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Experience, Lessons and Recommendation of China’s Response to the Wenchuan Earthquake Disaster

  • Peijun Shi
  • Lianyou Liu
  • Jing’ai Wang
  • Wei Xu
  • Weihua Fang
  • Ming Wang
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Part of the IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series book series (IHDP-IRGPS)

Abstract

The Wenchuan Earthquake occurred at 14:28 on May 12, 2008 in Sichuan Province of China. It shocked the world, caused huge losses of lives and properties of people, and had immense effects on the development of economy and society in Sichuan, Gansu, Shaanxi, Chongqing and Yunnan. In the aftermath of the earthquake, the Chinese people were remarkably united as one, and conducted powerful, orderly and effective disaster relief with great efforts in the face of daunting difficulties. They achieved a considerable success in earthquake rescue and relief, under the firm leadership of the Chinese Government via the direct command of the State Council’s Earthquake Rescue and Relief Headquarters.

Keywords

Wenchuan Earthquake Disaster Prevention Emergency Plan Earthquake Disaster Disaster Area 
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© Beijing Normal University Press, Beijing and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peijun Shi
    • 1
  • Lianyou Liu
    • 1
  • Jing’ai Wang
    • 1
  • Wei Xu
    • 1
  • Weihua Fang
    • 1
  • Ming Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijngChina

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