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Sometimes An Earthquake Is Just an Earthquake

Almost a month after the devastating earthquake hit Yushu, Qinghai, Foreign Policy notes that the ethnic tensions between the area’s Tibetan residents and the Han Chinese have so far remained under the surface: Nearly one...

Tibetan Writer Detained after Quake Critique

AP reports on the arrest of a Tibetan writer who wrote an open letter that was critical of government relief efforts in the recent Qinghai earthquake: The writer, who publishes under the name Zhogs Dung but whose real name is...

China Pledges to Repair Quake-damaged Monasteries

AP has the latest death toll in the Qinghai earthquake: The death toll from the April 14 earthquake centered in Yushu county of western China’s Qinghai province rose to 2,192, Xinhua News Agency reported. As of Friday...

China Asks Buddhist Monks to Leave Quake Area

The New York Times has more on the order for Buddhist monks to cease disaster relief work near the Yushu earthquake site and to return to their monasteries: In a written response to questions from The Associated Press, the...

China Quake Killed 207 Schoolchildren: State Media

The government has announced that 207 school children died in the Qinghai earthquake and the total official death toll is now 2187, AFP reports: The collapse of school buildings in the 6.9 magnitude quake was responsible for 35...

Rescues as China Quake Toll Passes 2,000

The death toll in the Yushu, Qinghai earthquake has now surpassed 2000. From AFP: Chinese authorities ramped up the disaster response, clogging roads leading into Qinghai province’s Yushu prefecture with truckloads of...

Monks Bolster China’s Quake Relief Effort

The New York Times looks at relief efforts in Jiegu by both the government and by Buddhist monks who are traveling from around the country to offer assistance to victims: The Chinese government has undertaken an aggressive...

Earthquake in Tibet: A Tibetan Blogger Asks…

High Peaks Pure Earth has translated a blog post by a Tibetan writing in Chinese posing a series of questions he or she would ask at an official press conference about the recent Qinghai earthquake, such as: After many school...

China Earthquake Toll Rises to 1,144 (Updated)

In Yushu, Qinghai, more than 1,000 bodies have been found with the death toll expected to rise. From AP: Tibetan monks prayed Friday over hundreds of bodies at a makeshift morgue next to their monastery after powerful...

A Sympathetic Hearing

A Newsweek report takes a look at how the Qinghai earthquake is inspiring a rare feeling of empathy and solidarity among Han Chinese toward Tibetans: For 51 years, since the People’s Liberation Army marched into the...

617 Dead in Western China Quake (Updated)

The death toll is now 617 with thousands injured in the earthquake that struck Yushu, Qinghai. From AP: The quake, which struck at 7:49 a.m. in Qinghai Province, bordering Tibet, had a magnitude of 7.1, according to China’s...

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