Special report: Strong Earthquake Jolts SW
FM spokesman: China grateful for int'l quake
BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Several more countries
have offered aid to China whose southwest Sichuan province was hit by a massive
earthquake on Monday.
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz has
decided to donate 50 million U.S. dollars in cash and 10 million dollars worth
of relief materials.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that
his country will provide to China 1 million pounds (about 2 million U.S.) in
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said
his government will provide a first instalment of 500,000 euros (800,000 U.S.
dollars) in aid to the German Red Cross to help China in its relief work.
Also, the Polish Foreign Ministry announced aid worth
100,000 U.S. dollars for China's quake-stricken people.
U.S. delivers aid of 500,000 dollars
to China's quake-hit areas
BEIJING, May 14 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. embassy to China, on
behalf of the U.S. government, Wednesday handed over 500,000 U.S. dollars of
cash to the Red Cross Society of China for quake relief in southwestern China.
Russia sends humanitarian aid to
MOSCOW, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Russia delivered Wednesday its
second batch of humanitarian aid to China where a devastating earthquake has
claimed nearly 15,000 lives in its southwestern Sichuan province, local media
A cargo plane from the Emergency Ministry took off here
Wednesday evening, carrying some 30 tons of aid to the quake-hit areas. Full story
Russia to send rescuers to quake-hit
MOSCOW, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Russian rescuers will fly to
quake-hit China to take part in search and rescue operations, the Russian
Emergency Ministry said Thursday. Full story
Japan provides some $ 5 mln in aid to
TOKYO, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese government has
decided Tuesday to give 500 million yen (about 5 million U.S. dollars) of
emergency grants in aid to China to support the earthquake disaster relief
efforts, Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura announced in the evening.
Komura said the Japanese government made the decision
after receiving a request from Beijing, and will consider giving further aid if
necessary. Full story
Japanese rescue team leaves for
TOKYO, May 15 (Xinhua) -- A Japanese rescue team left
Narita airport, east of Tokyo, late Thursday afternoon for southwestern China's
quake-hit Sichuan province to assist local disaster relief efforts. Full story
PM: Pakistan stands by China at this
ISLAMABAD, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister
Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Thursday said Pakistani people would stand by Chinese
people at this difficult time of grief after a killer earthquake hit Southwest
Gilani made the remarks while offering condolences on the
losses China suffered in a disastrous earthquake in the southwestern Sichuan
province on Monday. Full story
Some European countries provide
financial, technical aid to China
BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Several European countries
have offered generous financial and technical aid to China over the deadly
earthquake disaster on Monday.
The British government will donate 1 million pounds (about
2 million U.S. dollars) in aid to help China fight the disaster, British Secretary of State for International
Development Douglas Alexander announced on Wednesday. Full story
Vietnam financially helps Chinese
HANOI, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The Vietnamese government has
decided to donate 200,000 U.S. dollars to victims of a recent earthquake in
China's southwestern Sichuan province, local newspaper Saigon Liberation
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has tasked the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with relevant agencies to conduct the
donation. Full story
Singapore to donate $200,000 for
SINGAPORE, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Singapore on Wednesday
announced it will donate 200,000 U.S. dollars to the Chinese government in
response to an appeal for foreign aid for the Sichuan earthquake victims.
"The earthquake and aftershocks in Sichuan and other parts
of southwest China have caused extensive damage, injury and loss of lives. In
response to an appeal for foreign aid, the Singapore government will make a
humanitarian contribution of 200,000 U.S. dollars to the People's Republic of
China government," said a statement from Singapore's Foreign Ministry. Full story