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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Girl born amid rubble in 2008 dies in Yaan

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 11:05am by Chris Luo

    ... at a hospital in Yaan, news portal Cheng.cn reported on Wednesday. "At first we thought that if she managed to survive the Wenchuan earthquake, she would be blessed her entire life. But she did ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Falling debris hit girlas she rushed out of the house when the magnitude-7 quake struck Lushan county on Saturday Girl born amid rubble in 2008 dies in Yaan ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China

    Red Cross slated over Baoxing quake relief canvassing

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 08:06pm by Chris Luo

    ... struck by the 7.0-magnitude Yaan earthquake. Financial news magazine CBN Weekly reporters took photographs of a Red Cross booth in Baoxing county and published them on an official account ... that reads, “Baoxing county Red Cross: 4.20 earthquake disaster relief donation booth.” The CBN Weekly post said, “Setting up donation boxes to solicit money at the centre of the rescue operation ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

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

    ... Best way to help victims is through NGOs The discussion is ongoing in Hong Kong about whether the government should donate money to victims of the earthquake last month in Yaan , Sichuan ... confidence in mainland officials. Many of those citizens who suffered from the 2008 earthquake are still living in poverty. A lot of money was donated by Hongkongers to help with the relief work ...

  7. News - China

    Magnitude-5.3 earthquake hits Inner Mongolia

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 06:59pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China earthquake watchers said a magnitude-5.3 earthquake hit Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday afternoon, as national disaster relief efforts were under way in quake-devastated Sichuan province. The US Geological Survey says on its website the magnitude of the quake was 5.0. The earthquake’s epicentre was 80 kilometres from Tongliao city, ...

  8. News - World - GUATEMALA

    Violent Guatemala earthquake kills 48

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in San Marcos

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Marcos Manhunt for 23 missing people after violent earthquake rocks towns from Guatemala to Mexico City and kills entire family of 10 Deadly Guatemala quake kills 48 A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has rocked southwestern Guatemala, killing 48 people and injuring another 150, with more suspected victims missing in the wreckage. The earthquake, which ...

  9. 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

    ... 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 ... exists. It is now known as Shihua district. As part of earthquake reconstruction, Dujiangyan has been turned into China's largest exporter of kiwi fruit. Four years ago, the provincial ...

  10. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

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

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities have dismissed fears that a series of minor earthquakes, which struck China last week, were a sign of a major, destructive one yet to come, Oriental Morning Post reported. Between February 18 and 22, a total of 10 earthquakes, all magnitude 4 or greater, struck China, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. Eight ...




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