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  1. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    Wen Jiabao, ex-premier, pens 90th birthday poem to scholar Ye Jiaying

    Posted May 09th 2014, 02:43am by Cary Huang

    ... Chinese poetry to mark Ye's birthday. Wen became known for his personal touch in dealing with disasters when he scrambled over rubble left by the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province wearing ...

  2. News - China - DISASTER

    Death toll climbs to 89 after twin quakes in southwest China

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Three pupils in collapsed school among those killed in twin tremors in Yunnan and Guizhou; Wen visits survivors camped out amid ruins Rescuers reach quake zone as death toll rises Rescuers cleared blocked roads yesterday to join the search for survivors of twin earthquakes in the mountainous southwest as the death toll rose to 89 and Premier Wen ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... Boosting his populist image seems to be the only thing he can do to make himself known Analyst Zhang Lifan on a visit to earthquake victims by Premier Wen Jiabao   No government or chief executive can ignore the people's views just because he has the authorisation from above Liberal Party chairwoman Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee on Leung Chun-ying   I needed a dance partner. So ...

  4. News - China - QINGHAI

    Wen Jiabao visits Tibetan region hoping to cement legacy

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... in Yushu, Qinghai, to stay pure when he paid a visit to the earthquake-devastated Tibetan autonomous prefecture on New Year's Eve. Wen's third visit to the high-altitude plateau, which ... efforts. Wen also visited the ancient Damkar monastery, which was severely damaged in the earthquake, and told the clergy he was concerned about laymen and monks in the quake-hit area. A number ...

  5. Despite Net criticism, official is promoted

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the aftermath of the May 12 earthquake, was promoted last week from his city-level job to director of the Publicity Department of Hainan province. The picture was taken at a reception at Mianyang ... the earthquake. An online blog named 'Beichuan's tears' recounted Mr Tan's poor organisation of relief efforts right after the earthquake, calling him the shame of Mianyang. 'As ...

  6. Involve public in managing aid, council orders

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The State Council has ordered local governments in parts of Sichuan affected by last month's earthquake to invite public representatives to jointly manage relief ... Huge amounts of cash donations and relief aid have been sent to Sichuan since the May 12 earthquake. The mainland had received 40.1 billion yuan (HK$45.14 billion) in donations from home ...

  7. United front

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Anthony Cheung

    ... Out of the rubble of Sichuan has emerged a new respect and concern for the common people, writes Anthony Cheung China is not the same after the recent Sichuan earthquake that has left ... the magnitude 8 earthquake struck. At Tiananmen Square in Beijing, the solemn expression of great sorrow was accompanied by a determination to press on with life as people shouted: 'China moves ...

  8. News - China - PROTEST

    Police clear woman over stopping Premier Wen Jiabao's motorcade

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... yesterday morning and that the family did not intend to seek compensation. The incident happened during the premier's visit to Yiliang county to survey the aftermath of two earthquakes ...

  9. News - 18th Party Congress - MAINLAND ANALYSIS

    Wen Jiabao's visit to scene of Yunnan school tragedy puzzles observers

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... attended a briefing session by provincial officials before midnight and visited early morning yesterday those homeless residents affected in September's earthquake. As deadly as the landslide was, it was a far cry from the back-to-back earthquakes that brought Wen to Yilang county early last month. That incident killed nearly 90 people and injured 800. And observers said ...

  10. Beijing, Seoul end summit with aid offers for Japan

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China and South Korea yesterday offered to help Japan improve its nuclear safety and pledged more disaster relief in the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The leaders ... for the summit, following the earthquake that devastated Japan and triggered a tidal wave that crippled the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant and caused radiation leaks. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto ...




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