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  1. No limits to boosting growth, says chief

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the population of this municipality.' To demonstrate his devotion to the cause, Mr Wang travelled to Yunyang county- hours away from Chongqing city centre- and spent four days visiting people ...

  2. Scenic, ethnically diverse Wenchuan county is a top tourist draw

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan The epicentre of the earthquake, Sichuan's Wenchuan county, is in the Aba Tibetan-Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. The 4,084 sq km county, along the Wen River, is 74km northwest of the provincial capital, Chengdu . The county, with six large towns and seven smaller ones, has a population of 106,119, of whom 34 per cent are ethnic Qiang, 18.6 per cent are Tibetans ...

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    Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 08:04pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month. Even though the dead ducks were first discovered almost a week ago, most county residents said the local government had not told them ...

  4. Tourism cash helps people of Wenchuan rebuild after quake

    Posted May 13th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Tourism has become the major source of income for Wenchuan county, the epicentre of the devastating earthquake two years ago yesterday in Sichuan, and local authorities hope to make it a pillar industry to support residents' daily lives in the future. Zhu Yaozhong, the acting deputy county head, told a press conference in Guangzhou on Tuesday that of all ...

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    Live Blog: Yaan earthquake- Day 2

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 08:30am by Ernest Kao

    ... 21, 2013 5.45pm 96 people trapped in the heavily-hit Baoxing county have been rescued, two people were found dead and 3,166 were transferred to a "safe place", according to Xinhua News. 5.15pm  5.4 magnitude aftershock shock jolts the border between Yaan county and Qionglai city, CCTV reports.   5.00pm And now for some good news... As of 5pm on Sunday, the road from ...

  6. HK legislators left stunned after seeing quake devastation

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... in the area. They also visited a damaged aluminium factory and a school in Wenchuan county as well as meeting families living in temporary housing in Dujiangyan. As debates heated up in Hong Kong about how best to help the quake victims, officials in Sichuan have high hopes the city will contribute to the rebuilding. Wenchuan county chief Liao Min said the city could not only make a monetary ...

  7. Tourists inundate worst-hit area to pay their respects

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... regions of Beichuan county, from early yesterday morning. The traffic got even worse in the afternoon, when more people tried to get into Beichuan, which has been cordoned off for most of the past ... yesterday appeared to be tourists from neighbouring cities and counties who wanted to pay their respects and snap photos of the ruins. There was no organised protest by parents who lost ...

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    Deadly Sichuan earthquake sparks fresh fears over building quality

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

    ... the government head in Baoxing county, northwest of the epicentre, told Xinhua on Sunday that nearly all the buildings in the county were damaged, including buildings such as schools and hospitals rebuilt after the 8 magnitude quake in 2008. Twenty-six county residents were killed by Saturday's quake and more than 2,500 injured, mostly by collapsed buildings. Ma's remarks put ...

  9. Earthquake anniversary leaves bitter taste

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... scant attention to our sufferings,' said Tang, whose home in Yingxiu, Wenchuan county, is only a few metres from today's ceremonies. Tang's family of three, who originally lived ... their shoddily built classrooms were reduced to rubble. The country's worst natural disaster in decades claimed more than 87,000 lives across 51 counties in the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu ...




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