Beijing (dpa) - The Chinese government
and the Red Cross this week doled out relief aid to boost flagging morale
among millions of people affected by natural disasters in the past year,
officials said on Friday.
The aid was dispatched as Chinese prepared
for the Lunar New Year celebration in February.
China's Red Cross Society on Friday dispatched
four teams to distribute some 1.5 million yuan (181,000 dollars) worth
of meat, flour and cooking oil to disaster-stricken areas of Qinghai, Shaanxi,
Hebei, Shanxi, Zhejiang, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet, a Red Cross