, Hyundai and Renault cars, mostly pricey imports, parked on lots near the blast were decimated.
The operations of Panasonic, logistics company Singamas Container Holdings and, reportedly, Deere & Co. have also been disrupted.
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TIANJIN, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from last week's massive blasts in north China's port city of Tianjin has risen to 114 after rescuers retrieved two more bodies in the debris, the municipal publicity department said Monday. Gong Jiansheng, of ...
NEW YORK - Deere & Co.'s John Deere said on Sunday it has suspended operations near the Chinese port of Tianjin indefinitely after huge explosions there last week killed more than 100 people and injured some of
JAPAN, Aug 17 Toyota on Monday said more than 50 employees were injured after two giant explosions last week in the Chinese city of Tianjin, where the carmakers factory lines will remain closed until at least
SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Many operations have resumed at China's Tianjin port, trade sources said, after explosions last week that killed more than 100 people and disrupted business at what is an important oil, gas and bulk import harbor for
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army anti-chemical warfare corps, wearing gas masks, examine a container at the site of Wednesday night's explosions at Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 16, 2015 ©
BEIJING Chinese state-run media on Monday lambasted officials in the port city of Tianjin for a lack of transparency over the massive explosions at an industrial site that killed at least 112 and devastated a vast area.
The explosions took place as rescuers began cleaning hundreds of tonnes of cyanide at the blast site, most of which was unaffected raising fears of the possibility for contaminating air and water sources. Minute traces of sodium cyanide have been found in ...
Party newspapers insistence that explosions in northern Chinese city will be thoroughly investigated comes as protests break out for third day Anger and confusion is mounting in China over last weeks warehouse
High levels of sodium cyanide have been detected by wastewater monitors amid growing anger at the blasts which killed at least 114 people Alarming levels of sodium cyanide have been found at wastewater monitoring
He Shushan (2nd L), deputy mayor of Tianjin, speaks at a press conference in Tianjin, north China, Aug. 17, 2015. Most of the sodium cyanide surrounding the Tianjin blast area will be collected and cleared by Monday
Local officials are not only appointed by the central government; they are at the central government's beck and call. This is the Party playing three card monte with accountability, using a press that is literally on the Party's payroll to launder its fictions. The fish rots from the head down.
People have no clue just how much of everything you buy, use, and consume comes out of china, and the US isn't the only country involved in this mess.
If the chinese industrial base goes down, a large part of the first world (including the US) will be totally screwed.
Totally true...even if our machine controllers are made in Germany, or maybe even in the US, guess where the Germans get their piece-parts.
Even our military manufacturing base would drop off the map overnight...and that is simply SCARY.
Gotta wonder whether new cars further away from the blast site had any chemical drops land on their paint jobs.
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