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China Quake Death Toll Tops 8,700 (+)

Monday, May. 12, 2008 By AP/WILLIAM FOREMAN

People evacuate office buildings after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Beijing Monday, May 12, 2008.

Oded Balilty / AP

 

 (CHENGDU, China)—A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing nearly 10,000 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country’s worst quake in three decades.

 

The 7.9-magnitude quake devastated a region of small cities and towns set amid steep hills north of Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu. Striking in midafternoon, it emptied office buildings across the country in Beijing and could be felt as far away as Vietnam.

Snippets from state media and photos posted on the Internet underscored the immense scale of the devastation. In the town of Juyuan, south of the epicenter, a three-story high school collapsed, burying as many as 900 students and killing at least 50, the official Xinhua news agency said. Photos showed people using cranes, mechanical hoists and their hands to remove slabs of concrete and steel.

Buried teenagers struggling to break free from the rubble, “while others were crying out for help,” Xinhua said. Families waited in the rain near the wreckage as rescuers wrote the names of the dead on a blackboard, Xinhua said.

The earthquake hit one of the last homes of the giant panda at the Wolong Nature Reserve and panda breeding center, in Wenchuan county, which remained out of contact, Xinhua said.

In Chengdu, it crashed telephone networks and hours later left parts of the city of 10 million in darkness.

“We can’t get to sleep. We’re afraid of the earthquake. We’re afraid of all the shaking,” said 52-year-old factory worker Huang Ju, who took her ailing, elderly mother out of the Jinjiang District People’s Hospital. Outside, Huang sat in a wheelchair wrapped in blankets while her mother, who was ill, slept in a hospital bed next to her.

Xinhua reported 8,533 people died in Sichuan alone and 216 others in three other provinces and the mega-city of Chongqing.

Worst affected were four counties including the quake’s epicenter in Wenchuan, 60 miles northwest of Chengdu. Landslides left roads impassable Tuesday, causing the government to order soldiers into the area on foot, state television said, and heavy rain prevented four military helicopters from landing.

Wenchuan’s Communist Party secretary appealed for air drops of tents, food and medicine. “We also need medical workers to save the injured people here,” Xinhua quoted Wang Bin as telling other officials who reached him by phone.

To the east, in Beichuan county, 80 percent of the buildings fell, and 10,000 people were injured, aside from 3,000 to 5,000 dead, Xinhua said. State media said two chemical plants in an industrial zone of the city of Shifang collapsed, burying hundreds of people and spilling more than 80 tons of toxic liquid ammonia.

Though slow to release information at first, the government and its state media ramped up quickly. Nearly 20,000 soldiers, police and reservists were sent to the disaster area.

Disasters always pose a test for the communist government, whose mandate rests heavily on maintaining order, delivering economic growth, and providing relief in emergencies.

Pressure for a rapid response was particularly intense this year, with the government already grappling with public discontent over high inflation and a widespread uprising among Tibetans in western China while trying to prepare for the Aug. 8-24 Beijing Olympics.

“I am particularly saddened by the number of students and children affected by this tragedy,” President Bush said in a statement.

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge sent his condolences to President Hu Jintao, adding: “The Olympic Movement is at your side, especially during these difficult moments. Our thoughts are with you.”

Premier Wen Jiabao, a geologist by training, called the quake “a major geological disaster,” and traveled to the disaster area to oversee rescue and relief operations.

“Hang on a bit longer. The troops are rescuing you,” Wen shouted to people buried in the Traditional Medicine Hospital in the city of Dujiangyan, on the road to Wenchuan, in comments broadcast by CCTV.

“As long as there was a slightest hope, we should make our effort a hundred times and we will never relax,” he said outside the collapsed school in Juyuan.

The quake was the deadliest since one in 1976 in the city of Tangshan near Beijing that killed 240,000 — although some reports say as many as 655,000 perished — the most devastating in modern history. A 1933 quake near where Monday’s struck killed at least 9,000, according to geologists.

Monday’s quake occurred on a fault where South Asia pushes against the Eurasian land mass, smashing the Sichuan plain into mountains leading to the Tibetan highlands — near communities that held sometimes violent protests of Chinese rule in mid-March.

Much of the area has been closed to foreign media and travelers since then, compounding the difficulties of getting information. Roads north from Chengdu to the disaster area were sealed off early Tuesday to all but emergency convoys.

In Chengdu, the region’s commercial center, the airport closed for seven hours, reopening only for emergency and a few outbound flights. A major railway line to the northeast was ruptured, stranding about 10,000 passengers, Xinhua said. Although most of the power had been restored by nightfall, phone and Internet service was spotty and some neighborhoods remained without power and water.

Nervous residents spent the night outside, some playing cards or heading to the suburbs. State media, citing the Sichuan seismology bureau, reported 313 aftershocks.

“Traffic jams, no running water, power outs, everyone sitting in the streets, patients evacuated from hospitals sitting outside and waiting,” said Ronen Medzini, an Israeli student in Chengdu, via text message.

When it hit shortly before 2:30 p.m., the quake rumbled for nearly three minutes, witnesses said, driving people into the streets in panic.

“It was really scary to be on the 26th floor in something like that,” said Tom Weller, a 49-year-old American oil and gas consultant staying at the Holiday Inn. “You had to hold on to something like that or you’d fall over. It shook for so long and so violently, you wondered how long the building would be able to stand this.”

While most buildings in the city held up, those in the countryside tumbled. On the outskirts of Chongqing, a school collapsed, killing at least five people. Residents said teachers kept the children inside, thinking it was safer.

The city of Mianyang ordered all able-bodied males under 50 to take water and tools and walk or drive to Beichuan, where most of the buildings had collapsed.

State TV broadcast tips for anyone trapped in the earthquake. “If you’re buried, keep calm and conserve your energy. Seek water and food, and wait patiently for rescue,” CCTV said.

Although initially measured at 7.8 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey later revised its assessment of the quake to 7.9. Its depth — about six miles below the surface, according to the USGS — gave the tremor such wide impact, geologists said.

The earthquake also rattled buildings in Beijing, 930 miles to the north, causing evacuations of office towers. People ran screaming into the streets in other cities, where many residents said they had never felt an earthquake.

In Beijing, where hundreds of thousands of foreign visitors are expected for the Olympics, stadiums, arenas and other venues for the games were undamaged.

Li Jiulin, a top engineer on the 91,000-seat National Stadium — known as the Bird’s Nest and the jewel of the Olympics — was conducting a site inspection when the quake struck. He told reporters the building was designed to withstand a 8.0 quake.

“The Olympic venues were not affected by the earthquake,” said Sun Weide, a spokesman for the Beijing organizing committee. “We considered earthquakes when building those venues.”

Some 660 miles to the east in Anhui province, chandeliers swayed in the lobby of the Buckingham Palace Hotel. “We’ve never felt anything like this our whole lives,” said a hotel employee surnamed Zhu.

The massive Three Gorges dam, the world’s largest about 350 miles to the east of the epicenter, was not affected, according to the information office of State Council Three Gorges Construction Committee. The area around the enormous dam remains increasingly precarious as rising waters in the reservoir have led to landslides.

Premier Wen, after arriving in Chengdu, traveled to Dujiangyan, near the collapsed high school. On his plane, he appealed for people to rally together.

“This is an especially challenging task,” state TV showed Wen saying, reading from a statement. “In the face of the disaster, what’s most important is calmness, confidence, courage and powerful command.”

 

cited from http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1739578,00.html

 

S2: Write a letter to the editor suggesting ways to help the ‘post-quake’ China.

You may want to consider the following aspects:

1. the earhquake tragedy

2. teams of rescuers

3. cares for families, individuals, tourists, and so on

4. environmental damages, living conditions, city planning and the like

5. economy, business

6. governmental actions (Chinese, Hong Kong, American, foreign governments)

7. the coming Beijing 2008

8. Tibetan rivals (Dalai Lama is meeting the German Minister during his 4-day visit in Germnay http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=awvcwPnzcjBE&refer=germany)

9. China Trains crash on April 28. (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601100&sid=awvcwPnzcjBE&refer=germany)

10. as a Hong Kong citizen and any other Chinese around the world

… (any aspects or point of views you can think of)

Don’t just suggest what to do, but how to do too.

PLEASE REFER TO ELECT BOOK P.80 for the FORMAT of LETTER TO THE EDITOR (250-300 words)

No format, No homework counted! Make sure that you have all the A to G items. See the following:

Elect P.80 Letter to the Editor format


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It’s such a tragic news. I’ll be sending prayers for them tonight. I hope the number of death will not be increased too much.

Comment by Joel

There are more than a thousand times of feeble earthquake happen in one day,so the people almost don’t advert that there are a earthquake under his/her foot.In the history,there are also many powerful earthquake,but in China is very infrequence,yesterday when we are having a holiday,there is an 7.9 Magnitude earthquake happen in Sichuan,it is absolutely a powerful quake.Many of cities,countries also feel shaking!This quake again let the peoples know how powerful is the nature !The people whom live in Sichuan were all know nothing and don’t know how to do so many of them died in this disaster.I felt very unease because many people died.So we should learn more about the earth and learn to avoid these disaster.

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Comment by Danny

After I watch this bad news, I felt very upset because never thought CHENGDU will have this earthquake. This thing make the people can not live their home, they have no where to go. Many things will be destroy because of this powerful and terrible earthquake and many people will death in this earthquake. Can you image what will happen if there is an earthquake, the same as the one in CHENGDU? Where can we hide? Homes? Schools? Parks ? Will the buildings fall down? I don’t whish but I cannot control it. This thing will happen any time.

Comment by Christie =]

Reflective Writing
In fact, I knew this news from the news report on the television yesterday evening. When I notice this news, I feel sad and worry.
I know this earthquake must be very serious because it made a lot of things changed. Such as the places (Sichuan), the quake made many buildings collapsed. Also, some schools were destroyed. In addition, it also killed many people in this powerful earthquake.
If I am one of the people who experience this earthquake, I must be very afraid and don’t know what to do at that time. I think this earthquake will be become one of the serious events this year. Now, I think the government of Sichuan must start planning how to do after this event. Also, other people of other country must think some of the methods to give the Sichuan citizens a helping hand.
Although I am only a student, I think I can pray for the people in Sichuan. I hope this accident will not happen again and hope the homeless people can rebuilt their home as soon as possible.

Comment by Suki Chui

I feel it is so bad! It’s a terrible event. 7.8-magnitude! So powerful! I also feel very unhappy for that news. Because of many people dead in this earthquake and so many peole got hurt. I am really feel sadly. I don’t want this happen in this earth! It’s horrible! I hope parents or friends of dead people don’t be so upset and I hope they can find the disappearance people and I wish they can have a yearly reunion too.

Comment by Mandy

After i read this extremely bad news,i felt very sad because there is an 7.9 Magnitude earthquake happen in Sichuan.I ask my parents(they are in Taiwan) they fell a little quake too!I think this is a very very powerful earthquake. It cause about 10 thousand people die.Many of school,homes fall down. I also feel it was shaking. I think that there is very little earthquake in China but this time, it cause a powerful earthquake,I feel some presentiment. I will pray for Jesus that these disaster will not happen again and the number of death will not increase a lot.

Comment by MICHAEL

I think earthquake can kill people easily and destroy a lot of building such as school,hospital.
It is powerful.People can’t prevent earthquake.
Yesterday when we were having a holiday happily,there is a 7.9 magnitude earthquake happen in Sichuan.Owing to the midafternoon,a lot of students and people were killing or be missing.
It can let people know how powerful of the nature!
Victims’ and missing persons’ family members are very sad and cried loudly.They can’t accept their family member leave form them.
I hope Victims’ family members can forget is thing quickly.They have thair life happily.Also I think Victims will happy about their family members as well because they don’t want their family members always be sad.

Comment by Ricky Lam

After heard the news of the powerful China earthquake , I felt so surprised.Why it suddenly have the earthquake ? Unluckily , 80 percentage people of the injuired people and the people were died in this tragedy are also under 18 years old.That means above half of the injuired people were children and student.

In this case , maybe the earthquake didn’t affect the people in other country , but I think we can give our helping hand to them .For example, we can donate some clothes and food , donate some money , organize a group to use other ways to let them feel they are not lonely,etc.

Also , I think we can give some suggestion to the China government , let them have more ideas to solve the problem.

Comment by Anna

When I knew this bad news yesterday evening,I feel very afraid and worry.Because my grandparents are live in Sichuan.Luckly when earthquake was happen,my uncle was having lunch with them and he took them to a safe place.

I know this earthquake is very serious.Because it is 7.9 Magnitude.The earthquake made many buildings and school collapsed.It kill about 10 thousand people.

I think the government in Sichuan should reconstruct there quickly,because Beijing2008 is coming.

