U.S. donates more than $23 mln to quake-struck China
www.chinaview.cn 2008-05-17 22:42:44   Print

FM spokesman: China grateful for int'l quake aid

Overseas Chinese and American Chinese queue to donate during the donation activity for the relief to the quake-hit Sichuan Province in southwest China, in Los Angeles, U.S., May 17, 2008.

Overseas Chinese and American Chinese queue to donate during the donation activity for the relief to the quake-hit Sichuan Province in southwest China, in Los Angeles, U.S., May 17, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
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    BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The United States has provided more than 23 million U.S. dollars in aid to China following a devastating earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan province.

    The White House, in anticipation of an appeal from the International Red Cross, has offered 500,000 dollars to the Chinese Red Cross. It also delivered disaster relief supplies valued nearly 700,000 dollars to the quake-hit regions.

    The American Red Cross (ARC) donated 10 million dollars in aid to the people in the disaster-hit regions. And U.S. enterprises by far have provided more than 12 million dollars in cash and goods to China.

    The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan province rose to 28,881 nationwide as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) Friday, while the rescue headquarters feared the ultimate figure might top 50,000.

DPRK donates $100,000 to China over earthquake

    PYONGYANG, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) offered Saturday 100,000 U.S. dollars in aid to the Chinese government to help people in the quake-stricken region.

    While meeting with Chinese Ambassador Liu Xiaoming, DPRK Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun expressed deep condolences of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government over life and property losses in China's quake-hit Sichuan province. Full story

Canada provides $1 mln to China's quake relief

   OTTAWA, May 16 (Xinhua) -- Canada is contributing 1 million U.S. dollars to support the International Red Cross's effort on emergency quake relief in China, it was announced Friday.

    International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda and Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier said the money will help ensure the basic needs of affected communities are met quickly and effectively. Full story

Germany increases earthquake aid to China to 1.5 mln euros

    BERLIN, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The German government announced on Friday that it will provide another 1 million euros (1.54 million U.S. dollars) in aid for earthquake victims in China.

    The Foreign Ministry said that the additional aid would be provided in the form of relief materials to be sent to the Chinese Red Cross. Full story


    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. Full story

Cambodia donates $100,000 to China for quake relief

    PHNOM PENH, May 15 (Xinhua) -- The Cambodian government on Thursday donated 100,000 U.S. dollars for the relief to the earthquake victims in China.

    On behalf of the Cambodian government, Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, handed over the donation to Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jinfeng, along with a letter of condolence from Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. Full story

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. Full story

Russia sends humanitarian aid to quake-hit China

    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 reported.

    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 China

    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 China

    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 China

    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 difficult time 

    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 China.

    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 earthquake victims

    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 reported Thursday.

    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 earthquake relief

    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

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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