Volunteers Flocking to Quake Zone Asked to Turn Back

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...

China’s Soft Heart

Rowan Callick reports in the Australian: A half dozen friends from Beijing steer their three new four-wheel-drive cars, now caked in mud, to the side of the rock-strewn road to allow a People’s Liberation Army mobile...

Volunteers Flock from Across China

Tom Mitchell reports in the Financial Times: The emergency teams that converged on Dujiangyan, one of the cities worst hit by this month’s devastating Sichuan earthquake, were joined by a small caravan from the Chengdu Catholic...



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