Sunday, May 06, 2007

China Aghast At ‘Sacrifice’ Of 288 Pupils

China Aghast At ‘Sacrifice’ Of 288 Pupils
By Michael Sheridan

The London Times

When the first flames flared around the theatre’s stage, many of the excited Chinese children watching must have thought it was all part of the show.
Within minutes 288 of them were dead, a tragedy that has haunted their parents for more than a decade but was forgotten by many as China began its headlong rush to prosperity.

It is not forgotten any more, thanks to a band of internet campaigners who have exposed the shameful truth: the schoolchildren perished because they were ordered to sit down in their theatre seats so that Communist party officials could leave first.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article1752202.ece

The province where this happened is the dark gold one, upper left, above Tibet. I hope everyone reads this and learns of this tragedy, too long covered up.

5 Comments:

Blogger beakerkin said...

This is typical

3:36 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yes, Beak. I wanted the word to get out though because I haven't seen it anywhere else. Seems like most in Chine had not either. Poor kids!

8:23 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Sheer arrogance, not surprising, it is based on pride the first sin which gave birth to all others.
And utopians are particularly suseptible(sic, working on my coffee here folks)to it. Why? Because they believe that they are equivalent to the Second Coming of Christ(or ARE the Second Coming!)
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

3:01 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

It makes you wonder what else they've covered up.

1:59 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Everything!

tmw

3:20 AM  

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