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China Holds 45 Responsible in Cruise Ship Sinking

After a six-month investigation, China has concluded that strong storms caused the sinking of the cruise ship Eastern Star in the Yangtze River in early June that killed 442 people. Authorities, however, also held 45 people from the shipping company and local authorities responsible, imposing penalties ranging from job transferal to demotion, for flaws in their daily management and supervision. The Cabinet’s investigation team found that a downburst with a maximum gust of up to 38...

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