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China to donate 1 mln U.S. dollars to quake-hit Turkey: FM spokeswoman

(Xinhua)

09:57, October 29, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government will donate one million U.S. dollars to quake-hit Turkey, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu announced Friday.

Jiang said that China has paid great attention to the situation since a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Sunday.

Jiang noted that Premier Wen Jiabao sent a message of condolence to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately after the quake.

The Red Cross Society of China has also donated 50,000 U.S. dollars, and China will continue to offer emergency relief aid to Turkey, she added.

According to the Turkish government, as of Friday morning, 570 people were dead and 2,250 injured after the powerful earthquake struck the province of Van in eastern Turkey on Sunday.

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Pan Asian at 2011-10-30220.255.2.*
Is China a rich developed nation or still a developing 3rd world nation? China has become the world's milk cow where other nations keep milking her for cash money. No need to use the telescopic lens to look afar, there are millions of Chinese still living below the poverty line in the inland provinces. Did the cash rich gulf arabs or the swiss as generous as the Chinese, think again?
Stephen at 2011-10-3069.196.129.*
the short form for "million" is "mil" not "mln"
  

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