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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

Quake Proofing Xinjiang

:: Xinhuanet - English :::


The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China has decided to invest one billion yuan (over 120 million US dollars) to help rebuild residential houses in its earthquake-vulnerable areas.

An official with the regional government said that the project was launched to improve the anti-quake performance of local residential houses and reduce the loss from possible earthquakes to the minimum. "


Earthquakes are a perennial problem in Xinjiang and this a logical if rather overdue move.Lat year alone two major earthquakes hit Xinjiang and killed some 300 people.

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