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Hu Jintao expresses deep condolence to the Chinese victims in Haiti's earthquake

Hu Jintao expresses deep condolence to the Chinese victims in Haiti's earthquake
And requires relevant departments to well handle the aftermath
Wen Jiabao, Xi Jinping and Zhou Yongkang also make instructions

On January 17, 2010, the bodies of all eight Chinese buried under a collapsed building in the Haiti earthquake have been found. Hu Jintao, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, extended deep grief over the Chinese victims and sincere condolence to their families and required all relevant departments to well handle the aftermath.

Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and premier of the State Council, Xi Jinping, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Chinese President, and Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Central Political and Law Commission, also made instructions on the aftermath.

On January 13, 2010, Haiti was hit by a massive earthquake which caused the collapse of the headquarters building of the UN Stabilization Mission there. Four members of a peacekeeping working group sent by the Chinese Ministry of Public Security to Haiti and four Chinese peacekeeping police officers were buried in the ruins. Paying high attention to the incident, the CPC Central Committee and State Council require to clarify the situation quickly and to make every possible effort to rescue the buried. After 94 hours of search, the bodies of all eight Chinese buried were found. At present, relevant departments are trying their best to deal with the aftermath according to the arrangements of the central government.

 


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