China Considers Evacuation of Nationals from Quake-hit Haiti
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China said on Monday that it is considering the evacuation of its nationals from Haiti, which was struck by a devastating earthquake on Tuesday.
For those who are still in Haiti, including Chinese nationals from the mainland and some Taiwan compatriots, "We will help them evacuate at their request," said Wei Wei, director of Foreign Ministry Consular Department, at a news briefing.
"Currently, some 30 Taiwan compatriots stay in Haiti. Chinese consular organization in Haiti has provided consular services to some who made requests," said Wei.
(Xinhua News Agency January 18, 2010)