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  1. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Samsung trumps Apple's 50m-yuan donation for quake relief

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Internet users abuzz about Korean giant's 60m-yuan gift, after Apple's 50m-yuan help Samsung outdoes Apple with donation United States technology giant Apple pledged yesterday to donate 50 million yuan (HK$62 million) and free electronics to the earthquake disaster zone in Sichuan, after it recently found itself the target of a series ...

  2. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Taiwan Red Cross sends team to quake zone to 'discuss use' of 5 million yuan donation

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung, LAURA ZHOU

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei and Laura Zhou Group gives 5 million yuan, denies mainland counterpart asked for money Taiwan Red Cross sends team to 'discuss use' of donation Taiwan's Red Cross Society sent a three-member assessment team to earthquake-devastated Yaan to help determine how part of a 5 million yuan (HK$6.2 million) donation should be used to aid victims ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Red Cross Society of China sees smaller share of donations after quake

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... raised in the past. By Saturday, the RCSC had recorded 570 million yuan (HK$711 million) of the just over one billion yuan donated to help survivors of the April 20 quake centred on Lushan county, The Beijing News reported. The remainder of the donations was split among 115 other charity groups. By comparison, the RCSC received roughly 90 per cent of the 13.8 billion yuan donated ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    We're OK thanks, says China as Japan offers aid after Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... by the quake, the Taiwan ETTV news channel reported. It also quoted the head of the Taiwan Red Cross as saying that the China Red Cross had asked for 5 million yuan (HK$6.2 million) rescue fund from its Taiwan colleagues before they send the rescue teams to Sichuan. The Taiwan Red Cross said 1 million yuan would be used for purchasing medical facilities, and it had agreed with the China Red ...

  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Victims fear cadres padding quake losses

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai

    ... will be cancelled. Direct economic losses in Lushan would amount to about 85.2 billion yuan (HK$106.2 billion), or roughly 34 times the county's economic output last year, the local government ... I don't care how much they will get from their boss, I only care how much I can get Song Guoyun, construction worker Currently, Lushan residents are receiving free bottled water, food and 10 yuan ...

  6. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Red Cross Society of China to reopen Guo Meimei scandal

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by movie star Jet Li, drew more donations than any other government-backed NGO on Sunday- the day after a magnitude 7 earthquake struck Yaan, Sichuan. One Foundation recorded 22.3 million yuan (HK$27.75 million) in donations in comparison with 140,000 yuan RCSC received on the first day. But Xinhua reported last night that the Red Cross had raised 236 million yuan for the disaster ...

  7. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    People's Daily slammed for defending China Red Cross

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 05:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Foundation Centre which showed the RCSC still managed to draw in 53 per cent of the 10 billion yuan (HK$12.6 billion) in donations towards relief efforts for the Yaan earthquake. By contrast, the RCSC received roughly 90 per cent of the 13.8 billion yuan donated in after the earthquake struck neighbouring Wenchuan in 2008, according to a separate Beijing News report . The remainder ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Yaan noodle shop slammed for 'price gouging' amid crisis

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 11:47am by Ernest Kao

    ... Oriental Daily reported on Thursday. Chinese internet users said on Tuesday that a noodle shop in Yingjing county had raised the price of its popular tata noodles, a local speciality, to 20 yuan per bowl, from five yuan. Netizens accused the shop-owners of “immorally” capitalising on the large numbers of rescue workers but doing little to contribute to relief efforts. The workers were ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    One man's thousand-mile journey to reach his family in Sichuan quake zone

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 03:23pm by Agence France Presse

    ... to the region. He told AFP that he spent 1,300 yuan ($210) -- a large chunk of his monthly salary of 3,000 yuan -- to pay for a flight from his workplace in Hebei province, 900 miles (1,440 kilometres) ...

  10. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Hong Kong-funded schools survive Sichuan earthquake

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Joyce Ng

    ... which claimed at least 196 lives. The schools were opened in 2010 and 2011, with support from the Hong Kong government of 31.37 million yuan (HK$39 million) and 8.64 million yuan, respectively. ...




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