Also i heard that there still have some aftershock.I hope the aftershock won’t be so powerful,won’t hurt so mant people like this earthquake.

As a student,i can just pray for them,hope Jesus will protect them.

Comment by Jenny Chan

After I read this bad news, I feel very pity, sad and fear. First of all, an earthquake is the result of a sudden release of stored energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are accordingly measured with a seismometer, commonly known as a seismograph. There was an 7.9 Magnitude earthquake happen in Sichuan yesterday. And there were many people dead in this earthquake. Many people loss their home and family. They were so poor. I think we can donate some money to the Sichuan people and government .And let them get a home again in the short time.
I hope Hong Kong will not have an earthquake.

Comment by ♥kw0kj0ey `

Earthquake is natural disaster. When it is powerless it may not bring about tragedy, but when it was powerful, it may bring about many tragedies!! For example, the Earthquake happened on 12th May, 2008.It happened in Sichuan, it is about 7.8 to7.9 magnitudes. I was supprised of this. What a powerful Earthquake!! There are at least three thousand people dead and ten thousand were hurt. Although the prime minister went to Sichuan for help, there is not enough ambulance for help. Earthquake won’t give you any faces, it has no mind, I t can kill you or your families, friends any time. Therefore we need to treasure the time for us to stay with them.
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Comment by Janice

When I heard this NEWS ,I feel a bit shock.
I think the earthquake is a very very terrible event.
Just a while when we are playing with our friends,the earthquake has already kill many people life. I also sad ,too!@@
The earthquake kill about 10 thousands peoples this time ,it also made the school and buildings fall down.
The event is really terrible but we cannot stop it happen.
Just now we can do is to donate some money or clothes.
I hope they can be happy~!

Comment by Kelly

I have already read this news yesterday night. I think it is very horrible that happened a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan. Luckily, it is happened at the afternoon. People could more easy to knew it and save themselves. I feel very sad to this earthquake, many people in Sichuan were dead and missing. I think their families members must be very nerves and worry about them.
Beside, I know many school had been toppled. It is a tragedy. Many students dead and got hurt from this earthquake.
I know earthquake could not be noticed easily, this accident show human can not control anything.

Comment by Emily^^

Earthquake seems a cruel people, it snatches lots of people’s life in a few second. There was a tragedy happened in sichuan when we were having our holiday yesterday.
There were more than ten thousand people died in this 7.9 magnitude earthquake. Lots of student was studying in the school and the adults in the office was covered up by the debris. This sorrowful news make us shocked, because earthquake is uncommon in China. I think nature is very terrible and we cannot calculate that how powerful it is. In fact, maybe after a few years, people will invent some machines that can avoid this kind of nature accident and it can save lots of people’s life.

Comment by Donna

After I read this news, I feel very grief and care about the victims in Sichuan. Because of this powerful quake, therefore they lost their family and property. I hope every country can help the people in this tragedy. Although I can’t help anyone right now, but when I grow up, I hope I can be a philanthropist like Li Ka Shing.So that I can use my money to help some of the poor or need our assist’s people.
Hope that the victims do not be so sad, I will pray for them.Everything will be better again!

Comment by Alice

This is a bad news for all people in the world.I feel very sad for the earthquake.A lot of people dead and hurt badly in it . Their homeland is breakage seriously.It let me feel lucky to live in Hong Kong and fortune is very changeful.We should to be jealous of our life.I think all this while have a lot of natural disaster . May be it is because of the greenhouse effect.I think we should take good care of the environment from now on .Otherwise more and more tragedy like this will held.

Comment by KAREN

After reading this news,I felt very sad and I was very surprise!Because this earthquake made a lot of people died in the 7.8 magnitude.No one knew that the earthquake would happened!And this accident cause a lot of people lost their immediate relative,their friends and even their home!Although many places in China have already sent some materials to them,but we can’t see any smile on their faces!Because the earthquake made the people lost the schools,their houses and the family members.Up to mow,their were a lot of people disappeared.I hope there will be no more catastrophe happen.

Comment by Jenny Cheung

The Sichuan 7.9 Magnitude earthquake was at the twenty-eight past two in the afternoon. This tragedy makes many people extremely upset because it kills thousands people and more than ten thousands people were injured. When I hear this news, I was very sad and I can’t describe my feeling. Home is our love place. I have never think that I can’t go home or I scare to go home. Fortunately, Premier Wen and a lot of soldiers had already gone to the disaster area for helping the victims but I still hope there will no more people injure or die.
After this disaster, people know that friendships are very valuable and we should cherish all the people around you. We don’t know the happen after the next second. Maybe your friends and parent will die after a second, so we need to cherish the time that we are lives.
On the other hand, we are so lucky because Hong Kong will not earthquake. Maybe we are the luckiest people in the world.^^

Comment by Roger Ho

After I watched this bad news, I am very upset and worry about the people. I think the people who had been affected are very tragic. After the earthquake, lots of people were guiltless died and lost their homes. This news shows that earthquake can be very horrible. Also, I think we can do something for them, such as donate the money to help them for build the houses. If I am one of the people in case, I will feel very unhappy for this horrible earthquake. Also, I want the other people’s help. That’s why I think we need to help them.

Comment by Christy Kong

After I read this news I think why this year is so unluck? In Hong Kong there was a car accidental and flu , now in China there has an earthquake,before this there are snow calamity .This year died so many people.If I am the family or friend of the dead person,I must be crazy,and I won’t think he/she already die this is a fact , he/she won’t alive if I cry.I won’t think that ,but now I really think that.

This is really a bad thing but we can’t control this kind of natural disaster,so we just can donate our money to them , and if I am the government I must do all things that I can do.
Lastly I hope every dead person’s family and friend can come down very soon.~.~

Comment by KT

After I go through this passage by concentrating my attention by heart, I felt very sad and surprised. Because of this 7.9 magnitude earthquake, this tragedy, there were many people dead this time. Although there were some survivors luckily, some of them were injured seriously or lost their homes and relatives. They were really pitiful.

I think we should do something to help them. For example, we can donate some money or things we need in the daily life. No matter how we help them with a large or small amount , we can still show our sympathy to them. Till this moment, there were 14 thousands people dead. Hope that the surviviors will have a joyful life with no disasters in their future.

Comment by ANGEL

After I heard and watch the news, I felt very sad, sorrowful and sympathy. The people lost their home, the parents of the students that study in the school which collapse so serious cried for they lost their children. I think they are so pitiful. This tragedy breakage many people’s home and many buildings.

I know that this tragedy made many people died and get hurt, or cover with rubble still not safe. I hope the government can quickly send the rescue materials to the disaster area help the victims. Maybe some instruments for medical use. Also, water and food can help them too.

Comment by Yoyo

After I go through this passage by concentrating my attention by heart, I felt very sad and surprised. Because of this 7.9 magnitude earthquake, this tragedy, there were many people dead this time. Although there were some survivors luckily, some of them were injured seriously or lost their homes and relatives. They were really pitiful.

I think we should do something to help them. For example, we can donate some money or things we need in the daily life. No matter how we help them with a large or small amount , we can still show our sympathy to them. Till this moment, there were 14 thousands people dead. Hope that the surviviors will have a joyful life with no disasters in their future.

Comment by ANGEL WONG

Yesterday, there was an earthquake outbreak. It happened in Sichuan at about a quarter to three. The 7.9 Magnitude earthquake killed and hurt many people as well as destroyed many buildings and factories. Majority areas didn’t have water and electricity supplies. Many people lost their homes and families. It was really a tragedy to them. We felt very pity to them. I think the most important thing is to rescue those buried people under the mounds of concrete. Maybe people of the other country can donate some money to help them to rebuild their home. I hope those injuries can recovered soon.

Comment by Angel Tsim

Yesterday, when I watch this new at home, I felt very frightened.A powerful earthquake in Sichuan can destory their’s home and it can kill many people.It is very horrible.What can we do to help those people?
I think we should donate the money to help those people to build their homes.And also, call some car to take the water, give them to have a drink.
If I am an adult, I will go there to help them to recover their beautiful home.
But, if the same thing happen in Hong Kong ,wht should we do to decrease the amount of the dead people?
I think we should need to keep our mind.When there is an earthquake, we need to find something to cover your head, or bring the pillow then go to the street.I think it must be safe.
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Comment by Calla

After i read this passage,i felt a bit sad.Because several thousand people the earthquake disaster dies unfortunately.
i think that the people in there is very pain,fades sadly,but.They have no place to live,no enough food to eat,many family of them has pass away.i was very disapointed that why the
chinese goverment did not have any warning before the earthquake.Until now,chinese goverment did not have enough help to the people.i hope that the chinese will give enough help to the people.Also be hurry up and the people need YOUR HELP!

Comment by Tommy

After I read this new. I felt very unhappy. The 7.9 magnitudes earthquake, there were many people died on it. Their family were very sad about that and they felt misfortune. I think we are the very lucky one because Hong Kong hardly ever have earthquake. We need to treasure our life. The sufferers are tragic. The government should help them to find their family, give them a good place to live on and do some precaution of earthquake to reduce the risks of it. Finally, I hope they can find their family as soon as possible and will not happen this again.

Comment by Wing=]

This news made me feel really sad and it shocked me. About million of people died because of this earthquake up to now! How horrible and powerful is it! I think many people are homeless now. The Chinese word ‘home’ also means a family, it is not the worst to lose their houses. The most sorrowful is some of them have lost their family members.
I feel sorry for I cannot go to help or rescue them, but we can donate some money for them to buy food, water, build houses and etc. Now I have joined the Hong Kong Red Cross, I will help poor people after I have grown up.
I am glad to see that Mr. Wen Jia Bao went to a disaster area to command people how to start rescue, it shows that he loves his people. He even cried because he is really happy to see a children has been rescued out.
I am worry that the victims will get sick easily because the environment there is poor now.

Comment by Johnny

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling about the earthquake in Sichuan.
Firstly, Sichuan is a province in china. There are many people living there. The people who live in there evacuate office buildings often a 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Beijing. The powerful earthquake toppled buildings and schools. Therefore, the accident may affected many people and it is really a tragedy. Since the people know that Sichuan had an earthquake, they from some teams of rescuers to go to Sichuan help them and to set up some bank account to let the people donate money in it.
Secondly, people in Hong Kong are very care about china people for. Why? Because we think that we all are those people’s families, we love every one. I think that Sichuan there is very poor now. I hope I can help them. Besides, the tourists may not visit Sichuan, because there is horrible now. And also the economy, business will also be decrease. But I think the people will not fuss about this, they should think some idea to help them.
Thirdly, I hope that the government in all the country can also give a helping hand to Sichuan and help them. The olympic2008 is coming soon. This time is held by China. Although the earthquake would affect something, but this is also a chance to let the people know all the country can be united. Dalai Lama is meeting the German Minister in Germany. I hope that he can also ask the Germany to help Sichuan.
Finally, I would want to remember you the China Trains crash, it also affecting the transport for going to Beijing Olympic. The government should do more things. For example, donate money.
As a Hong Kong citizen, I think we should donate money to help them or also can go to Sichuan help them.
In conclusion, the government should support and help the people. And also, should ask the other countries to help us too!

Yours faithfully
Moon Hung

Comment by moon

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I am a S.2 student in Hong Kong.Now,I am writing to express my feel to you about the earthquake in Sichuan.
Sichuan have many people living in.Those people who live in Sichuan evacuate the office building after the 7.8magnitude earthquake.That strong earthquake toppled many buildings and schools.So that,the accident maybe affected many people.Since the people known that Sichuan had happened an big earthquake,they fromed some teams to go to Sichuan to help the people.People in HK are care about the accident because they think that they all are live in China,and we love them very.I think Sichuan there is very danger now.I hope they can solve the question faster.I hope that the governments in all country and city can give some help to Sichuan’s peopl.
In conclusion,the government should help the people in Sichuan.
Your faithfully
Denis

Comment by DeNis_ForEVeR

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student from HIEO TJO YOENG COLLEGE . I know the earthquake in Sichuan is very serious thought the news.I want to express my feeling about this.
The first time to heard about this new , I was so upsad . There are about 1/4 people in Sichuan die because of the earthquake.The schools and the buildings toppled , the loss of economic is very serious. Many people very sad of lossing their son , daughter , parents or friends. It can’t to slove the injuries in the deep hearts immediately,it may need to spend the time of hold life to slove it.
Besides , the olympic torch will arrive to Sichaun soon . Many people agree that the government of China should stop the torch relay . But I don’t think so because this is a time to show our united .We should hand in hand , to solve this problem.
I hope that we can give love and support to them.
Your faithfully,
Ella Siu

Comment by Ella

15th May 2008
Dear Editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my felling about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of Sichuan.

