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Charity events mark disaster's first anniversary

The first anniversary of the massive May 12 earthquake has prompted several charity events in Shanghai.

More than 10,000 children from Gansu Province are expected to draw their dreams on postcards. The postcards will be published and sold for charity in an event organized by the Narada Foundation and the M50 Creative Garden. The organizers are currently collecting children's drawings. The postcards will be exhibited from May 23 to June 6. People can also buy the postcards on M50's Website (

Yesterday, a charity auction of Chinese paintings was held to collect money for quake-hit areas. More than 30 paintings by around 20 artists such as Fu Baoshi and Wu Guanzhong were auctioned. Five percent of the proceeds will go to quake-hit areas via the Shanghai Charity Foundation, organizers said.

More than 50 local firms along with 45 companies from Dujiangyan held a job fair yesterday in the earthquake-ravaged city to offer positions to quake victims.

More than 2,200 jobs offered at the fair attracted about 4,000 applicants, the Shanghai Human Resources and Social Security Bureau said. A total of 460 passed first-round interviews at the fair.

Chen Wenting, a Sichuan Normal University graduate who majored in preschool education, said she applied for a position as a management assistant in a Shanghai medicine company.

Meanwhile, all new schools, hospitals and other public facilities built in Shanghai from next year will be designed to higher earthquake-resistant standards, according a draft of anti-earthquake rules.

Officials said the new legislation will require local government facilities, key businesses and institutes to hold earthquake drills.


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