The Chinese mainland will send its second batch of disaster relief materials to typhoon Morakot hit Taiwan by air on Tuesday afternoon, a mainland official in charge of Taiwan affairs said.
The materials include more than 10,000 sleeping bags, 10,000 blankets and 1,000 sterilizing machines, said Wang Yi, director of the Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the Beijing Capital International Airport Tuesday morning.
The materials, prepared by the mainland in a very short time, will be carried by a special plane directly from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Kaohsiung.
Wang Yi also expressed his deep sympathy for Taiwan compatriots on their losses in the worst typhoon disaster in the past 50 years.
Chinese mainland sent its first batch of 100 prefabricated houses to Taiwan on Monday.