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  • Research center will help prepare for disasters

    2010-08-21 09:04

    China's first academic institute to specialize in the management of natural disasters is expected to be founded in late 2011 or early 2012 in Southwest China's Sichuan province, the location of a devastating earthquake in May 2008 that left 87,000 people dead or missing.

  • 16 dead in Sichuan mudslides

    2010-08-21 08:41

    Flooding and mudslides caused by heavy rain in Southwest China's Sichuan province have left at least 16 people dead and 66 missing.

  • Geological disasters spike this year

    2010-08-21 08:36

    China recorded more than 26,000 geological disasters in the first seven months of this year, nearly 4 times the number in the same period last year, Minister of Land and Resources Xu Shaoshi said Friday.
    16 dead in Sichuan mudslides Research center to help prepare for disasters

  • Overseas Chinese mourn Gansu mudslide victims

    2010-08-16 08:58

    Overseas Chinese have held memorial meetings and other mourning activities recently to remember the victims of a massive mudslide in Northwest China that killed at least 1,248 people.

  • Int'l community continues condoling with China on landslide

    2010-08-13 20:31

    Leaders of many foreign countries and international organizations have recently sent condolences to China over deadly landslides in Northwest China.

  • Death toll from Zhouqu mudslide rises to 1,156

    2010-08-13 18:55

    The death toll from the massive mudslide in northwest China's Gansu Province has risen to 1,156 as of 4 p.m. Friday, with 588 still missing, local authorities said

  • Condolences pour in from world over

    2010-08-13 07:31

    Foreign countries and international organizations have offered condolences to China following the deadly mudslides in Zhouqu county.

  • More than 1,100 volunteers helping

    2010-08-13 07:14

    Volunteer Lu Xidai was busy all day Thursday distributing donated baby milk powder to young mothers whose homes were destroyed in the deadly landslide in Zhouqu.

  • More people go missing after fresh mudslides

    2010-08-13 07:11

    An overnight downpour on Wednesday triggered a fresh wave of floods and mudslides along the Bailong River in Zhouqu, leaving three more people missing. Toll climbs to 1,156 What caused slide

  • Downpour hits Zhouqu, three missing

    2010-08-12 20:45

    An overnight downpour has brought new disaster to Northwest China's mudslide-ravaged town of Zhouqu, leaving three people missing, said local authorities Thursday.

  • Region plagued by soil erosion

    2010-08-12 08:03

    As I entered the Ganan Tibetan autonomous prefecture - especially when we were about to drive into the mudslide-stricken Zhouqu county - I saw signs everywhere: "Beware of landslides and falling rocks!"

  • Police vigilant on public security

    2010-08-12 08:02

    Housed in two tents in the county's Chunjiang Square, the Zhouqu public security bureau reopened for work on Wednesday evening following the devastating mudslide that hit the county on Sunday.

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