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7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

Daily life of Yushu quake victims returns to normal

Shoes are on sale at a temporary market where once was Gyegu Minzu Hotel at Gyegu Town in quake-hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province, on May 12, 2010. Full story

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China to start Yushu quake reconstruction

2010-07-08 10:41:09 GMT Xinhua English China will start the reconstruction of a quake-devastated Tibetan region Saturday, post-quake reconstruction headquarters said Thursday.

China plans 32 billion yuan on Qinghai quake reconstruction

2010-06-13 11:52:23 GMT Xinhua English China plans to spend 32 billion yuan (4.68 billion U.S. dollars) on the reconstruction of parts of northwest China's Qinghai Province battered by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in April, the government said Sunday.

Chinese gov't allocates special fund for post-quake reconstruction in Yushu

2010-06-11 14:34:08 GMT Xinhua English The first batch of central-budget special funds has been allocated for post-quake reconstruction in Yushu Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province, the Ministry of Finance said.

China's Yushu quake donations near 7.53 bln yuan: ministry

2010-06-09 21:39:48 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Donations for quake relief in Yushu,northwest China had hit 7.529 billion yuan (1.1 billion U.S. dollars) in cash and material, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs Wednesday.

Performance shows gratitude for PLA soldiers in quake-hit Yushu

2010-06-04 10:13:54 GMT Xinhua English Actresses of a nationalities song and dance ensemble dance during a performance for the soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Gyegu Town in the quake-hit Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, northwest China's Qinghai Province, June 4, 2010.

Students from quake-hit Yushu celebrate Children's Day in Tianjin

2010-05-31 14:10:44 GMT Xinhua English A total of 14 students from the quake-hit Yushu Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province were invited to visit Tianjin to celebrate the International Children's Day. They will tour Tianjin and make friends with local families.

Orphans in quake-hit Yushu receive "love package"

2010-05-05 14:36:57 GMT Xinhua English Each of 229 students of the school received a donated "love package" including stationery and toy on Wednesday.

Armed police whole-heartedly serve quake-affected people in Yushu

2010-05-01 08:05:28 GMT Xinhua English Members of the Xining detachment of the armed police force offer free diagnostic services in quake-hit Yushu County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 1, 2010.

Yushu children help with recycling efforts

2010-04-29 03:36:42 GMT Xinhua English Volunteers from the No.1 primary school of Gyegu town in quake-hit Yushu, Qinghai province, collect recyclable items near their makeshift homes on April 28, 2010. The students do the recycling rounds after school.

Relief supplies handed out to quake victims in Yushu

2010-04-29 02:51:13 GMT Xinhua English Relief supplies were handed out to quake victims in Yushu.

Mental care facility established to ease Yushu quake victims' trauma

2010-05-20 17:43:35 GMT Xinhua English YUSHU, Qinghai, May 20 (Xinhua) -- A mental health facility was established in Yushu, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Thursday to provide psychological counseling for the victims of last month's massive earthquake.

Prefab school for quake orphans in Yushu

2010-05-19 03:09:53 GMT China Daily BEIJING, May 19 -- A "prefabricated school", the largest by far in quake-hit Yushu in Northwest China's Qinghai province, was put into use for orphaned students on Tuesday, a reconstruction official said.

Nurses stick at work in quake-hit Yushu

2010-05-13 01:45:28 GMT Xinhua English 26-year-old Li Wenting is a nurse from No.153 hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. After the quake took place, she came to the disaster site working in the first aid department together with six colleagues. Although Li Wenting and her colleagues all got some altitude sickness, they stick at their work 12 hours a day. With their careful nursing, more than 40 patients have been transfered from the first aid room to general wards.

Ecological preservation a goal during reconstruction of quake-hit Yushu

2010-05-10 08:08:23 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Almost one month after an earthquake devastated Yushu County, in northwest China's Qinghai Province, local residents and officials are still removing animal carcasses and pollutant trash from the area to prevent ecological damage and the tainting of water supplies.

China raises $730 mln for quake-hit Yushu

2010-05-06 13:30:20 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- China had raised 4.985 billion yuan (730 million U.S. dollars) of donations in money and materials for quake-hit Yushu as of midday Thursday, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

HK's donation for mainland quake victims via Liaison Office exceeds 100 mln HKD

2010-05-14 08:29:23 GMT Xinhua English HONG KONG, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's donors had contributed over 100 million HK dollars (12.9 million U.S. dollars) for earthquake victims in northwestern China's Qinghai Province via the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong, a senior official with the Liaison Office said Friday.

WFP purchases emergency food for China quake survivors

2010-05-12 07:14:20 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- As China marks its second National Disaster Prevention Day on May 12, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has purchased 230 tonnes of vegetable oil and 50 tonnes of fried barley flour to be distributed to survivors of the earthquake that struck Yushu in Qinghai Province on 14 April 2010.

Chinese Premier calls for scientific rebuilding of quake zone

2010-05-02 12:50:08 GMT Xinhua English YUSHU, Qinghai, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has called for scientific and organized efforts in the reconstruction of northwest China's quake zone.

HK Jockey Club donates another 16.3 mln HKD for quake relief in NW China

2010-05-02 10:05:43 GMT Xinhua English HONG KONG, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's leading charity donor, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said Sunday it had donated another 16.3 million HK dollars (2.1 million U.S. dollars) for earthquake-hit area in northwestern China's Qinghai province to help disaster relief work.

Backgrounder: Powerful earthquakes in Qinghai Province since 2001

2010-04-14 08:57:14 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- A 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Wednesday, leaving at least 300 people dead, 8,000 people injured and many others buried under the debris.