We’ve all been hearing reports about the nightmare caused by the snow, or what Xinhua calls “China’s war on snow havoc”, which isn’t quite as felicitous a phrase as the “US War on Terror”, but hey, at least it’s more real! The New York Times, among other media outlets, talks about the sense of anger and resentment that people are feeling about what some consider as a lack of preparation on the government’s part.
From the (almost negligible) warmth of our home, we’ve been looking at some videos shot at the Guangzhou Train Station, where thousands of people were stranded, and it’s pretty gruesome. Here’s one video, where you can see the situation that probably led to that one stampeding death and a get a good sense of the chaos that was happening there:Here’s a more official report, from Phoenix News:And here’s a report from Hong Kong TV about how local merchants and restaurant owners are making a killing by raising prices on their very much captive audience:
Radio Free Asia has been doing video interviews on the ground. Here’s one of them: