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.(Xinhua Photo)
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
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
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
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.
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