FACTBOX: Earthquake aid for China

Wed May 14, 2008 10:05am EDT
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(Reuters) - The deadliest earthquake to hit China in three decades has killed nearly 15,000 people and the toll is likely to rise sharply as tens of thousands more remain buried under debris.

Here is a rough list of aid pledges for quake victims in the southwestern province of Sichuan from Chinese and overseas donors:


Government, corporate and individual donations in the Greater China area number hundreds of millions of dollars.

- Mainland China: The Ministry of Civil Affairs said 877 million yuan ($125.4 million) had been donated by the Chinese public.

The country's most popular sportsman and Houston Rockets centre Yao Ming gave $214,000 and half a million yuan to the Red Cross Society of China.

- Hong Kong: The government in the former British colony has pledged to give HK$300 million ($38 million). The Hong Kong Jockey Club has offered 30 million yuan ($4.29 million).

- Macau: 100 million yuan ($14.3 million) from the government and 10 million yuan from the Macau Foundation.

- Taiwan: The outgoing government of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) announced the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own would give a total of T$2 billion ($66 million), more than the $50 million it donated to nations hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.  Continued...