Steve's China Blog

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Still here

I haven't posted much in awhile. I've been keeping busy mostly with work, catching up on my sleep, and doing some shopping. We are still getting a few aftershocks, but not nearly as many as before. There was a 6.0 aftershock on Sunday. It didn't seem that strong here since it struck so far way, but it lasted about 20 seconds which is much longer than the other aftershocks. I've heard that we may experience aftershocks for another month or two, but they will become less and less frequent.

This is a pretty interesting article about grief-stricken parents of the children that died in some of the collapsed schools in the area...

Grief turns to fury in China, and parents demand answers

In recent days, such raw public outbursts have been taking place across northern Sichuan Province as grieving parents agitate for investigations into why so many school buildings fell during the May 12 earthquake, killing as many as 10,000 children.

I'm not sure if anything will be done for these people. Knowing the government here, they'll just choose a few construction workers as scapegoats and execute them. Maybe they'll hire some goons to go beat up some of the parents to silence them. Who knows?


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