Beichuan, China – Thousands of soldiers and families looking for missing kin streamed into one of the worst affected areas of China’s massive earthquake on Sunday, as a strong new aftershock hit
Rescue workers have plucked more than 60 more survivors from the rubble since the quake almost nonstop, more then 130K troops have been deployed to help, and the uncensored opinions of Chinese citizens are popping up online, sent by text and instant message across a country shaken by its worst earthquake in three decades.
China is now home to the world’s largest number of Internet and mobile phone users, and their hunger for quake news is forcing the government to let information flow in ways it hasn’t before. its interesting to note that two and a half hours after the huge earthquake struck Sichuan Province, an order went out from the powerful Central Propaganda Department to newspapers throughout China. “No media is allowed to send reporters to the disaster zone,” it read, according to the NY Times.
many of our readers have emailed us that we should continue to post photos, the pictures as to what is going on at the quake locations is staggering, and very dramatic, its has kept millions around the globe glued to their Internet, and newscasts.
To honor those who have suffered, Beijing declared a three-day period of national mourning, beginning Monday.
Jews around the globe send condolences to the Chinese and we sympathized with your pain, we remember that the Jews escaping the horrors of the Holocaust found refuge in your country during the Nazi era; and that China currently interacts in a number of positive ways with both the United States and Israel.
please see below a new slide show of photos we put together, some of them very moving
hashem yrachime its a message to the yiddin
ein eitzeh v’ein tvunah k’neged Hashem.
let’s hope this is “CHEVTY MOSIACH”