Staunch life to forge with national mourning (2)

15:31, April 21, 2010      

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This is of an infinite comfort to the people living. We aspire to a better life, but we never fear disasters or scourges. If natural calamities are unavoidable, the people in China would then turn more unyielding with the passage of each disaster, and the Chinese nation would work harder and be more courageous and unyielding. Today, let us turn our grief into strength to rebuild our new homes on the quake ruins or rubble, and rise from setbacks to advance hand in hand towards a splendid, promising future.
This is the highest respect for life. Since human beings live only once, the life of every citizen is the most precious." People constitute the foundation of a nation, which can be secured only with the sold foundation," as a classic version admonishes us.
China's care and love for the life of people will translate into the loyalty and affection of citizens for their nation as well as a mighty force to press ahead with the national unity and national progress.

Today, let us ponder or think of the very meaning, significance or value of the human life and feel its dignity, make unremitting efforts for China's socialist modernization drive, and cohere the nation's impregnable, indomitable courage and confidence.

Looking back the seven full days and nights following the devastating Yushu quake on April 14, people of all ethnicities across the country turn their hearts to the Yushu quake-affected residents and exhibit affections for them like surging river water flowing ceaselessly ahead without a break, no matter how wicked the nation's natural conditions may be, how tough in the materials transport and how costly the relief operations have been.

However, any difficulty or hardship cannot beat or overwhelm the people in China, as long as they are firm in their" conviction of being or working together" with an endeavor shared by Party and government personnel, civilians and People's Liberation Army troops alike, along with a mutual assistance and help from people of all ethnicities in the country.

History will always remember today, April 21; we stand in silence for the quake victims and share the pain and grief the fellow countrymen have suffered, so as to create the staunch life together via the nationwide mourning.

By People's Daily Online

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