China launches nationwide security checks after deadly explosion in Hubei



President Xi Jinping ordered cadres to “remain vigilant and politically sensitive” to prevent major security risks ahead of the party’s centennial, after a deadly explosion in central Hubei province killed 12 people on Sunday and others. 138 were injured, 37 seriously. in the explosion of a gas pipeline at a produce market in Hubei’s Shiyan city on Sunday morning. It was the latest in a series of major security risks that have resulted in large numbers of casualties. The explosion caused an immediate …