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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors take refuge on streets of Longmen

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... of fearful people in Longmen, a mountain town close to the epicentre of yesterday's earthquake in Sichuan, spent last night out in the open. The earthquake that hit Lushan county at 8am toppled ... for the Longmen hydroelectric board said yesterday's quake came as a bigger shock than the earthquake of 2008. "At that time, there were some shocks and rumbling before the main quake arrived, ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lushan county mourns quake victims

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 10:32am by Keith Zhai

    ... what the protest was about, but said the woman's posts threatened to disrupt public order and quake relief operations. View larger map  Yaan Earthquake and SCMP coverage ... quake victims Crowds gathered in devastated Lushan county yesterday as a day of mourning was held across Sichuan province for those killed in the last weekend's magnitude 7 earthquake ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-funded schools survive Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Joyce Ng

    ... pass quake test Hong Kong-funded buildings at two schools in Sichuan hit by Saturday's magnitude-7 earthquake are among the few structures that did not sustain major damage. Many local ... Kong-funded school buildings in Lushan county, Yaan, were not badly built and would be safe after maintenance, mainland housing authorities said after an initial investigation on Wednesday. Dr Greg ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Another quake for teenager who survived school collapse in 2008

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Déjà vu for teenager who survived school collapse Yesterday's earthquake in Yaan, Sichuan, sparked traumatic memories among those who survived ... was injured. For Hongmei, the sad memories of the deadly earthquake she experienced five years ago can cause nightmares. Interviewed in May 2009, she said: "In my dreams, I am buried by the rubble ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Volunteers rush to aid quake victims in Lushan but end up clogging roads

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Agricultural University in Yaan hitchhiked their way to Longmen township by motorcycle to see what they could do to help. "I felt bad that I did not volunteer five years ago when the May 12 earthquake struck," said Chen Chen, a second-year student in the university's physics department. One 25-year-old man from Chengdu drove his car to the county, arriving on Saturday evening. ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Premier Li visits quake-hit areas

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 07:06pm by AGENCIES and Zhuang Pinghui

    ... hardest hit by yesterday's earthquake. The premier ordered rescuers, the military and local-government officials to work together and make the most of the critical first 24 hours following such a disaster to save lives. Li took a PLA Air Force helicopter to the quake epicentre of Lushan county in Yaan city after arriving in the provincial capital, Chengdu, in the afternoon. He called ...

  7. News - China - MEDIA

    Media reports of premier's visit to Sichuan quake zone show propaganda grip

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... response The People's Daily published a lengthy feature online yesterday detailing how Premier Li Keqiang took command of rescue operations for the Sichuan earthquake, over the past 10 days, ... and even attempting to take part in the rescue efforts himself. Immediately after the earthquake, Li ordered a command centre to be set up in a conference room in Beijing's Zhongnanhai- ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Leung defends quake donation against critics, citing 'love and care for compatriots'

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 01:00pm by Lai Ying-kit and Tony Cheung

    ... voted “No” to the question “ Should Hong Kong’s legislature approve a HK$100m donation to Sichuan earthquake victims? ” On Tuesday, pan-democrats were discussing their stance towards ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Leung Chun-ying says Hong Kong ready to send rescue team

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... team had reached the outskirts of Yaan city, said there did not appear to be a shortage of relief supplies. However, many roads to Lushan county- the worst-hit area- were closed, hindering ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Lo Wei

    ... filibuster over quake donation Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was disappointment yesterday after lawmakers failed to vote on a proposal to donate HK$100 million to the Sichuan earthquake ... for the 2008 Sichuan quake. The charities said it may be owing to concerns the money would be siphoned off by corrupt officials or because of the smaller scale of the Yaan quake, which killed more than ...




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