Earthquake relief

Letters to the Editor, May 25, 2013

Gordon McQueen in action for Seiko. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Greed culture undermining spirit of giving

I refer to the report ("China Red Cross donations in doubt after new figures show discrepancies", May 20).

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 5:27am

Letters to the Editor, May 14, 2013

Countries must now clean up their act. Photo: Bloomberg

Eco-friendly policies are feasible

15 May 2013 - 3:08am

Beijing has learned lessons about quake relief since 2008

Beijing has learned lessons about quake relief since 2008

At 2.28 this afternoon countless families will be savouring lunch in honour of Mother's Day. But it will be a poignant moment for thousands of mainland mothers still mourning children who died in the catastrophic Sichuan earthquake that struck at that moment five years ago. The day after, this column closed its first comment with the words: "A great disaster has befallen China."

12 May 2013 - 4:00am 1 comment

Lessons from the school of hard knocks

Illustration: Adolfo Arranz

The earthquake that rocked the Yaan region of Sichuan last month delivered a telling report card on what authorities have learned from the quake that devastated the same region this month five years ago. And it's mostly good news.

10 May 2013 - 4:24am

For earthquake victims, relief delayed is relief denied

Local residents donate money to the Red Cross in Dongguan Great Mosque in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province. Photo: Xinhua

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