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'Quake babies' celebrate birthday
108 babies born in the two months after the May 12 earthquake gather in a newly-built school to celebrate their communal birthday.
Giant panda to the rescue of tourism in Sichuan
Tourism in Ya'an city in quake-devastated Sichuan Province has flourished, thanks in part to giant pandas.
Quake zone schools pal-up with Hungary
The 50 quake zone students who visited Hungary are bridging their schools and those in the eastern European country.
  | Post-quake Life |
Survivors still have a mountain to climb
Wang Huiqiong and her husband were on the verge of opening a guesthouse when the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province ripped their lives apart.
The house of hope
Though it is raining outside, Wang Shubao and Li Chengfang, of Makou village, one of the quake-hit areas in Sichuan province, are reluctant to drop their spades.

Quake survivors fight to get on with life
Hanwang's clock tower stands frozen at 2:28 pm -- the moment the May 12 earthquake struck -- but times are changing for those who live in its shadow in Sichuan province's Mianzhu.

  | Hometown Reconstruction |
New expressway to quake epicenter opens
A 26-km highway connecting Yingxiu town and Dujiangyan city, both hard-hit by last year's massive earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan province, was opened on May 12, 2009.
Microcredit program aids post-quake reconstruction in Sichuan
Yu Changfu felt desperate when his house collapsed in the magnitude-8.0 earthquake in Sichuan province on May 12, 2008, for he had no money left to earn a living after rebuilding the house.
Chengdu to finish quake-hit school reconstruction by Sept
Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan province, plans to finish rebuilding quake-hit schools by September 1 this year in order to insure the start of a new semester, Xinhua News reported today.

One-year Anniversary Marked

Ballet girl battles for dream after Games fame

  From Readers
Wenchuan, let's focus on here

The first Wenchuan Earthquake memorial park opened!

Sichuan is a good place to visit!

Pictures of Sichuan Bamboo Sea

  | Post-quake Tourism |
Sichuan quake sites to open to tourists
Sections of streets, schools and bridges of the quake zone in Sichuan China will soon be open to tourists.
Giant panda to the rescue of tourism
Tourism in Ya'an city in quake-devastated Sichuan Province has flourished, thanks in part to giant pandas.
Jianmen Pass aims top level tourism spot
The Jianmen Pass scenic spot in Sichuan province has set forth on an ambitious path to become a tourist hotspot again.
Tourists back to once 'devastated' sites
Chengdu of Sichuan province is seeing a steady recovery of its tourism industry after the earthquake of May 2008.

  | Newsmakers |
Quake tears down national borders of civil protection
Catastrophes don't stop at national borders. So the knowledge about disaster relief mustn't be stopped at borders.
Veteran shoots to fame for disasters relief
From lawyer to volunteer for life
Policewoman rises to hero status for breastfeeding
Policewoman Jiang Xiaojuan who breastfed a baby left uncared for in the May 12 quake revealed she feels more guilt than pride as her relief work meant she had to stop breastfeeding her own son.
French rescuers 'always with Sichuan'
'Iron Army' soldiers recall rescue operations
Ballerina battles for dream with one leg
Li Yue has to strive for her ballet dream with just one leg under public attention as the Paralympic performance brought her fame, spotlight as well as weariness.
When Sichuan smiles, hearts melt
Xue Xiao the 'cola boy' full of fizz
266 hours Xiao Zhihu, an 80-year-old partially paralysed man, was rescued in Mianzhu city.
196 hours A 60-year-old woman was rescued from rubble in Pengzhou, more than 196 hours after the earthquake.
195 hours A woman in her 60s was rescued from a rock crack in Pengzhou.
179 hours Ma Yuanjiang, a power plant executive, was rescued nearly 179 hours after the May 12 earthquake.
164 hours Rescuers found 61-year-old Li Mingcui under the remains of a bazaar in Beichuan.
150 hours A woman was saved alive from a flattened power plant in a town of epicenter Wenchuan County.
  | Anniversary Activities |
Quake-hit Beichuan reopens to mourners

Public awareness of disaster reduction urged
On China's first "Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day" on Tuesday, Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu called for enhancing public awareness of disaster reduction.
Badminton players mourn quake dead
The Chinese badminton team observed a one-minute silence for the victims of last year's devastating earthquake before their match against Japan on May 12, 2009.
HK holds photo exhibition on quake anniversary
A local newspaper in Hong Kong inaugurated a photo exhibition on Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan.
Reconstruction picking up pace
President Hu urged the authorities to complete reconstruction in time on the one year anniversary of the massive quake in Sichuan. Haste 'Not Making Waste'

  | Photo |

1st anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake
A ceremony marking the one year anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake is held in Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009.
Lee Myung-bak meets kids from Sichuan quake zone
Rebuilding brings closer Chinese, German students
Monk Su and the temple of birth

Hu attends ceremony marking quake anniversary
Rescue drill held to mark quake anniversary
Quake babies reunite with nurse rescuers one year on

  | Aid and Donations |
China's quake zone students invited to Russia
A total of 550 students from China's earthquake-hit areas will start a three-week recreational trip at a Russian children's care center in the Far East on Thursday.
Books donated for children in quake zones
More than 1.32 million books have been sent to school children in quake-hit Sichuan Province as of Sunday as gifts for the Children's Day which falls on Monday.
Lee Myung-bak meets kids from Sichuan quake zone
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met Sunday with a group of 20 quake-affected children from China's Sichuan Province, encouraging them to make unremitting efforts to become useful talented persons in the future.
Diageo helps rebuild water facilities in quake zone
Diageo partnered with the World Wild Fund for Nature on reconstruction of water facilities at earthquake-stricken areas in Sichuan province.
  | Key Figures |
US$243 million Chinese insurers had paid $243 million in claims from areas affected by last year's May 12 earthquake as of May 10 this year.
5,335 students A total of 5,335 students were dead or missing from China's May 12 earthquake last year.
$2.3 billion Sichuan Province has so far received about 2.31 billion US dollars in quake donation.
3,340 schools About 3,340 schools needed to be rebuilt after the earthquake and as of April 24, 1,937 schools were under construction.
18,000 households The quake-hit Sichuan province will displace 18,000 rural households in the coming three years to avoid geologically-related disasters.
  | Links |
Talk with Hungarian Ambassador to China
White Paper on China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction
Talk with Saudi Ambassador
Strong Earthquake Jolts SW China

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