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Post time 2010-4-16 09:55:51 |Display all floors
Athough the language is different, i still bebieve that we can unify to resue all the victims.
Before the value of life, nothing can be the obstacle to overcome any difficulties

Language barriers due to Tibetan dialects add to the uphill task of earthquake relief in northwest China's Qinghai Province, as nearly 100 Tibetan-savvy college students volunteered themselves on Thursday at local hospitals in the capital city Xining.

"Only a few doctors here could speak Tibetan. So I put up a calling online Wednesday, both at Baidu club and my QQ zone," the self-initiated organizer Yang Jing said in a telephone interview.

Nearly 100 college students turned up for help and they are "distributed at almost every big hospital in Xining today," said Yang at the Qinghai People's Hospital, one of the places where quake victims airlifted from the epicenter Yushu Prefecture received medical treatment.

As of 6 pm Thursday afternoon, "100 earthquake victims have been transferred here, mostly with limb and thoracic fractures," said the hospital chief Xi Aiqi. He admits the language difficulties in rescue efforts, though assuring that "there are adequate nurses to handle this so far."

"But we are very busy," Xi said, before hastily hanging up the phone as an ambulance siren just whistled by.

So far, the death toll from Wednesday's 7.1-magnitude earthquake in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu has risen to 760, with another 11,477 injured, rescuers said Thursday.
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Post time 2010-4-16 12:30:01 |Display all floors
what is going on with the earth ? drought, flood and earthquake,. Do those mean 2012 is coming soon ?

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Post time 2010-4-16 13:26:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Wahahaha at 2010-4-16 12:33
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2012 will arrive in 1 year and 259 days. Not one day sooner.


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Post time 2010-4-16 13:46:55 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tamson at 2010-4-15 17:55
Athough the language is different, i still bebieve that we can unify to resue all the victims.
Before the value of life, nothing can be the obstacle to overcome any difficulties

Language barrie ...


qinghai military region consists of tibetan and local minority who are fluent in tibetan as well as other local languages. hans in the region are no dummies either, they have to be fluent in tibetan to live and exist there.
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Post time 2010-4-16 14:33:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by edisonone at 2010-4-16 13:46


qinghai military region consists of tibetan and local minority who are fluent in tibetan as well as other local languages. hans in the region are no dummies either, they have to be fluent in ti ...


we need the bilingual people who also know how to recue

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Post time 2010-4-16 14:33:17 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Wahahaha at 2010-4-16 12:33
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2012 will arrive in 1 year and 259 days. Not one day sooner.



Let's count down!!

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