Latest number from China Daily's coverage shows death toll has risen to 200+ for the Yan'an (雅安) earthquake which occurred yesterday. The epicenter is not too far from the 5.12 quake that hit Sichuan back in 2008. Rescue operations is paramount during the first 72-hour window following the quake. China has already mobilized 8,000 troops with more on standby. This was a 7.0 … [Read more...] about 雅安我们和你在一起!
I was still saddened by the 2008 May 12th earthquake in Sichuan Province while watching the presently airing 10-part series documentary on CCTV. It has also given me a lot of hope and opened my eyes on what is possible. CCTV has every right to call the reconstruction a miracle. Despite the tragedy, in just three short years, whole cities have been built; it is mind boggling … [Read more...] about Wenchuan reconstruction indeed a miracle
" China presses hush money on grieving parents," according to New York Times Parents of children killed in collapsed school buildings in the Sichuan earthquake have been offered cash settlements, relaxing of the birth quota and pensions by the local government. In exchange, they are pressured to sign a contract to give up demand for investigations into official negligence and … [Read more...] about Moving on without closure: The hardiness and resilience of the Chinese society