After the Wenchuan earthquake, in the field of primary and secondary schools, and including buildings in public places and residential areas, especially in the rebuilding process in Wenchuan, China has intensified the work on making things earthquake-proof. This work has been done continuously. Concerning this matter, you can make some enquiries with the Minstry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and the education authorities.
Civil Affairs Ministry’s disaster relief director Zou Ming (邹铭), answering a foreign journalist’s question on a press conference convened by the State Council Information Office on Thursday, quoted by Singapore’s Morning News.
According to “some reports” quoted by Morning News, 70 per cent of Yushu County’s (玉树县) schools have collapsed in Wednesday’s / Thursday’s earthquake in Qinghai Province, and at least 66 students and ten teachers were killed.
“Older buildings fell, newer ones stayed up”, Reuters, April 16, 2010