Senior Research Fellow Deborah Fallows has posted a new essay about the aftermath of the devastating May 12 earthquake in China:

Media focus in China turned away weeks ago from the May 12 earthquake to the Beijing Olympics, which begin in just a few days…

But devastated Sichuan is still looking out at the rest of China. The first order of recovery was to resurrect television and mobile phone networks, rural China’s sources for information and communication.

(Read Deb’s full report on the current scene as well as her previous dispatches from China.)