How China’s steady erosion of media freedom rose from Sichuan’s ruins

May 11, 2021 | INVESTING

Thirteen years ago on Wednesday, the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan was struck by the most devastating earthquake in decades, resulting in 87,000 deaths.I still remember vividly standing in a persistent drizzle at the quake-flattened Beichuan Middle School on the early afternoon of May 13, 2008, nearly 24 hours after the disaster hit. The signs of rapid destruction were everywhere – a sea of fallen trees, mud and debris lay where three school buildings, each five to seven stories high…

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