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Chinese cop helps quake effort — by breastfeeding 中國女警「餵母乳」賑災

A woman affected by Cyclone Nargis breastfeeds her child on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar, on May 17, 2008. The cyclone hit Myanmar on May 2 and has led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people.


A Chinese policewoman is contributing to the country’s earthquake relief effort in a very personal way. She’s breastfeeding eight babies!

A newspaper in Chengdu, the capital of quake-hit Sichuan Province, devoted a special page to the 29-year-old woman. The newspaper called her a “hero.”

The woman from the quake-ravaged town of Jiangyou has just had a child herself, the Western Urban Daily said.

She is nursing the children of three women who were left homeless by the quake. Those women are extremely sad and are unable to give milk. She’s also breastfeeding five orphans, the report said.

The babies who lost their parents have been put in an orphanage which does not have powdered milk, it said.

Over 40,000 people were killed in the May 12 earthquake. It’s China’s worst natural disaster in a generation.(STAFF WRITER, WITH AFP)








1. relief effort n.

救援行動 (jiu4 yuan2 xing2 dong4)

例: The relief effort is going well.


2. ravaged adj.

受到破壞的 (shou4 dao4 po4 huai4 de5)

例: The ravaged town never recovered.


3. nurse v.t./v.i.

哺乳 (bu2 ru3)

例: The women is nursing twins.


4. natural disaster n.

天災 (tian1 zai1)

例: The tsunami that hit Indonesia in 2004 was a major natural disaster.



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