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China Sends 'Peace Ark' To Philippines Via Choppy Political Seas

Wed, November 20, 2013 9:34pm

Story by Frank Langfitt

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China says it is sending a state-of-the-art hospital ship to help typhoon victims in the Philippines. The move follows widespread criticism that China's first response to the disaster was stingy. China — the world's second-largest economy — initially pledged a total of just $200,000, less than a tenth of what the furniture chain Ikea pledged.

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