Vietnamese reporters to collect donation for Chinese earthquake victims

2008-06-18 13:21:34 GMT       2008-06-18 21:21:34 (Beijing Time)       Xinhua English

HANOI, June 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese young reporters will drive motorbikes across the country to gather signatures and cash to support victims of a recent strong earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan province, according to local media Wednesday.

"Our five reporters will cover nearly 2,000 km through 17 cities and provinces in half a month to collect 100,000 signatures and cash for the victims. We're still poor, but willing to share the pain and difficulty faced by Chinese people," said Nguyen Quang Hoa, editor-in-chief of local newspaper Capital Youth.

Under the newspaper's initiative, the reporters will depart from Hanoi capital on June 19, go along the 1A national road and collect signatures and money from individuals and organizations, including students, farmers, police officers and soldiers. Their final stop will be Ho Chi Minh City.

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