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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. Experts were now studying how to develop the lake, which was formed by the May 12 earthquake, in a "comprehensive" and "scientific" way, said Chen Xingchun, secretary general of the Communist Party Committee of Mianyang City in the southwestern...

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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. The decision to evacuate the pandas followed conclusions by experts that Sichuan province's terrain was still too hazardous for the Pandas and their keepers. "The threats to safety from geological hazards in the Hetaoping Center's location are very...

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. Wen made the...

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. Within one month, YeePay has raised more than 18M RMB ($2.6M) through online donations. This has been the largest amount raised by an independent payment provider in China and YeePay has become one...

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. An open letter issued yesterday [19 June] appealed to mainland authorities to launch risk assessments of big hydropower projects in...

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. In a report released on its website, the ministry said that drinking water and air in Sichuan, Gansu,...

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. A total of 72,000 people in quake-hit Wenchuan County have been relocated hours before it started to rain on...

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. Although there was a break in the rains Tuesday, Xinhua reported the past week of rains is causing waters levels in the southern region to rise. About 7,000 people had been evacuated from several villages and towns. The official death toll from the week-long rainstorms and floods in the nine provinces and regions in south China was...

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]. "New...

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2008-05-29 14:23:01

After the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve received a damaging blow from the recent deadly earthquake in China, officials are now seeking a new home for the bears. "It's better to move, I think," said Zhang Hemin, the chief of the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve. The Wolong reserve is just 20 miles from the epicenter of the May 12 quake, which has killed more than 68,000 people, including five reserve staff members. Most of the reserve staff members were not on-site during the 7.9-magnitude quake. "What...


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