Top Chinese leaders including Hu Jintao and Jiang Zemin have made donations to natural disaster victims and poverty-stricken people of the country, to help them spend the winter in warmth, sources with the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee said on Monday.
Following the top leaders, Party members, officials and workers of institutions directly under the CPC Central Committee participated enthusiastically in the donation, bringing with them woollen clothes, cotton-padded clothes, quilts and mattresses, and cash, to the collection stations.
Officers and servicemen, college students and retirees also braved the cold wind and came to the collection stations with their donations to express their concern and sympathy for the natural disaster victims and poor people.
The donation, advocated by President Hu Jintao, is meant to highlight the CPC's fundamental purpose to serve the people heart and soul and reflect the Chinese people's fine tradition to help those who are in trouble, said the sources.
It is also a demonstration of the current national effort to build a harmonious society, the sources said.
(Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2005)