Sun, April 25, 2010
China > HK/Taiwan > 7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

China's central gov't agency staff donate 820 mln yuan to quake zone

2010-04-25 11:41:31 GMT2010-04-25 19:41:31 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Officials and staff from China's central government agencies have donated more than 820 million yuan (120 million U.S. dollars) in cash to quake-hit Qinghai Province as of Sunday, according to the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

Chinese President Hu Jintao, former President Jiang Zemin and other top leaders including Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, all made donations.

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck northwest China's Qinghai Province on April 14. The earthquake had killed more than 2,200 people as of 5 p.m. Saturday, the rescue headquarters said late Saturday.

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