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A 55-member Chinese rescue team has arrived in Rawalpindi, near the Pakistani capital Islamabad, with 25 tons of high-tech medical equipment and medicines. The Chinese international search and rescue team includes 36 doctors and 19 experts and engineers with medical supplies worth 8 million yuan. The rescue is focusing on medical care and an independent field hospital will be built. Full Story>>
For more on Chinese aid to Pakistan, we're now joined in the studio by our current affairs commentator, Mr. Gregory Ying-nien Tsang.
Chinese aid to Pakistan
1: There are 14 female medical workers on the 55-member Chinese team. And some team members had been sent to Pakistan following the 2005 earthquake. What's your take on such an arrangement?
Lessons to be learned
2: China itself has had a difficult year dealing with natural disasters. What are the lessons that can be learned from these incidents?
Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khan says his country is grateful to China for its timely and effective aid, especially at a time when China itself is suffering from floods and mudslides.
The floods have created a lot of work for everyone in Pakistani Embassy in Beijing.
The country's Ambassador made an urgent appeal for aid. Full Story>>