This natural phenomenon is really a serious tragedy of whole China. First, This led ours feel surprised and astonished. But if we think the other hand, this accident can let us show our unite. When the news spread out, there are many people help them. For example, for Mainland China, other provinces directly send volunteers and materials to Sichuan for support. Also, our premier Wan Jiabao even arrive Sichuan to call on victims especially children. He promised the government will look after them and their education. For Hong Kong, the government contributes three hundred million to disaster area.

Second, Many people were killed by earthquake. Among these people, most of them have children. Some children become orphan. I think the society need to pay more attention and give more care for them.

Third, After the earthquake, Sichuan’s environment must be damaged a lot, it also caused a huge economics loss for commercial, farming, and so on. I think the government needs to clean up the city first, and then help citizen to return their life. Also, the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 is coming, the government needs to gain in the clean up of the environment as well as people’s properties. Otherwise, it is too dig between Olympic & tragedy can occur in one country.

In conclusion, I think Hong Kong people can donate as many as money to Sichuan for development and economics backup. Also, we need to treasure we live in Hong Kong because it don’t have any serious disaster.

Lastly, I hope the people from Sichuan can be safe and work hard to return all things before earthquake.

Yours faithfully
Arthur Wong

Comment by Arthur

15th May, 2008
Dear Editor,
I am writing to express my concerns about the earthquake in Sichuan. As a Hong Kong citizen, I was shocked and felt upset. This incident is a big issue of the whole world, but not just China or Sichuan.
Firstly, Wenchuan in Sichuan is in the worst situation and I think that the government should have more concerns in Wenchuan. We know that, to return the county to original is quite a hard job and it needs a long time. Hope the government can make use of the money we donated to help those people in Wenchuan.
Secondly, this incident is a big issue of the world. I think that every country in the world should help too. Not just donating money, but also let rescue team to help in Sichuan too. This can help a lot and this can help more people in the same time.
In conclusion, Sichuan earthquake is a world issue, it’s the time for us to show our love to those people in need and show our spirit!

Yours faithfully,
Grammy Chong

Comment by Grammy

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary 2 student from Hong Kong.I am writing to say my feeling towards the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan.

Since this tradegy has occured, I feel so depress.Many children and parents died because of the fall down of buildings. They were covered up by those rock. The teams of rescuers had tried their best to save as many as survivor. I feel proud of them!

One thing that I feel glad is Many people in the world are willing to give help to those people in Sichuan.I feel warm when I heard about this.
I think that city planning isn’t a problem at this time. The immediate thing is we need to find more helping hands.This is very important. If the rescue team don’t have enough material to save them, all are useless.

The other thing is that, although our power is weak,but if we join our power together,it will become strong.The thing that we need to do is donate money to those homeless children,Sichuan government and rescue teams also. We can’t do anything to them in a direct way,but we still need to try our best to help them.

In conclusion, we need to pay attention on this tradegy. When there is anything that we can help, we just need to give our hands to them!I hope that they can brace up as soon as possible!

Yours faithfully,
Karina Ching

Comment by Karina;)

15th May 2008
Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to express my suggestion to help the ‘post-quake’ China.

Firstly, I think the victims are very poor and I feel sorry for them.So I suggest to send some rescuers to help them, like give them food, save the people trapped in the buildings, etc. They can also ask people to donate some money for the victims. I believe this suggestion will help the China victims.

Secondly, since the earthquake broke the houses and buildings, the people have no place to live. So I suggest to send some teams of rescuers, to help them rebuild their houses. After the earthquake, the environment has been damaged, so people can also help the animals that are injured. I think this suggestion can help the people in China have a better living condition.

Finally, as there are quite a lot of tourists wanting to go to Sichun, after the earthquake many things have been damaged, so it will affect the tourists coming to visit Sichun and it will affect the economy.

In conclusion, we need to help the people in Sichun. We can donate money to help them. I hope they can be safe and happy again.

Yours faithfully
Jenna Chow

Comment by jenna

15th May 15, 2008
Dear Sir

I am writing to express my concern about the Sichuan earthquake and suggest some ways to help the ‘post-quake’ China.

I was shocked after I have heard the Sichuan earthquake. It was a 7.9-magnitude quake that killed about 15,000 people and expected to climb. About 65,000 people were injured and 25,000 people are still burying under the broken building. Besides, many buildings were broken, the environment was damages, and people were homeless. This is absolutely a tragedy. Fortunately, there are many teams of rescuers, for example: the police and Hong Kong fire brigade.

To save the injured people, the teams of rescuers need a lot of money. The money is use to buy sustenance, medicine and necessaries. So we can invite the television station to hold a charity show. Besides,we may invite some pop stars to perform on the show and appeal people to donate money for the victims. In addition, we can organize a voluntary recuers, including doctors, nurses.

As the Beijing Olympic is coming, all the Chinese are arouse. But the Chinese do not lose their arouse heart. They become much and much united. All the Chinese united and save the victims by different ways. They donate money or even organize some teams of rescuers. Although this is a tragedy, we can feel the united of the Chinese.

In conclusion, the Sichuan earthquake had happened. As a Hong Kong citizen or any other Chinese around the world we should save them from death. Let’s us paid our love forward to our compatriot.

Yours faithfully
Serena

Comment by Serena

15th May 2008
Dear Editor,
I am a S2 student from HTYC in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my felling about THE earthquake of Sichuan.
I feel very horrible and sorrow when I hear this news.This is a very terrible accident because many people died in this accident and included children. They are guiltless and why they meet this horrible thing.The rescuersin this accident are very hard.
I am very glad that many people are very
concerned with this accident. Also many charity organization are very kind, they may hold some charity activities to raise money to help the people in Sichuan. In this accident, many place in Sichuan are destroy so if need to repair it, it need many money.
The Chinese government, foreign governments and Hong Kong government should solve this big problem by give the goods and materials to help the people in Sichuan or others. The olympic is coming soon, but China happened this horrible earthquake, I think the feeling of the people will not have any good mood.
As a Hong Kong citizen, I will keep pay attention on this accident and if there are any charity activities, I will donate my money but it is not much because I am poor.
In conclusion, people should give more attention on it and if there are any charity activities to raise money for this accident, be generous and donate our money.

Yours faithfully
Amy Lau

Comment by Amy

15th May 2008
Dear editor,
I am a student in secondary 2. I am writing to express my concerns about the earthquake in Sichuan!
In this disastous earthquake, I’m fell very say! It is because there have already two thousands died in this 7.8 magnitude earthquake!
I had a relative in Sichuan. Luckyiy, they run out from the buildings immediately when the earthquake happened! When i saw the newspaper, I think it is impossible and felt frustrated!
The powerful earthquake toppled the building, schools, roads etc. The people’s relative who died in the earthquake was so upset and crying!
In this event, it lost a lot of money, the roads need to fix. It needs lots of time to fix all the problem! Therefore, I have somesuggestion:
I think the environment of every citizens help the Sichuan and the places which have any problems! It is because in Sichuan, it also have a lot of people who try to safe the people inside the buildings! So that, we should lend more troops to help them! Although it needs to walk for a long time, I think the troops will continue to safe them immediately!
Everyone should try to help, lend some money to the Sichuan, give some food for them etc.
In comclusion, everyone should try there best to help the people who have dangerous! I hope that the people in Sichan will be safe as soon as possible!

Yours faithfully,
Harry Wong

Comment by Harry

15th May,2008
Dear Editor,
I am a F.2 student in Hong Kong. I want to express my feeling to you about the eathquake in Sichuan.
I was sad when I have heard this news.Many children and parents died because of the fall down of buildings. The rescuers are trying to save them. They are very brave. I feel proud to them.
One thing that I am so suprise that people in the each country is going to give help to those people in Sichuan.I feel the power between hte people.
I think that city planning isn’t a problem at this time. The immediate thing is we need to find more helping hands.This is very important. If the rescue team don’t have enough material to save them, all are useless.

The other thing, if more people can help,too.One people is very weak but youhave many people. It can be a large power.
In conclusion, I think the Hong Kong people must help the people who in Sichuan. We can donate some money to them. We must look in the forward.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Fung

Comment by Andrew

15th May, 2008
Dear Editor,
i am a S2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my feeling of the earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly,when I was watching the TV news,I felt really sad and scary because the death toll tops is creases to over 19,500 til now!But there are about ten thousand people’s life are still uncertain!Originally,we should feel happy about the olympic torch,but now?After the earthquake happened,the emotion really change a lot!They become homeless,hurt,full of tears on their face.The toppled of the hill make the teams of rescuers become more difficult and slow,they need to walk to the disaster areas,very dangerous.

Secondly,the earthquake cause economy loss,the government need a lot of shelter,food,water and medicine for the homeless people to live.The premier Wen Jiabao has gone to the disaster areas to comfort the people.Many buildings tumbled down,but almost buildings is the school,some people queried that is it the problem of the materials of the school?The earthquake lead many many students and children died,it was depressed me a lot…

Thirdly,this calamity must affect the Beijing Olympic 2008,after 85 more days,the Olympic will begin but now,China need to solve the problem of the earthquake and Olympic at the same time,can China solve those complicated problems well?

In conclusion,we can donate money to the charity to help them!Pray for them!After this calamity,we must treasure the things we have,don’t always chase too many things which is not very neccessary.We are very lucky that we are not live near the seismic belt!Anyway,try our best to help them!Show our care and love!

Yours faithfully,
Yvonne Kwok.

Comment by Yvonne:)

15th May 2008
Dear Editor,

I am a S2 student in Hong Kong. Now, I am writing to express my felling about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of Sichuan.

Firstly, i feel very sorry and sad for the 7.9-magnitude quake .And this news really scared me. Therer are so many people living in Sichuan becauseit is a province in China.Therefore, the killing of people increasing so much. I hope that the people who lost their families can forget the sadness soon.

Secondly, I feel really proud of the teams of rescuers, they are so brave and ardent for the helping of saving the people who were influenced in this earthquake.They’ve done a really great job! I also hope that after the earthquake, the government will still take good care for the families, individuals . . . etc. that get a great loss in the accident, like helping them to find a suitable place to live, rebuild a new and safe houses for them. The earthquake also bring a big economic loss to the farmers too, so I hope the government also help them with the economic back up.

Thirdly, as a Hong Kong people, we can show our love and care to the influenced people through the sending the money to a staunch charity.

Lastly, I hope that everyone on the earth can care and to be attentive to those who get injured in the big catasrophe.

Yours faithfully
Bowie Hui

Comment by B0W!E:)

15 th May 2008

Dear Sir / Madam

I am a secondary two student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my concerns about the 7.5-maguitude earthquake which happened in Sichuan.

Firstly, the serious earthquake toppled buildings and schools or the like. Since near 10000 people were died and many of them caused injured. In addition, most of the people become homeless and many of the children also become orphan. Their parents were died in the earthquake. More over, the environment after the earthquake become dirty and it may cause serious health problem.

Secondly, I want to care about the environmental damages, living conditions, city planning and the people after the earthquake. The earthquake damaged the houses, schools, hospitals and so on. It make the refugees can’t have the good condition and don’t have a refuge. Besides, the earthquake cause landslides and down slope movement of the land. What is the city planning for Sichuan after the earthquake? It may need lots of money for rebuilding the houses or other facilities. How can they have the money?

What is the most need for the refugees? They may need your care or attention. They can have a good refuge for live. They don’t have enough food to eat or drink. They may need the better facilities for hospital. But they may just want to know where are their family member, are they safety or not. If they died, where are their deader?

At first, they may need money for helping or the like. We can help rise the money for charity. We can hold some activities to rise money. Or you say, I just a student how can I help for them. Don’t look down on your help. You can write something for the refugees to give them courage. Many of them lost their family in the earthquake. They really need someone to give them support to walk out from darkness. Can the government give some special care for the refugees? Some of the hurt can be all right after helping but the hurt that in heart can not be remove. Money can not help everything. A care from heart is better than you give lots of money. Don’t be selfish for your power. You help to them may change the world. Also, you can be the voluntary and go to Sichuan to help the refugees.

In conclusion, we can help the refugees in different ways like giving money or be the voluntary. In fact, although the earthquake cause serious injured, we can see the world is full of love. Everybody will try to give out their helping hand to the refugees. I feel very touch about this. Hope Sichuan can become the city as before and the people must be strong to fright against to earthquake.

Yours faithfully
Michelle Wong

Comment by Michelle

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a student in HTYC from Hong Kong. After I read this bad news in T.V., I felt very upset. The eathquake killed many people, students, teaches, children. A lot of buildings fall down and hurt more people. But, good job for the other country, they are very helpful.
We can donate food, drinks or money to the people who is hurt in this earthquake. We can be the volunteer and visit to Sichuan to help the people.
The Beijing Olympic game 2008 is coming. Hope that this accident can stop before this event.
Yours faithfully,
Raphael Leung

Comment by Raphael

15th May, 2008.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a F.2 students from Hong Kong writing a letter to express my concerns about the earthquake happened in Sichuan three days ago.

