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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Two killed, 21 missing in Sichuan landslides

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 03:55pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Worst rain for up to a century devastates infrastructure and towns still reeling from two major earthquakes Landslides killed two and left 21 missing in a mountain village yesterday ... rainfall in 50 years since Monday. Many places were inundated by water, including a cemetery with remains of quake victims. And rain continued battering mountainous areas of the county yesterday, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1279547/dozens-buried-sichuan-landslide
  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors take refuge on streets of Longmen

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Longmen pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Fearful of aftershocks, residents of the mountain town of Longmen flee the homes left standing Streets are refuge for night Thousands of fearful people in Longmen, a mountain town close to the epicentre of yesterday's earthquake in Sichuan, spent last night out in the open. The earthquake that hit Lushan county at 8am toppled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219498/quake-survivors-take-refuge-streets-longmen
  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... gateway to the Tea Horse Road The quake-hit city of Yaan, nestled among mountains on the fringes of the Sichuan Basis, has a long association with the tea trade and even produced the world's ... With nearly 1,700mm of rain a year, Yaan is also known as the "Rain City". It enjoys a monsoon-fed, humid subtropical climate, while mountain ranges to the northwest shield it from cold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220153/yaan-city-tea-and-pandas-and-historic-gateway-tibet-and-beyond
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese drive to create vast vineyards spark concern

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... their collective sleeves to produce wine-yielding grapes. In January, authorities in Shaanxi released a plan to build 18,000 hectares of vineyards at the foot of Qin Mountain. And last year Sichuan invited ... be small compared with grape-production centres in the Americas, Europe and Australia, but to local farmers the lands are vast and precious. In these mountainous areas, farmland is scarce ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1230907/chinese-drive-create-vast-vineyards-spark-concern
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Focus now must be on Sichuan survivors

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Death, destruction, desperation and misery: once more there has been an earthquake in Sichuan province and again there are those harrowing images of how powerful, yet heartless, nature can be. Grief-stricken victims, blanketed bodies and crumpled buildings tell of the catastrophe that has befallen those living in and around the mountainous city of Yaan , still rebuilding from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1220982/focus-now-must-be-sichuan-survivors
  6. Perfect spot to recharge

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sascha Matuscak Dujiangyan and Qingcheng Mountain are a short trip from Chengdu, either by public transport from the Ximen bus station or in a private car hired through your travel agency or hotel. A tour takes one day, starting with the dam and the town in the morning followed by a trip up the mountain to Jianfu Palace after lunch. Visitors can return via shuttle directly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/543840/perfect-spot-recharge
  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Aftershocks from Sichuan earthquake pose threat of secondary disasters

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

    ... a big hit. Known for its high mountains and deep valleys, the area was already unstable before the earthquake, with villages and roads sitting almost in the path of potential landslides, Fan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220171/aftershocks-sichuan-earthquake-pose-threat-secondary-disasters
  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Death toll from killer Sichuan quake rises to 180, 11,200 injured

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

    ... Geological Survey, struck mountainous Lushan county at 8am. People ran for their lives into the streets of towns and villages, some still in their pyjamas. Three people were reported to have died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219525/quake-kills-least-160-yaan-sichuan-6000-injured
  9. News - China

    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 09:40am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 156 people and injuring about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The earthquake, China’s worst in three years, occurred at 8.02am in Lushan county near Ya’an city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219017/hundreds-dead-or-injured-sichuan-quake
  10. Pilots find father of boy who trekked for 3 days

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai in Chengdu and Joshua But A teenage boy hiked for three days and nights to get help for his stranded father, who had a broken leg in the mountains. Hong Kong's Government Flying Service (GFS) rescued the father two days ago. He was among at least 60 civilians and soldiers airlifted from remote mountainous regions inaccessible by road in the past four days. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638713/pilots-find-father-boy-who-trekked-3-days

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