In the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, the Chinese government faces
growing criticism from grieving parents who allege that corrupt and shoddy construction was behind the disproportionately high number of collapsed school buildings.
Still short 2 million tents, it must also rebuild homes and jobs for 5 million.
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China reports that 95% of post-earthquake reconstruction is complete in Sichuan, three years after a deadly earthquake, in a "victory" for the country. 2011-05-10 (Context: deadly earthquake)
The Chengdu-Dujiangyan High-Speed Railway begins operation in Sichuan, China, on the second anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. [http:--www.chinadaily.com.cn-regional-2010-05-12-content_9842320.htm "(China Daily)"] 2010-05-12 (Context: deadly earthquake)
China sentences Tan Zuoren, who investigated poor construction after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, to five years in prison for "inciting subversion of state power". 2010-02-9 (Context: deadly earthquake)
Chinese human rights activist Huang Qi, who campaigned for the parents of the children killed in schools in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is sentenced to three years in prison for "illegally holding state secrets". 2009-11-23 (Context: deadly earthquake)
China announces that 5,335 schoolchildren died during an earthquake in Sichuan on May 12, 2008. [http:--www.guardian.co.uk-world-2009-may-07-china-quake-pupils-death-toll "(The Guardian)"] 2009-05-7 (Context: deadly earthquake)