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Singapore, U.S. Pledge Emergency Aid to Chinese Snow-Ravaged Regions
2008/02/04

On February 4, 2008, Singapore's Ambassador to China Chin Siat Yoon pledged to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the Singaporean government will provide 500,000 U.S. dollars in emergency aid to the Chinese government. Chin sent messages of deep sympathy and concern from Singaporeans to the Chinese people over the recent snow havoc in southern parts of the country. Chin also expressed the belief that the Chinese people will be able to overcome the disaster caused by heavy snowfalls.

On the same day, the U.S. Embassy in China told China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the U.S. government will give 150,000 U.S. dollars in emergency aid to China via the Chinese Red Cross. The U.S. government expressed its wish that its Chinese counterpart and people can triumph over the disaster soon, and sent greetings to them for the upcoming Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.

Assistant Foreign Minister He Yafei meets with Singapore's Ambassador to China Chin Siat Yoon

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