Firstly, I am really harrowing when I heard this catastrophe happened in Sichuan since the toll and the deaths keeps increasing right now. However, I think the teams of rescuers are deserved to be praised. Although there are lots of people are buried under the collapsing buildings, but they do not stop rescuing any residents that still keep on strive for their lives.

Secondly, I think our Premier is a really responsible and thoughtful because he puts his heavy job aside and reach the disaster area to care and greet to the injured citizens. Moreover, he encouraged those people to live their lives positively and never have an idea to give up. On the other hand, it is really unpleasant to know that lots of locals lost their families and homes and become homeless. If I was one of them, I would be really lost and did not know what to do.

Finally, before the quake happened, many animals behaved weirdly, like elephants brought tourists and ran to the mountain. I think animals have a great sensitive sense about disasters and thus we should not neglect any of their behaviors. Suppose we paid attention to their strange actions, we might be able to evacuate from Sichuan and thus less people get injured.

In conclusion, what we can help is donating part of our money to those people through various organizations and praying for them. Little money from each one accumulates a large amount of money.

Yours faithfully,
Daisy Cheung

Comment by da!sy

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling towards the earthquake in Sichuan.

I was shocked after I heard the news of this 7.8-magnitude earthquake, it’s really a terrible tredegy for all the people living there.Lots of people were injured and the death toll increrased to over 19,500 people while about ten thousand people’s life are still uncertain. In additition,since buildings were destroyed and the environment were being damaged, even though ones were rescued by the firemen or policemen and was still alive, they became homeless.

Moreover, even if the some of them were not injured, it’s hard for them to live so calmly. They will be afraid of something like this will happen again: their relatives or friends, might have been hurt in this event, and will made them felt sorry. Try to think, even us (a citizen in HK) might have felt sorry, why won’t the others living more near? Thus, it’s really hard to believe how the relatives of the deaths or injuries feel. Yet it’s hard to save this type of problem. What the government can do is just to send more and more rescuers and fix those destroyed buildings for those who were homeless to live.

To fix this buildings, a lot of money will be needed, and thus cause a great economic loss. Also , the way to rescue the people injured are very dangerous with all those falling rocks caused by landslides ETC.

Last but not least, this event may surely affect the Beijing Olympic2008, as it will be held soon, the government need to solve this problems as quick as they could while preparing the things for the Olympic. It’s really a hard task for the government to manage all these things well at the same time.

As a conclusion, this tregedy did cause a great problem to all the people around. It’s really all our responsibility to help each other as we are all living in a same world. Maybe we can donate money as it will need a great amount of money to repair these destructive things. We can show them our support by donating money and help them indeed.

Yours faithfully,
Connie Chui

Comment by Connie

15th May 2008
Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing to express my concerns about the recently 7.8 magnitude earthquake of Sichuan.
I was very shocked when I heard this tragedy as there were nearly 20,000 people killed in this incident. I really feel sorry and miserable.
Firstly, I hoped the government can ask the authoritative official to donate money to help the homeless people to rebuild their houses and schools. In additions, we can transport the foods and drinks to the disaster area in order to sustain the teams of rescuers and the victim of the disaster.
Secondly, I think we may send cards to them or the governments can send some voluntaries to the disaster area to comfort the people who lost their children or the children who lost their parents. These can show our cares and love to all the affected people.
Finally, I hope all the people in the world can work together to let the Sichuan back into its original environment. Moreover, the Olympic torch will reach Sichuan soon. I think the Olympic may cancel the route of Sichuan because Sichuan is in a mass now. If the Olympic torch reaches there, the people may not pay attention on it. And I think the most important thing is to rescue the people who are buried quickly.
In conclusion, I think people all over the world should save everything in Sichuan, including the environment, people or the buildings. I hope the people can regain their homelands and can feel our cares of them.
Yours faithfully,
CCK
Chiu Chi Ki

Comment by CCK

15th May , 2008
Dear editor,
hi! I’m the student from Hong Kong. I would like to talk about the earthquake in sichuan.
The earthquake in Sichuan toppled all the buildings and school. Sichuan became a poor
city. Although the government tried to save the people, nearly 10,000 people had died already!
I think we should do something for them.
Firstly , we should provide all things that the Sichuan people need! I believe that, everything
we gave them is a blessing to them. Although it may just be a pillow, they also let the Sichuan people to feel our love and care. Sinces the roads in Sichuan has been broken by the earthquake, so that
government should provide the food, medicine, even pillow for them by using helicopters or boats.
Secondly, after the saving mission, I think the China government should support the poor
city to build some building that can resist the natural disaster. Since the China had a snow disaster in the Christmas last year. Although the problems had solved, the government didn’t take attention of
the buildings and roads in China. It seems there are many natural disasters in nearly year, so that
the government should improve the buildings and roads in China. It must be a right way to help
the whole China people.
My conclusion is that, provide goods and materials to the Sichuan people just solve the
now problems. But we should solve the important problem, is that we should improve the quality of
buildings and roads in China.

Yours faithfully,
L0nG
Bryan Kwok

Comment by bryan

15th May, 2008.

Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a F.2 student in Hong Kong. I want to express my feeling to you about the eathquake in Sichuan.

Firstly, i feel very sad for the 7.9-magnitude quake that happened in Sichuan. And this news really terrible. Therer are so many people living in Sichuan died.About 65,000 people were injured and 25,000 people are still burying under the broken building and killing of people’s number is increasing and increasing . I feel so poor with the children who lost their families.

Secondly, because of the earthquake, many houses and buildings were brocken. Many people in Sichuan have no place to live. I suggest that the government can send some teams of rescuers, to help them rebuild their houses. Also because of the earthquake, the environment in Sichuan has been damaged, I think the government should pay attention on this too. I hope my suggestion can help the people who are in Sichuan can have a better living condition soon.

In conclusion, I think people in other country can donate money to help the saving action of Sichuan and for the economics backup. Also, I think I can live in Hong Kong are very lucky.

Yours faithfully,
Natalie Tai

Comment by natalie

15th May, 2008
Dear Editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong and now I am writing to express my feeling about earthquake happened these few days ago in Sichuan.

I feel scary and frightened when I was watching the news. Dead body and blood appeared everywhere. That was terrible. There were so many people dead in this 7.8 magnitude earthquake. It is unprecedented and amazed. Everything has changed in Sichuan within a shot period of time. Many people have lost their family members and relatives. Some of the children became homeless! I wish the affected people can get well soon.

This earthquake caused many people dead. Except this, it caused a big economic loss. The buildings were all toppled. Roads, schools, bridges… The government needs much money to rebuild many things. The News report there was million and million dollars were sent to the affected area.

Also, Beijing Olympic 2008 is coming. This must affect the schedule of preparing of Olympic. All the people, all the countries are looking forward to Beijing Olympic, aren’t they? The earthquake happened in a not suitable time! I hope the government can handle both things at the same time. Both of them are important to Chinese.

I think the government should send as more as possible to help the rescue in order to restore anything as fast as possible. Also, people should donate money to help. I think the people who help for the rescue is very brave so Hong Kong people must have this sprint to help our Chinese! We could pray for them also! That we can do!

If we look all the thing in other way, I think the people who is alive after three days are very indomitable, they still alive without any food and drinks, just a rock with them! This what the sprint Chinese have. We should proud of them!

Yours faithfully,
Yu Wing Kin

Comment by Marco fish~2D

15 th May 2008

Dear Sir / Madam

I am F.2 student in Hong kong. I want to express my feeling about the earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly,noone expect this tragedy will happen.When I watched the new on TV, many dead people lay on ground. It made me feel shocked.
Although there is enough rescuers,the bad weather was slowed down the rescue.Many people buried under the destroyed buildings.
After the earthquake, many people had lost thier families or parents.They are homeless and no money . They were injured in the earthquake,they may not lived asnormal as past.Some of become available poeple.They need our care and special attention.

Finally,this tragedy caused a big economy and business lost. Many building have been destroyed. We need a lot of money to bebuild.

In conclusion, now we can do is donat to the organizations to the help who need in the accident.

Yours faithfully,
Bonnie Cheung

Comment by Bonnie

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary 2 student from Hong Kong.I am writing to express my felling about the earthquake of Sichuan.

This bad news deeply convulsed me when I was heard.I felt sorrow at the death of those victims.
I hope the rescuers can find out the survivors as many as they can,and I am adding oil to them and have great esteem for their strive,and also touch by Premier Wen Jiabao came and said :
“I don’t care how you like, as long as this 100,000 people out of danger, this is an order!!!”
I deeply appreciated something from that.

I think this earthquake affect Sichuan’s tourists and economics,because it made a lot of injured people and many buildings toppled down.I think after the rescue,the government has to pay a lot of money to rebuild the city and every things that had damaged.The foreign governments show their sympathy and i think they will help for the rebuild.

I think it has not made a great affect of 2008 Beijing Olympic,because it’s just May and Sichuan haven’t take part in any competitions and the venues in Beijing is fine.

I want to help something of this serious accident so I donate some money foe helping=]

Yours faithfully,
Secret Lau

Comment by Secret

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a student from YWCA HTYC in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my concerns about this earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly,most students are died in this earthquake.Why?Because most of schools are jerry-build.Most of the school are toppled down.I hope the rescuers can help the student first.The teams of rescuers are very hard
to help the peole who are affected by the earthquake.

Secondly,a lot of families are broke.I hope the China government to help
who lost their spouse.They will feel very painful if they know that they
have lost their family member,so we should take care more to them and give a warm environment to them.

Because of this earthquake,a lot of dams are damaged.This is very damagerous because of the dams are broken.The water will cause more people died.We must repair the dam which has damaged.

Hong Kong’s people are donate money for the people who affected by the earthquake.The government are going to portage a lot of foods and some articles for daily use.

I hope that,the people there can enjoy the coming Beijing 2008.I think they will be more happy about that.Because Beijing 2008 are hold by our
country,a lot of people feel cheerful about this,I hope it will help the people there.

Lastly,I am very angry with the jerry-builds,it cause a lot of people died.If the building are safe,it will decrease a lot of death toll.I think the China government should find out who is the most responsibility of the jerry-builds.
Yours faithfully,
Jerry Man

Comment by jerry.\_/.

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary 2 student from Hong Kong.I am writing to express my felling about the earthquake of Sichuan.

Firstly,this bad news deeply convulsed me when I was heard.I felt sorrow at the death of those victims.
I hope the rescuers can find out the survivors as many as they can,and I am adding oil to them and have great esteem for their strive,and also touch by Premier Wen Jiabao came and said :
“I don’t care how you like, as long as this 100,000 people out of danger, this is an order!!!”
I deeply appreciated something from that.

I think this earthquake affect Sichuan’s tourists and economics,because it made a lot of injured people and many buildings toppled down.I think after the rescue,the government has to pay a lot of money to rebuild the city and every things that had damaged.The foreign governments show their sympathy and i think they will help for the rebuild.

Also,I think it has not made a great affect of 2008 Beijing Olympic,because it’s just May and Sichuan haven’t take part in any competitions and the venues in Beijing is fine.

Finally,I want to help something of this serious accident so I donate some money foe helping=]

In conclusion,I think the affected people can all be fine.

Yours faithfully,
Secret Lau

Comment by Secret

15th may 2008
dear sir/Madam

I am writing to express my concern about earthquake problem in china.
When i know that earthquake happen in china, i think that is ok. But
when i read the news, i am very sad about that. and i am sorry about that
what i say before read the news . Lots of people die in this problem.
Some of them lose their family and property.
first, i suggest the government will give enough money to rebuild the road,
sent more peolpe to help them. If the earthquake is stop, i think government must
rebuild the school building for all the people who get injury in this.
second, i think we can donate money to them. maybe only $20 , but it also can help them.
if you do not have money, you can donate some clothes to me.
some of us can donate the furnature also.
finally, i think that this problem may affect the olympic 2008. The government should
change the route and confirm the safety of the joinner

in conclusion, i hope that the whole world can help china. if everyone donate a litte,
in addition it maybe lots of money for the chinese government.
In hong kong, lots of people have already money for them.
Also, we will keep our support to them

Your faithfully,
Kit Wong

Comment by kit@2c

15th May 2008

Dear sir/madam

I am the secondary school students in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my feeling about 7.9-magnitude quake.

A serious and powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake happened in Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu.It killed nearly 10,000 people. In addition,it toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants.

I think the Chinese government must care for the family,families,tourists,homeless children and so on and must save their life,offer them food,the place to live,etc.

