Author: Sophie Beach

Sophie Beach is CDT's Executive Editor. She lives in Berkeley, California.
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Dashed Dreams Four Years After Quake

In remote Jyekundo (Yushu), Qinghai Province, a 7.1 earthquake hit in April 2010, killing at least 3,000 people. Situated at a 12,000 foot elevation, the town is a 17-hour drive from the nearest cities. Andrew Jacobs at the New York Times visited the area to find many residents disenchanted with the government’s rebuilding efforts, which have left many with no place to live:

May 22, 2014

Dozens Killed in Attack in Urumqi Market

In the second violent attack in Urumqi in a month, two cars crashed into a market, one of which exploded, while assailants in the cars detonated explosives, according to reports. Xinhua reports that 31 people were killed: 31 DEAD, MORE THAN 90 INJURED in Urumqi market explosions #XinjiangExplosion — China Xinhua News (@XHNews) May 22, 2014 AP reports: Xinhua said the assailants

May 21, 2014