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A Natural Event In China

by Keone Michaels Mon May 12th, 2008 at 03:12:56 PM EST

This is a huge earthquake over 7 points on the scale. If you folks are interested I have gathered some links this morning. Please check here. It seems that these stories about weather extremes are more violent? Anyway.

Video: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2008/may/12/chinaearthquake From the Chinese news agency: Up to 8,500 die in killer earthquake: Xinhua From Beijing More analyis: Office workers tell of quake panic

This is a Truly Sad Item: Nearly 900 students were buried in China's Sichuan province last night by a huge earthquake. More: Bangkok workers scramble to safety after tremors from Chinese quake
and from the folks at Daily Kos from a Chinese informant: Xinhua we handling reports as quickly as possible to provide information and if you wish you may check Xinhua News English Edition although I think the news updating there may be slow since the focus is on providing news in Chinese at the moment, if you are fluant, please go to Xinhua Net for more updated information. I think International services should be reporting soon as well.

All in all, the Chinese seem to be taking it in stride with nary a moment's pause in buildup to the Olympics!

by Keone Michaels on Mon May 12th, 2008 at 03:15:19 PM EST
Shanghaiist has had very good coverage.

Also, this blog from a young American teacher in Chengdu: Chachin ain't easy

A language is a dialect with an army and navy.

by marco on Mon May 12th, 2008 at 05:33:08 PM EST

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