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Living Conditions for Yunnan Earthquake Victims and Refugees

A little child is standing outside relief tents.

A little child is standing outside relief tents.

From QQ:

Sleepless Night in Yunnan Yiliang Earthquake Area

People are gathered and resting in open space.

On the morning of September 8, in the Yunnan Yiliang earthquake area, people are gathered and resting under the open sky. At the time this report was submitted, the Yunnan Yiliang earthquake has affected 744,000 people, caused 67 deaths, 731 injuries, and a direct economic loss of 3.5 billion yuan.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

People are gathered and resting in open space.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯香港网友 朝朝:

Government, the people’s leaders, do your duty, help them.

腾讯郑州市网友 小高:

the Yunnan Yiliang earthquake has affected 744,000 people, caused 67 deaths, 731 injuries, and a direct economic loss of 3.5 billion yuan. Where did these numbers come from? How can the statistics come out so soon?!

腾讯南宁市网友 GAME OVER: (responding to above)

Can you believe what the blind says? A poor area won’t suffer that much loss, they intentionally exaggerated [the situation], so that rich people will show off by taking out their wallets and donate money.

腾讯河南省网友 袜子小席:

A moment of silence for our compatriots who have lost their lives in the earthquake! A prayer for those injured by the earthquake!
Why didn’t this take place in the island country [Japan]!!

腾讯网友 ~~~Eden:

Whenever an earthquake happens, all I see is that China is where houses and buildings collapse the most!

腾讯网友 老猫:

I beg you guys, post less of this kind of vexing news. I have no problems with donating money, I just faintly wish I could know where my money goes.

腾讯网友 阳光总在风雨:

Every time when I see news about an earthquake or see the homeless people, there’s a sadness I feel that can’t be put into words. Nor can I help them. No matter where an earthquake happens, they are all innocent people, all very ordinary people. It might be that they have different dialects, different lifestyles, but I hope that in our hearts we all wish for peace in the world and between people. I hope people in the disaster area can get help from the government and can all eat well and sleep well.

腾讯郑州市网友 心河彼岸:

Where is the Red Cross? Are they no longer showing their faces now that money is hard to collect?

腾讯网友 000000:

A prayer for all those affected by the disaster.

腾讯网友 -﹀﹀ごOnlY:

A prayer for the people who are affected by the earthquake, be safe.

From NetEase:

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People in Yunnan Earthquake Eat Potatoes & Instant Noodles to Satisfy Their Hunger

September 8, The Yunnan Yiliang County earthquake has already caused 80 local deaths, with 744,000 people affected. The disaster victims are living in temporary relief tents, and eating instant noodles and potatoes to satisfy their hunger. As it is understood, the earthquake area’s requirements for food and drinking water are very large.

A little child is eating a potato which is provided by a local resident.

This picture is of on September 8, in Guizhou Province Weining County Yungui Countryside Jianjiao Village, where a little boy is eating a potato which provided by a local resident.

A peasant is eating a potato which was provided by his fellow villager.

A peasant is eating a potato provided by a fellow villager.

A boy is having instant noodles in front of a relief tent.

A boy eating instant noodles in front of a relief tent.

A little girl is standing beside a stack of instant noodles boxes.

A little girl standing beside a stack of instant noodles boxes.

A little child is standing outside relief tents.

A little boy is standing next to the disaster relief tents.

The father is putting on clothes for his daughter.

A local village family has moved outside. After daybreak, the father helps his daughter put on clothes.

Children are getting free supper.

September 9, Yunnan Yiliang County Luobinghui Square, people are standing in line to get food at the relocation site for the earthquake affected. The free lunches and suppers provided by the government are very rich. Because there are too many people, many volunteers are assisting at the scene maintaining order. The villagers all express that the food tastes good. This picture is of children getting their free dinner.

Relief workers are giving out streamed stuffed buns to the people.

September 9, in the relocation site of Yiliang County Luozehe Town Luozehe Village, relief workers give out streamed stuffed buns to the people. They tell the reporters that besides the buns, lunch also includes fried rice, instant noodles, and ba bao zhou [Eight Ingredient Porridge].

Relief workers are giving out streamed stuffed buns to the people.

A girl returning to her relief tent with free supper.

This picture is of a girl returning to her relief tent with free supper.

A child is getting free supper in the relocation site.

This picture is of a girl getting free supper in the relocation site.

People are waiting to get instant noodles provided for free.

September 9, the third day of Yunnan Yiliang County “9.07” earthquake relief work. Because many of the roads in the earthquake area have been seriously compromised and there are many disaster victims, there’s a shortage of tents, food, bottled water and other goods in the disaster area. As of 12 noon of September 9, this earthquake has caused 81 deaths and 821 injuries in Yiliang County. This picture is of people waiting to get the freely provided instant noodles.

Comments from NetEase:

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芙小小仙子 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

Is the Black Cross [referring to the corrupt Red Cross of China] hiding in delicacies or qi bi miniskirts?

[Note: A qi bi miniskirt is a kind of skirt so short that one can almost see the wearer’s underpants.]

路过73 [网易四川省内江市网友]:

One one side is Maotai, and the other side potatoes.

[Note: Maotai is a famous but very expensive Chinese liquor brand that government officials are fond of receiving as gifts, this comment meant to juxtapose the lifestyles of government officials with those of the poor in China.]

网易甘肃省兰州市网友 ip:60.165.*.*:

The sign of a rising great nation!

山下的教书先生 [网易江苏省南京市网友]:

How can we get millions of houses to shelter all the poor so that they can be happy?

网易广东省深圳市网友 [太意外了]:

A charred potatoe, a pair of aged hands, an expression of helplessness, a saddened heart. These are the special characteristics of a socialist country.

235239 [网易广东省东莞市网友]: (responding to above)

When I was watching the news that day, they said they were getting three dishes and soup [for each meal], had clean water to drink, and the living conditions seemed even better than before the earthquake.

twelove [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

China on the tip of the tongue.

[Note: This is satire of a recently popular Chinese TV show that introduces delicious food from all around China.]

xylit [网易四川省绵阳市网友]:

Those high government officials are still eating delicacies!!! They don’t care about that much at all.

大家都是党的接班人 [网易江苏省苏州市网友]:

It’s a disaster zone, are they supposed to be eating shark fin and birds nest [expensive Chinese delicacies]? The government and the Red Cross can only do what they can, provide for the basic needs of the disaster victims. “Good” is not the standard involved here, just “suitable”.

不合鞋的脚 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

What’s wrong with potatoes and instant noodles? What’s the meaning of satisfying one’s hunger???
It’s already very good, don’t be ungrateful.

Written by Peter Barefoot

Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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