School Building Safety Policies in China
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I. Reasons behind the Collapse of School Buildings in Quake-Stricken Areas

On May 12, 2008, Wenchuan County of Sichuan Province was hit by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake. A great number of primary and middle school buildings collapsed and thousands of teachers and students died.

The collapse o…

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Zhang, Hongwei, “School Building Safety Policies in China”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 12 December 2017 <>

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