Chinese president Hu Jintao thanks world for quake aid
2009-05-13 09:28 BJT
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President Hu Jintao has again thanked the international community on behalf of the country for lending assistance in the aftermath of last year's earthquake.
|Chinese President Hu Jintao speaks during the |
ceremony marking the first anniversary of May
12 Earthquake in Yingxiu Township of Wenchuan
County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May
12, 2009. China held a commemorative service
Tuesday afternoon at the epicenter of last
year's massive earthquake that left more than
87,000 people dead or missing. (Xinhua/Fan Rujun)
President Hu Jintao was speaking on the eve of the quake's one-year anniversary to a group of foreign diplomats, who were in the Sichuan province capital of Chengdu for a memorial service.
President Hu said more than 160 countries and many international organizations provided generous funds and material assistance. And Hu Jintao added that China has put the international donations to good use.
President Hu Jintao also took the chance to call for further international cooperation in tackling major natural disasters.
Editor: Liu Anqi | Source: CCTV.com