China sends first batch of relief goods to Japan
A plane carrying a batch of relief good from China is on its way to Japan in China’s commitment in helping in the earthquake rescue operations. The first batch of goods sent composed of blankets, cotton tents, emergency lights estimated to be valued around 7.2 million yuan.
An official with China’s Ministry of Commerce said that they have set aside 30 million yuan of emergency humanitarian assistance to Japan. On the other hand Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao offered his condolences to Japan. Wen made a special effort yesterday during the annual session of the country’s legislature. Wen extended his condolence for the lives lost in the devestating earthquake and tsunami.
Wen said China can sympathize with want Japan is feeling right now since China is also a earthquake prone country and Japan also lend a hand during the Wenchuan earthquake that happened in 2008. Wen said that China is ready to provide more rescue assistance to Japan as needed.