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  1. 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 ...

  2. Tibet dam project faces risk of big earthquakes

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Powerful earthquakes and ethnic tension in a remote region of Tibet pose a threat to a controversial hydroelectric project on the most important river China shares with India, ... paradise,' Yang said. 'But the site is not safe. Huge earthquakes have struck the region in recent history. Landslides occur often. Such natural disasters not only threaten the safety ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Promised land

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by KIERAN DODDS

    ... and suffering culture shock. This sense of despair has been used to account for a spate of self immolations by Tibetans since 2009. In 2010, an earthquake destroyed Yushu, the largest town in the Three ...

  4. Crises 'contained by controls on media'

    Posted Oct 06th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... such as the Sichuan earthquake and the tainted-milk scandal. The article - an edited version of a speech delivered to party officials on July 31 - said media controls and propaganda campaigns were key ... including the earthquake and riots in Tibet. 'The propaganda and ideology front has focused on several large and tough [propaganda] battles according to the strategy laid down by the party ...

  5. Memories from the fault lines

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... many memories from the 1980s, in particular 1981 and 1988. The county which is now known to be the epicentre of the 8-magnitude earthquake is home to the Qiang minority. The Qiang ... With this devastating earthquake, my heart and thoughts go out to the villagers, and I wonder how they could survive when their village is sandwiched between the cracks and crevices of high mountains. Indeed, ...

  6. 'No words to describe the bitterness in my heart'

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Parents of children killed in their Sichuan classrooms during the May 12 earthquake said they had lost all confidence in the provincial government, accusing authorities ... 18-year-old son died when the Beichuan Middle School collapsed. 'We know it was a big earthquake, but how could the vice-governor say that a school building less than five years old collapsed ...

  7. Beijing's openness has raised expectations

    Posted May 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Like many people, I have been shedding quite a few tears watching reports from the Sichuan earthquake of May 12. The scenes of devastation, dead children, grieving families ... and the world have seen Beijing act in a deliberately open way, and they will expect more of it in future. This is likely to be the case in two particular areas directly related to the earthquake ...

  8. Tibetans mourn as Yushu marks a year since quake

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the first anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed at least 2,700 people and left 200,000 others homeless. At 7.49am- the exact moment when the 7.1-magnitude tremor struck the prefecture ... student Gongsong Daiji, 22, who lost seven relatives, said: 'We must move on. We cannot wither with the dead.' Nature's fury Yushu's devastating earthquake killed at least ...

  9. Hope now for progress on Tibet and peaceful Games

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was, following the Sichuan earthquake, first shortened to one day and then to eight hours. In the end, it was completed in just two hours. Thankfully, it finished without any violence ... and outside China has shifted dramatically since the devastating earthquake in Sichuan on May 12. The tragedy united the country in grief, and Beijing's swift, competent and compassionate ...

  10. Foreign journalists arrive for organised trip

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was an 'adjustment' resulting from the magnitude-8 earthquake in Sichuan that killed nearly 70,000 people. But Tibet is one of the most sensitive sections of the relay's route and authorities are wary ...




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