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  1. 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

    ... not know what I will find when I return to the family home,” he told AFP, barging his way uninvited into one of the few cars to get through a police road-block on the edge of the disaster zone ... in chilly northern China. From there he joined thousands of people who had lined the streets attempting to make their way into cars which had been given access into the earthquake zone ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Outpouring of sympathy online for sacked official in quake zone

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

    ... Keith Zhai in Lushan county, Sichuan keith.zhai@scmp.com Official wrongly sacked, say villagers and bloggers The toppling of Communist Party officials is often met with schadenfreude, but the sacking of a deputy township chief in quake-hit Lushan county h ...

  3. 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 giant Apple pledged yesterday to donate 50 million yuan (HK$62 million) and free electronics to the earthquake disaster zone in Sichuan, after it recently found itself the target of a series ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Police warn dissident Huang Qi after he tries to help in quake-hit zone

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Qi, who was jailed for three years after investigating the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, said yesterday he was turned away from rescue work in the quake zone because authorities were wary of his ... rescue efforts and private vehicles from entering the quake zone. It said an influx of rescue squads and volunteers had caused traffic congestion on roads leading to the main areas of devastation ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Military planes drop aid into Sichuan quake zone

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

    ... planes drop aid into quake zone The People's Liberation Army has started airdrops of relief supplies to the two counties in Sichuan worst affected by Saturday's earthquake, which has ... epidemics and secondary disasters, with weather forecasters predicting more rain and rising temperatures in the quake zone. President Xi Jinping, meanwhile, said at a meeting with foreign ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Taiwan Red Cross sends team to quake zone to 'discuss use' of 5 million yuan donation

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

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Laura Zhou Group gives 5 million yuan, denies mainland counterpart asked for money Taiwan Red Cross sends team to 'discuss use' of donation Taiwan's Red Cross Society sent a three-member assessment team to earth ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... is familiar with hydropower projects in the region, told The Beijing News that he was worried because of the large number of dams in the quake zone. "The closest dam was just 10 kilometres from ... for mudslides and landslides in towns in Lushan county. The China Meteorological Administration warned that rain was expected in the quake zone in the three days following the earthquake, increasing ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Jiabao's civilian government. Xinhua reported that almost 7,500 People's Liberation Army soldiers and armed police had been sent to the disaster zone and more than 10,000 others placed ... to ferry relief supplies. A military vehicle carrying 17 soldiers en route to the quake zone plunged off a road, killing at least two soldiers, Xinhua said. The Red Cross Society of China, which ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong visitors in province safe; new tours axed

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... due to join eight tours to the province later this month do not yet know whether the trips will go ahead. Eight Hongkongers were among 804 tourists evacuated from the earthquake zone ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lushan county mourns quake victims

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 10:32am by Keith Zhai

    ... Tens of thousands of people who evacuated their homes are being accommodated in tents. Power and water have been restored in the main centres of the disaster zone, and students returned ...




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