Global Community Expresses Solidarity with China on Qinghai Earthquake

    China continues to receive messages of sympathy and offers of assistance from the international community four days after one of its eastern provinces was rocked by a powerful quake, Xinhua News reports. The leaders of Japan, the Netherlands and Macedonia joined various world leaders and leading international figures in expressing solidarity with the Chinese government and victims of the earthquake.

    Meanwhile, blankets, tents, food and other aid supplies have already reached the affected Qinghai province, The Wall Street Journal says. News agencies also report that Chinese President Hu Jintao visited the quake-devastated region April 18.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.