Archive for April 16th, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Zeng Jinyan: Requests as the Only Way

Yesterday afternoon Hu Jia called me on the phone. It was the first time he was in touch since he was hospitalized on 30 March. He sounded calm and gentle. He told me that the division head (prison officer) in charge of him had gone off for some training, that the other officer replacing him had asked him if he wanted to make a phone call to his family, and that this was why he was able to contact me.

Zeng Jinyan, in a blogpost in English, April 15 »

Friday, April 16, 2010

ECFA debate: China Post, losing it

Like Adolf Hitler endlessly chanting Nazi mantras to mesmerize the Germans into following him, the DPP chairwoman simply has to drone on Ma’s conspiracy to consolidate the party’s power base in central and southern Taiwan.

The China Post news staff

Friday, April 16, 2010

Schools in Qinghai Earthquake, initial stats

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

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