Cataclysmic lessons

By Erik Nilsson(China Daily)

Mountains can be evil. Yes, they're usually beautiful, but they're often as seismic as they are scenic.

Remain optimistic

By Zhang Haizhou(China Daily)

My cell phone ringing on April 20, jarred me awake. It was Luo Gang, a survivor of the 8.0-magnitude Sichuan earthquake that destroyed his hometown Beichuan on May 12, 2008.

Independent spirit a ray of hope

By Hu Yongqi(China Daily)

April 20 was my deadline for finishing all the interviews for the fifth anniversary of the destructive Wenchuan earthquake.

Two birthdays for joy and sorrow

By Chen Jia(China Daily)

I have two birthdays - one is the date celebrating my birth, and the other is May 12, in remembrance of the day I didn't die in the quake.

Sichuan's deja vu experience

By Fu Jing(China Daily)

It was my original plan to write about the reconstruction miracle on the fifth anniversary of the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan.

In a disaster area, work should always come first

By Tang Yue(China Daily)

Knowing I am covering the earthquake in the epicenter, a lot of friends have shown deep concerns for me, and I really appreciate that.