Journalists were on way to the epicenter

Journalists like to get up close to any big story, but this one was closer than most.

A group of a dozen East West Center Jefferson Fellowship journalists are in China this week where their plans were to visit the “other China,” developing regions in the west beyond the coastal “boomtowns.” Their itinerary included planned stops in Chongqing and the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, precisely where Monday’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck. Continue reading