We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the survivors of the May 12th Sichuan earthquake and to all those who lost loved ones.
The character above is pronounced “ai” and expresses grief. White is the traditional color of mourning in China, though many who are grieving now wear black armbands or pin a bit of black cloth to their sleeves.
We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the survivors of the May 12th Sichuan earthquake and to all those who lost loved ones. This is a tragedy of historic proportions and our thoughts are with the millions working to rebuild their lives. We also want to express our admiration for all those who have already contributed to the relief effort, offering the injured and homeless care, supplies, and hope. Reconstructing these communities will take time and money and we hope that US-China Today readers will be among those supporting this effort.
To contribute to the relief effort , please go to the USC US-China Institute’s list of charitable organizations here.