Chinese Court Rejects Parents’ Earthquake Lawsuit

From AP:

A Chinese court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by parents of 58 children crushed to death when their school collapsed during May’s massive earthquake, the latest setback for the parents in their quest for an apology and compensation.

The dismissal of the case and reports of threats made against the parents underscore the political sensitivity of allegations that corruption and substandard construction caused thousands of classrooms to collapse in the 7.9 magnitude quake.

While the government has promised an investigation and strict punishment for bad construction, there has been no public attempt so far to hold anyone to account.

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