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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Foam, hollowed bricks used in Lushan school construction, reports say

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 06:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Widespread speculation on the internet has begun as to whether a secondary school in earthquake-ravaged Lushan county, funded by the Hong Kong government, had been constructed using ... as another "tofu schools" episode - refering to the shoddily constructed school buildings that crumbled easily to the ground during the Sichuan quake of 2008. The Hong Kong government ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    The shame of Sichuan's tofu schools

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... reported that an official 700-member taskforce had found that substandard construction has caused the buildings to fail. But, as pressure mounted and the public calls grew louder for officials ... an activist based in the provincial capital Chengdu, estimated that more than half of the deaths of schoolchildren and teachers were the result of substandard construction. Tan was jailed for five ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-sponsored projects for 2008 Wenchuan quake still unfinished

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

    ... of the Wenchuan earthquake are still unfinished five years on. Another 28 construction projects funded by Hong Kong taxpayers and managed by non-governmental groups have been completed. But a HK$4 million ... from the Jockey Club and public donations. Official figures, tabled in the legislature in December, showed that 12 Hong Kong government-led projects were still under construction ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    One man's thousand-mile journey to reach his family in Sichuan quake zone

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 03:23pm by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France Presse Construction worker Xia Donghai 'filled with terror' at news of earthquake Moments after the start of his daily grind as a construction worker in northern ... to the family home Construction worker Xia Donghai Xia is one of 230 million workers from China’s impoverished inland provinces who have left their families behind in search of a better wage ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-funded schools survive Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Joyce Ng

    ... Keith Zhai in Lushan and Joyce Ng Safety of buildings funded by HK government shows better construction saves lives, but city lawmakers say money can be misappropriated HK-aided schools ... seeing it as evidence that mainland officials misused donations. But experts say such construction materials are common on the mainland in the building of non-load-bearing walls ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Victims fear cadres padding quake losses

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... Guoyun , a 56-year-old construction worker who said his house was seriously damaged by the quake. "But because of the corruption, we ordinary people normally don't get much." I don't care how much they will get from their boss, I only care how much I can get Song Guoyun, construction worker Currently, Lushan residents are receiving free bottled water, food and 10 yuan ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Volunteers rush to aid quake victims in Lushan but end up clogging roads

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... by the quake have come out to help those in greater need. Four construction site workers were cooking batches of porridge to give to the hungry. "Around 400 people have eaten the porridge. ...



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