China: Disaster-Hit Areas Receive Donation

BEIJING (Jan. 19) XINHUA - The China Charity Federation ( CCF) today sent 1.5 million yuan (180,000 U.S. dollars) worth of tents to the country's disaster-hit areas.

These areas to receive the 440 tents include: earthquake-hit Yao'an County in southwest China's Yunnan Province; quake-hit Haicheng City in northeast China's Liaoning Province; and the country's north Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's Chifeng area, which has been pounded by heavy snow.

Meanwhile, Fan Baojun, vice-minister of civil affairs, has recently toured Xiuyan Manchu Autonomous County in Liaoning Province, which was recently struck by an earthquake along with Haicheng, and extended his regards to the Xiuyan County people.

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Received by NewsEdge Insight: 01/19/2000 08:00:02