Obama replies to a Chengduer's advice on oil spill

15:05, June 12, 2010      

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The sectional drawing of the email from Barack Obama, the president of United States.

Barack Obama, the president of the United States, wrote an email on June 9 to a common Chinese citizen in appreciation for his advice on how to contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Li Liangzheng is an average person who lives in Chengdu and he prefers to drink some tea, watch TV and read newspaper in his leisure time. Recently, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has dominated headlines, which made Li worry about the environment.

"America is far away from us, but environmental-protection is just close to us," Li said.

After a few days of speculation, Li figured out his own method to stop the oil spill on the basis of pressure theory. Since Li believes his method could work, he started worrying about how to let the U.S. Government know that. Later, he heard that he can directly email to the White House on its official Web site, and then he asked someone to translate his method and sent it out.

After five days, the translator received an English email from the White House with Barack Obama's name under the email, and then she told Li about it. Li felt very excited that the U.S. President still replied to his email since the oil spill had been stopped the day after he sent that email. "I will keep this email forever, and I wish our earth could turn better and better," he said.

Xinhua contributed to the story

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