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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Food meant for Sichuan quake victims found rotting in storeroom- six years later

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:14pm by WU NAN

    ... This indicated they were relief goods. The incident sparked heated discussion online, with many internet users questioning why these were hidden, wasting away for six years. Ji Shenghui, party secretary ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Samsung trumps Apple's 50m-yuan donation for quake relief

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Internet users abuzz about Korean giant's 60m-yuan gift, after Apple's 50m-yuan help Samsung outdoes Apple with donation United States technology ... of critical state-run media reports. But South Korean rival Samsung said it would donate 60 million yuan to relief efforts. The donations sparked heated discussion among mainland internet users. Apple ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Outdoor media centre helps reporters spread message to the world

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... preparing to cope with dire conditions as electricity, water and gas have been cut off. But to their surprise, an outdoor media centre with high-speed internet access has made their job a little ... of electricity or internet access. "We set it up at 9am on Saturday morning to answer a call by the government to ensure that reporters could file their reports smoothly," said Dan Jiaxiang, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong activists try to block quake donations over corruption fears

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Joshua But

    ... to block help Activists and internet users in Hong Kong have launched campaigns against donating to quake-hit Sichuan. They want to block a proposed donation of HK$100 million of public funds, ... a letter-writing campaign to urge lawmakers not to approve the funding, while internet users of the popular Golden Forum on the internet set up a campaign called "Don't donate a single ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Broadcasters carry stories of hope; social media helps relay messages

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Social media allowed more mainlanders to help in relief efforts. Messages for help were quickly picked up by internet users and widely forwarded. Sichuan's information office updated emergency messages and information on the missing. As communications in Yaan broke down after the quake hit, messages spread quickly via the internet and mobile phones, urging people to avoid making ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    People's Daily slammed for defending China Red Cross

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 05:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Party mouthpiece People’s Daily drew heat from internet users on Tuesday for publishing a front page editorial defending the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China and dismissing online public opinion as not reflecting “actual public opinion”. “While the China Red Cross Society continues to face a credibility crisis, it still has a rather strong degree of trust … facts ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Officials say schools and hospitals rebuilt after 2008 saved lives

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

    ... damaged, Xinhua reported. Qiu said the projects had been criticised by internet users because of damage such as cracks in walls, but these were "normal" in a strong quake. The rebuilt ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan noodle shop slammed for 'price gouging' amid crisis

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 11:47am by Ernest Kao

    ... Hoards of angry townspeople gathered around a noodle shop in earthquake-hit Yaan earlier this week to protest what they thought was unfair price-gouging during a time of crisis, the Oriental Daily reported on Thursday. Chinese internet users said on Tuesday that a noodle shop in Yingjing county had raised the price of its popular tata noodles, a local speciality, to 20 yuan ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Outpouring of sympathy online for sacked official in quake zone

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

    ... materials in remote areas. Internet users applauded Yang's down-to-earth working style, saying that officials like him should be promoted, not sacked. Many wryly noted that doing nothing had ...

  10. 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 substandard materials. Cracked and peeling walls at Lushan County Junior Secondary School exposed bricks that were either hollow or filled with “polystyrene foam”, party mouthpiece People’s Daily ...




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