The "China Quake?"

The Western mainstream media have been calling the disastrous earthquake which jolted Tibet on April 14 the "China quake," sending a misleading impression to the world that the earthquake occurred in Mainland China rather than in Tibet. "Cultural tensions hinder China quake relief," says the Associated Press in an April 18 dispatch from Kyiku, with no hint of irony. The story however goes on to point out that it was mainly Tibetan monks who led the rescue efforts rather than the helpers sent in from Beijing.

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