Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Xinhua - English-China's aid to tsunami victims sets record

Xinhua - English: "China's aid to tsunami victims sets record 2006-01-18 12:15:05

China participates in major int'l emergency relief operations

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- China's humanitarian aid to countries stricken by the Indian Ocean tsunami is by far the largest one both in scope and in value in China's history of providing emergency relief for foreign countries.

Vice Minister of Commerce Chen Jian made the remark here Wednesday at a press conference held by the State Council Information Office.

On Dec. 26, 2004, a tsunami took place in the Indian Ocean, and right on the next day, the Chinese government announced to provide 21.63 million yuan (2.7 million U.S. dollars) worth of emergency humanitarian relief in kind and cash, he said."


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