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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Post-quake rescue operations expose China's military aircraft weaknesses

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... with multi-role armed helicopters, but so far we can focus only on utility helicopters, which can be used in coastal, eastern and southern areas," Xu said. View Yaan Earthquake in a larger map ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Military enthusiasts are disappointed China relies on US and Russian aircraft in post-earthquake operations rather than home-made hardware Quake rescue ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong activists try to block quake donations over corruption fears

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang and Joshua But

    ... 01-01-20-840951   View Yaan Earthquake in a larger map   ... political parties and activists. Such reluctance comes in sharp contrast to the generosity that followed the Sichuan earthquake five years ago, when the government gave HK$10 billion, ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    'How long must we wait before help arrives?'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 09:49pm by Keith Zhai

    ... "#sichuan" View Yaan Earthquake in a larger map ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Red Cross Society of China to reopen Guo Meimei scandal

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by movie star Jet Li, drew more donations than any other government-backed NGO on Sunday- the day after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Yaan, Sichuan. One Foundation recorded 22.3 million yuan ...

  5. News - China

    House prices and tourists behind Hong Kong's attitude to Sichuan donations

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 03:44pm by Staff Reporters

    ... million donation to earthquake-stricken Sichuan. A city dweller had made it clear to his “compatriots” on Sina Weibo that things have changed in the last five years when an even bigger 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck Wenchuan in 2008. Gangpiaoquan, a popular weibo group comprised of mainland “drifters”, who live and work in Hong Kong, posted a letter on Sunday apparently sent in from ...

  6. News - China

    Watch imprint on quake official's wrist goes viral on internet

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Picture of timepiece imprint on earthquake zone official's wrist sparks internet frenzy A picture showing a quake-zone official's wrist, with what appears to be the imprint ... watches. Searches for the name Fan Jiyue, the party chief of Lushan county, under Yaan city in Sichuan , were blocked on the mainland's two most popular microblogging platforms - Sina Weibo ...

  7. News - China

    Chengdu ethylene plant halts construction over quake safety fears

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... a controversial chemical plant project amid concerns over its proximity to an earthquake fault line. "The government insists that it will not allow production at the petrochemical project in Pengzhou to begin prior to a legally required examination," the Chengdu Daily quoted a statement from a city council meeting on Monday. The statement came nine days after a magnitude 7 earthquake ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Foam, hollowed bricks used in Lushan school construction, reports say

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 06:15pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Widespread speculation on the internet has begun as to whether a secondary school in earthquake-ravaged Lushan county, funded by the Hong Kong government, had been constructed using ... in minor earthquakes, repairable damage during medium earthquakes and no collapses during big earthquakes”. Wong Chak-yan, an engineer from Hong Kong, told the People’s Daily  however, that just ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 30, 2013

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... it would be right and proper to rescue any natural disaster victims, irrespective of who they are. The recent earthquake which has resulted in heavy casualties in Sichuan deserves sympathy from ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With filibuster, lawmakers play politics at others' expense

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... they launched their plan to delay the budget vote in the Legislative Council, the radicals had started filibustering to reject the government's request for HK$100 million to aid Sichuan earthquake ...




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