Senior Chinese leader attends commemoration of Wenchuan earthquake

08:22, May 12, 2011      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, poses for a group photo with performers after a gala event marking the third anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake in Beijing, capital of China, May 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

Senior Chinese leader Li Changchun on Wednesday night attended a gala event in Beijing marking the third anniversary of the Wenchuan earthquake.

The gala, featuring songs, dances and poem recitals, hailed achievements made in the course of reconstruction in the earthquake-hit Sichuan Province during the past three years.

The devastating magnitude-8.0 earthquake occurred on May 12, 2008, in southwest China's Sichuan Province, leaving 87,000 people dead or missing.The Chinese government had set the goal of rebuilding the region within three years after the quake.

Official figures show that 37 cities and towns, 2,915 schools, 4,543 km of highways and 26,000 km of countryside roads have been rebuilt so far in Sichuan.

Over the past three years, China has poured in more than one trillion yuan (roughly 154 billion U.S. Dollars) and issued a series of policies to assist the reconstruction efforts. Nineteen provincial regions have jointly supported the rebuilding efforts.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, went on stage and greeted participating actors and representatives from the quake-hit areas at the end of the gala.
Source: Xinhua
BRICS Leaders Meeting 2011
Japan in aftershocks
  Weekly review  
May 05   Fight against terrorism should strike at roots
April 29   'Human rights overriding sovereignty' only a mask of hegemony
May 04   Human rights dialogues need mutual understanding
May 03   Highlights of China's sixth national census results
May 07   The week in pictures
May 03   Expats seeking opportunities in China
May 04   Some Chinese colleges face decreasing enrollment, struggle to survive
May 05   French leader: China's peaceful rise puts world at ease
April 29   Ten most valuable cultural relics displayed at Xi'an exposition park
May 03   US kills Bin Laden, ending 10-year manhunt


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Al-Qaeda Chief Osama bin Laden dead
  • BRICS Leaders' Meeting 2011
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Severe drought continues in Hunan Province
  • Bird's-eye view of post-quake buildings in Sichuan
  • Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Barca waiting for title
  • Wolong panda center recovers from quake
  • 64th Cannes Film Festival: Cannes Classics
  • Gala event held to mark 3rd anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake
Hot Forum Dicussion