Monday, May 19, 2008

National Mourning

2.28pm, exactly one week after the terrible earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale that shook Sichuan province in South China, China’s State Council has mandated a three-minute silence in honor of the victims and also ordered the sounding of all horns, air raid sirens during the period.

This will mark the start of three days of mourning. All flags will be flown at half mast for the period. Government had banned all public entertainment, entertainment based websites and all television not covering the quake. Even the Torch Relay will be interrupted.