In 2008, schools and hospitals crumbled after an earthquake in China's Sichuan province. "Poor designs and shoddy construction" were said to be the problem. On Saturday, an earthquake hit the same area. Buildings erected after the 2008 earthquake withstood the tremors and remained standing, according to Qiu Jia of the Sichuan Housing and Urban-Rural Development Department. "This says that the new projects have withstood the major earthquake test and provided safety to people," he added.