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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

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

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com A sense of unity prevails as PLA, relief agencies and volunteer groups work hand in hand to rush emergency assistance to stricken county Military takes ... Administration, the ministries of civil affairs and public security and government-backed charities. The army was better prepared than in May 2008, when the PLA would not take orders from Premier Wen ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Premier Li visits quake-hit areas

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 07:06pm by AGENCIES and Zhuang Pinghui

    ... such a disaster to save lives. Li took a PLA Air Force helicopter to the quake epicentre of Lushan county in Yaan city after arriving in the provincial capital, Chengdu, in the afternoon. He called ... related ministries," he said. "The army [PLA Air Force and People's Armed Police] should also try their best to meet the requirements of local governments." Li's actions ...

  3. 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

    ... than to the devastating quake five years ago. More than 7,500 PLA soldiers and armed police were deployed and 10,000 others put on standby. Military reconnaissance aircraft were sent from ... that General Li Shimin, commander of the PLA's Chengdu command, had walked for more than three hours to reach the centre of Lushan county by 3.40pm to personally direct rescue efforts. Social ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Military planes drop aid into Sichuan quake zone

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Lushan and Teddy Ng PLA emergency flights bring relief for stranded survivors desperate for food and supplies after landslides block routes into ravaged counties Military 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 ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors take refuge on streets of Longmen

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

    ... to arrive. Electricity and water supplies to the town were cut. A pilot with the PLA Air Force based in Chengdu told the Sunday Morning Post that the village of Baosheng and the township of Taiping, ...



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