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Mourning ceremonies have turned into protest events in recent days, for parents whose children were crushed to death in their classrooms during the earthquake in Sichuan Province.

The protest forced officials to address a growing political backlash over shoddy construction of public schools.

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China has begun three days of mourning (photo, from Chinadaily.com), in memory of the victims of the devastating earthquake in Sichaun province. To mark the time the earthquake struck a week ago, a nationwide silence has been observed, and flags are flying at half-mast. (more…)

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