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New Fires at Tianjin as China Raids Chemical Firms Over Safety Hazards

At a time of increasing public concern in China over whether other industrial ports could see similar explosions like last week's deadly Tianjin blasts, state media reported that nearly 70 percent of chemical firms in Beijing which handle hazardous chemicals have failed on-site inspections. Responding to the public pressure, authorities have launched what they are calling a nationwide overhaul of the sector’s safety and emergency practices. Hazards have been found at 85 firms,...

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