Donations to China quake-hit areas exceed 37 bln yuan

2008-05-29 08:43:45 GMT       2008-05-29 16:43:45 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

BEIJING, May 29 (Xinhua) -- As of Thursday noon, donations from home and abroad to China's quake-hit regions had reached 37.3 billion yuan (5.33 billion U.S. dollars), up 2.5 billion yuan from the previous day, according to the Information Office of the State Council.

So far, 10.4 billion yuan, in cash and relief materials, had been forwarded to the earthquake-affected areas, the office said.

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