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  • Quake-hit areas need make-shift toilets

    2013-04-25 20:28

    Local authorities have initiated an emergency plan to meet people's needs for make-shift toilets in Lushan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, after it was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Saturday, said an official on Thursday.

  • Water remains unfit to drink

    2013-04-25 02:17

    Water safety remains a problem in the earthquake-hit areas of Sichuan province, rescuers said on Wednesday.

  • Anxious wait for milk powder

    2013-04-24 02:22

    Feng Caixia had been anxious for three days — unable to find any milk formula for her 1-year-old son since the earthquake struck on Saturday.

  • Power line, road repaired to empower quake-hit area

    2013-04-23 21:21

    Rescuers from the China Railway Tunnel Group repair a road damaged by earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. [Photo by Zhang Xiaoli/Asianewsphoto]

  • Relief materials in short supply

    2013-04-23 11:14

    Tianquan county is still in need of 12,110 tents, 17,100 quilts and 200 generators for its more than 100,000 affected people three days after the 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Ya'an city.

  • PLA Air Force finishes 7 airdrops to quake zone

    2013-04-23 11:04

    The People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has airdropped supplies to survivors in quake-hit Lushan county in Southwest China's Sichuan province.

  • Safety lessons heeded after 2008 disaster

    2013-04-23 02:06

    Even though the 2008 Sichuan earthquake left Lushan county largely unscathed, residents say the experience they gained from that disaster proved invaluable on Saturday.

  • 19,000 soldiers, officers dispatched to quake zone

    2013-04-23 10:24

    A total of 19,000 soldiers and officers from China's military and armed police forces have been sent to quake-hit areas in Sichuan province, rushing to find survivors.

  • Volunteer team helping students find sense of normalcy

    2013-04-23 02:20

    Canadian volunteer Frentz, 22, along with 14 other students and three teachers from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in the provincial capital of Chengdu, set up a class for children temporarily placed at the school, the largest shelter in Lushan county.

  • Ensuring water, preventing disease more urgent

    2013-04-22 07:33

    The prevention of endemic diseases and ensuring food and water supply have become urgent issues for the people living in the quake-affected Lushan county.

  • Premier: Rescue every person

    2013-04-22 06:48

    Premier Li Keqiang climbed onto a heap of debris to view the disaster area after arriving in Lushan county, Sichuan province, where he expressed condolences to victims and survivors of Saturday's devastating magnitude-7 earthquake.

  • 'It was not safe because of falling tiles'

    2013-04-21 07:51

    It was reported that more than 1,000 art students from various universities were in the town for similar drawing tours.

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Geng Jiasheng, 54, a national master technician in the manufacturing industry, is busy working on improvements for a new removable environmental protection toilet, a project he has been devoted to since last year.