Whenever a powerful earthquake strikes a communist country it is a major, major disaster. …
About 300 dead, 8,000 injured in 7.1-magnitude quake in China's Qinghai
What is it with the Chinese? They built a wall thousands of miles long, hundreds of years ago. And a lot of it is still standing.
But a quake of not that unusual intensity is likely to kill hundreds of children as it wrecks the most public of public property.
And the worst thing is that the country's rulers will go unpunished.
They might as well be Merchant Bankers and make money out of their disasters, without putting so much at risk.