Asia's flood-prone cities should fund major drainage, water recycling and waste reduction projects to stem deluges and secure clean supply for rising populations, experts said yesterday at a water security forum.Monday, 20 May, 2013, 4:18am
Rows of tidy new flats now sit on the edge of a large kiwi fruit field in Shihua, Sichuan , which was devastated by an earthquake five years ago.
The magnitude-8 quake toppled more than 200 houses in the old hillside village, about 40 kilometres from Dujiangyan.9 May 2013 - 5:41am
Yang Zhengrong smiled at the mention of her son, who will turn three in August.
"He is such a joy to the family," the 45-year-old restaurant owner in Mianzhu's Jiulong township said. "We will be in our 60s or probably gone when he is only a teenager and he won't be able to do much for us, but just to think of all the joy he brings the family makes me so grateful."7 May 2013 - 4:52am
When it comes to relief aid for victims of natural disasters, the sooner the better. That is why rescuers and volunteers wasted no time rushing into Sichuan province after it was hit by a severe earthquake on April 20, the second fatal one in five years. Two weeks have passed. The local situation does not appear to have improved much.3 May 2013 - 3:41am
Best way to help victims is through NGOs
The discussion is ongoing in Hong Kong about whether the government should donate money to victims of the earthquake last month in Yaan , Sichuan .
Some dissenting voices have said the administration should not give the proposed sum of HK$100 million because the money will just go into the pockets of corrupt officials.2 May 2013 - 1:23am 8 comments
Tapping natural springs1 May 2013 - 2:41am
Four-year-old Wang Yanxia was considered lucky and a gift to her family when she was born in the wake of the magnitude-8 earthquake that hit Wenchuan, Sichuan, in 2008. Now her family is struggling to face the reality of her death in the Yaan quake.26 Apr 2013 - 5:16am
The scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China has once again invoked public anger by canvassing for quake relief donations at one of the hardest hit areas struck by the 7.0-magnitude Yaan earthquake.
Financial news magazine CBN Weekly reporters took photographs of a Red Cross booth in Baoxing county and published them on an official account on a microblogging platform.23 Apr 2013 - 8:06pm
China earthquake watchers said a magnitude-5.3 earthquake hit Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Monday afternoon, as national disaster relief efforts were under way in quake-devastated Sichuan province.
The US Geological Survey says on its website the magnitude of the quake was 5.0.22 Apr 2013 - 9:29pm
UPDATE 6pm : The official death toll has climbed to 186, according to Xinhua News. Of the 11,393 people injured, 963 are in serious condition.
21 Apr 2013 - 10:04pm
A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit a remote, mostly rural and mountainous area of southwestern China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 156 people and injuring about 5,500 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008.20 Apr 2013 - 8:51pm 1 comment
Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where a massive landslide wiped out a camp of 83 mine workers on Friday, state media reported. There were no survivors.31 Mar 2013 - 5:56am
A Henan official set fire to a villager’s poplar trees, covering five acres of land, for his own amusement.20 Mar 2013 - 7:25pm
The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday.
The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said.11 Mar 2013 - 7:48pm
They gathered in the field where the balloon crashed near the village of Hager El Dibie, west of Luxor, to perform mourning rituals. Accompanied by Hong Kong officials, the families - who had made the one-hour flight south from Cairo - lit incense and made offerings of fruit.3 Mar 2013 - 5:14am