NOT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY

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STORY: NOT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY DATE: JAN. 28, 2010 LENGTH: 0:01:29 LOCATION: LANZHOU INTRO Sadly, not everyone will be celebrating the Spring Festival with family, the most important holiday in China. Lifestyles travelled to China's Gansu Province, where hundreds of people have volunteered to miss the celebrations, so they can help others in need. PKG In Zhouqu County of northwest China' s Gansu province, the Bailong River was blocked by a massive mudslide last summer, causing a massive flood. 2,000 people died and thousands of others were left homeless. Since then, soldiers from a branch of China's Armed Police have been repairing the river's banks and building new flood control measures. Among them, Liu Quanrong, a sergeant with 16-years of military service. SOUNDBITE: LIU QUANRONG, ARMED POLICE SERGEANT "We were astonished at the disaster scene when we arrived here from Sichuan province. We felt very sorry for the mudslide victims." And, Liu and his colleagues' p Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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