For most Chinese, Benin in West Africa is nothing more than a faraway country. But the nation of 12 million people strikes a special chord with medical workers from the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in Northwest China. Since 1978, Ningxia has been sending medical aid teams to Benin based on a protocol signed between the Chinese and Beninese governments. As of recently, 25 groups comprising 594 healthcare workers had been sent there to use their wide range of expertise to perform anything from acupuncture to brain surgery to treat pain and save lives. On Wednesday, the 26th medical aid team
China is now capable of feeding one-fifth of the global population with only 9 percent of the world"s arable land. How has China solved its food security problem? And what has China done to aid other countries in their own efforts to feed their populations? Check out this video to find out.
The Beijing Starbucks Foundation has joined the Chinese Red Cross Foundation to donate "care packages" of daily food necessities to 17,000 families seriously affected by the COVID pandemic in Shanghai. The Starbucks Foundation has donated 5 million yuan ($757,000) to the Chinese Red Cross Foundation for those in need in Shanghai. On April 21, the first batch of aid packages, totaling 82.25 metric tons, were delivered to nearly 5,000 families, mostly cancer patients, patients with mental issues and other vulnerable groups living in Fengxian, Chongming, Songjiang and Jinshan districts. A 72-year-old woman surnamed Sun, who suffers from uremia, was one