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The present document briefly describes the policy and administrative framework of the national disaster management mechanism of China, illustrated by its response to the catastrophic Wenchuan earthquake in May 2008. The case study is intended to stimulate policy debate by the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction regarding the development of national disaster management mechanisms, related issues to be addressed and regional cooperation to assist the development and improvement of the emergency response capacities of member countries.

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