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Links 1 through 1 of 1 by David Bandurski tagged Sichuan Earthquake

One of Sichuan province's largest commercial newspapers recently reported that Wenchuan County (汶川县), the site of the 2008 earthquake in which an estimated 68,000 people died, is now applying for 5A tourism destination status for Yingxiu (映秀), the town situated at the quake's epicenter. The lead editorial in today's The Beijing News questions the wisdom of this move, and cautions that the attempt to refashion Yingxiu as a tourist mecca should be sensitive to the views of the local people, and not just be thrust on them. The editorial concludes: "Tourism services in the earthquake region of Wenchuan should follow a standard, but this standard cannot be a routine application of the 5A tourism standard, but must take into account the special characteristics of the quake region. If the wishes of the people of Yingxiu and the feelings of all Chinese [about the tragedy] are not considered, and tourism is pushed in a big way atop the rubble of disaster, it would be better not to do this."

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