Newsletter Maxxelli Chengdu May 2008

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Newsletter Maxxelli Chengdu May 2008

  1. 1. Maxxelli Real Estate SUZHOU | WUXI | CHENGDU | HANGZHOU | CHONGQING May 2008 Chengdu: T 86 28 8608861 F 86 28 85319680 www.maxxelli.net | info@maxxelli.net MRE CHENGDU SPOTLIGHT ● Monday May 12, 2:28 pm: An earthquake of the magnitude 8.0 on the Richter MRE FOCUS scale hit Sichuan completely unprepared. The body count is still rising – the last official figures state over 50,000 people killed, more than 280,000 injured Prevention of Infectious Disease Outbreaks and still about 30,000 missing. About 15 million people live in the earthquake after the Earthquake Disaster area of 65,000 square kilometers, 3669 villages are affected. The disaster creates lots of empathy within China and abroad; volunteers from all over the Please be notified by the following: country come to the earthquake areas to support the domestic and foreign rescue teams. Domestic and international donations reached USD 3 billion so far – the Central Government announced to allocate additional USD 10 billion 1. Drink boiled water or qualified bottle water instead of raw tap water to the country’s reconstruction fund. 2. Eat well cooked food and do not eat the ● Exactly one week after the earthquake struck Sichuan, people all over China decomposed food honored the victims with three minutes of silence on Monday afternoon, May 3. Wash your hands before and after going to the toilet, 19. While pedestrians and workers stopped for a moment of silence, only the and before eating and preparing food sound of ambulance sirens and car horns could be heard for miles in any 4. Keep the environment clean direction. This was followed by a mourning period of three days during which 5. Avoid being bitten by mosquito or contacted with flags were lowered to half-mast, cinemas and bars all over China were closed. other insects & animals such as flies, flees, mice, etc Also, the torch relay of the Olympic fire was discontinued during those days. 6. Deal carefully with your wound (if any) and get a tetanus vaccination promptly if you have any ● Since all buildings that were built after 80s' in Chengdu city are able to contaminated wound withstand an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0, there are no serious damages of buildings caused by the earthquake here. Furthermore the Prediction Office of the Sichuan Seismological Bureau states, “Chengdu does not lie in the aftershock danger zone, any aftershock that reaches Chengdu will be much weaker than the original quake.” MRE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH ● The European Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu celebrated the “Europe Day” on Friday, May 9, with a Gala Dinner & Ball in Kempinski Hotel. Around Chris Drew 150 attendees from Chengdu, Chongqing and Shanghai joined the event. joined Maxxelli Real Estate in March 2008. German artist Martin Breuer exhibited his paintings during this event. Maxxelli He is working in the Sales Department. Real Estate Chengdu was one of the sponsors of the “Europe Day”. His email address is: c.drew@maxxelli.net CHENGDU HOUSING RECOMMENDED Sunley Garden is a villa compound, which is located at Chengdu Hi-Tech Zone South. 237- 237-433sqm/ 4-5 Bedrooms/Furnished 4- OTHER R E C O M M E N D AT I O N S Chengdu International Woman’s Club Chengdu International Woman’s club is a non-profit organization focused on enriching women's lives while living in Chengdu. The CIWC offers a wide variety of regular social activities including monthly Luncheons, Coffee Mornings and Nights Out, Christmas Bazaar as well as special events. There are many groups of interest within CIWC, e.g. Book Group, a Crafter's Group, a Tennis Club, and a Playgroup for those with young children. CIWC offers free subscription to all its members. To join, just send an email to chengduiwc@gmail.com. You will be added to the email distribution list to inform you of upcoming events and to receive the monthly newsletter. www.chengduiwc.com All contents on the newsletter has been compiled carefully, but the responsible persons make no guarantees of accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information on this newsletter. Therefore no responsibility or liability for damages or losses resulting from the use of this newsletter is accepted.

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