Beijing's overall response to the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 is a pretty good template for general structural issues in China, if you'll excuse the pun. The actual emergency cum disaster relief element of the effort was effective and largely well executed, by most accounts. That and the same year's Olympics showed that Beijing could bring off huge, project-specific logistics jobs to a pretty high standard.
Then questions started to be asked about why so many schools fell over so easily in the first place. The so-called tofu schools scandal didn't see any officials charged or removed: skimming from building contracts is apparently too far embedded into the enrichment strategies of local cadres. People who drew attention to the scandal got somewhat rougher treatment.
There's a notable curve here. The earthquake flattened the structure of local government along with all the other structures: it was at this point that the disaster relief was at its most effective. As local government began to recover, so it began to siphon off recovery funds to its pet projects.
Now we have evidence that local government in the region is back to its fighting best: a new school which managed top be actually built with money donated to victims has been demolished to make way for a commercial development. Apparently the new school was 'too small', but fortunately a huge property development company generous enough to take over the land and build luxury apartments was found. So that's OK then.