中国感谢美国提供震后救援 China Thanks US for Earthquake Help

30 June, 2008

中国高层领导人感谢美国在四川省上个月大地震后为救灾工作提供帮助。中国国家主席胡锦涛今天(星期一)在会晤美国国务卿赖斯时表达了谢意。胡锦涛还说,他感谢美国总统布什和第一夫人劳拉在中国驻华盛顿大使馆悼念簿上签名慰问四川大地震的受难者。

赖斯正在对中国进行两天访问,以促进美中两国关系。今天早些时候,赖斯会晤了中国总理温家宝。

星期天,赖斯访问了四川地震灾区。当地官员说,地震造成将近7万人死亡。赖斯在四川表示,中国人民的恢复能力和精神给她留下极其深刻的印象。

China's top leaders have thanked the United States for helping with recovery efforts following last month's devastating earthquake in Sichuan province. Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed his thanks today (Monday) during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Mr. Hu also said he was grateful that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush had signed a book of condolences for quake victims at the Chinese embassy in Washington.

Rice is in China for a two-day stop to promote relations between the two countries. Earlier today she met with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. 

On Sunday, Secretary Rice visited the quake zone in Sichuan where officials say nearly 70-thousand people died. While there, she said she was tremendously impressed with the resiliency and spirit of the Chinese people.