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China's rescue team heads for quake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand

2011-02-24 08:49:09 GMT2011-02-24 16:49:09(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's rescue team members check in before flying to earthquake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand at Beijing Capital International Airport, Feb. 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Lei)

China's rescue team members are on board the airplane to earthquake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand at Beijing Capital International Airport, Feb. 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Lei)

China's rescue team members are on board the airplane to the earthquake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand at Beijing Capital International Airport, Feb. 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Lei)

The airplane carrying Chinese rescue team to earthquake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand is seen before taking off at Beijing Capital International Airport, Feb. 24, 2011. (Xinhua/Jin Lei)

The airplane carrying Chinese rescue team to earthquake-hit Christchurch of New Zealand is seen at Beijing Capital International Airport, Feb. 24, 2011.(Xinhua/Jin Lei)

Chinese rescue team, consisted of one expert in seism, two experts in mechanics, seven rescuers and equipped with radar life detectors, would launch rescue operations throughout Christchurch, New Zealand's second largest city. Over 200 people remain missing following major earthquake in Christchurch.

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