Latest Sichuan earthquake Stories

2008-06-26 18:02:40

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has efforts under way on several fronts to help aid victims of the recent tornadoes and flooding in the Central United States, the Myanmar cyclone, and Wenchuan earthquake in China's Sichuan province.

2008-06-25 09:02:50

China Focus: China plans to turn main "quake lake" into scenic spot CHENGDU, June 23 (Xinhua) -- China plans to turn the Tangjiashan "quake lake" into a scenic spot amid efforts to rebuild a county downstream, a local official said on Monday.

2008-06-24 11:12:09

All remaining giant pandas at a major breeding base in China’s earthquake-devastated Sichuan Province will be evacuated as landslides and other post-quake dangers remain a significant threat, China’s Chengdu Business Daily reported Tuesday.

2008-06-22 09:00:08

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua by 2010: "Chinese Premier Says Reconstruction in Quake- Hit Shaanxi, Gansu To be Complete by 2010"] LANZHOU, June 22 (Xinhua) - The lives of quake-affected people should basically be back to normal in northwestern China's Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces in two months, and reconstruction in the two provinces should be basically completed, Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Sunday.

2008-06-20 09:00:12

Red Cross Partners with YeePay on China Earthquake Relief BEIJING, June 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The Red Cross Society of Beijing partnered with YeePay, a leading payment service provider in China, to launch an online donation website immediately after a major earthquake hit China on May 12.

2008-06-20 06:00:16

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 20 June [Report by Shi Jiangtao in Beijing: "Greens Demand Halt To 'Feverish' Dam Building"; headline as provided by source] Mainland experts, environmental groups and activists have urged the government to review plans to build big dams in the earthquake- prone southwest.

2008-06-19 12:00:35

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "No Major Pollution Found in Quake Zone, Ministry Reports"] BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) - China's Environmental Protection Ministry said Thursday [19 June] that there has been no major deterioration of environment in areas affected by the devastating 12 May earthquake and aftershocks.

2008-06-19 09:00:13

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Completes Evacuating 110,000 People From Quake Centre"] WENCHUAN, Sichuan, June 19 (Xinhua) - China has finished evacuating 111,476 people from an area near the epicentre of last month's earthquake in Sichuan province to avoid secondary disasters triggered by heavy rains.

2008-06-18 03:00:18

China's flooding, which has already killed dozens and caused $2 billion in direct economic loss, Wednesday threatened thousands in the Guangxi Zhuang region.

2008-06-16 09:00:53

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Quake Relief Headquarters Urges Preventing Secondary disasters Amid Aftershocks, Rain Storms"] BEIJING, June 16 (Xinhua) - Prevention of secondary disasters, such as landslides and mud-rock flows, amid rain storms and frequent aftershocks following the May 12 earthquake was an "urgent task", said the quake relief headquarters of China's State Council on Monday [16 June].

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