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2008-10-07 06:00:43

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Government Officials Head To Quake Site in Tibet"] BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) - China's central government is sending officials to Tibet to join in relief efforts after the area was hit by a strong earthquake Monday afternoon. The work group consists of officials from China's Ministry of Civil Affairs and Ministry of Finance. It left Beijing for Tibet Tuesday morning, the State Disaster...

2008-09-25 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["China's Quake Zone Hit by Downpours, With Eight Deaths, 38 Missing"] CHENGDU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - At least eight people were killed and 38 were missing amid torrential rain and ensuing disasters in Sichuan Province that was struggling to recover from the May 12 earthquake. The figures were registered as of Wednesday afternoon in Mianyang City since heavy rain began slashing the region on Monday...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

China's Tibet region was shaken Thursday by an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale but no casualties were reported. The epicenter was about 12 miles deep in Zhongba Country, a remote area near the China-Nepal border more than 15,000 feet above sea level and with a population of about 18,000, Xinhua reported, quoting China's National Seismological Network. The state-run news agency said the county has been hit with several aftershocks since a 6.8-magnitude quake Aug. 25.

2008-09-24 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEICHUAN, Sichuan, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - Two people were dead and 30 were missing amid torrential rain in one of the counties that was hardest-hit by the May 12 earthquake, local authorities said on Wednesday. More than 300 people sustained injuries and about 6,000 were stranded or in dire need of help, according to the local committee in charge of post-quake restoration. Downpours began to pound...

2008-09-16 12:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Wen Speaks on Relief, Rehabilitation in China's Quake- Hit Areas (1)"] BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) - The successful earthquake relief efforts fully proved, once again, the superiority of the socialist system, the governing capacity of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the government, the abilities of the People's Liberation Army, and the strength of the Chinese nation. Premier Wen...

2008-09-10 09:00:47

Rehabilitation centers set up for quake victims CHENGDU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Every inch he bent down, caused Liu Chang pain. He sat on a hospital bed doing rehabilitative exercises after losing both of his legs in the May 12 earthquake in China. "It is tiring, but I feel comfortable after practice," said the 22-year-old man. For five days, Liu was trapped under a cement board in Beichuan county of the southwestern Sichuan Province, one of the worst hit areas. One leg was fully...

2008-09-10 09:00:36

China Focus: Quake-hit Sichuan draws overseas investment: official XIAMEN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua)-- The investment environment of quake- hit Sichuan Province had experienced increasing foreign investment in the past few months, said a local official at an investment fair in China's eastern Fujian Province. "The provincial government had emphasized both relief work and development after the fatal earthquake," said Huang Xiaoxiang, vice governor of the southwestern Sichuan Province, at a special...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Almost 200 Penalized for Discipline Violations in China Quake Relief"] BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 186 people had incurred party disciplinary measures or administrative penalties as of Aug. 29 for discipline violations in relief work after the May 12 earthquake in southwest China, Wednesday's People's Daily reported. Sixteen were officials at or above the county level and 20...

2008-09-09 00:00:14

The cost of reconstruction in China's earthquake-devastated Sichuan province is estimated at $244 billion, officials said. Commenting on the cost of repairing the damage caused by the May 12 earthquake, Vice Governor Huang Xiaoxiang said his province has been able to come up with only about $64 billion, leaving a gap of about $180 billion, China Daily reported Tuesday. Huang said rebuilding the province will include construction and development of about 4.5 million homes, 31,700 miles of...

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 40 in Southwest China Earthquake"] Huili, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Two more deaths were reported Monday afternoon in Huili County, bringing the death toll from the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday to 40, according to local authorities. The county in Sichuan reported 25 deaths as 8 a.m. Monday. The Ministry of...


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