China ready to send medical team to PH to help Typhoon Yolanda survivors
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Reuters (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that on Monday, November 18, China said it was "ready to rush an emergency medical team to the Philippines" to help survivors of the Typhoon Yolanda, and was just waiting for approval from the Philippine government.
The report noted: "China’s response to the disaster has been slow and, some would say, less than generous. The world’s second-largest economy initially announced it was giving $200,000 and then raised that by $1.64 million."
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang was quoted in the report. He explained, "The emergency medical team that the Chinese government is preparing to send to the Philippines’ disaster area is ready to go. The Red Cross Society of China and a number of civil rescue teams under them are also ready. We are now in communication with the Philippines. Once we get the permission, and once various aspects of the conditions are allowed, these medical and rescue teams can immediately rush to the disaster areas."
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