Author: Japhet Weeks

Japhet Weeks is a graduate student in Asian Studies and Journalism at UC Berkeley.
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Main Photo: Metropark Hotel


Guests of the Metropark Hotel Wanchai in Hong Kong lean out the window for a photo op, by Patrick Rasenberg.

May 4, 2009

Ruined Beichuan Starts Anew

NPR’s Melissa Block was in Sichuan a year ago when the earthquake struck. She revisited the area recently and reported on how people in the area are coping one year on. From NPR: The plan is for the old, abandoned Beichuan to be turned into a memorial site and attraction. Tourists will be able to visit a quake museum and walk through the city wreckage. Old Beichuan is surrounded on

May 4, 2009

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