Wenchuan earthquake

The shame of Sichuan's tofu schools

Tang Yulan, 40, weeps amid the ruins of Beichuan Middle School, a month after losing her only daughter in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. About 4,700 schoolchildren died when more than 7,000 schools collapsed. Photo: Ricky Chung

Five years after the deadly earthquake in Wenchuan, Sichuan, dozens of parents are still seeking justice for children who died when their shoddily built schools collapsed. Other families, however, have abandoned their struggle over the years, under immense pressure from the government.

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 12:07pm 3 comments

Hong Kong-sponsored projects for 2008 Wenchuan quake still unfinished

Hong Kong-sponsored projects for 2008 Wenchuan quake still unfinished

Twelve of 151 Hong Kong government-led reconstruction projects initiated in the wake of the Wenchuan earthquake are still unfinished five years on.

24 Apr 2013 - 7:39am 1 comment

Mother loses son, then daughter in both Sichuan earthquakes

A shoe is left next to a damaged house in Baosheng Township, Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Photo: Xinhua

Life has not been fair for 50-year-old Lu Jingkang, who lost her teenage daughter in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Yaan on Saturday. Barely five years earlier, she lost her son in the other catastrophic Sichuan earthquake, in Wenchuan.

“God has been too harsh on me, way too harsh,” Lu told the Yangtse Evening Post on Sunday.

22 Apr 2013 - 12:21pm