Foreign and Military Affairs

China's Red Cross offers 1m yuan to Japan

Updated: 2011-03-12 14:53
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BEIJING - China's Red Cross Society decided on Saturday to donate 1 million yuan ($around 152,087) in emergency aid to its Japanese counterpart after a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the country's eastern coast.

The Red Cross Society expressed sympathy with the quake-affected Japanese people and deep condolence to the quake victims, vowing to continue to provide humanitarian aid according to the demand in the quake zone.

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the east coast of Japan's main Honshu Island at 1:46 pm Beijing Time Friday, causing hundreds of deaths and catastrophic damage.