Chinese actor, Aloys Chen Kun, on Thursday donated 100,000 yuan
(US$13,200) to his flood-struck hometown, Chongqing, the
Chongqing Business reported.
The actor, who is currently shooting a film in Hong Kong,
learned about the disaster from a local newspaper and then told his
agent to make the donation, the report said.
At the same time, Chen also put a short video on his official
website, calling on his fans to do their bit for people in the
With the help of the Chongqing Business
newspaper, the agent found an international disaster relief
institution and finished the donation on Friday, the report
More than 6 million people were affected and 290,000 people were
evacuated, after heavy rains on Monday lashed Chongqing
Municipality and triggered landslides and mud flows in 33 districts
or counties in the southwestern city.
(CRI.cn July 21, 2007)