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Cambodia Offers $100,000 to China

The Cambodian government offered $100,000 to China on Thursday, to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake that has killed tens of thousands.

Foreign Minister Hor Namhong called the money “a gesture to express our condolences and sympathy for China.”

The money will be added to $50,000 offered by former king Norodom Sihanouk earlier this week and is the second donation Cambodia has made to its neighbors this month. Cambodia gave the Burmese junta $50,000 last week in the wake of a deadly cyclone.

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jinfeng said her country was grateful.

“Cambodia is at an important step of its economic development, but it still takes $100,000 of its budget,” she said. “We don’t think about the amount. We think about the heart. We regard this as No. 1 support for China.”