Anniversary of earthquake in Wenchuan: regeneration after the disaster
May, 12th is the most grievous day of China. On this day last year, Wenchuan was struck by the earthquake which devastated the earth and disintegrated the country. The whole nation was shrouded with grief because many compatriots perished in the disaster.
It has been a tough and extraordinary year after the earthquake. The 1.3 billion heroic Chinese people, under the guidance of the Central Communist Party and the State Council, confronted the disaster boldly, fought against with the Azrael, and rebuilt their hometown on the ruins. The Chinese courage, Chinese power and Chinese wisdom have touched the whole world.
We have gained lots of precious inspiration through the practice of fighting against earthquake and carrying out relief. Our country and the society have been promoted by the people-orientated principle, the vigor of the socialist system, the initiative of respecting science, and the sublimation of the national spirit, which also contributed a lot to the wealth for the whole world.
The country has designated the “May, 12th” as the first day of “preventing and reducing disaster” so as to warn people to stay prepared against adversities in times of peace with the consciousness of misery in mind, enhance the awareness of preventing disaster and confront with risk, threat and challenge of the natural disaster.