Did the Chinese government really tried to hide quake fatalities?
But few searches on Baidu.com seem to contradict GVO’s claims:
1) In the aftermath, casualty figures have been regularily updated and published by various government agencies including hospitals
2) As result, many media outlets in China have been able to create reportings dedicated to the disaster. For examples Sina, qq, 163, including casualty figures and name lists, and missing persons resource.
3) Ai Weiwei’s victim list isn’t new. Many of the quake victim’s names can also be found in the media and government domain as public records. For examples (.gov.cn):
4) According to a 11/21/08 press conference, a Sichuan deputy govenor stated student casualty figure is still being verified, and the November 19,065 casualty figure is but the 1st of many updates.
IMHO these evidence seem to suggest the accusation GVO is promotion lacks factual basis.
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