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2008-09-01 03:00:02

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, barely recovered from the May 12 quake, and in nearby Yunnan, has risen to 32. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the two provinces Saturday afternoon -- and which was then followed by numerous aftershocks -- also injured more than 400 people and destroyed 100,000 homes, the China Daily reported Monday. At least half a million people have been affected by the quake, whose epicenter was located 30 miles southeast of...

2008-08-30 12:00:28

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit southwest China Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 26, officials said. Eleven of the injured were said to have sustained serious wounds, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The epicenter of the quake was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City in Sichuan province, with most of the deaths and injuries reported in neighboring Yunnan province. Xinhua said all the affected counties in Sichuan and Yunnan reported damaged houses, but no...

2008-08-25 09:01:33

School curriculum to add psychological counseling in quake-hit Sichuan Province BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's southwest quake-hit Sichuan Province is to add psychological counseling to the school curriculum to relieve possible post-quake mental stress of pupils. More than 300 teachers would take their new posts as psychological tutors in primary and secondary schools in 39 counties and cities after attending a training session slated for September, Thursday's Chengdu Business...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

Wenchuan quake "not linked" to Sichuan water projects: Chinese official BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The massive May 12 earthquake centered in Wenchuan County in the southwestern province of Sichuan had no direct link with the development of water resources in Sichuan, such as dams, a Chinese official said on Wednesday. The county seat of Wenchuan lies atop fault lines and Wenchuan is historically earthquake-prone, said Cheng Dianlong, deputy chief of the State Flood Control and Drought...

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2008-08-09 03:05:00

By Coffin, Bill Just 30 minutes before the earthquake that killed tens of thousands in the Chinese province of Sichuan in May, local video footage captured on a cell phone revealed rainbow lights in the clouds. Some have identified the lights as merely a circumhorizontal arc-an unusual, horizontal rainbow refracting through ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Others, however, consider the light show an example of "earthquake lights," a scientifically unproven indicator of a coming earthquake. The...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

China quake reconstruction panel emphasizes livelihoods, environment BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- As a 6.1-magnitude aftershock hit southwest China's Sichuan Province, the country's quake relief headquarters held its 24th meeting on reconstruction here on Tuesday, reiterating its dual focuses: livelihoods and the environment. At the meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, the headquarters urged giving priority to the basic needs of the survivors of the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan...

2008-08-05 12:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld-Writethu: 6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits SW China, Causing One death"] BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) - One person was killed and 23 others were injured in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Qingchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday. The casualties were in Yaodu Township, which was also severely affected by the 8.0 quake on May 12, said an official in the...

2008-08-03 09:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld-Writethru: Olympic Torch Relay Ends First Leg in Quake-Hit Sichuan Province"] GUANG'AN, Sichuan Province, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) - The Olympic torch relay wound up on Sunday morning in Guang'an City, the first leg in the earthquake-hit Sichuan province in Southwest China. At 9:10 a.m. local time, the final torchbearer Wang Jianjun, also party chief of Guang'an, ran into the city's...

2008-07-31 09:00:00

China's openness to foreign media would remain after Games: authority BEIJING, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China will remain open to foreign media after the Olympic Games, the country's press authority said on Wednesday. Liu Binjie, minister of the General Administration of Press and Publication, said openness to the foreign media is a long-term policy rather than a makeshift "puff of wind." "China's open door to the foreign media will not close after the Games," he told Xinhua. "We regard...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Senior China Official Urges Tough Scrutiny of Quake Relief Resources"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - A Chinese senior official has called for tighter supervision of quake relief to ensure the transparent use of resources. He Yong, a member of the Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, made the remark during a Thursday teleconference here on the subject. Quake...


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