Yunnan Province Earthquake Damage on the 10th March
Kunming: Rescuers Search for Survivors of the 5.4 magnitude earthquake in Yunnan Province on 10 March which killed at least 26, injuring over 400 people and toppling more than 1,000 homes.
Rescuers Survey the Damage of a Collapsed Building in Yunnan Province
Chinese Central Television CCTV announced in 2008 that they will “work toward raising and improving” the quality of CCTV Nightly News–it seems that the propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party still has some work ahead of them.
“Watching CCTV on the 10 March,” Yang Hengjun writes, “I was completely taken aback. The 30 minute newscast placed news of the earthquake in Yingjiang, Yunnan Province–which happened that very day with serious loss of life and property…coverage slide by in a flash. The news story was given less attention than a forum om Revolutionary Hero’s and Qaddafi’s victories against Libyan rebels. The 27 minutes of content prior to the brief spot on Yingjiang, was all devoted to National Peoples Congress (NPC) Delegates, who all glorified our building of a Socialist legal system with Chinese characteristics and went on about how prosperous our people are and how democratic the NPC and Chinese Peoples Political Consultative Conference have been. What kind of Journalism is that?”
Rest here via China Media Project