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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - China

    New quakes hit Sichuan's Yibin city

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:34pm by Staff Reporter

    ... View Yaan Earthquake and SCMP coverage in a larger map ... Thousands of homes were destroyed and at least 47 people were injured after two earthquakes, at 4.8 and 4.2 magnitude, jolted Sichuan’s Yibin city on Thursday morning, said a government ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN

    Quake relief supplies not reaching rural areas of Yaan

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 03:09pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Food, tents, blankets, medical supplies and bottled water - these are some of the materials in dire shortage in parts of earthquake-ravaged Yaan in Sichuan, and rural dwellers are getting ... the aid is going to the central areas and districts.” Shelter has been the biggest problem. For Yaan, that means a lack of tents for the 17,000 who are now homeless from the quake. He, 42, said ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan, city of tea and pandas and historic gateway to Tibet and beyond

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... a horse could be bought for just 20kg of tea. View Yaan Earthquake in a larger map Yaan is also a synonymous with pandas, and first appeared in historical records as the place where this elusive ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Yaan, which bore the brunt of Saturday's quake, has for more than 2,000 years been associated with rare tea, fine horses and elusive pandas Ancient trade ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China

    Deadly Sichuan earthquake sparks fresh fears over building quality

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... on building quality Massive damage to buildings near the epicentre of the 7 magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan on Saturday has led to renewed public concerns about building quality. Ma Jun, ... by the government after the 2008 earthquake, was again severely damaged, with cracks in its walls large enough to insert a fist. The quality of buildings in the quake zone quickly gripped national ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

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

    ... the lead in bringing rapid relief to the many victims In stark contrast to the Great Sichuan Earthquake five years ago, the central government and the army showed yesterday that they could respond ... mobilised and deployed to the scene with plentiful relief supplies. They comprised teams sent by the military, armed police and central government agencies including the National Earthquake ...




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