Emergency crews are working to rescue people from the rubble of thousands of destroyed homes in southwestern China, where an earthquake struck on Saturday. The government has promsed to help rebuild the area.
Almost three decades after Chinese authorities crushed protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, China still forbids open discussion of it. DW spoke to Wu Renhua, a Tiananmen exile who has compiled records of the incident.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has struck a remote part of Sichuan in China's southwest , killing at least 13 people. A separate 6.3- magnitude tremor hit the country's northwestern Xinjiang region.
Strong aftershocks have rocked Papua New Guinea's highlands, with rescue crews struggling to reach remote villages. The Red Cross has said 67 people were killed in last week's initial quake.
Nepal is distancing itself more and more from its powerful neighbor India and turning to China. But more dependence on Beijing could entail certain risks for the developing country, says DW’s Frank Sieren.
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