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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    HK$172m donated to Yaan earthquake relief efforts

    Posted May 01st 2013, 11:03am by 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 liaison ... 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, said ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

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

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

    ... 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 ... spokesman Chen Zhenlin said in a press briefing on Sunday. The city was at the epicentre of a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit on April 20, killing at least 196 people. Chen said increased rainfall ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan noodle shop slammed for 'price gouging' amid crisis

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

    ... 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 of crisis, the ... 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 people. According ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China

    Scammers seek to exploit Yaan disaster in phone con

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 10:46am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler With the speed rescuers have reached out to the Sichuan earthquake victims, con artists have seized the opportunity to exploit the outpouring of grief and make extra cash. "Please share this message. A girl named Xu Min, 21 years old, is asked to hurry back to Shuicheng county hospital in Yaan," one text message read. "Her mother is severely wounded, wants ...




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