On April 14th, residents of China's remote Yushu County, located on the Tibetan plateau, were awoken by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake. In the sparsely populated villages and the larger town of Gyegu, thousands of wood-earth buildings collapsed and many larger structured heavily damaged or destroyed. The region is difficult to reach for the response teams of the Chinese government outside aid groups - lying at an elevation of 3,700m (12,000 ft) and connected by few roads, most of which were damaged in the quake.
By 17:00 April 25, the earthquake has made 2220 people losing lives,there are still 70 people missing.
Officials and staff from China's central government agencies have donated more than RMB820m in cash to Qinghai as of Sunday, Xinhua reported. President Hu Jintao, former President Jiang and other top leaders including Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, all made donations.
All the facts show that the Chinese government has done a lot to timely rescue, with the help of the government, the local residents will soon get out of the earthquake disaster and rebuild their beautiful homeland.
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