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PR Newswire Waives Distribution Fees for Sichuan Earthquake Related News Releases

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan Province in China last Saturday. According to the Sichuan Provincial Government Emergency Management Office, around 180 people have been killed, nearly 12,000 people injured, and 1.5 million people have been affected.

PR Newswire announced on Monday that we will offer complimentary press release distribution service to organizations in Asia that wish to communicate their efforts of assistance in rescue and recovery efforts for the Sichuan earthquake crisis. We will waive fees through midnight on Sunday, May 5 for organizations to communicate their efforts of assistance to the media and public audiences in China. News releases from organizations announcing help to relief the disastrous situation, e.g. provision of money, goods or services, will be eligible for distribution at no charge*.

Contact us at or +852.2572-8228 if you have any question.

* Note:
Please note that majority of the media in China receive news in Simplified Chinese, translation fee applies if you submit release to us in other languages. Our editorial team reserves the right to review releases, and will reject release that heavily promotes goods or services in the release content.

Sarah Tam is the Regional Marketing Director for PR Newswire. Follow her on Twitter at @sarah_tam.