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  • China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan

    04/19/2013 11:01:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 April 2013
    China quake: Dozens die and hundreds hurt in Sichuan A powerful earthquake has killed at least 46 people and injured at least 400 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, state TV reports. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which had a 6.6 magnitude, was centred 50km (31 miles) west of the town of Linqiong. It said the tremor occurred at a depth of 12km (7.4 miles). There are fears the death toll could rise further. An 8.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people.
  • Home schools rise in CHINA

    09/08/2011 1:34:24 PM PDT · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 10 replies
    China Daily ^ | September 5, 2011 | Qihui Gao
    Home schools emerged in many places of China today due to the parents' concern about the public education, the China Youth Daily reported Monday.A growing number of parents in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces are choosing to let their children receive an education at home rather than attend public kindergartens, primary, junior or senior middle schools.Some parents think their children cannot realize the happiness of learning, acquire useful knowledge effectively and master learning for a modern society through the current methods taught in schools. A recent seminar about launching home school projects was held by 21st Century Education Research...
  • China's Big Earthquake - Three Years Later

    08/22/2011 10:21:56 AM PDT · by robertvance
    The China Teaching Web ^ | 8-23-2011 | Robert Vance
    "It's all new", said the shirtless man who shared a small quadrant of shade with me behind our bus. He was pointing with his cigarette at a series of white three story buildings directly in front of us. It was two o'clock in the afternoon and a sweltering sun beat down unmercifully upon our vulnerable position on the side of the road. This was the third time that our bus had broken down in just a few hours and I was starting to wonder if I would make it back to Chengdu that day. "What was it like before?" I...
  • The Mystery Ape of Pleistocene Asia [ from Longgupo in Sichuan province ]

    06/25/2009 2:52:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies · 777+ views
    Nature 459, 910-911 ^ | Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | Russell L. Ciochon
    Fossil finds of early humans in southeast Asia may actually be the remains of an unknown ape. Russell Ciochon says that many palaeoanthropologists -- including himself -- have been mistaken. Fourteen years ago, a Nature paper by my colleagues and I described a 1.9-million-year-old human jaw fragment from Longgupo in Sichuan province, China1. The ancient date in itself was spectacular. Previous evidence had suggested that human ancestors arrived in east Asia from Africa about 1 million years ago, in the form of Homo erectus. Longgupo nearly doubled that estimate. But even more exciting -- and contentious -- was our claim...
  • Sichuan earthquake anniversary: Parents of victims told not to hold memorials

    05/12/2009 8:32:01 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 8 replies · 850+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 05.11.09
    Parents of the children who died during last year's earthquake in Sichuan have been threatened with imprisonment if they hold memorials for their dead on May 12th, the one year anniversary of the disaster.
  • China:PLA sentry stabbed in attack, a week after soldier on garrison guard duty shot dead

    03/31/2009 8:13:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 485+ views
    PLA sentry stabbed in attack, a week after soldier on garrison guard duty shot dead Choi Chi-yuk South China Morning Post (c) 2009 South China Morning Post Publishers Limited, Hong Kong. All rights reserved. A People's Liberation Army sentry belonging to the same division as the one who was shot dead outside a Chongqing garrison last week was stabbed in an attack in Sichuan province, a local rights watchdog said. The soldier, affiliated with the 64th Squad of the PLA's 149th Division in Leshan about 275km west of Chongqing, was stabbed by a man with a dagger on Thursday. The...
  • Police in China Halt Parents Seeking Investigation Into School Collapses

    01/09/2009 4:25:08 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 6 replies · 384+ views
    NYT ^ | 01.09.09 | EDWARD WONG
    The local police stopped parents who were trying to travel secretly from southwest China to Beijing this week to ask the central government for a full investigation into school collapses that killed their children during the May earthquake, several of the parents said Thursday. A leader of the grieving parents, Sang Jun, who lost his 11-year-old son, said in a telephone interview that he had been detained overnight and released only after more than 60 other parents gathered at the gates of the town government building to demand his release.
  • China's big quake doubles chances of more (curse continues)

    09/11/2008 2:08:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters ^ | 09/10/08
    China's big quake doubles chances of more Wed Sep 10, 3:36 PM ET China's giant earthquake in May near Chengdu caused so much geologic stress in the Tibetan Plateau that it doubled the chance of more big quakes along three neighboring faults, scientists reported. "The magnitude 7.9 quake on 12 May has brought several nearby faults closer to failure and could trigger another major earthquake in the region," the American Geophysical Union said in a statement. This happens because of a domino-like effect where the movement of one piece of Earth's crust forces another piece to move up, down and...
  • Strong 6.0 magnitude quake hits Central China

    08/05/2008 3:19:34 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 18 replies · 156+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | August 5, 2008
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A potentially destructive 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit Sichuan, China, at 0949 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. ~ snip ~
  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts China quake area (USGS says 5.8)

    08/01/2008 4:43:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 395+ views
    New Kerala ^ | 08/01/08
    Magnitude 6.1 earthquake jolts China quake area Chengudu, Aug 1 : A fresh earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit southwest China's Sichuan province at 4.32 p.m. Friday, according to the country's Earthquake Networks Centre. The epicentre was located at an area between Pingwu county and Beichuan county, Mianyang city. A slight tremor was felt in the provincial capital Chengdu, the centre reported. The seismological department earlier reported that an earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan county in the province at 10:41 a.m. Friday, Wenchuan was the epicentre of the deadly May 12 earthquake which killed...
  • China: Magnitude-5.6 aftershock hits area between Shaanxi, Sichuan

