China's embassy in Japan on Tuesday called for an orderly evacuation of Chinese nationals from the areas worst hit by the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing damage to nuclear reactors.
China's Ministry of Defense said Tuesday the country's military is willing to offer quake-relief materials and rescue teams to Japan after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the country last week.
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday offered condolences to Japanese Emperor Akihito over the massive earthquake that hit northeast Japan on Friday and pledged further help.
Local governments in northeast China's Jilin Province on Monday pledged to donate money to the Japanese areas hit hardest by last week's destructive earthquake as rescue work continues.
China is not seeking to compete with the United States in exerting influence in the Middle East,said Wu Sike,Beijing's special envoy to the Middle East.
US government officials returned 14 ancient artifacts to China on Friday that had been confiscated by law enforcement officers from traffickers.
There were no reports of Chinese casualties in Japan's catastrophic earthquake and tsunami as of 12:00 am Sunday Beijing Time, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a written statement.
The Chinese rescue team arrived in Japan Sunday for quake relief operations. The rescuers will immediately head for quake-hit areas to search for survivors from Friday's great earthquake and ensuing tsunami.
The United States' move to put some Chinese firms on a "notorious markets" list might hurt the companies' reputation and China is concerned about the issue, a commerce ministry official said Sunday.
The Chinese rescue team is seen at Beijing Capital International Airport before heading for the quake-hit region in Japan, March 13, 2011.
The evacuation was a "living example" of the country's progressive capability in dealing with emergencies.