United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday the Chinese leaders have shown outstanding leadership in quake relief and the United Nations would firmly support China's relief and reconstruction.
UN chief promises to support China's quake relief efforts
WENCHUAN, Sichuan, May 24 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised Saturday to mobilize efforts from the United Nations to support China's quake relief and post-quake reconstruction. Full Story
UN chief arrives in quake-hit Yingxiu town to visit victims
WENCHUAN, Sichuan, May 24 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived at Yingxiu town in China's southwestern Wenchuan County at 11:25 a.m. Saturday by helicopter to express his sympathy for those who suffered from the devastating earthquake on May 12.
Yingxiu, in Sichuan Province, is one of the zones worst-stricken by the 8.0-magnitude earthquake, which had claimed 55,740 lives nationwide as of Friday noon, or 55,239 in Sichuan alone as of 7 p.m. Thursday.
(Xinhua News Agency May 24, 2008)