The Wenchuan earthquake was devastating, which struck southwest China on May 12, 2008, leaving more than 88,000 deaths and nearly 5 million residents homeless.
Today, nearly five years passed, the memories of that day, still remain with us. The natural disaster is ruthless, but it’s love that has helped the Sichuan people conquer it. Immediately after the Wenchuan earthquake, Chinese people, even people from the rest of the world, lent a helping hand in participating in the rescue work. Donations, encouraging words and blessings pour in for the earthquake-stricken families, helping and comforting their traumatized souls.
Although the disaster had a profound effect on many people and their lives, thanks to the massive support of government and enormous courage of the local people, Sichuan has risen from the rubble and taken on a new look before the world. Anyone who pay a visit to the disaster area will be amazed at the local urban landscape and the quick speed of economic recovery.
With the fifth anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake approaching, we’d like to invite you to share your memories and thoughts about the events of May 12. What were you doing when the earthquake struck? How did it affect your life? What do you think of China’s earthquake response and reconstruction efforts? What are your expectations or blessing for the Sichuan people?
BTW: You can also join this activity by writing a blog(http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/) and we will choose some great works for recommendation spaces and recommend them to the China Daily paper.