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B. 02-03 Travelers gradually get back on track Guangzhou, Southern China
C. 02-08 China rushes to restore electricity Southern China
D. 03-16 Tibet unrest spreads beyond Lhasa Sichuan
E. 05-09 Death toll from virus reaches 32 Guangdong, Southern China
05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
G. 05-12 Death toll rises in quake Sichuan
7. 05-13 Quake death toll tops 12,000 China
8. 05-13 Rescuers reach epicentre Sichuan
9. 05-13 China presses search for survivors Sichuan

Summary.     Click for More > Death toll rises in quake Quake death toll tops 12,000 Rescuers reach epicentre   Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours Quake death toll could reach 50,000   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake 'Five million' homeless in quake Quake effort resumes after panic China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts Quake death toll passes 50,000 Quake victims need millions of tents Aftershocks demolish homes  2 aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Quake children return to tent schools Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it Aftershocks threaten quake lake Water rising too fast at quake lake Quake lake 'now draining' China on alert for unrest in quake zone 1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Deadly earthquake hits China 22 dead from Saturday quake
Quake death toll 50,000
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  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake.    Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frighte...
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Tibet unrest spreads beyond Lhasa   Quake death toll 50,000


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3  Travelers gradually get back on track
Feb.8  China rushes to restore electricity


March 2008 ... more > Top ^
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May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.9  Death toll from virus reaches 32
May.12  
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
    Death toll rises in quake  The most powerful 7.8 earthquake to hit China in 30 years has killed at least 10,000 people in south-western Sichuan province May.13     Quake death toll tops 12,000   Rescue workers frantically tried to pull victims from the rubble and clear roads so more relief can be delivered     Rescuers reach epicentre
  Chinese rescue teams have reached the epicentre of earthquake, Wenchuan county, where an estimated 60,000 people remain missing.    A few hundred soldiers and police ...
China presses search for survivors May.14 Quake toll close to 15,000   Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours  A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage China steps up rescue operation May.15   Quake death toll could reach 50,000   The official death toll has now topped 19,500. But casualty figures from various cities indicate a higher number of dead     President Hu Jintao visits quake area
  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake
May.16   'Five million' homeless in quake  The extent of the problem only became clear when communications were restored. It is feared up to 50,000 may be dead Hu Jintao spurs rescue effort May.17   Quake effort resumes after panic  Thousands of earthquake victims and rescuers are fleeing areas near the epicenter over fears of floods from a river blocked by landslides  China praises world's quake aid May.18   China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts   China has announced 3 days of national mourning as rescue workers continued to search for survivors among the rubble May.19 Warning panics quake zone May.20 Earthquake toll tops 40,000  Woman freed from rubble after 195 hours May.21  Another against-odds quake rescue May.22   Quake death toll passes 50,000  The toll from the devastating 7.9 earthquake in southwestern China has leaped to 51,151, an increase of almost 10,000 Earthquake toll jumps again May.23   Quake victims need millions of tents  Government has appealed for more than 2 million tents to shelter 5 million people made homeless by the huge earthquake Quake toll passes 60,000 May.24  Survivor found in rubble May.25 70,000 homes 'damaged' in new quake May.26 China ready to dynamite 'quake lake' May.27   Aftershocks demolish homes
  2 aftershocks have destroyed about 420,000 houses in the region hit by an earthquake two weeks ago.    'Quake lake' ...
Thousands flee over 'quake lake' fears May.28 160,000 evacuated over quake lake fears May.29 China seeks earthquake aid from Japan Japan shelves military aid flight May.30 China plans mass exodus from quake zone May.31   Race against time to drain 'quake lake'  Chinese soldiers and engineers were urgently trying to dig a spillway from an earthquake-created lake that is threatening to burst its banks

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Jun.2 China works to prevent 'epidemic'
Jun.3   Quake children return to tent schools  The countrywide attempt to help the children who lost their schools back towards a normal routine Jun.4   Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
  Authorities watched nervously as rising water behind an earthquake-created dam neared a spillway designed to relieve pressure on it
Jun.5   Aftershocks threaten quake lake  Authorities expected water to begin draining from a lake created by last month's devastating earthquake Jun.6 Water seeps from quake lake Jun.8 Quake lake aftershock causes landslides Jun.9   Water rising too fast at quake lake  Fears were mounting for the safety of more than a million people as waters threatening to burst a dam of landslide rubble   Quake lake 'now draining'
  Water has flowed into an abandoned town, as drainage from an unstable lake formed by last month's massive earthquake accelerates Jun.12   China on alert for unrest in quake zone  Police cordoned off schools destroyed in the earthquake, on alert for protests by parents demanding investigations Jun.14   1 million flee from floods; 55 dead  Flooding has forced more than 1 million to flee their homes across a stretch of southwestern China, including the earthquake-ravaged province Jun.19 Earthquake region braced for wet season Jun.23 China sacks officials over quake corruption Jun.24 Quake death toll to 'exceed 80,000'

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.3  Olymp torch ignites emotion in quake zone Aug.5   Deadly earthquake hits China  A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Sichuan province, killing at least one person and seriously wounding five others Aug.14 Rebuilding quake zone to cost $147B
Aug.22 Three killed, 100 hurt in earthquake Aug.27 20 dead in chemical plant explosion Aug.30 3 dead as quake rattles southwest China   22 dead from Saturday quake  The quake hit Panzhihua Citye. 17 people were reported dead and about 100 others injured in Sichuan In Yunnan province, 5 people died

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Sep.24 Deadly typhoon hits China


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Nov.30  Sweden storm to World Cup of Golf victory