The Earthquake in China...

United States
May 31, 2008 3:25am CST
We heard a lot about the earthquake in China when it first happened... I am wondering now how people in myLot are doing who reside in China... How did the earthquake effect you? How are you dealing with it? Let's talk about it...
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• China
31 May 08
Hi. I live in Shanghai, China. I didn't really feel it when the terrible earthquake took place. It didn't affect the coastal areas. Well, the quake was horrible and killed over 60,000 people. But the aftermath is more terrible. It is likely that a lake will flood a town. Right now, they are evacuating residents there. They have to deal it very carefully because every slight move could trigger off the flood. And the victims are taken good care of. The children go to developed areas to study. It is on the television all day. God bless China
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@kiwibee (240)
• New Zealand
31 May 08
This was a good question. I wondered too! One can't but help compare the Burma (Myanmar) situation with that of China. Here in New Zealand, it was on our News tonight that a large chain called The Warehouse had been approached by The Chinese Govt about tents, and as a result, they were recalling all their stock of tents and were selling them back to China (where they had originated) at a big discount. I thought that showed wisdom on the part of the Chinese Government, asking for different outlets worldwide to let them buy back the tents they had exported. If you imagine being homeless, it would be simply ghastly. Even a tent would be like a palace compared to sleeping on the ground, open to the elements. My heart goes out to my Chinese brothers and sisters.
• United States
3 Jun 08
Well, that was great that you did not get affected by this horrible earthquake as well as the rest of Shanghai. Neither as the rest of the coastal areas. But the interior of China was horrible. The aftermath was even horrible. I would definitely pray for all the victims and those who were killed. And my the God of Heaven bless them.
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• United States
18 Jun 08
Hi Chineseairhead, I am glad that you were okay. I was so sorry to hear about the quake and am praying for all of the people who were affected. I think that the Chinese government and the Chinese people did and continue to do a good job helping the people who were affected. Although I know that a lot of the children remain as close to their homes as they can and are not all going to developed areas to study and that many are still in the camps reserved for those who have survived the quake and are looking for their parents. It is a hard thing to see and hear.
@jyjnl_jia (430)
• China
3 Jun 08
It is really bad earthquake which made lots of destory especial in Sichuan province.I live in anothr province in China,so it have little influence in this earthquake.When it happened,all chinese from our government leaders to the normal people are trying to help them to get through this.Some people went to sichuan to be voluteers and someone made donation as much as they can.We believe that we can handle this.Also thanks for all the kind foreigners who gave us great contributions.
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• United States
18 Jun 08
It seems like when a disaster occurs we remember that we are all just people. The national boundaries weaken and the love of everyday people overwhelms them.... It was a good thing that the international community did want so much to help. It is a good thing too that the Chinese government allowed that aid to be given. It is sad that another government, that I will not mention as they do not deserve it due to their bad actions of letting their people suffer, did not accept aid until they were practically bribed and threatened. I am hoping that all those who are refugees from these and other disasters are able to rebuild their lives and thrive.