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by Samuel Wade | Aug 28, 2014
A video from Vox’s Joss Fong explains why the 6.1 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan this month...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 23, 2013
Since Saturday morning, when a 6.6Mw earthquake struck near Sichuan’s Ya’an city, thousands of volunteers from students and white-collar workers to Tibetan monks have descended on the affected area to offer...
by Josh Rudolph | Aug 26, 2012
Earlier this month, Foreign Policy compiled a list of the 75 cities projected to be the “world’s most dynamic” by 2025, according to per-capita GDP growth. The list, which is based on a McKinsey Global...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 22, 2009
Huang Qi, an activist who investigated shoddy school construction after the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake in 2008, has been sentenced to three years in jail. From Washington Post: Chinese dissident Huang Qi was sentenced to three...
by Paulina Hartono | Apr 28, 2009
Bob Chen of Global Voices looks back on individual citizens’ efforts to uncover the reasons for school collapses: According to an official announcement last year, over 6000 students died at the earthquake. Schools...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 22, 2009
Grieving parents and frustrated citizens are demanding that officials start accounting for why schools were far more prone to collapses than government buildings. From Chris Buckley of Reuters: China’s effort to erase...
by Zhaohua Li | May 22, 2008
This week’s Southern Weekend tells the story of an enraged rescue worker at the site of a school collapse in the Sichuan earthquake disaster zone: The rain pours down. Desperate family members crawl around, hoping, in the...
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