China gives Fiji $100,000 after severe cyclone

Updated: 2016-02-23 19:29

By Wang Xu(

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China provided $100,000 in humanitarian aid to Fiji, after a severe tropical cyclone tore through its Pacific islands on Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters during a daily press briefing on Wednesday.

The Red Cross Society of China donated $100,000 in humanitarian aid to the Fiji Red Cross Society, Hua said. "We will keep a close eye on the disaster situation and will fully support the Fiji government and its people's efforts to fight against the disaster as well as their reconstruction work,'' she added.

According to Xinhua, Winston, a category 5 tropical cyclone, the highest possible level, swept through Fiji between the main island of Viti Levu and the northern island of Vanua Levu with wind gusts of over 320 kilometers per hour, tearing off roofs, uprooting trees and cutting power supplies as well as communications.