China Grapples with Devastating Earthquake and the Olympics

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In China, some 12,000 have died and 18,000 reportedly are buried beneath the rubble in one city alone after the biggest earthquake in decades. Fifty thousand Chinese troops are part of the rescue effort, which the BBC calls "chaotic yet organized." Foreign resources are welcome, although foreign aid workers are being kept out on the grounds that transporting them to the worst-hit areas is impossible. Mike Chinoy is a senior fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy.




Warren Olney