Posts By Chen Liuting

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In China, Lessons in Disaster Management Lead to Regional Cooperation

July 24, 2013

The meeting room in the Guangzhou Academy of Governance is packed with 20 government officials. These officials are in charge of emergency management in Guangzhou, a city of over 12 million located in the Pearl River Delta of southern China. The situation in the room is tense. The officials have just learned that unexpected heavy rain fall…

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Lessons from China’s Wenchuan Earthquake

May 11, 2011

As the world embraces and supports Japan as it slowly recovers
from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, for many Chinese, memories of its own 2008 Wenchuan earthquake that left more than 80,000 people dead or missing and some 15 million homeless, are still raw.

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From China: Women-Led Earthquake Recovery

May 13, 2009

On March 6, 2009, over 30 villagers in Mingyue Village at Anxian of Sichuan – near the epicenter of the devastating 2008 earthquake – gathered at the village committee’s meeting room. They were coming together, almost a year later to join their first participatory planning workshop to discuss how to re-start productive activities in this […]

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