Wenchuan Reconstruction: 'Chinese miracle' impresses world

16:26, May 12, 2011      

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In the new town of Beichuan County, the Qiang people, an ethnic minority in China, wear traditional costumes as they celebrate the completion of Banaqia Street.

The business street in the new town of Beichuan County shows its brand-new look.

In memory of the 5.12 Earthquake, residents come to the old town of Beichuan County to mourn for the deceased.

The Wenchuan Earthquake, which occurred on May 12 2008, not only took away countless lives but also destroyed beautiful landscapes.

"We think we need to remember this disaster and the ruins it caused, but our memorial is to forget," says Paul Andreu, the designer of an international center for academic exchanges on precautions to take against earthquakes and relief from disasters in Yingxiu Township.
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By People's Daily Online

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