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Returning to Sichuan

In a few weeks I will be going back to Sichuan to do a project about the town of Yingxiu, which I visited about 10 days after the earthquake back in May. My photos can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickkozak/sets/72157605176794291/

Anyways, the point of this post is to see if anyone else has been in the area recently and if they could update me on the current situation there.

Much appreciated,


by Nick Kozak at 2008-07-07 05:05:33 UTC (ed. Jul 7 2008 ) Dalian , China | Bookmark | | Report spam→

23 Jul 2008 00:07
i went to sichuan last month,but not in yingxiu.
i was in pengxian,and i think the situation quite similar as yingxiu.
which kind of info. u want update?many things happened…

by laocao | 07 Jul 2008 05:07 | shanghai, China | | Report spam→
Hi Lacao,

What exact dates were you there? What was access like? When I was there in May it was totally fine but I have heard rumours about problems. Where is pengxian near to? What were the losses there like? Damage to property and loss of life? How much is being done by the Chinese authorities? Any sign of foreign aid? Where did you stay/sleep?

Any info really, but I think I’ve given you something to think about there.



by Nick Kozak | 07 Jul 2008 05:07 | Dalian, China | | Report spam→
i stayed there around end of may to middle of june.pengxian is 50km by speedway which close to chengdu and a famous mountain named “yin chang gou” belong to there,a panda camp also based there.the “yin chang gou”was a valley before,but since earthquake,it totally disappeared.(two side of mountain became as one,valley gone,all the people lived there was bury alive).the time i was there,the whole area taken charge by PLA,nobody could enter except officer with permission and i did not see any foreign stuff,coz pengxian just like a forgotten place.i got some relation with a friend who worked for government(u know,in china,everything is relation),so he arrange everything for me.but now,i think it’s fine to work there as a freelancer.just beware about the sensitive issue,eg. property of farmer, indemnification for parents who children dead in earthquake.

by laocao | 07 Jul 2008 06:07 | shanghai, China | | Report spam→
Hi: I was in Yin Chang Gou in November 2008. The river through the gully is still there (Yin chang gou = silver factory gully"). The widely reported merging of mountains is false. However, one of the biggest landslides of the entire earthquake was the Xiejiadian landslide at Jiu Feng. the place is no longer a tourist or hiker paradise….wait 4-5 years for natural regeneration. Instead, head further west from Chengdu, one of the more cultured cities in China.

Laurence Svirchev, CIH

by laurence svirchev | 19 Mar 2009 03:03 | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→

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