Report: 1.3 million ordered evacuated in China

WILLIAM FOREMAN Yahoo 30.05.2008
Report: 1.3 million ordered evacuated in China

Authorities ordered 1.3 million people, many living in tents and other temporary shelters, to evacuate a valley in central China on Friday amid fears that an earthquake-spawned lake could burst and flood the area, state media reported.

Soldiers race weather to end flood threat

Troops racing to drain an 'earthquake lake' in Sichuan ahead of more rains have created emergency escape paths in case a mud and rock dam gives way.

Gov't to send $3.7m worth of tents to Sichuan

The Hong Kong Government has procured about $3.7 million worth of tents and arranged for them to be sent to Sichuan quake victims in batches. The first 1,000 tents should reach Sichuan on June 2.

102 Pandas in China's Largest Reserve Safe: Official

The pandas in China's largest giant panda reserve in Gansu Province, which were reported to be missing after the May 12 earthquake, are considered to be safe and well, local forestry officials said on Thursday.

Sharon Stone apologises over China earthquake 'karma' comments

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has apologised for suggesting that the earthquake that struck China was because of the country's bad "karma".

Olympic fraudsters warning

Mainland residents have been warned not to be fooled by tricksters who are setting up fake Olympic ticket websites, selling non-existent Olympic bonds and running fraudulent Olympic-linked competitions.

'I Love Asia' project for quake-hit Chinese

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korean pop singer and producer Park Jin-young (L) and Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan meet at a Seoul studio on May 29 to discuss their joint project to help quake-stricken people in China's Sichuan Province.

Missing HK man confirmed safe 29.05.2008
Missing HK man confirmed safe

A Hong Kong man who was reported missing after the Sichuan quake has been located and confirmed safe, the Immigration Department says.

Individuals urged not to visit quake areas

The Government has appealed to individual voluntary groups not to visit quake-hit areas in Sichuan, other than professional relief teams that have made arrangements through Mainland authorities, to avoid interfering with ongoing relief work.

HK gov't: Donations now best way to help earthquake relief work

HONG KONG, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The most direct and effective way to help Sichuan earthquake victims is to support earthquake relief donations in Hong Kong, a spokesman from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on Thursday.

Soldiers head towards a village cut off by landslides. Photo: Reuters.

Forty half-starved earthquake survivors are reported to have been rescued from a remote area of Sichuan 16 days after the disaster.

Sharon Stone boycott 28.05.2008
Sharon Stone boycott

Today's Information Times ran a full page special about Hollywood actress Sharon Stone's comments about the Sichuan earthquake last week at the Cannes film festival. Stone suggested that the quake may have been a result of "karma" from China's tre...

China "quake lake" fears force new evacuation

Tyra Dempster Reuters 28.05.2008
China "quake lake" fears force new evacuation

BEICHUAN, China, May 28 (Reuters) - China has evacuated more than 150,000 people living below a swollen lake formed by this month's devastating earthquake amid fears it could burst and trigger massive flooding, state media said on Wednesday.

China eases 1-child policy for quake-hit

Saibal Dasgupta TOI 28.05.2008
China eases 1-child policy for quake-hit

China has made a major exception in its 20-year old one-child policy for parents in the earthquake areas, who have lost their only child. The announcement comes after strong protests by parents who bitterly complained about losing an entire genera...

Millions of people were made homeless by the 12 May quake

Two further aftershocks have destroyed more than 420,000 houses in the Chinese region hit by a massive earthquake two weeks ago, state-run media say.

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, a Mig-26 helicopter swings an excavator to the quake lake in Tangjiashan, Beichuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province Monday, May 26, 2008.

MIANYANG, China (AP) — Chinese officials rushed Tuesday to evacuate another 80,000 people in the path of potential floodwaters building up behind a quake-spawned dam, state media reported, as soldiers scraped a channel to try to drain away the thr...

'Barrier lake' in China threatens up to 1.2 million in earthquake zone

MIANYANG, CHINA -- The Chinese government warned Monday that as many 1.2 million residents might have to be evacuated because they could be inundated by a swelling "barrier lake" formed by the May 12 earthquake.

China launches 'Olympic weather' satellite

China has launched a weather forecasting satellite to help predict weather at the Beijing Olympics.

Mainland plastic bag ban

From Sunday, China will ban the production of ultra-thin platic bags, which are typically used once and then discarded.

Professionals and materials are airdropped for operations to blow a barrier lake at Tangjiashan, Beichuan County, which was formed by landslides after the May 12 earthquake and now blocks the river Jianhe.(Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in China's major earthquake increased by more than 2,100 to 67,183 as of midday Tuesday, according to the Information Office of the State Council.

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