Japhet Weeks

Japhet Weeks is a graduate student in Asian Studies and Journalism at UC Berkeley.

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...

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Great Wall of China ‘Even Longer’

A new mapping study shows that the great wall is longer than was previously thought. From the BBC: A two-year government mapping study found that the wall spans 8,850km (5,500 miles) – until now, the length was commonly...

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