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Post time 2005-9-8 13:46:44 |Display all floors
Stylish seized clothing headed to refugees
Tue Sep 6, 2005 4:09 PM ET

HOUSTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Three truckloads of fashion clothing seized by government agents for violating import quotas arrived at Houston's Astrodome on Wednesday so Hurricane Katrina refugees there can put it to use.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection delivered about 100,000 items of summer clothing, with an estimated value of $2.3 million, and said much more is on the way to evacuees elsewhere.

"We normally would either sell this merchandise or destroy it," said Robert Trotter, the agency's director of field operations. "Or we would donate it on a smaller scale."

Some of the items are fakes, but Trotter said most are legitimate.

The hurricane relief operation, aimed at the more than 1 million Gulf Coast residents displaced by Katrina last week, will involve a total of $168 million worth of clothing.

The items delivered on Tuesday, much of it with designer labels like Fubu and Code Blue, were handed to the Red Cross and local church officials who were to distribute it.

"They will be able to tell us specifically what they want and a personal shopper will go back and get it for them," said Mike Firenza of St. Luke's Methodist Church. "It will be one of the finest-dressed shelters that there's ever been."

The Astrodome, a 40-year-old sports stadium that had fallen into disuse recently, housed about 16,000 refugees on Tuesday. Three other major shelters in Houston housed a total of 10,000.

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Post time 2005-9-8 18:20:49 |Display all floors

China offers a hand

"China Pitches In $5M For Hurricane Relief

POSTED: 12:08 pm EDT September 3, 2005
UPDATED: 12:50 pm EDT September 3, 2005

BEIJING -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it's donating $5 million to Katrina survivors. It is also offering to send emergency workers and supplies to help with medical treatment and prevention of epidemics.

News of the donation comes at the same time that President George W. Bush said he has had to postpone a long-planned meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao.

An official quoted by the government news agency said China will join the international community to help people along the Gulf Coast in "restoring their homeland."

And Chinese authorities said they will be in close contact with U.S. officials on how else China may be able to help."

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Post time 2005-9-8 18:22:10 |Display all floors

Thank you China

"CNOOC to donate 200,000 US dollars to Katrina striken victims

BEIJING, Sep. 2 (Xinhuanet) -- China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), China's largest offshore oil producer, said Friday that it will donate some 1.6 million yuan (198,000 US dollars) to U.S. victims striken by hurricane Katrina."

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Post time 2005-9-8 18:24:00 |Display all floors

China helps more

"China Pitches In $5M For Hurricane Relief

POSTED: 12:08 pm EDT September 3, 2005
UPDATED: 12:50 pm EDT September 3, 2005

BEIJING -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry says it's donating $5 million to Katrina survivors. It is also offering to send emergency workers and supplies to help with medical treatment and prevention of epidemics.

News of the donation comes at the same time that President George W. Bush said he has had to postpone a long-planned meeting with Chinese President  HJ.

An official quoted by the government news agency said China will join the international community to help people along the Gulf Coast in "restoring their homeland."

And Chinese authorities said they will be in close contact with U.S. officials on how else China may be able to help."

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Post time 2005-9-8 21:50:58 |Display all floors

china helps a lot to america,but,,,,,

china eagers to help a lot to america for the aftermath of the hurricane,but what 's the response of america,it is very different,even a little of hostile,why our chinese always put our warm-hearted face to a cool one?

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Post time 2005-9-9 09:46:17 |Display all floors

Jasmine! Where did you get that idea?

Do you know that most Americans realize that the people of China make a lot less money than in the US and that 5 million is equivalent to 20 times that! To give that much money when there is such great need in China is to show a great sacrifice by the people of China. There are a billion 400 million people in your country. Just to take care of that many people is an awesome task. The contribution by China is greatly appreciated and we know at what cost to the people that gift was!

Never doubt the appreciation we have for the Chinese people. You only hear the voices of a few which the media loves to amplify. Be comforted in the knowlege that there are many here who appreciate you.

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Post time 2005-9-10 22:58:37 |Display all floors

"there are many here who appreciate you"

I would point out that I think there are more of us that appreciate you than of you that appreciate us.

Yes for China to give us any money to me is a giant step for everyone. We have over the past years given China much aid. Not too much is talked about this on this website. Most of it for whatever reason is deleted by the mods.

For China and the USA to help one another to trade freely (or almost freely) is a giant step for mankind.

Let me float something up there. I think it is the place for the governments around the world to help each other. Show face. Now it should be pointed out that the governments do not want to help too much as this is a competitive world.

Help the other guy to lift his head out of the water and maybe throw him a life preserver, but only help so much. If our government is spending tax payers money on the relief efforts than that is money other countries can compete against the USA on. Am I out of bounds here?

It seems to me that it is the people of the world that are charitable and not governments.

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