Tag Archives: China earthquake updates

China Focus: 100 days after quake, athletes from Sichuan fight and shine at Beijing Olympics

BEIJING/CHENGDU, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Gymnast Zou Kai snatched a gold medal in men’s horizontal bar on Tuesday to become the first, and most likely the only triple-crowned Chinese Olympian at the Beijing Games, and the glory came exactly 100 days after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated his home province of Sichuan.   Read more


Where’s the Trauma and the Grief?

These were weird, unnerving interviews, and I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on in the minds of people who have suffered such blows and remained so optimistic. All I can imagine is that the history of this province has given these people a stripped-down, pragmatic mentality: Move on or go crazy. Don’t dwell. Look to the positive. Fix what needs fixing. Work together. Read more

Who donate for earthquake in Sichuan China

They’re not a rich person.They’re beggar but have many kindness.

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Quake Revealed Deficiencies of China’s Military

’s deployment of its armed forces to the May earthquake got good marks for public relations, but the effort left some veteran P.L.A.-watchers underwhelmed.

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Quake-battered Sichuan on high alert as flood season begins

CHENGDU, July 1 (Xinhua) — Southwest China’s Sichuan is on high alert as the flood season began on Tuesday in the province where the May 12 earthquake caused great damage to reservoirs and embankments. more

Preparing for the post-quake college entrance exam

The college entrance exam for earthquake area has been postponed to July 3-5.  Details:

372,000 people lose jobs after May 12 earthquake

CHENGDU, June 30 (Xinhua) — At least 372,000 urban residents in southwest China’s Sichuan Province lost their jobs because of the May 12 powerful earthquake, Vice Governor of Sichuan Li Chengyun said here on Monday. Details on sina