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  1. Infographics - News - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

    Posted May 12th 2013, 02:35pm by SCMP Graphics

    ... SCMP Graphics The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province five years ago marked one of a series in the earthquake-prone region. The earthquake occurred in an area that is deforming as two tectonic plates - the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate - collide.   ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Officials say schools and hospitals rebuilt after 2008 saved lives

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen stephen.chen@scmp.com Buildings rebuilt after 2008 all survive jolt Despite the damage wrought by Saturday's magnitude-7 earthquake in Sichuan, no buildings that were rebuilt after the magnitude-8 quake of 2008 had collapsed, senior provincial officials said in Beijing yesterday. Qiu Jian, chief housing planner with the Sichuan government, said a preliminary ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... of tidy new flats now sit on the edge of a large kiwi fruit field in Shihua, Sichuan, which was devastated by an earthquake five years ago. The magnitude-8 quake toppled more than 200 houses ... exists. It is now known as Shihua district. As part of earthquake reconstruction, Dujiangyan has been turned into China's largest exporter of kiwi fruit. Four years ago, the provincial ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Girl born amid rubble in 2008 dies in Yaan

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Falling debris hit girlas she rushed out of the house when the magnitude-7 quake struck Lushan county on Saturday Girl born amid rubble in 2008 dies in Yaan Four-year-old Wang Yanxia was considered lucky and a gift to her family when she was born in the wake of the magnitude-8 earthquake that hit Wenchuan, Sichuan, in 2008. Now her family is struggling ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Memories of Sichuan earthquake drill hard into township school

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Yingxiu, Sichuan province pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A school where 54 students and teachers were among the thousands who died is determined to ensure that it has learnt from the tragedy Lessons from the disaster may never be forgotten A class of third-year students at a middle school in Yingxiu township in Sichuan province were reviewing their exam papers ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Another quake for teenager who survived school collapse in 2008

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Déjà vu for teenager who survived school collapse Yesterday's earthquake in Yaan, Sichuan, sparked traumatic memories among those who survived the massive quake in 2008. Teenager Zou Hongmei, who was in Yingxiu at the centre of the 2008 quake, said she was so frightened yesterday morning that she burst into tears when she realised she ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-sponsored projects for 2008 Wenchuan quake still unfinished

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... yesterday that the Sichuan government had returned HK$2 million. In 2008, the city committed HK$10 billion to support reconstruction in Sichuan- HK$9 billion from the government and HK$1 billion ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Some HK-sponsored projects from 2008 quake still incomplete Twelve of 151 Hong Kong government-led reconstruction projects initiated in the wake ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has learned lessons about quake relief since 2008

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... for thousands of mainland mothers still mourning children who died in the catastrophic Sichuan earthquake that struck at that moment five years ago. The day after, this column closed its first comment ... in Sichuan province on April 20, which killed about 200. Last month's quake focused attention on the national reconstruction effort that followed the 2008 disaster, not least because ...

  9. News - China

    Earthquake struck faster than 2008 disaster, says survivor

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 04:34pm by Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen, Ya’an city

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen, Ya’an city The powerful earthquake which struck China’s Sichuan province on Saturday happened even faster than the quake which devastated the area five years ago, a survivor told the South China Morning Post. “ Last time [in 2008] we still had time to run away,’’ said the resident from Longmen in Lushan county in Ya’an. “But today we could not get ...




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