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China to offer aid to hurricane-hit US
2005/09/05

China will remit 5 million US dollars in aid for the people in the United States victimized by Hurricane Katrina on Monday

Chinese vice-Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong (R) met with charge-de-affaires of the US embassy David Sedney.

    BEIJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhuanet) -- China will remit 5 million US dollars in aid for the people in the United States victimized by Hurricane Katrina on Monday, Vice-Minister of Commerce Ma Xiuhong said here Monday.

    The disaster relief goods China has promised to provide to the United States are basically ready for shipment, said Ma when she visited the US embassy in Beijing.

    Ma presented a note of the Chinese government to the US government about the aid to David Sedney, charge-de-affaires of the US embassy, and said the Chinese government will also send rescue workers to help in medical treatment and epidemic prevention in the disaster-hit areas, if needed.

    On behalf of President Bush, the US government and people, Sedney expressed heartfelt thanks for the timely help of the Chinese government, people and communities. He presented the Chinese side relevant information about the disaster and a list ofbadly-needed goods.

    Ma and Sedney also discussed issues on the early implementationof the aid program, according to sources with the ministry. Enditem

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