Charity Events Mark Disasters First Anniversary 2009: Anniversary Massive

Charity events mark disasters first anniversary

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