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After Quake, Stories of Horror and Hope Abound

According to the latest official count, the earthquake that hit Sichuan province last weekend has so far been the cause of 196 deaths, 12,211 injuries, and 76,000 damaged houses. As the dust has been settling, stories of tragedy...

67 Killed, 100,000 Displaced by Yunnan Quakes

Two earthquakes in south-west China have killed at least 67 people (as of 1:02 a.m., local time) and forced more than 100,000 from their homes. Xinhua described the damage and initial relief efforts. Sixty-seven people have been...

In Japanese Quake, a Chinese Opportunity

At The Atlantic, Max Fisher suggests that the Sendai earthquake may allow China to nudge the regional balance of power in its favour: If Japanese civilians need to be evacuated quickly, or if many more emergency workers need to...

China Begins Yunnan Quake Clean-Up

The Financial Times reports on the relief effort in quake-stricken Yunnan where, as in Sichuan three years ago, damage appears to have been magnified by substandard construction. China began cleaning up on Friday after a...

Yushu’s 5 Billion Yuan Abyss

Recent regulations require the Red Cross, China Charity Federation and 13 other national funds to direct their Yushu earthquake donation funds to the Qinghai provincial government. From Caixin: While fund raising is part of the...

In New Move, China’s Red Cross Funds NGOs

For the first time, China’s Red Cross has distributed money to non-governmental organizations to help with the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake relief efforts. From Reuters’ Lucy Hornby: Individuals, corporations and overseas...

Villagers Beat Official Over Quake Relief

A village chief was beaten after five villagers stated that they did not receive earthquake relief subsidies. From the Associated Press: Farmers in earthquake-devastated southwest China beat a village chief and clashed with...

China’s Pusher of Philanthropy

Movie star Jet Li has launched a new philanthropic organization and is working to get more Chinese citizens involved, after signing on celebrities from Bill Clinton to Donatella Versace. From the Washington Post: Bill Clinton,...

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