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Chinese head for home in disaster-shadowed festival (2)

(Xinhua)

11:22, September 12, 2011

A staff worker (1st L) teaches how to make moon cakes to children during a Mid-autumn festival celebration activity held in Tianjin, north China, Sept. 11, 2011. Some 100 children from Tianjin and southeast China's Taiwan attended the activity on Sunday. (Xinhua/Liu Dongyue)

For many people who couldn't go back home, their distances from relatives were shortened by the Internet.

Zhang Bowu, a girl from east China's Anhui Province who is studying in the George Washington University, chatted with her parents and friends online while taking a bite into a mooncake she bought in local supermarket.

"I will watch the festival gala online together with my parents," she said. "It makes me feel that I were with them."

It has been the seventh year for Han Li, from northeast China, to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival on her own. But this year, she bought her parents a computer with webcam.

"We could talk and see each other in the computer," she said. "We are under the same moon."

For many people who couldn't go back home, their distances from relatives were shortened by the Internet.

Zhang Bowu, a girl from east China's Anhui Province who is studying in the George Washington University, chatted with her parents and friends online while taking a bite into a mooncake she bought in local supermarket.

"I will watch the festival gala online together with my parents," she said. "It makes me feel that I were with them."

It has been the seventh year for Han Li, from northeast China, to celebrate the Mid-autumn Festival on her own. But this year, she bought her parents a computer with webcam.

"We could talk and see each other in the computer," she said. "We are under the same moon."

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