How Perceived Corruption Taints China Quake Relief
On April 20, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck China’s Lushan county, Ya’an city, Sichuan province. It killed around 200 people. It comes five years after a bigger earthquake struck Wenchuan in a nearby prefecture, killing an estimated 70,000. At that time, rescue efforts were marked by corruption and poor use of resources. How is the current disaster being handled? And what does this suggest about China’s ability to respond to future disasters?