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China to commemorate quake in epicenter on anniversary (05/11/09)

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China will mark the anniversary of last year's devastating earthquake in the southwestern Sichuan Province Tuesday afternoon with commemorative activities to be held in the epicenter Yingxiu Township.

The activities in Yingxiu, Wenchuan County are scheduled to be broadcast live from 2:20 p.m. in Chinese and English by major state broadcasters including the China National Radio, China Central Television (CCTV) and China Radio International.

Websites of the People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency and CCTV will also cover the activities live.

The 8.0-magnitude quake on May 12 last year left more than 87,000 people dead or missing.

 


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