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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 12. August 20, 1947

Relief in China

Relief in China

Chinese relief has taken mainly the the form of supplies of clothing and study materials, and also such articles as lamps, oil, shoes, towels, soap and toothbrushes.

Many students possess only the clothes they wear, Winter clothing and bedding are necessities beyond their means. A recent grant provided 1,500 quilts for 6,000 student refugees in Pao-Chi, who were living in caves, and sleeping on mud floors.

One of the most important pieces of work being done in China is the establishment and operation of student centres—in homes, old temples, caves, and new buildings erected by the co-operative labour of students and professors. These centres are often the only place where reading, discussion groups, and any cultural activities can be carried' on. Sometimes they are the only places providing bathing facilities, cheap food, and drinking water. Bean milk bars have been set up in some student centres, and students can get soya bean milk—almost equal in food value to cow's milk—at low prices.