The earthquake damaged the buildings,road,etc.So I think we can be the volunteer to help them or donate some goods and materials or money.
In conclusion,we must try our best to help the people that affected by earthquake.Please support my suggestion that hold some voluntary to help them.

Yours faithfully
Jenny Leung

Comment by Jenny

i think it is a tragic news.Ihave already donated the money, haven’t you!?

Comment by Viyoko

15th May 2008
Dear editor
I am a F.2 student of HTYC from HK. I am writing to express my feelings after the earthquake of Sichuan.

I was shocked by the number of injured people in this accident.It’s about 18 thousands people!!Although many doctors and nurses are going to save them, but I think it is too late. Why can’t they go to the venue immediately?? Also, one more thing has been shocked me a lot is–how come that is the American spreat this news faster then China
government?? Is it they knew that before the accident??

I know many people are saving the injured people in Sichuan and our premier Wen Jiabao is visiting the injured people.What we can do now is just donate money or things that they need to them. Let’s sprend this out and help them.

Yours faithfully
Mary Tse

Comment by Mary

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong,I want to express my feeling,
I feel sad to our China partner.They hurt so bad in the earthquake.They don’t know before the earthquake.Too many frogs came out and the people screamed and scared.But the biggest county person said they go to having a baby.They feel happy.But after few days,they died.They hurt by that people.Why he hate our China partner?We go to kill him.
Finally,we need to pay some money for the people who hurt or their family who died.We also pray for them too.
Conclusion:As we are Hong Kong citizens,we should help our China partner.We must give them money,clothes and love.
Yours faithfully,
Marco Lui

Comment by Marco

15th May 2008

Dear sir/madam

I am the secondary school students in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my feeling about 7.9-magnitude quake.

Firstly,a serious and powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake happened in Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu.It killed nearly 10,000 people. In addition,it toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants.

Secondly,i think the Chinese government must care for the family,families,tourists,homeless children and so on and must save their life,offer them food,the place to live,etc.

Finally,The earthquake damaged the buildings,road,etc.So I think we can be the volunteer to help them or donate some goods and materials or money.

In conclusion,we must try our best to help the people that affected by earthquake.Please support my suggestion that hold some voluntary to help them.

Yours faithfully
Jenny Leung

Comment by Jenny: ]

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary two student from Hong Kong hioe tjo yoeng colloege . I know the earthquake in Sichuan is very serious.I want to express my feeling about this.
The first time to heard about this new , I was so shocked . There are about 1/4 people in Sichuan die because of the earthquake.The schools and the buildings toppled , the economoic’s loss is serious. The people live in there whichhave died,their relatives are bearing for them or deadly cry. For more days , more people will die , ’cause of the people traped inside the toppled building , no water no food , but they still have their life in their hand . But ’cause of the lifes becoming short, theycan just wait for die for no one rescue them.
Besides , the olympic torch will arrive to Sichaun soon . Many people think that the government of China should stop the torch relay . I think it can be a truth . Because the relay will have lots of people to follow , if they saw all this things , maybe feel China government don’t care about .
I hope that we can help them on all our power.
Yours faithfully,
Jennifer

Comment by Jenifa

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student form Hong Kong. I have heard some news about the earthquake happened in Sichuan. Let me talk about the earthquake first.
The earthquake in China’s geographic distribution is a non-uniformity, It is affects together the global earthquake structure belt and the China geologic structure condition, has a more dispersible distributed characteristic.
The China seismic activity mainly distributes in 5 areas, These 5 areas are:
(1) Taiwan and its nearby sea area;
(2) Southwest area, Mainly in Tibet, West Sichuan with Yunnan mid-west;
(3) Northwest area, Mainly in Gansu Corridor, Qinghai, Ningxia, Tianshan north and south foothill;
(4) North China area, Mainly in Mt. Taihang two sides, Shui River Wei river valley, Area Yin – Mt. Yanshan, Middle Shandong with Persian Gulf;
(5) Southeast coastal Guangdong, Places such as Fujian
Now I am going to write something to express my feelings about the earthquake happened in Sichuan.
The terrible earthquake took place in Sichuan province make thousands of person homeless. As a Chinese, we should also do something. Therefore, I suggest that we should donate something to the disaster areas and pray for our fellow citizens.
I think terrible that here’s some animal are moving away because their sensitive. I think the government department should now there’s would be a hurricane at that time. Here’s the photo which are shown by netizen.
I have seen in the recent earthquake in Sichuan, I am prepared to continue to pay attention to the news and the Internet for relevant information, if necessary; I will donate some clothing to them.
Yours faith fully, Katrina Chan=]

Comment by KATRINA 2D(1) :]

Dear editor,

After I read this news I felt very unset. A lot of chinese people loss their proporty and houses.

A lot of people donate money for them and a lot of people want to help them from the toppled buildings.

We need to support our country. Whatever Beijing Olympic or earthquake.

Yours faithfully,
geoffrey lee

Comment by geoffrey

15th May 2008
Dear Editor,

Hello, I am a S.2 student in Hong Kong, and I am writing to express my concern about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan.

When I heard this news I feel very surprised and very upset. First, when I know the number of people dead on it keep on increase I was be very worried about it. Since I have know the helper are helping the people who is in dangerous I was more feel easy in mind, but at the same time some of them were dead in the earthquake so it is really too bad. Therefore, we can do some thing to help them, for example we can pray for them.

Secondly, there are traffic problem to cause the road was broad. So it will lead to the helper can’t go to the places in serious immediately. So more and more people will be in this problem because it will late for help the people. So when I see one of help can come out from it, I will feel very happy. But when I see the some people were dead, I have cry for them. So we can also help them, by give some money to them.

Lastly, I know that there is not enough medical problems so we can have them by be a blood donor.

In conclusion, as we are a Chinese we also can help them as we can. Also, we all can pray for them.

Yours faithfully
Jason Lau

Comment by Jason

15th may 2008
dear sir/Madam

I am writing to express my concern about earthquake problem in china.
When i know that earthquake happen in china, i think that is ok. But
when i read the news, i am very sad about that. and i am sorry about that
what i say before read the news . Lots of people die in this problem.
Some of them lose their family and property.Do you know what is the feeling of lose family?.
You can think. If one day you lose your mother and father, you will cry all the day?.the main problem is
that you don’t have money. If you don’t have money, what food can yOu eat? you will die.
And you will lose parents loves and cares.
first, i suggest the government will give enough money to rebuild the road,
, the road destory by this,and the car cannot come in to get help.
sent more peolpe to help them . Because nowaday lots of people have not already get safe and help.
If the earthquake is stop, i think government must
rebuild the school and building for all the people who get injury in this.
The food also are important. May government shold give more food and water to them.
second, i think we can donate money to them. maybe only $20 , but it also can help them.
if you do not have money, you can donate some clothes to me.
some of us can donate the furnature also.After you help them, i think you will be happy and prond of yourself
finally, i think that this problem may affect the olympic 2008. The government should
change the route and confirm the safety of the joinner. The government to do more propaganda to
let the joinner don’t be scared.

in conclusion, i hope that the whole world can help china. if everyone donate a litte,
in addition it maybe lots of money for the chinese government.
In hong kong, lots of people have already money for them.
Also, we will keep our support to them. just like donate the money and clothes.

Your faithfully,
Kit Wong

Comment by kit@2c

15th May, 2008
Dear Editor,
I am a form 2 student from Y.W.C.A. H.T.Y.C. in Hong Kong. I am writing a expression on the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of Sichuan.
Firstly, I was totally shocked and I feel sad when I know the earthquake happpened in Sichuan. Since, there are many of buildings were damaged because of the earthquake. There were so many people were killed, injured and still burying under the parts of building. And the number of deaths are still incerasing until now.
Secondly, I think the main problem of now is the rescuers. We need as much rescuers as possible to help to rescue the people that are still burying under the parts of building. So, the china government should let more people to go to the affected area to help to rescue.
And also the damage of Sichuan, in the news of today, it says it need at least seven years to make Sichuan back to the original situation. But it needs a lot of people and money to make it be success. So, we should donite money to the charity organisation to give them support.
Finally, I hope the earthquake will not affect the Beijing Olympic Game, and the olympic torch realeay.
In conclution, we should help the people in Sichuan what ever we can do. Hope that the situation of Sichuan will be better and return to the situation before the earthquake.
Yours faithfully,
AdriAn YeunG

Comment by AdriAn

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I am a S2 student,and my name is WaTeR-V-… in Hong Kong,I want to express my feeling,
I feel unhappy to our country people.They hurt so serious in the serious earthquake.They don’t know before the earthquake.
Hong Kong’s people are donate money for the people who affected by the earthquake.The government are going to portage a lot of foods and some articles for daily use.

I hope that,the people there can enjoy the coming Beijing 2008.I think they will be more happy about that.Because Beijing 2008 are hold by our
country,a lot of people feel cheerful about this,I hope it will help the people there.

Yours faithfully
WaTeR-V-

Comment by SillYWateR

15th May 2008

Dear sir/madam

I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am now studying in YWCA HTYC. I am writing to express my feeling about earthquake problem in china.
Firstly, I am very sad and unhappy when I hear this incident. It is very serious. This accident has killed more than twelve thousand people in China. I have watch the news about the earthquake. It is so amazed.
Secondly, I am so sad when I see the primary school broken down.. There is a picture on the newspaper. It is about the children died because of the earthquake. The building was too weak. I want to know who steal the money from this building work.
In conclusion, I think Hong Kong people can help the people in china. No one want this accident happen. But why was the school broken down. I want to know!
Yours faithfully
Wesley Hung

Comment by wesley

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling towards the earthquake in Sichuan.

I was sad about this news. It’s too horrible.Approximately 12000 perple dead. The major part residents were seriously injured and have been laid down by the rubble.
The People’s Liberation Army discovers the corpse unceasingly, the skeleton reclines on the street.

Many children lost their life, family in this disaster. They cry ,because they lost many thing and they can not do anything else.

During this earthquake, not only causes the serious population casualties, has many schools and the house collapse. Even if rescue completion of work, but must reconstruct. Spends enormously.

For the coming 2008 Beijing Olympic, that may affect. because we should take care the daster victims.We need Commodity. Another hand, we need to prepare the olympic. The tourists may know about this disaster.And they may care this. Although it may not affect seriously, it also be the focal point of the country.

As i am a Hong Kong citizen. I can’t help them anymore. I can do only is donate mooney to them.

Yours faithfully,
Christy

Comment by christy :)

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling about this earthquake in Sichuan.
Firstly, when I know this accident I was shocked and felt upset about 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan. Thousand people in the earthquake disaster dies. In addition, a lot of people die in this accident, this make many people become homeless and also have many children lose their parents. How can those children live happy in the future? And it also afraid that have disease soon.
Secondly, many people cares this accident. And the U.S.A also help China too. Now Sichuan is very poor, no running water, power outs, everyone sitting in the streets,etc. Besides,I hope I can help them and I will prayers for them. For the tourists I think they will not travel Sichuan because Sichuan is in trouble and the place is very dirty.
All place must rebuild, such as school, house, hospital and so on, it need a lot of money. I think business will be affected also, because Sichuan is in trouble now, they can’t work in this place.
Thirdly, I hope that the government will help them fastly. Because the olympicgame 2008 is coming soon. And also this olympic is held by China it must be a happy thing, I hope they can enjoy this OlympicGame. I hope the earthquake will not have too much affect to the Beijing Olympic Game.
Lastly, be a HK citizen, I think we should care about this accident, we can donate money to help them. I hope the government can support them. And also hope them can enjoy the OlympicGame.
Yours faithfully
phoebe lo

Comment by phoebe

15th May, 2008
Dear Editor,
I am a S2 student in HongKong and now I want to write a letter talk about my own feeling of this Sichuan earthquake.

Firstly,I notice many people in HongKong are pay attention to this Sichuan earthquake.Since 1976 the earthquake on Tangshan,this is the second time earthquake in China.Now,some televisions programmes in TVB or Pearl also show solictube for the earthquake in Sichuan,even the entertainment industry,citizen also want to contribute money to the people who are homeless in this trouble accident,even I, a S2 student in HongKong,when I notice this earthquake,I also want to contribute some money to the affected people,everynight ,I also pray for them ,I hope God will Bless them too.

Secondly,I think this earthquake is very serious and it also had a influence of HongKong.Everyone also notice that the Beijing Olympic 2008, this earthquake will obstruct the begin of Beijing Olympic 2008.If the Beijing Olympic 2008 can’t begin ,it’s a serious problem, is it?

Finally,I think government should send more people and money to reduce the problem in Sichuan.The government should not ignore this serious problem.The citizen also need to do something to help too,”One world,one dream”,We can do it ,don’t we?

