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  1. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Dujiangyan chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Resettled rural dwellers say they preferred squalid cottages destroyed in quake to new flats Peasants struggle with modern living Rows of tidy new flats now sit on the edge of a large kiwi fruit field in Shihua, Sichuan, which was devastated by an earthquake five years ago. The magnitude-8 quake toppled more than 200 houses ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN

    New births help Sichuan quake victims overcome loss of children

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... New births help quake victims get past grief Yang Zhengrong smiled at the mention of her son, who will turn three in August. "He is such a joy to the family," the 45-year-old ... found new hope in the birth of a child. "Nothing can erase the memories of your first child, but we have to move on with life," Yang said. The central and provincial governments ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... When it comes to relief aid for victims of natural disasters, the sooner the better. That is why rescuers and volunteers wasted no time rushing into Sichuan province after it was hit by a severe earthquake on April 20, the second fatal one in five years. Two weeks have passed. The local situation does not appear to have improved much. The death toll is close to 200 now; countless ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... are getting the help they deserve. The Sichuan people are hurting, and now is not the time to selfishly put political issues before human lives. William McCorkindale, Ma On Shan   Collective action ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... the Chongqing Economic Times reports. The victim was wearing headphones at the time. The developer, insisting the death was an accident, has denied the family's compensation demand of 500,000 yuan ... last year because of high costs, and the remaining 458 are struggling. Names must honour city New commercial real estate projects in Changsha are banned from using names that appear to hurt its ...

  6. News - China

    Earthquake death toll rises to at least 156

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

    ... quickly” in their efforts, Xinhua quoted Li as saying. “The current most urgent issue is grasping the first 24 hours since the quake’s occurrence, the golden time for saving lives,” Xinhua news ...

  7. News - China

    Henan official sets farmer’s trees on fire for fun

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 06:23pm by Chris Luo

    ... to a discrepancy between measurements taken at different times. Cai has asked the bureau to measure the damaged area again. “It has been two months. Weeds are starting to grow, if this case continues ...

  8. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... number of earthquakes within a short period of time has sparked public concern that a larger earthquake will follow. But professor Wan Tianfeng of the China University of Geosciences said ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Military sent in to aid Australia's flooding victims

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... - as heavy rains brought flooding to the states of Queensland and New South Wales. The town of Bundaberg waited anxiously for the swollen Burnett River to peak at a record 9.6 metres, with officials ... floodwaters and people being rapidly isolated on everdiminishing islands of ground." Cyclone Oswald brought wild storms to New South Wales overnight, with floodwaters isolating 41,000 people ...

  10. News - World - WEATHER

    Auckland tornado leaves three dead and causes 'utter devastation'

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... tornado hit Auckland yesterday, killing three people and causing "utter devastation" as wild weather ripped apart homes and caused flash flooding in New Zealand's largest city. ... was the deadliest in New Zealand in more than 60 years. About 150 homes were badly damaged, many rendered uninhabitable, forcing residents into temporary accommodation at a nearby air force base. Suzanne ...




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