Earthquake Jolts SW China
JAKARTA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Red Cross of Indonesia here Friday donated
10,000 U.S. dollars to the victims of an earthquake which hit Sichuan Province
of China on Monday.
Speaking at a hand-over ceremony, Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross
Mar'ie Muhammad said he and the Red Cross have been closely concerning about the
powerful earthquake in Sichuan which has killed nearly 20,000 people.
He expressed his condolence and sympathy to the victims of the devastating
quake and his heartfelt esteem to the Chinese government and people for their
quick reaction in the struggle against the accident.
"If China needs, the Indonesian Red Cross is willing to provide assistance
it can do," he added.
On behalf of the Chinese Red Cross and the Chinese people, Minister
Counselor from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, Yang Lingzhu, expressed her
deep thanks to the Indonesian Red Cross, saying that it showed the profound
friendship between the Indonesian people and the Chinese people.