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For the family members of those onboard Malaysia Flight 370, it's now been 38 days of painful waiting. We spoke to one woman whose husband was a passenger on the plane, and she told us about her ordeal over the past month, and what she sees for the future.

Like other passenger relatives, Wu Liping chooses to believe that her loved one is still alive. Her husband, renowned kung fu action director Ju Kun, was on the plane to Beijing, returning home from working on a film in Malaysia. After the plane disappeared, his microblog was filled with messages of well wishes and blessings. But her thoughts were more grim.

"I was sure that the plane was either hijacked or crashed. I didn't have other thoughts."

Then with help from friends, Wu flew to Kuala Lumpur, where she waited for a full month.

"Watching the news was the only thing I could do. And my mind was filled with their analysis. I didn't know what to do at that moment."

At 10pm on March 24th, Malaysia called an urgent press conference, where the prime minister confirmed that the plane had crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, and that there were no survivors.

But before the announcement was made to the public, family members were given the devastating news through a text message.

"At that moment, we all collapsed, some were taken to hospital. One woman whose sibling was onboard fell into a convulsion and passed out."

Two weeks later, Wu came back to Beijing. Family members gathered at the Lido hotel formed a committee, in which Wu became an active member.

And as the search continues far away in the southern Indian ocean, the relatives in Beijing say they will remain steadfast.

"I hope we can still live normal lives. We must be strong. We have to face our lives and shoulder our responsibilities for our loved ones who are around us. We must give them love and care."


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