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NBU students hold charity auction

A charity auction organized by the first-year MBA students in Ningbo University (NBU) was held on the evening of January 3.

The auction items included traditional items like paintings, accessories and jewelry as well as creative ideas. Freshmen in one MBA class auctioned a four-day trip to Korea's Jeju Island. Another special item from Chen Min, another freshman, was free legal aid service for one year, which was sold for more than 10,000 yuan ($1,065.2).

According to the organizers, the event raised a total of 33,850 yuan ($5,592.7), which will be donated to the needy students in the Business School of NBU.

Time for good Samaritans to step forward

As I crossed a busy road in the sprawling center of Beijing the other day, yet another fast car came swerving around the bend - against the light, of course - just short of running over the tops of my boots. And as I instinctively froze on the tips of my toes, a skill which many people in this country seem to have involuntarily mastered, I felt my heart almost skip a beat. 

This was not long after a woman in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, who, several days ago, was not nearly as lucky in avoiding one of China's countless road collisions: She wound up knocked off her scooter and pinned beneath a car. 

Ever so fortunately for her, she was pulled out by the quick and selfless actions of more than 10 people, including motorists and pedestrians, who together managed to lift the vehicle trapping her and pulled her out to safety - an act of goodwill that she later graciously thanked them for. 

It was a scene starkly opposite to that witnessed just a day earlier in the province's city of Jinhua, west of Ningbo, where passersby responded to an old man who had toppled from his bicycle by forming a "safety island" around the motionless senior - stopping short of lending a hand. They worried that when he came to, he would sue those who had tried to help him. 

A police officer eventually arrived on scene, and the man was taken to hospital. Luckily for him, despite the lack of immediate care and attention he received from passersby, he was fine and doctors treated him only for minor injuries before releasing him. 

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Yuyao received donations of 22.729 million yuan

On October 15, a related authority of Yuyao Municipality made a report of the new advancement the city had made against the Fitow. Except for a few basements, the surface accumulated water in all living quarters had been drained out. Power supply, telecommunication and traffic had been gradually restored to normal conditions and the epidemic prevention was going on.

According to the report, Yuyao city received 636 donations of various materials, valuing 40.9652 million yuan; the city spent 13 million yuan purchasing food and necessities for the disaster affected people. The donated money the city received added up to 22.729 million yuan, including 15.80 million yuan from other cities and 6.929 million yuan from individuals.

At present, Yuyao still has 19 shelters, which housed 546 people. 138 vegetable markets reopened, with the daily supply reaching 750 tons.

Alumni donated 5 million yuan to fund school education

Over 30 outstanding teachers in Zhengshi High School in Ningbo's Yinzhou District received a total of 70,000 yuan as their rewards, paid by the school's "Education Development Fund", a charity fund established by the school alumni.

Earlier this year, seven school alumni including Mr. Ren Qifeng, graduated in 1989, Mr. Wangzhao Chun, graduated in 1986, Mr. Yu Sanchuan and other 4 entrepreneurs made a visit to their alma mater, and learned that some teachers and students from poor families kept working and studying in the school. To help the teachers and students, they raised 500 million yuan ($ 82.2 million) and established a charity fund named "Zhengshi Secondary Education Development Foundation", which is the first high school charitable fund in Yinzhou District.

Ningbo received donations of 70 million yuan to flood-stricken Yuyao

According to incomplete statistics of Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs, by October 13:30, Ningbo received donated money as much as 31,400,300 yuan and materials valuing 40,278,600 yuan.

Of the 31,400,300 yuan received, 12,380,400 yuan is received by Ningbo Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau, Red Cross of Ningbo, Ningbo Charity Federation, Ningbo Overseas Chinese Federation, Ningbo Municipal Committee of the Youth League, Ningbo General Trade Union and Ningbo Women's Federation. 11,019,900 yuan is received by Yuyao. Ningbo also has received donations of 8 million yuan by the party committees and governments of other cities.

Of the donated supplies, Yuyao city received 606 donations, valuing 40,278,600 yuan. The donations include 109,500 boxes of biscuits, 186,200 boxes of water, 45,400 boxes of instant noodle, 983,00o boxes of porridge, 100,000 pieces of zhongzi, 1,226 canoes, 56,700 flash lights, 24,000 spades, 20,000 brooms, 4 trucks of food and drinks, 44 donations of medicine and power generators, clothing, and sterilants.

So far, except for some mineral water, all donated materials have been sent to the rescue stations in Yuyao.

On October 13, Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Government, Zhoushan Municipal Party Committee and Government, Wanzhou District Party Committee and Government of Chongqing have sent letters and telegraphs of condolence to Ningbo.

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