In conclusion,I think the government should do something to reduce the problem in Sichuan.The citizen also should pay attention to this serious problem,don’t think that this accident is none of our irresponsibility,we are fellow citizen,aren’t we? So we should do something too!

Yours faithfully’
Li Ka Shuen

Comment by Karen~hins

15th May 2008
Dear editor

After I read this news I want to help them so much.If everyone donate some money to them.Than I think they will have enough food or any other things.

Your faithfully
Tiffany

Comment by Tiffany

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong. I have heard the earthquake in Sichuan , so I want to express my feeling.

I felt very sad when I knew that there were so many people died in the earthquake. Although there were many teams of rescuers to rescue people from day to night. However, there were more than thousands died in this serious accident.Also, the earthquakes distoried many people homes , business buildings , schools and made a serious economy problems.

I hope the China Government can help and take good care the people in Sichuan.The government should give money to the people in Sichuan to let them to build the homes again and sent more teams of rescuers to Sichuan to rescue more people that were disappeared in the earthquakes.

Comment by Alvin

15th may 2008
Dear editor,

I am a secondary student form Hong Kong. I have heard some news about the earthquake happened in Sichuan. Let me talk about the earthquake first.

The earthquake in China’s geographic distribution is a non-uniformity, It is affects together the global earthquake structure belt and the China geologic structure condition, has a more dispersible distributed characteristic.

The China seismic activity mainly distributes in 5 areas, These 5 areas are:
(1) Taiwan and its nearby sea area;
(2) Southwest area, Mainly in Tibet, West Sichuan with Yunnan mid-west;
(3) Northwest area, Mainly in Gansu Corridor, Qinghai, Ningxia, Tianshan north and south foothill;
(4) North China area, Mainly in Mt. Taihang two sides, Shui River Wei river valley, Area Yin – Mt. Yanshan, Middle Shandong with Persian Gulf;
(5) Southeast coastal Guangdong, Places such as Fujian

Now I am going to write something to express my feelings about the earthquake happened in Sichuan.

The terrible earthquake took place in Sichuan province make thousands of person homeless. As a Chinese, we should also do something. Therefore, I suggest that we should donate something to the disaster areas and pray for our fellow citizens.

I think terrible that here’s some animal are moving away because their sensitive. I think the government department should now there’s would be a hurricane at that time. There’re the photo which are shown by netizen, we can find those out through internet.

I have seen in the recent earthquake in Sichuan, I am prepared to continue to pay attention to the news and the Internet for relevant information, if necessary; I will donate some clothing to them.
Yours faith fully,
Katrina Chan=]

Comment by KATRINA 2D(1) :]

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a s.2 studernt who study in HTYC,I was very upset when i heard about this news.I am writing to express my feeling about this 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Beijing news.

Firstly, I alwasys afraid the news is about something happen cause many people died,i think it is really horrible.Since i know this 7.5-magnitude earthquake in Beijing news ,said that A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing nearly 10,000 people.In addition,the three-story high school was totally collapsed, burying about 900 students and killing at least 50,how can so many people died in a few days?Moreover, many children are lost their parents,what can they do in the future?

Secondly,there are traffic jams, other citizen maynot go to Beijing because of the earthquake.What is more , there are no running water, so how can they be live? Do anythings that government can provide? Beside, there are too many people are hurt, do there enough hospitals to help them? The patients evacuated from hospitals sitting outside and waiting.

Finally, a large number of money loss, they need to rebuild all the things after save the wounded people.Also,the coming Beijing Olympic maybe affect.For example, they need to solve the problems as soon as possible, try to attract people come to Beijing join the Olypic.

In conclusion,i think we should be help them as we can, give them a warm family again please!

Yours faithfully
kiko!

Comment by kik0:D

15th May 2008
Dear editor
I am a student in HTYC from Hong Kong.
I am writing to express my feelings after
Iread this newS.

First,many people are died in this accident.
because all building at that area is weak.
I think the government should find some ways to
improve the skill of architectonics.
Many place in Mainland China.
The building is weak.When there is earthquake.
All building will be broken.
Secondly,the governmnt send the best teams of rescuers.This is the good things in the good things.
This also will affect the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games.It is because this time other countries’ people will scared to go to China.

Finally,I think if the chinese government do more
preparing before it.The loss of property and life.
will be redused.

Yours faithfully
Ashley

Comment by AsHlEy

15th May 2008
Dear editor,

I am a secondary student from Hong Kong.I want to express my feeling and suggest some ways to help the Sichuan.

Firstly,I think this accident is really serious because this is a 7.9-magnitude quake and 8,533 people died,many people are trapped and injured.So I think the rescue action should be as fast as possible.If there are not enough rescurers,China should ask more people to help from other countries.Since the rescure action may need a lot of money for the equipment and the first-aid,governtment can accommodate the fee of the equipments.Government should support the teams of rescures.
In additional,there maybe tourists, families,individuals is the disaster area.I wish families and individuals can alive and find a place to domicile.And tourists can go back to their own country as soon as possible.I hope they are safe and there won’t have people die again.More over,the business and the economy will be weak after the accident.So the government should finish the rescue quickly,to avoid the economy be more worst.

Secondly, after the earthquake,Sichuan many places and buildings are all damage.Living condition as well,not only humans lost their home,the Giant Pandas did.So government should quickly think about the city planning to give a better living environment to both humans and pandas.What’s more,I think this will affected the Olympic Games 2008.It’s because Sichuan is one of a place where the Olympic hold.If it is damage too serious,how can we hold the Olympic Games?So government should also rebuild the buildings too.

Finally,I think the government around the world included the foreign countries should give a helping hand to China.This accident is very serious,they should give help to the people who are injured now.For example, they can support China by send more people to the disaster area for help.Also,Tibetan should not fight to China now,because it’s not a right time.The people in Sinchuan is more important.

As a Hong Kong people,I would like to give all my care and support to them.The accident China Trains crash on April 28 have killed a lot of people,I think China really need to check their things to avoid more accident happen and more people died.If I’m a Chinese in the other countries,I will feel sad about my own country.I don’t want this kind of things happen again.

In conclusion,the accident is very serious and need many people for help.Also,The other countries should not arguing now.In fact,government should rescue the people and have city planning in Sichuan as fast as possible,before something worst is happened.Hope the people in Sichuan will be all right.

Your faithfully,
Liska Shiu

Comment by LISKA

15th May 2008
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling towards the earthquake in Sichuan.

I was very shocked and unhappy after read this news of earthquake. It is a really terrible tragedy of all the people. Not just the people there, the people after read this news may feel unhappy too. I can’t imagine that lots my parents, best friends in my life. “A three-story high school collapsed, burying as many as 900 students and killing at least 50”, they are still very young. Many things haven’t know, see, I was so sad. There are many buildings had destroyed, many people become homeless. Who will thing after one night you will lose many things?

The teams of rescuers were so brave! It is hard to go there. There are many trees and hot, the roads are steep too. It is a difficult work, they are really brave. The people there were so scared, they may afraid they will loss their economic, parents, relatives, friends, etc. Hope Jesus blesses them and gives them a help.

I think the government and charity donate the money to them. Firstly, we can solve their economic problems. Help the homeless people find a place to rebuild their family. Help the children can go to school soon. There are need some volunteers for help (not include the teams of rescuers). The volunteers go and to pacify victims of a natural disaster.

As the Beijing Olympic Game coming soon, we can appeal the border donate money. And remind them give l0ve and care to the poorer. We can donate the money. Although it is only one dollar, it is still important to them.

Yours faithfully,
Jessica Lam

Comment by Jessica

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
i’m a secondary school student of hong kong .i feel very sad about the earthquake of sicheun ,this is a tragedy of tragedy ,also i was shock when i see the latest number of people injured today .but i’m glad that there is more and more people rescule out now .

after the earthquake ,there is a lot of damages caused in sichuan ,many guards and voluntier had went there to help ,as a chinese ,i am very pround of it .

after the railroad accident ,then the earthquake ,there must be lots of people who needs help .i hope the goverment would pay more attention on it ,also the people can donate money to help them .the olimpic is coming ,i hope that everyone can enjoy it .
Yours faithfully
sumyuen

Comment by sum

15th may 2008
Dear editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong. I feel very upset when I read this news.
At this time, many people were died in this case,I think the government may do something.
Because the earthquake,many people died by landfill,so I think that the government
can take care of the slope every year,so that,when the place catch earthqukae again it may not
have so many people died by this moment.
It is how much money and peole life loss,the 2008 Beijing olypic will begin soon,
at this time have this dangers,so many people will very afraid about the safety,the government
should promiss that if the problem begin again what you will do after.

Finally,I hope that the chinese government can do more
prepartion before the Beijing olypic,also give the best support to the people who
saving people in this case.

Yours faithfully,
karen

Comment by karen

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I’m secondary 2 student in Hong Kong. The earthquake in Sichuan really affected the people over the world. And I’m now going to talk about my own feeling.
Firstly, I know that the earthquacke is really really series. It is a 7.9-magnitude. Many people were died in the earthquacke and a lot of people were still missing. The number of dead people were very terrible that is unbelievable. When my mum heard the news..she cried for the little child who have become orphans.This series earthquake really affect the future of the childern.
Secondly, beside the great change on human, the environment and living conditions of Sichuan are really hurt and damaged. Earthquacke will cause landslide. Many trees or crops on the slope will damage by the cause of landslide. Also, many houses, raods and other buildings are damaged. Many people and animals have lost their home. The earthquacke and landslide have affected city planning. Like the dams, if the earthquacke will hold a long time, the dams may break and affect the city nearby. It is very dangerous.
Lastly, I feel really regret to the disaster and we will do our best to help the people in Sichuan.

Yours faithfully,
Vincy

Comment by Vincy

15th May 2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary two student from HIEO TJO YOENG COLLEGE. I am writing to express my feeling about the terrible earthquake in Sichuan.

This 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred suddenly on Monday. It makes me feel upset and surprise. Earthquake is very horrible and terrible. In this accident, nearly fifteen thousand people (include the students) died up to now, it is sadness to hear that.

I think the rescuers are brave and do not afraid of their danger. Although there are many aftershocks, they keep on rescue people whether they are still alive and die or not. We should learn the spirit from them.

The children are poor because their parents died in this sudden earthquake. They become orphans since this accident. Their lives are without parents’ love and cares. They will always think of the earthquake when it will occur, they have more pressure about this. For parents, they lose their children, the Chinese government forces that each of the family should born only one child, since their children died unfortunately; they do not have any child to inherit their undertaking. Then the population in China decreases.

Since many people died in this serious accident, the living conditions become poor, the disease will outbreak easily.

The Olympic 2008 is coming soon, but the terrible accident unfortunately; this will affect the tourism of China, also affect the income of China, so we have to do something to solve the problems.

In conclusion, we have to solve the problems by ourselves; we can donate some money to Sichuan for the foods, drinks, necessaries etc. for injured people and orphans. I hope we do not have the serious earthquakes wherever, also the death toll and the number of injured people decease.

Yours faithfully,
ANGEL
Angel Ian

Comment by Angel

15th may 2008
Dear editor,

I am a secondary two student from YWCA Hieo Tjo Yoeng College in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling about the The 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly, since I heard about the news, I feel really upset and scared. From the updated report, we know that there are nearly 20,000 people had been dead by the incident. Moreover, I believe that the whole world was astonished at the news about the quake but it not just scared Sichuan, Hong Kong or China. It is the international news that is everyone has the responsibility to know about it, and helps to save those people in danger.

Secondly, I think we should do something to help those people. For example, we should donate money to the reliable charitable organization to Sichuan, because they do not have enough money to buy and distribute the food to people, and also, after the quake, they need to rebuild all the buildings and schools, there may need a large amount of money.

Finally, although we can’t go to Sichuan to help the people, we can only donate money to Sichuan. This is not a very difficult job for us, we can half or a quarter of our pocket money is already can help the Sichuan livers. I hope all people can do something for Sichuan to save the life of people in danger.

In conclusion, we should donate money to Sichuan to have people. Besides, we can pray for them. We need to donate a large amount of money to the charitable organization; little money can save many people. Let’s take action now!

Yours faithfully
Melody Fok

Comment by Melody

15th May 2008

Dear editor,

I am S2 student fromm HK. I am writing to express my concerns about the serious earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly, I was so surprised that there was 7.9-magnitude quake in Mainland China. Because this is the most serious earthquake after the great earthquake in Tongshan. I was extremely convulsed about those dilapidation and crumbling wall. I really cannot imagine those kind of conditions will appear in China.

