Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sichuan Earthquake Photos

Click here to peruse a web collection of Sichuan area earthquake photos. So far 193352 readers from other areas of China have left comments offering solace, sympathy, rescue advices, even their blood on that website. A Shanghai woman wrote: "My husband and I have been laid off for two months now. But people in Sichuan are in a much worse situation, so we are still going to donate for them."

There is a notable, and unprecedented, transparency in the official media's news reporting this time, a sharp contrast to the SARS case. A signal that there is movement toward freedom of the press?

(Note: loading a large image from a site in China can be slow, so you will need to be patient to view individual photos.)

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