    07/23/2008 6:46:05 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 166+ views
    Straits Times ^ | 07/24/08
    Magnitude-5.6 aftershock hits area between Shaanxi, Sichuan BEIJING - A MAGNITUDE-5.6 aftershock jolted the area between Ningqiang County, Shaanxi Province and Qingchuan County, Sichuan Province at 3.54am on Thursday, the China Earthquake Administration said. The epicenter was at 32.8 degrees north latitude and 105.6 degrees east longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.
  • Chinese Military Sent Special Nuclear Cleanup Unit into a Quake-damaged Sichuan Area

    06/28/2008 3:09:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 187+ views
    Sankei Shimbun ^ | 06/28/08
    See my translation below
  • Teacher's liberty in earthquake-a research

    06/10/2008 8:17:49 PM PDT · by medatj · 40 replies · 551+ views
    2008-6-11 | Medatj
    I'm a Chinese and live in Beijing. You may heard about a massive earthquake stroke Sichuan province last month. In this natural disaster, one my fellow people, exactly a teacher, ran before his students and declared his view of personal liberty and freedom regardless his teacher indentity. His allegation has triggered a extensive discussion on humanity and teacher, as a publice servant,responsibility. I know that personal liberty is well developed and protected in US. But, and the same time, US is a country regarding public responsibility especially for those paid by the taxpayers to do their civil job. I came...
  • Religious Boom in China after Quake (The regime is wary)

    06/10/2008 10:04:42 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 274+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 06/10/08
    Religious Boom in China after Quake JUNE 10, 2008 08:31 As religious gatherings for the victims of the Sichuan earthquake are being held in large scales, the Chinese Communist Party is worrying about a possible explosive increase in religious population. The party is tolerating such religious events in consideration of public sentiment for now, but is known to be jittery about the possibility of uncontrollable trouble. â–½ Worships and Buddhist service for earthquake victims The Buddhist Association of China held a large-scale service for those who were killed or displaced by the earthquake on May 14, two days after the...
  • China's Netizens Aid Earthquake Relief

    06/05/2008 10:33:17 AM PDT · by brityank · 17 replies · 952+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 3 June, 2008 | Christopher Thomas
    China's Netizens Aid Earthquake ReliefChristopher Thomas   06.03.08, 3:30 AM ET A few hours after the devastating earthquake on May 12, a People's Liberation Army rescue helicopter landed on a hillside field near Wenchuan, the epicenter of the earthquake. It was one of the first to arrive as rescue teams made their way to the remote site.The landing site was not chosen from military maps or guided by emergency response teams. Instead, the site was determined from an instant message posted on popular local messaging services Baidu Post Bar and QQ. The poster, a Wenchuan native, gave the location...
  • China: Nuclear device exploded in Sichuan (underground installation; during May 12 earthquake)

    06/02/2008 8:57:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 168 replies · 1,535+ views
    Boxun ^ | 06/01/08 | Boxun
    Nuclear device exploded in Sichuan By Boxun Jun 1, 2008 - 6:46:34 PM Lu Shishen, who reported the cover up of the earthquake forecast, said that there was a strong nuclear explosion in Sichuan during the earthquake. Xinhua reported yesterday that an explosion of “volcano was observed in the earthquake”, people said that concrete debris was burst out of the crack during the quake. Experts tested the debris and found it is radioactive, according to Lu Shishen’s report. Full report in Chinese: http://news.boxun.com/news/gb/china/2008/06/200806020720.shtml
  • Drainage of quake lake begins in Sichuan (China Earthquake Fallout)

    05/27/2008 1:25:49 PM PDT · by Danae · 12 replies · 91+ views
    Shanghaidaily.com ^ | 5-27-2008 | Lydia Chen
    Excavators work at Tangjiashan Lake in Beichuan County in Sichuan Province yesterday. Some 1,800 soldiers, each carrying 10 kilograms of explosives clambered up mountain paths to reach the barrier lake and blast through debris to drain water. Dozens of dams created by landslides during the May 12 earthquake are posing a new threat in the disaster zone. --------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------- Excavators work at Tangjiashan Lake in Beichuan County in Sichuan Province yesterday. Some 1,800 soldiers, each carrying 10 kilograms of explosives clambered up mountain paths to reach the barrier lake and blast through debris to drain water. Dozens of dams created...
  • Dramatic video of quake damage from CNN

    05/24/2008 9:19:41 PM PDT · by zhcn · 14 replies · 124+ views
    CNN ^ | May 19,2008 | Bill
    ITN's Bill Neely was given a home video shot just seconds after the quake showing the extent of the devastation. This video is about 7 minutes. http://blog.donews.com/zegna/archive/2008/05/25/1296249.aspx
  • "Chengdu Diary" from NPR

    05/24/2008 9:53:22 AM PDT · by zhcn · 27 replies · 2,295+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | May,2008 | Robert Siegel ,Melissa Block
    "All Things Considered" hosts Robert Siegel and Melissa Block are in Sichuan Province covering the massive earthquake. They continue to report on the aftermath and recovery efforts. The hosts were in Chengdu with producers Andrea Hsu and Art Silverman when the quake struck. They were preparing for a special week of China coverage that had been planned for next week. Follow this blog for regular updates. ----From http://www.npr.org/blogs/chengdu/
  • Officials: China orders probe of school collapses in quake

    05/16/2008 7:10:50 PM PDT · by brityank · 83 replies · 214+ views
    Officials: China orders probe of school collapses in quake BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has ordered local authorities to investigate the reasons why school buildings collapsed in the earthquake, said Yang Rong, director of the ministry's department of standards and norms, in an online interview on Friday.     "If quality problems do exist in the school buildings, we will deal with the persons responsible strictly with no toleration and give the public a satisfying answer," said Han Jin, head of the development and plan department of the Ministry of Education in the interview....