This You Must Read

Having visited China and witnessed the building boom firsthand, I must admit that I suspected corners were being cut in construction—so I wasn't surprised by how many buildings came down. Considering all the construction accidents happening in NYC this year, who am I to look askance at China?

On Wednesday, Jeff Wong and I went on a shopping expedition to Brooklyn's Chinatown and while eating Banh Mi at a sandwich shop watched Chinese television coverage of the ongoing recovery efforts—very different from the US news snippets I'd seen.

Thanks to The Rage Diaries, I've now discovered Coco Wang's comics treatments of incredible tales of heroism resulting from the Sichuan earthquake.

Ms. Wang writes: "I wanted to go to the front to help with all those people, some of my friends have already gone there, but I heard that the traffic needed to be kept totally clear for rescue transportation at the moment, people like me without knowledge of first-aid and experience of rescue operations going there now would cause chaos and trouble... but I can't just sit at home and do nothing, I have been crying my eyes out in the past three days, I have never felt more proud of my country and people... their love, courage and kindness rock me to my core! I have decided to tell these touching stories by drawing comics. I am going to send you comic strips almost everyday from now on, I hope you could know something about the earthquake in China, although you don't have to do anything, but I hope you could feel our love and hope."

I do and I expect you will, too.

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earthquake's picture

Journalism is about fact. Here are a few.It is an official 8.0m earthquake.Those are not New York cities. They are small towns and villages in the poor rural mountain area. People live there do not care about high-end audio at all

KBK's picture

That does not mean that we do not feel for them. There is no evil here.

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