Secondly, this great disaster not just affected those structure, buildings, school etc. it affected lives of many people. Huge number of people were injured and dead because of this disaster. I think government and people cannot just say that,”Oh! Those victims and their families were very poor.”, I think government and other people can really take action to help those victims and their families. For example, government can give food provisions for those people and other people can donate money.

In conclusion, I think th 2008 Beijing Olympic is not affected by this disaster because Beijing is not near to Sichuan. Unfortunately, I really regret that many specialist give up the study of how to detect earthquake before it happened. I hope all the people can pray for those sorrowed people.

Yours faithfully
Selina, Lam Yeuk Jing

Comment by Jing

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a form 2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my concerns about The 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan.
I feel really surprise about this accidient.This accidient caused many people died and injured.Many children lost their parents in this accident.The people that died in this accident increased to nearly twenty thousand now.
I think this number is very astonished.
This accident caused many children lost their parent or the parents lost their children.When i watch the news,i see the many children cry and cry because of lost their parents.I feel very unhappy about this.They all just children,but have already lost their parents.I can’t imagine that i become that children,how my life i will become.
In this accidient,nearly all buildings fell down.
This also is the main cause that many people died.
Therefore,the goverment have to build it all again.That have to use much money,so we can be donate some money to help the accidient.
Lastly,i hope the people who cannot be found until now can alive.

yours faithfully
natalie Lam

Comment by natalie

15th May ,2008
Dear editor

I’m the student from Hong Kong. I would like to talk about the earthquake in sichuan.
The earhquake came suddenly without any signal,no one could escape before the earthquake.This made huge numbers of people died or injured.Almost every people got lost for home ,family …..actually,everythings.
The destroyed area is extremly dangerous.Things could fall anytime.Many teams of rescuers get injured by the falling object.

I think China government should let everyone,also the foreign countries come to help.Chinese soldier do not have much expereince for that.
On other side,we should seek help for families to provide families for childrens.China government should upload the most up-day news on the net because there are many foreign tourist.Their families need information .

4.The environment has been damaged. living tings habitats has been damaged.The cities need tatally rebuild.We need workmen and money.

I think the coming Beijing 2008 maybe need to stop.
As a Hong Kong citizen ,i would donate money.

Yours faithfully,
Tebby

Comment by Tebby

15th May,2008
Dear Editor,

I am a S.2 students in Hong Kong.I want to use this opportunity to express my feeling about the serious earthquake in Sichuan.

Although I have no friends affected in Sichuan,I think the people in Sichuan are very pitiful because there are many people died in the earthquake.And others also loss their family and friends.I think this is the most painful thing for people in the world.

I know that there are not enough food for people still alive now.So I think the most important thing right now is to let the people in Sichuan can continue to live properly.So I think a little citzen like many can just donate money from the society or government to change their living environment at least better than now.

For me,although I am not very rich,I will donate
my pocket money as much as I can.I also hope the government of other cities and contories can help the people affected in Sichuan as much as they can!

Last but not least,I hope the people in Sichuan who loss their family and friends can still alive bravly and happily!Because their live can be wonderful!:)

Yours faithfully,
Danny

Comment by DaNnY sE

15th May 2008
Dear editor,

I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling about the tragic news in Sichuan.

It is the worst earthquake in three decades. Our nation and also our siblings faced the worst situation. When I read the newspaper, I recognized the whole thing and I was suffered. I think it is the most urgent thing that we are going to solve in the coming weeks.

The immediate effect after earthquake always is the lack of food and water. I knew many people in HK had donated money to the charity. But it is not enough at all. The most useful thing now is something that can maintain lives-food and water. As a secondary student, I think we can send a letter to the biggest airline company, asking them to serve the food to Sichuan to the teams of rescuer and the victims.

Besides donating money, I think Hong Kong people can donate their blood. Maybe we can contact the Hong Kong Red Cross to hold a blood donating. Blood transfusion service in the affected area is necessary because many victims need large amount of blood to do the operation.

Moreover, the feeling of both victims and teams of rescuer should be cared. I think they must be depressed and hopeless. Their hurt hearts must be healed as soon as possible. I think we can ask the Christian organization to visit and to comfort them.

Recently, there was a serious wreck of train in Shandong. But the number of people injured is much less than the Sichuan earthquake obviously. Although these are the tragedy that no one wants to become like this, it is an important training for practicing the accidents in Beijing Olympic 2008. I think the Chinese officials must have a basic idea.

As a citizen of China, I don’t want to hear news like this anymore. I hope the death toll of the earthquake will not be increased too many. This makes all Chinese feel sad.

Actually, Tibet is also a part of China, but the Tibetans seems don’t care about the news! Their leader, Dalai Lama even visited the other country! They don’t even talk something to encourage the victims. How can they so cruel? I am totally disappointed to Dalai Lama. I think the relationship between China and Tibet will become worse and worse, it may cause another tragedy if their relationship becomes too bad.

In conclusion, all the Chinese will not want our nation to be shared by the others. I think these two tragedies, and the coming Olympics will make us united. Only uniting can improve our lives, our mind and our nation.

Yours faithfully

Michael

Comment by Michael

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I am a S2 student in Hong Kong and I am writing to express my concerns about the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan.
Firstly,when I knew this tragedy,I was so astonished and grieved.This incident has already caused a death toll of more than twenty thousand until now.Besides,I feel regret that a school with more than one thousand people inside while the earthquake happened has totally damaged and many people were died.And I hope the parents can restrain grief and accept the change.On the other hand,it also makes many people become homeless and have a loss of large amount of money.
Secondly,I know that it is a hard work for us to return Sichuan back to normal and it requires a long period of time and a large amount of money.Therefore,I think we should try our best to donate money as many as we can to help the people who are affected by this incident.Besides donating money,I think the government should also organize more rescuing team to help finding survivor.
In conclusion,I think we should show our spirit by helping people in Sichuan and I hope Sichuan can recover as soon as possible.
Yours faithfully,
Coco Chung

Comment by coco

15th May, 2008

Dear Editor,

i am a S2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing this letter to express my feeling of the 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan.

The earhquake tragedy, was happened nowadays,i think it is really a horrible things happened in China. It killed a lot of people. It made a lot of people become homeless.

i think theteams of rescuers are very praceful, becayse they go to the location and saved them by giving them some food and drinks.

cares for families, individuals, tourists, and so on will be very sad because of this event, because they found a natrual diserster which killed a lot of people.

environmental damages, living conditions, city planning and the like will need to stop. a lot of road was damaged, this extremlly affect the traffic.it also affect the job of rescues.

there are a lot of economy, business lose, because we need money to repair everything, it also affect the trade among Sichuan and other city.

governmental of china should send more foods and water to the Sichuan, they should also do more rescue job in order to find more injuries people.
and other country should try to assemble more money to help the injuries people of Sichuan.

it will also affect the coming Beijing 2008, because it makes a lot of people who support the olympic games beijing 2008 depressed. some of them will afraid to travel china.

i think the Tibetan rivals should stop making things which affect china. althouugh they think they are not a part of china. they should also be respons to a human being.

i think the China Trains crash on April 28 was similar with this injuries because they both kills a lot of people. they also affect our daily life.

as a Hong Kong citizen and any other Chinese around the world, we should donate our money and pray foe them. we are also the chinese , we should help each other.

Yours faithfully,
Alex Cheung

Comment by alex

15th may,2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary 2 student from Hong Kong.I am writing to express my feeling towards the serious earthquake happened in Sichuan.

As the point of view from a Hong Kong student,I feel really sad, the earthquake is so seroius and terrible. When I heard of so many people died in just a few days, I feel really hurted. Luckily, the government response quite fast this time, or else, more people may die.

I felt very fortunate that the Chinese government did well in this time, the head of the government took the flight to the province immediately, and announce the number of death, missing and the other datas. This shows that our Chineses government is very flexible, and high open politics. I am sure that through this event, the other countries will treat the Chinese government with increased respect.

Besides, this event also shows the care from the other countries. Like the U.S.A, they immediately sent money to the Chinese government, in order to help the people who were hurted or the family from the death people.

In conclusion, the Chinese government did a very impressed work this time, when I read through the newspaper today, I found that many foreign newspaper wrote how impressive and great work that the Chinese government had done in their headlines. And the newspapers editors did appreciate the work of the Chiense government, and think that Mr. Wen Jiaobao is leading China to a new page in the world. Although the earthquake is a real tragic, but we can also see the efficacy of China.

Yours faithfully,
Fiona Fung

Comment by Fiona

15th May, 2008

Dear Editor,

i am a S2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing this letter to express my feeling of the 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan.

The earhquake tragedy, was happened nowadays,i think it is really a horrible things happened in China. It killed a lot of people. It made a lot of people become homeless.

i think theteams of rescuers are very praceful, becayse they go to the location and saved them by giving them some food and drinks.

cares for families, individuals, tourists, and so on will be very sad because of this event, because they found a natrual diserster which killed a lot of people.

environmental damages, living conditions, city planning and the like will need to stop. a lot of road was damaged, this extremlly affect the traffic.it also affect the job of rescues.

there are a lot of economy, business lose, because we need money to repair everything, it also affect the trade among Sichuan and other city.

governmental of china should send more foods and water to the Sichuan, they should also do more rescue job in order to find more injuries people.
and other country should try to assemble more money to help the injuries people of Sichuan.

it will also affect the coming Beijing 2008, because it makes a lot of people who support the olympic games beijing 2008 depressed. some of them will afraid to travel china.

i think the Tibetan rivals should stop making things which affect china. althouugh they think they are not a part of china. they should also be respons to a human being.

i think the China Trains crash on April 28 was similar with this injuries because they both kills a lot of people. they also affect our daily life.

as a Hong Kong citizen and any other Chinese around the world, we should donate our money and pray foe them. we are also the chinese , we should help each other.

Yours faithfully,
Alex Cheung

Comment by alex

15th May,2008

Dear editor,

I am a secondary school student in Hong Kong. I felt very sad about the earthquake in Sicheun , it is a tragedy of tragedy, also I was shocked when i saw the number of people injured before.But I am think that there will have more people rescule out now .

After the earthquake, there was a lot of things had damages in Sichuan, and there were many guards and voluntier had went there to help, as a Chinese and Hong Kong citizen, I am very pround of it .

After the railroad accident and the earthquake, there must have lots of people who needs help. I hope the government would pay more attention on it. And, the people also can donate money to help them. The Beijing Olimpic is coming, I hope that everyone can enjoy it. So that our China government should do something quickly to help the people who lives in Sichun. And, I will asked my mother to donate money to them too.

Yours faithfully
Candy

Comment by Candy~

15th May 2008
Dear editor,

I am a form two student from HTYC in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my concerns about the earthquake in Sichuan.

Firstly, I get this news from the News report and I feel very distressed to our China partner. Since the earthquake have made over 8000people died. The people lose family member’s scene, makes me feel the local disaster victims’ situation. I feel we are very lucky in Hong Kong because we won’t have earthquake and we are very safe in Honk Kong. I think we have responsibility to help them such as donation and so on.
Secondly, the China government can spent more money to Sichuan. Besides, the government can buy more medicine from other country and give to them.
Finally, I hope that Sichuan’s people and all victims’ family members face strongly. I also hoped that everybody may donate money, the most you can.

In conclusion,we need to try our best to help them!
Yours faithfully,
Shirley Li

Comment by Shirley

15th May 2008
Dear editor,
I am the Hong Kong’s student form Hioe Tjo Yoeng. For the 7.9-magnitude quake, I really feel shocked about this news. When I see the news report, I cried uncontrolled.
In Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu, there are 8,533 people died in Sichuan and 216 in three other provinces Chongqing.
This tragedy really let Chinese feel bad. We tried to donate money for them. I really know the children are so poor for they lost their parents and they will have a long time cannot study. It is because of the school are crashed.
In this quake, I have little suggestion about it.
First, the government must give lots of support for this quake. This quake must have more time for rebuild the buildings, road and network.
Secondly, the teams of rescuers, I know they are very hard-working about the quake, but I think they cannot only search Sichuan; it must search more different places for a big area searching such as Beichuan or Dujuangyan. the cares for who affect this quake people, the government must give more back up for these. The government must send some psychological doctor for them to calm it down.
Finally, for environment, we must use the time to rebuild the buildings.
I know this quake must cause lots of economy and business lost. But we cannot concentrate it immediately. In coming 2008 Olympic, It is really is an accident for it. I really hope it can’t affect it.
Yours faithfully,
Persephone Sham

Comment by Persephone

15th may 2008
Dear editor,

I am an student in Hioe Tjo Yoeng College in Hong Kong. I am writing this letter to express my feeling of the 7.5-magnitude quake in Sichuan.
I feel really upset and worried about the orphans and the victims. They are really need helps since they are now homeless and some even don’t have enough food to eat.

