On the 100th day following the 5.12 Sichuan earthquake, no news appeared in China’s state media regarding the memorial service by survivors for their deceased family members or the progress of reconstruction in the earthquake-stricken areas. Such news had disappeared from the media landscape long before the Olympics. Radio Free Asia reports that the authorities continue to suppress petitioning activities by those who lost their family members in the earthquake. Emergency rescue programs have also stopped.
Source: Radio Free Asia, August 19, 2008