China Book On Sichuan Quake Counters Gov’t Stance

From AP:

The publication is obscure and the language technical, but the findings are simple: schools in Sichuan collapsed more easily than government buildings in last year’s massive quake because they were not as well built.

That politically sensitive conclusion is one of the most startling in a book by architects and engineers dispatched by the government to the ravaged quake zone in southwestern China.

Their assessment is at odds with official statements that blame the destruction of the schools on the sheer power of the magnitude-7.9 temblor, which left almost 90,000 people dead or missing.



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