China on Japan Earthquake 2011
March 11, 2011 by staff
China on Japan Earthquake 2011, Chinese media coverage of the largest earthquakes to hit Japan is limited. Friday China has offered assistance and condolences to Japan after a devastating earthquake of magnitude 8.9 in northwest, despite recently strained ties between the two Asian powers.
But media coverage was limited, as state broadcasters have banned Chinese news websites in the live coverage of the site of the earthquake and massive tsunami, in which, according to Kyodo news agency, more than 1,000 people are probably dead.
As required by China for emergencies, coverage is limited to a small number of state-controlled media.
China is grappling with the legacy of his own earthquake, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 that struck the southwestern province of Yunnan’s on Thursday, killing at least people, injured 250 and destroyed some 18,000 houses.
Premier Wen Jiabao sent “deepest sympathy and solicitude of the Government and people of Japan” to his Japanese counterpart that China Naoto Kan, teams that specialize in lending to assist in the rescue attempt.
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