China's humanitarian aid materials reach Haiti
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A group of Chinese personnel greet the rescue and relief goods from China at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

A group of Chinese personnel greet the rescue and relief goods from China at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of China's humanitarian aid to quake-hit Haiti has arrived in the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, a Chinese airlines said Sunday.

    China Southern Airlines confirmed that its Boeing 747 cargo plane carrying 90 tonnes of emergency materials reached Port-au-Prince safely after a 19-hour flight from Beijing.

    The materials worth 13 million yuan (1.9 million U.S. dollars) include 1,000 tents, water, food, emergency lights, medicines, clothing and water purification equipment.

    The aid is part of an relief package worth 30 million yuan (4.41 million U.S. dollars) announced by the Chinese government Friday.

Workers unload the rescue and relief goods from China at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Workers unload the rescue and relief goods from China at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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China ready to send more rescue, medical personnel to Haiti 

    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- While the Chinese rescue team is doing its mission in Haiti, more personnel and materials are ready to back up the rescue and medical aid in the quake-hit country, according to the China Earthquake Administration (CEA) Sunday.
    Miao Chonggang, vice director of the CEA's department for disaster relief and emergency aid, said the department is keeping close contact with the rescue team at the front and can send more supports immediately if required. Full story

China active in disaster relief in quake-hit Haiti

    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- China has been engaged in a flurry of efforts to help Haitians and Chinese nationals after the Caribbean island country Haiti was battered by a devastating earthquake on Tuesday.

    Immediately after the quake was reported, Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao ordered related Chinese departments to be prepared for assistance. Full story

Chinese rescuers provide much-needed medical assistance in Haiti 

    BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Being the only foreign rescue team to run medical-aid stations in quake-ravaged Haiti, Chinese rescuers are giving quake victims what they desperately need: medical assistance, team members told Xinhua via phone Saturday.

    The China International Search and Rescue Team, arriving in Port-au-Prince at 2 a.m. local time on Jan. 14, opened the first medical assistance station at 8 p.m. the next day, said captain Hou Shike. Full story
China confirms death of all 8 Chinese police officers in Haiti quake

Chinese peacekeeping police salute to a vehicle carrying the last body of their buried colleague in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, on Jan. 16, 2010. The bodies of all eight Chinese police officers who were buried during the Haiti quake had been found as of early Sunday morning Beijing time, the Ministry of Public Security said. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)

Chinese peacekeeping police salute to a vehicle carrying the last body of their buried colleague in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, on Jan. 16, 2010. The bodies of all eight Chinese police officers who were buried during the Haiti quake had been found as of early Sunday morning Beijing time, the Ministry of Public Security said. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)
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    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The bodies of all eight Chinese police officers buried under a collapsed building in the Haiti quake had been found as of early Sunday morning Beijing time, the Ministry of Public Security said.

    The first body was found at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 16 Beijing time after more than 80 hours of search and rescue work, and the other seven were retrieved from 10:42 p.m. to 3:56 a.m. Jan. 17 under the joint efforts of the Chinese rescue team, the Chinese peacekeeping force in Haiti and several foreign rescue teams, the ministry's emergency response work team announced Sunday. Full story
China's rescue team finds one Chinese body in Haiti 

Chinese rescuers observe a moment of silence to pay last respects to a dead Chinese colleague in quake-hit Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 16, 2010. Chinese rescue team found one dead Chinese body from the rubbles Saturday.(Xinhua/Yuan Man)
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    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese body had been found among the rubble of a building here destroyed by Haiti's massive earthquake, Chinese rescue team leader Huang Jianfa said here early Saturday morning.

    The body was found at 03:30 a.m. local time (0830 GMT) among the ruins of the collapsed building of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Full story

China's relief materials leave for quake-hit Haiti

   BEIJING, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- A Boeing-747 jumbo jet carrying 90 tonnes of Chinese government's emergency humanitarian relief materials took off from Beijing Capital International Airport to quake-hit Haiti at 12:22 p.m. on Saturday.

Emergency humanitarian aid cargo is seen before being loaded on a plane at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Jan. 16, 2010. A Boeing-747 jumbo jet carrying 90 tonnes of Chinese government's emergency humanitarian aid cargo took off from Beijing Capital International Airport to quake-hit Haiti at around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Commerce. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

Emergency humanitarian aid cargo is seen before being loaded on a plane at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Jan. 16, 2010. A Boeing-747 jumbo jet carrying 90 tonnes of Chinese government's emergency humanitarian aid cargo took off from Beijing Capital International Airport to quake-hit Haiti at around 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Ministry of Commerce. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)
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    The 13 million yuan (1.9 million U.S. dollars) quake-relief materials, including tents, stretchers, food, medicines, clothing and water purification equipment, is China's first batch of relief material to the Caribbean country. Full story

Chinese FM offers deep sympathy to victims in quake-hit Haiti 

    TOKYO, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechion Saturday extended condolences and deep sympathy to families of the victims in quake-hit Haiti.

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, is interviewed by Xinhua News Agency and China Central Television (CCTV) in Tokyo, capital of Japan, Jan. 16, 2010. Yang is in Japan for the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC). (Xinhua/Ren Zhenglai)
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    "We feel great regret over the heavy casualties and enormous damage to properties caused by the major earthquakes in Haiti," said Yang in an interview with Xinhua and China Central Television(CCTV). Full story
Chances slim for survival of 8 Chinese officers in Haiti 

   PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Hopes of survival are dwindling for eight Chinese police officers trapped under rubble in Port-au-Prince, chief of the Chinese rescue team said Friday.

  The Chinese rescue team was doing everything possible to speed up the search for the officers, hoping that miracles could happen, Huang Jianfa told Xinhua. Full story

Rescue continues for 8 Chinese police officers buried under Haitian quake debris

   PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese rescuers were still looking for eight Chinese police officers buried under the debris of the devastating Haitian quake, a Chinese official said on Friday.

Chinese peacekeepers work on the remains of a building in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, Jan. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Chinese peacekeepers work on the remains of a building in Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti, Jan. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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    A Chinese rescue team of over 60 members had been dispatched from home, and the Chinese peacekeeping police in Haiti were looking for the eight police officers buried under the local UN building, said Wang Shuping, Chinese business representative in Haiti. Full story

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 Li Shuhong, an officer of China's peacekeeping force in Haiti, stands guard as the rescue and relief goods from China are unloaded from the plane at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Li Shuhong, an officer of China's peacekeeping force in Haiti, stands guard as the rescue and relief goods from China are unloaded from the plane at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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