English 中文网 漫画网 爱新闻iNews 翻译论坛
当前位置: Language Tips> 天天读报> 每日播报

President sends message of condolence

[ 2009-04-08 11:52]     字号 [] [] []  
免费订阅30天China Daily双语新闻手机报:移动用户编辑短信CD至106580009009


President Hu Jintao yesterday sent a message of condolence to his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano, mourning the heavy loss of life and property in the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy on Monday.

Hu expressed condolences to the families of the dead, and those affected by the earthquake.

Top legislator Wu Bangguo sent a similar message to Italian Senate Speaker Renato Schifani and Chamber of Deputies Speaker Gianfranco Fini; Premier Wen Jiabao sent a message to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Xinhua reported.

There has been no report of Chinese casualties, and those in the epicenter have contacted the Chinese embassy in Rome or local Chinese communities, Wang Hao, a diplomat in charge of press relations at the embassy, told China Daily yesterday.

There are about 7,000 Chinese living in the region of Abruzzo, including about 50 in L'Aquila, the epicenter.

The embassy halted a plan to send staff to the quake zone after Berlusconi declared a state of emergency, Wang said.

The Italian Foreign Ministry said embassy staff would be able to visit the disaster area as soon as conditions permit.


1. When did the earthquake strike central Italy?

2. How many Chinese live in the region of Abruzzo?

3. Who declared a state of emergency?


1. Monday.

2. About 7,000.

3. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

President sends message of condolence

About the broadcaster:

President sends message of condolence

Nancy Matos is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Nancy is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism and Media program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her journalism career in broadcast and print has taken her around the world from New York to Portugal and now Beijing. Nancy is happy to make the move to China and join the China Daily team.