Thursday, November 27

From The Web

  • Snow Leopard spotted at night in Wulong (Chinese)
  • 6.3 quake near Kanding kills 5, 54 injured
    Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit a heavily Tibetan region of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday.

    The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with the epicenter measured at the Tagong Prairie, Kangding County, in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

    A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to the Garze prefecture government.

    Reporters at the site said dozens of village huts and cattle sheds collapsed in the rural areas, but no building collapsed in the county seat, thanks to the massive shantytown renovation and infrastructure improvement it has undergone in recent years.
  • China's first 'blank stare' contest held in Chengdu
    You have the right to remain silent
  • Viral Sichuan 'pig pen girl' story found to be exaggerated
    The majority of a press report about an eight-year-old girl raised in a pig pen in southwestern China's Sichuan province that went viral on the internet has been shown to be fabricated, a local online news portal reported on Nov. 13.
  • PLA fighter jet on possible test flight crashes into building in Chengdu, 7 civilans on ground injured
    A People's Liberation Army fighter jet crashed in Chengdu, Sichuan yesterday.

    The pilot ejected safely but at least seven people were injured at the crash site, local media quoted witnesses as saying. The cause of the accident was not reported.