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China’s Rush to Dispose of Dead Compounds Agony

Date: May 24, 2008
Author: Edward Wong
QUOTE: President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have urged rescue workers to save lives “at any cost.” But the scale of the disaster has forced the government to dispose of the dead with little ceremony, closing the door on any opportunity family members have of identifying their kin by sight and upsetting the traditional Chinese reverence for the deceased.

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