China honors outstanding anti-quake organzations, individuals
A ceremony was held in Beijing today to honor organizations and
individuals who made major contributions to the relief work after the May 12
earthquake struck southwest China.
Chinese Party and state leaders including
Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li
Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang attended the ceremony, which kicked off
at 10 a.m..
President Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of
China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the CPC Central Military
Commission, presented awards to the honored and addressed the
Representatives of the organizations and individuals also spoke at the
The quake, measuring 8.0 on the Richter Scale, jolted southwestern
Sichuan and neighboring provinces and has left more than 80,000 dead or missing.
It was the deadliest and strongest tremor hitting China in over three