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In Chinese Ship Disaster, Death Toll and Questions Mount

Nearly three days after a river cruise ship with hundreds of passengers capsized on China’s Yangtze River, the death toll is mounting and questions remain about what happened that fateful Monday night. Meanwhile, the government is stepping up measures to limit damage to its reputation from what could be the country’s worst maritime disaster in decades. State media have kept their focus largely on the rescue effort, even as the hope of finding any more survivors has become increasingly...

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