Feature: Premier Wen´s remarks highlights
Source: CCTV.com | 05-16-2008 16:07Special Report: Strong quake jolts SW China
"My fellow Chinese, facing such a severe disaster, we need calm, confidence, courage and efficient organization."
"I believe we can certainly overcome the disaster with the public and the military working together under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the government."
-- Premier Wen said on his plane to Chengdu on May 12th
"We must try all means to get into those areas. The earlier, the better. One person can be saved if discovered one second earlier."
-- Premier Wen said during his visit to Dujiangyan on May 12th
"If there is a gleam of hope, we will do all the best to save the people,"
"We must try all means to get into those areas. The earlier, the better. One person can be saved if discovered one second earlier. We must also focus our efforts on recovering roads, communications and power supplies. "
-- Premier Wen said during his visit to Dujiangyan on May 13th
"Don't cry! The government will take good care of you. The government will take care of your daily life and your study. You will feel like you are at home. Don't cry. This is a disaster, but you all survived, so live happily with that. If you have any difficulties, the government will come to help you."
-- Premier Wen comforted children who lost their relatives in this earthquake in Mianyang on May 13th
"We must use all our forces, and save lives at whatever costs. Life is the most precious thing, we must be amenable to the people and the history,"
-- Premier Wen said in the evening meeting of the national quake relief headquarters held on a running train from Chengdu to Guangyuan on May 14th
"My fellow citizens, the government cares for your plight. about you. Your pain is our pain as well. We must remain confident of overcoming getting over the disaster as when confronting it. You take care of your children. Reorganize your lives to meet this challenge and arrange your life properly. The future is ahead. There is still a long way to go. We are here. We can and will rebuild our homes."
"Saving lives is the key of our rescue work. We must dispatch rescuers to every affected county, village and scene. You must use the right methods in your work and make sure you have the right equipment."
-- Premier Wen said during his visit to Beichuan on May 14th
"Wenchuan is not forgotten by the central government. We will rescue all the survivors. If roads are blocked, we will use planes to take the injured to treatment. We're doing our best to get more planes. We evacuated over 50 injured people this morning. We will continue our efforts to save more lives. And we are trying to repair all the damaged highways to help rebuilding the area. "
-- Premier Wen said during his visit to Wenchuan, May 15th