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Chinese State Media Reports Corruption in Tianjin Safety Licensing

The well-connected owners of a warehouse that exploded in the northeastern Chinese port city of Tianjin last week used their relationships with officials to obtain apparently fraudulent safety licenses, according to state media. The corruption allegation, which surfaced Wednesday, is likely to prompt further outrage over the explosion, which killed 114 people and injured hundreds more. Ex-Sinochem executive Yu Xuewei and Dong Shexuan, the son of a late police chief, are the top...

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