China's Olympic gymnastic team contributed money. So did the national ping pong team. They were joined by thousands of Chinese citizens who answered calls for help on the radio, TV, text messaging and the Internet.
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs authorized the Red Cross Society of China and China Charity Federation to receive donations for damaged areas. The Red Cross is coordinating its efforts with Sina.com, one of China's most popular Web portals.
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