Posts Tagged ‘earthquake’
Haitian Earthquake Thoughts.

CBC radio has been covering the Haitian earthquake disaster around the clock.  For the past two or three days, one of the most discussed talking-head topics was the seemingly slow response by the international community in physically importing aid into the country.  Aside from the tiny airport and minimal port facilities, one commentator mentioned that […]

Charity and the reality of disaster logistics

From Jiao Na had come a long way to help the people of Sichuan. A Chinese teacher living in Kunming, she had seen the pictures and heard the cries for help. Not content to mail supplies, she contacted a local health bureau in Chengdu and arranged to purchase the supplies they said they needed […]

More Earthquake Thoughts

I wrote little regarding the recent increase in Chinese nationalism and noticeable rise in anti-western sentiments last month, but to paraphrase my feelings, I continue to be very suspicious and concerned regarding some components of this nationalism, the fenqing (angry youth) and what some bloggers have cleverly described as the Red Guard 2.0 (a play […]

Earthquake Charity in Nanjing

Grass-roots earthquake relief efforts are well underway in Nanjing and out in full-force this weekend. I donated money on Wednesday and was asked again at my company on Thursday. That night I also unknowingly attended a benefit concert at a local bar. But this morning I encountered a rather unwanted situation around the Shanxi Lu […]

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