I think the teams of rescuers are very nice because they spend their time , money and even lives to rescue the victims. Now here I respect to all of them.

The cares of people, families, individuals and the like are also very important ’cause rescuing the victims need a lot of money for food, drink and medicals. This need the citizens’ help.

There are a lot of loses in economy and business. The government should repair them immediately.

I hope this won’t affect the Olympic Games in Beijing. I hope this would turn over in the coming days.Of course, we, the citizens, should help the government also.

Your faithfully,
Ken Wong

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Comment by KEN

15 th May 2008

Dear Sir / Madam
I am a scondary 2 student in Hong Kong.I fell
sad and shock to this natural disaster.I write a letter to press my Feeling and some constructive ideas.

Above all,to care for injuries in a safety w
Sichuan need medical workers to save the injured people.I think the government should appeal
other countries to send medical workers to help
the injueries.As a Hong Kong citizen,we also
can help them although we are far away from
there.We can donate money to charity and buy
medience to them.

Secondly,the environmental damages, living conditions, city planning and so on.It is very important to them to rebuild a beautiful home
I think the goveronment should cope with death bodies more effective.

Draft a conclusion,I hope Sichuan’s people
can have more energy and power to face this
accident.They will rebuild a beautiful home
to each other together on coming day!

Yours faithfully,
Catffany Wong

Comment by CatffanY

15th may 2008
Dear editor,

I am an student in Hioe Tjo Yoeng College in Hong Kong. I am writing this letter to express my feeling of the 7.8-7.9 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan.
When I heard this new, I fele very sad. I have kinsfolks are living in Sichuan. Hopefully, they all did not get hurt. I think the government should give properly help to them.
I hape there will not have any disater during the Olympics Games.

Your faithfully,
Yu Leung

Comment by YU

15th May 2008
Dear editor,
I am writing to tell the feeling of mine and some ideas about helping the victims.

Firstly, I feel sorry to the people who was injured or dead in this horrible accident. Earthquake is an awful accident to people, and for this time, the quake was measured at 7.8 magnitudes. This number is not small for measuring quake. The houses there are not strong enough for earthquake, because there is not a place that always occur Earthquakes. I think the government should make sure all the buildings and houses in his nation are safe enough likes the houses in Japan. The government can establish new laws that can make sure the building will not fall in the earthquake.

Secondly, I think just giving money to the people there is not enough. What they lost is family, the love between them cannot be replaced. So that I think the government should take more people there to comfort them, they need love but not only money. The parents who lost their children are the most pitiful. If we give them care, I think this is the most important. The government can enlist social workers that are volunteered to help the people.

Finally, I think the people in the country, especially people in the same nation should show the love to them but not watching televisions and say sorry to them and do nothing.

In conclusion, I think the government should give love to the people who were dead and injured. I believe China can solve this problem because every people have love between.

Yours faithfully,
Mon Tang

Comment by Mon

15th May 2008

Dear the editor

I am writing to express my feeling about the earhquake tragedy in China that happened the day before yesterday.

The 7.9-magnitude quake had happened in Sichuan’s provincial capital of Chengdu. And somebody in Hongkong felt that too. It’s mean that the quake was really horrible. The number of people who die in the quake had risen to almost 20,000 and there are many people still cover up with the rubble. The government estimated that the number of people dead may be more than 50,000.

I have just watched the special TV programme about the earhquake tragedy in TVB channel. I feel really sad to see those people who cry because their family members dead in this accident. The teams of rescuers are still finding someone who is safe but unluckly they almost find out dead people. Peoples live there lost their family and home. Some unlucky tourists die too. Firstly,the things we should do now is to save those injured people and give them a save area to sleep. And also they need food and water. Moreover, I suggest Hong Kong Government can also send some soldiers, police, reservists and medical workers to there. Besides, as a Chinese, we must donate money to help and blessing those sufferers.

Finally, we are in a same world so we should care about them. I hope that the rescuers can find out more people quickly.

Yours faithfully
Cathy To

Comment by Cathy-)

15th May,2008
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a student from Hong Kong. After I’ve read through the tragedy of the quake happened in Sichuan, I want to express my thoughts and feelings by this letter.
First, I was shocked by the violent quake.Hundred thousands of the residents were buried by the the rubble. They got hurt and homeless. As many people lost their family due to the disaster. They were totally hurt in health and heart. It is unforgettable to the tragic scene. This hurt is absolutely more serious than pain in body.
Next, the earthquake also affected the habitat of pandas in Sichuan. The quake cause landslides and the trees get toppled down. These will result the panda to have no food, places for rest or stay. So, the enviromental problems are happening too.
Then, the demages of commerical and economics makes the disaster area become more poor. The living in these area is harder. They have to pay for the fee for rebuild, medicines and like. It is quite difficult to the poor to bear.
Afterthat, I admire how brave the rescuers are. They went into the disaster area. Save the people night and day.
Finally, I have some suggestions of helping the people. As I am a Hong Kong student, I can donate money to them, just little but better than no! For the adults, they can donate more and even join the helping team. The government has the largest power and they could help people to rebuild houses, free hspitalize or provide room for staying temporarily.
In conclusion, the government has the biggest responsibility of helping the people. They must solve the disaster immediately and ready to welcome the Olympic 2008. To make sure the quake will not affect the Olympic.
Yours faithfully
Sherman Wong

Comment by Sherman

15th May 2008
Dear editor

I am a secondary 2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my concerns about the earhquake tragedy happened in Sichuan.

Firstly,when I heard about the strength of the earthquake and the death tolls,my first feeling is upset and then frightened.Since many people were dead in this horrible natural disaster,include children,adults and olsters,their families must be heartbroken and painful.In addition,the death tolls of children seem more than others.Moreover,the children were almost students because they were having lessons at that time.

Secondly,I think that the affected people were so many that we can’t help them completely in a short period.They were seeking help from us,so we must do everything we can and can help them.What is more,I think donating money is not the only method to help them,we can pray for them and even send letters to them.Besides,we can always have attention in the newest data,so we will know about the condition and do something possible and helpful.

Finally,I just think although Sichuan is far away from Hong Kong,don’t think we can do nothing,there are lots of things we can do just we haven’t considered about.For examples,send letters to the children,pray for them.Also,helping the Sichuan’s is not only the government’s responsibility,also ours.We must try to do something.

In conclusion,everyone of us need to be cooperative and active,to go to help them.In fact,if any cities were in trouble,every cities must give support to them hand in hand.

Yours faithfully
Maggie Wong

Comment by Maggie:'>

15th May 2008

Dear editor,

I am writing to tell my feeling about this natural disaster.

Firstly, I was astonished when I heard this new. In near years, many accidents was happened and these caused many injured people and some of them were died. As the same time, teams of rescuers of our country, China went to Sichuan by a few hours to relieve people who lived there.

Secondly, I think we are lucky that we live in the place where would not earhquake. So we should be jealous of this good thing and we should help the people who were influenced in this disaster.

Finally, the Beijing 2008 is coming. I think it should be happy and we will enjoy it. Therefore, I think this kinds of disaster is so bad for it.

In conclusion, I think the government should do more prevent measures of this kinds of disasters or accidents which made by people. And then to let the Beijing 2008 success.

Yours faithfully,
Eleanor Ho

Comment by Eleanor

Dear editor,
I am a student from Hong Kong.I’ve read through some news and knew that there is an eartquake happened in Sichuan.I felt sorry and shocked about the news. I want to express my feelings by this letter.
I first knew the happening of the earthquake during dinner.Watching the news report, feeling sad for the people who lived in Sichuan.Through the videos, I saw that most buildings were damaged and many people have died.This make me felt that i am very lucky living in Hong Kong.
The most heart-breaking news are some schools collapsed and many students were burried under the broken walls.The chance of survive is very low.
Moreover, many children have lost they parents during the incident.They are so poor.I can’t imagine their future…Most of the children have serious injury on their legs.Some of them’s legs have to be cut off.Without parents, what can they do?They can’t find jobs, they cannot take care of themselves.
Most parts of the city have been damaged severely.Transport, electricity supply, food, water,etc, it takes a long time to repair those systems and networks.There will be a hard time for the survivors.
Many rescue teams have been sent to Sichuan to rescue the people who were still being buried, they are still working hard till now, trying to resuce as much people they can.I really respect them because i think they are heroes!
Finally, i think the government will help the city to rebuilt.What i can do is to ask more people to donate money to help the people who were infected in this incident.
Yours faithfully
Leo Wai

Comment by leo

15th May 2008
Dear editor

I am a secondary 2 student in Hong Kong.I am writing to express my feeling about the earhquake tragedy happened in Sichuan.

First,when I heard this news,i felt a bit shock,lot of life lost in a earthquake,and …the earthquake only took a few minute,in a few minutes , it could take a thousand people ‘ s life,…..it ‘s really terrible.Next day after the happen of earthquake,I told my mother to take one thousand to give to the people who affected by the earthquake.
Second , I thought about the 2008 beijing olympic , would the compatictors afraid the earthquake , then they don’t come??I think not.I also hope all the people will give some help to the people who affected by the earthquake.

Finally,the 2008 beijing olympic is coming, i hope the olympic will running well

In conclusion, I think the government should do more prevent measures of this kinds of disasters or accidents which made by people. And then to let the Beijing 2008 success.

Yours faithfully,

Keith Yip

Comment by keith

15th May 2008

Dear editor,

I am a secondary student in Hong Kong. I am writing to express my feeling about the accident.

Firstly, I was shocked when I heard this new. At frist I thought the accident wasn’t that serious. However , when i look more into the accident , i felt totally shocked by it. I hope the people affected by the earthquake will recover soon.

Secondly, I hope the government will provides places for the affected tourists and native people to live. Because their hotel or home was destroyed by the earthquake.

Finally, The disaster has caused great economics loss to the Sichuan people. I hope pther countries can sent materials and man power to help the people in Sichuan that are affected by the natural disaster.

In conclusion, I think the government should do more prevent measures of this kinds of disasters. Such as build the school that will not easily fall. And this can prevent a lot of injuries.

Yours faithfully,
Stella Tsang

Comment by Stella

15th May 2008

Dear Sir/ Madam

I am writing to express my concerns about the earthquake’s terrible aftermath in China.

With the death toll this week’s earthquake rising rapidly, I was so glad that China made a decision to seek disaster rescue experts from Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan for rescue operations. I declared that the teams of rescuers would always be our brothers and sisters. Just like the love cares and donations for the victims from all individuals around the world. And in our pain and anguish, we must remember that Chinese’s greatest enemy was hatred for itself. The Chinese government should prosecute these enemies, the village thefts, who blocked the rescue trucks and stole the food and clothes donated by the charity.

I heard from some citizens were blaming the poor city planning and inferior building construction led the enormous number of deaths, so were there heroes at Sichuan on the afternoon of May 12? An army of them. I was in tears when the news reported how many lives they had saved since the beginning of the tragedy. I knew China was struggling to provide humanitarian aid to the hundreds of thousands left homeless, these citizens should be delighted to have so many people around world had shared Chinese’s loss.

Now, we have a big problem ahead of us. Two rivers blocked by landslides threatened to flood towns shattered by the earthquake, it threatens to break its banks and leads the flood. The Chinese officials have to make a decision for this. They put the world’s hottest topic aside – The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Tibetan rivals and train crash seem not to be big news anymore.

So it’s up to all of Hong Kong citizens and other people around the world, the contributions will go to support needed services for victims and their families. By contributing now, we honor the spirit of China that has brought so many cultures to shores. And reaffirm our nation’s commitment and tolerance go hands in hands with freedom.

Yours faithfully
Joel Ho

Comment by Joel

15th May,2008
Dear editor,
I am a secondary student in Hong Kong.I am going to express my feeling about the earhquake tragedy in China that happened on 12 May in this letter.

I was heard this news from newspaper.The title was very amazing to everyone.everyone that saw this title look dignified for that.

The governmental actions were handled this quite well because of they handled it as fast as they can.It can show they are care with the people who hurt.

I think the everyone who live in world should support the people.It is big damage of them.They were not only lost their huuse,they lost their parents sadness.It can’t compensate as their house.Everyone should support them that who have a heart.

It will be floods there.The salvation works will be not contiuous.How miserable of this!Many
survivor can’t be save because of this.I really feel helpless.We just can see the people to die and do nothing!The fact really too cruel.

We should donate our money to save more people as much as fast as we can.One more life for a short while sad.

This affair may affects the mood of Olympic game.
Especially because thatthis affair occur in China.The China government may need to do something to solve this problem.

In conclusion,we can donate money to the charity to help them.After this calamity,we must treasure the things we have.We are very lucky that we are not live near the seismic belt.I hope everyone can try our best to help them and show our love to care with them.

Yours,
Channy

Comment by Channy




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