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  • Aug 21, 2014
  • Updated: 5:16am


Tai O villagers safe after fire, but where's the money to rebuild?

A fire ripped through the stilt homes - built mainly from wooden planks and metal sheets - on May 2. No one was injured, but 10 families were left homeless.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am

Xi Jinping in surprise inspection of Sichuan quake towns

President Xi Jinping yesterday visited areas of Sichuan hit hardest by last month's magnitude 7 earthquake, meeting survivors and inspecting reconstruction work at a Hong Kong-funded school building.

22 May 2013 - 8:22am

Appeal for help to rebuild in Sichuan

In a race against time, a charity is attempting to rebuild quake-damaged homes in Sichuan before the arrival of winter, and the group has asked Hongkongers for help.

20 May 2013 - 5:27am

Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

A return to the epicentre of the 2008 disaster brings an emotional reunion and mixed feelings for a journalist who was among the first outsiders to reach flattened Yingxiu as it mourned its lost children

12 May 2013 - 2:36pm

How to make charity dollars count

Since the Yaan earthquake on April 20, Oxfam staff have often been asked how to best ensure donations are well spent in the community. This is a healthy reminder that keeps pushing us to refine our monitoring systems.

12 May 2013 - 4:00am

Officials say schools and hospitals rebuilt after 2008 saved lives

Qiu Jian, chief housing planner with the Sichuan government, said a preliminary survey by more than 400 inspectors had found that that no buildings rebuilt after the 2008 earthquake had "completely collapsed".

26 Apr 2013 - 5:05am

Survivors of 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami struggle to rebuild their lives

Two years after a quake and tsunami hit Japan's northeast, there is a fresh impetus to find the 2,676 people whose bodies have never been recovered.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:52pm

Japan suspends dubious reconstruction projects

Japan’s government has suspended 35 projects included in a budget for reconstruction from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami after criticism the spending was not directly related to recovery from the disasters.

28 Nov 2012 - 5:04pm

Japan ‘misspent’ tsunami rebuilding money: audit

Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit showed as residents of the devastated northeast voiced frustration over the slow pace of rebuilding.

7 Mar 2013 - 6:24pm

China Digest, October 11, 2012


Public opposes traffic fees

11 Oct 2012 - 4:40am