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  1. News - China

    Plenty of roadblocks while covering Yaan earthquake

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 09:06am by Keith Zhai

    ... It is a microcosm of China’s chaotic bureaucracy, where rules are constantly changing. View Yaan Earthquake and aftershocks in a larger map For example, soon after the 7-magnitude quake on Saturday struck ... Keith Zhai in Lushan, Sichuan keith.zhai@scmp.com The small city of Yaan is almost at capacity, with volunteers and reporters from around the world converging, some hoping to help quake ...

  2. Business - China Business - EARNINGS

    Yaan earthquake fails to rock insurers' profits

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Earthquake fails to rock insurer profits Mainland insurers are poised for profit growth in the second quarter, with insurance claims after the recent Yaan earthquake not expected to be high, while investment returns and premium income are likely to improve. Minsheng Securities estimated that insurance claims after the Yaan earthquake in Lushan county, in Sichuan province, on April 20 would ...

  3. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 02:10pm by Staff Reporter

    ... risen to 72,  with 600 injured, according to Chinese state broadcaster CCTV. The shallow earthquake, followed by almost a dozen powerful aftershocks, struck close to the city of Ya’an ... broadcaster CCTV. 8:30pm  The Chinese Earthquake Administraton says it has detected at least 624 aftershocks as of 6pm on Saturday, 10 hours after the main tremor hit. Fifteen of these registered ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    HK$172m donated to Yaan earthquake relief efforts

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:03am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li About HK$172 million from Hong Kong corporations and individuals had been donated to Yaan earthquake relief efforts in Sichuan province, according to the central government's ... Service said HK$172 million had been donated to earthquake relief by corporations and individuals in Hong Kong, citing the liaison office in Hong Kong. Scholar and poet Jao Tsung-I was among them, ...

  5. News - China

    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... was the at the epicentre of the Saturday earthquake. All 60 pandas and nearly 100 staff at Bifengxia Panda Base in Longmen county, Yaan, were reported safe.   Conditions of wild giant pandas in Fengtongzhai Panda ... with members of the Ramunion Rescue from Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. Six members of the Hangzhou Outdoors Emergency Rescue Team arrived in the earthquake-hit Yaan City ...

  6. News - China

    Sichuan chemical plant project suspended after Yaan earthquake

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 02:27pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, has said it has halted a controversial chemical plant project amid concerns over its proximity to an earthquake fault line. ... from a city council meeting on Monday. The statement came nine days after a 7-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan and killed at least 196 people. The temblor has reignited concerns over ...

  7. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Yaan official investigated for allegedly dipping into earthquake relief funds

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 04:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The former chief of a Chinese city hit by a devastating earthquake is under investigation for “serious discipline violations”, officials said on Wednesday, amid accusations that he used the disaster to defraud the government. Xu Mengjia was removed last month as the top party official of Yaan in the southwest, which was hit by a 6.6-magnitude ...

  8. News - China

    Yaan party chief removed from post amid graft allegations

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 03:38pm by He Huifeng

    ... was widely criticised in April over his bureaucratic handling of the relief efforts in the wake of the Yaan earthquake, which left some 196 people dead and hundreds injured. In a video released ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Yaan city party chief removed from office The party head of Yaan city, Sichuan province, was removed from his post, the municipal government said on Sunday ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake-hit Yaan to see heavy rainfall, disaster risks raised

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 01:02pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Heavy rainfall this summer could hamper reconstruction efforts in earthquake-stricken Yaan and set the scene for follow-up disasters, China’s meteorological authority has warned. Yaan, in central Sichuan province, will see an average of 1,200mm of rainfall across the region from May to September- nearly three times the national average, China ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan noodle shop slammed for 'price gouging' amid crisis

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

    ... Staff Reporter 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 ... signboard. Several snack vendors and small businesses in Yaan have been accused of hiking up their prices since the 7-magnitude earthquake hit the Sichuan city on Saturday, killing at least 196 ...




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