Ambassador Liu
  Message
  Biography
  Events
  Remarks
  Video & Audio
  Former Ambassadors
China-UK Relations
  Introduction
  Political Exchanges
  Economy & Trade
  Science & Tech
  Education
  Culture
  Local Exchanges
Embassy Information
  Offices
  Embassy Events
  Tour the Embassy
  Office Hours and Address
  Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office
  Education Section
Consulate-General in the UK
  Manchester
  Edinburgh
  Belfast

Chinese Embassy in UK WeChat

Chinese Embassy in UK
Home > China-UK Events > 2008
President Hu orders utmost effort for Sichuan quake victims
2008/05/12
BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao on Monday ordered all-out efforts to help those affected by a major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale that jolted Wenchuan County of southwest China's Sichuan Province at 2:28 p.m. on Monday.

    Premier Wen Jiabao was on his way to the area to direct the rescue work.

    The Chengdu Military Area Command has dispatched troops to help with disaster relief work in the earthquake-stricken area, military sources said.

    Tian Yixiang, officer with the emergency office of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), said the troops will assist local government in Wenchuan county to gauge the current situation and to help with disaster relief work.

    A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale jolted Wenchuan at 2:28 p.m. Monday, the State Seismological Bureau said. The epicenter of the quake was located 31.0 degrees north latitude and 103.4 degrees east longitude, the bureau said.

Suggest to a Friend
  Print
Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland All Rights Reserved
http://www.chinese-embassy.org.uk