Nov 26, 2014

Strong earthquake hits China's Sichuan province

A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated area of western China late Tuesday, cutting telephone service and prompting residents to rush out of their homes, officials and media reports said. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.6 ...

History museum takes no prisoners

Feb 27, 2011

History museum takes no prisoners

by Jeff Kingston

A powerful earthquake devastated Sichuan Province in 2008 and recovery is still ongoing, but this prosperous and fertile region of southwest China has also suffered a series of man-made disasters. During the Great Leap Forward (1958-61), when as many as 45 million Chinese died ...