The ethnic Vietnamese-Chinese living in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Lon area have donated VND210 million (US$12,350) to the “For Beloved Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) – For the Fatherland’s Frontline” Fund.
Binh Tay Market in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Lon area, which is home to a large ethnic Vietnamese-Chinese community (Photo: quan6.hochiminhcity.gov.vn)
The fund has been set up by the HCM City Fatherland Front Committee.
Four Vietnamese-Chinese clubs gave VND160 million and Truong Tu Minh (Zhang Ziming), an entrepreneur, gave VND50 million. He is also a member of the Communist Party.
The city Vietnamese-Chinese community plans to donate more than VND300 million to the fund.
Some Vietnamese-Chinese clubs have asked the city authorities to help them make a visit to Truong Sa Islands.
“The Fund is aimed at promoting the traditions of patriotism and solidarity among the city people,” said Nguyen Dinh Sang, a standing member of the Committee, said on May 4.
The Committee expects to raise around VND4 billion (US$235,000) every year for the Fund.