China ends evacuation of citizens from Japan quake-hit areas
Updated: 2011-03-20 21:11
BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that it has basically completed the work of assisting Chinese citizens to leave Japanese areas hit by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Chinese airline companies, upon consultation with the Foreign Ministry, added 42 flights to fly back home some 9,300 Chinese nationals, mostly from the affected areas.
The 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunamis shocked northeast Japan on March 11 and has killed more than 8,100 people.
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