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President Xi visits quake zone, stresses reconstruction


19:51, May 21, 2013

LUSHAN, Sichuan, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday visited Lushan County in southwest China's Sichuan Province, one month after the county was hit by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Xi visited a gymnasium in the county, which was taken as a temporary shelter for the residents affected.

"I have been very concerned about you since the quake happened," Xi told the people sheltered in the gymnasium.

He also stressed scientific planning and implementation of the reconstruction work.

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