Thursday, 22 May 2008


Netizens: President Hu, Premier Wen deserve Nobel Peace Prize


Special report: Strong Earthquake Jolts SW China

BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Netizens around the world
are deeply moved by the Chinese top leadership in the
quake-fighting battles, saying President Hu Jintao and
Premier Wen Jiabao "both deserve the Nobel Peace Prize."

The 8.0-magnitude quake, the most deadly in decades in
China, striking Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province at 14:28
pm on May 12, has killed over 40,075 and affected many
parts of the country.

On the same day May 12 or, to be exact, little more than
two hours of the quake, Premier Wen Jiabao took off from
Beijing. By 19:10 pm, he was already at the quake area,
directing the rescue effort from the ground. He spent 88
hours with the victims, rescuers and troops under the
threat of aftershocks still trembling.

In the past 10 sad yet encouraging days, netizens have
created websites, published posts or written blogs to join
the battles. They have extolled the central government's
quick response, good coordination and, most of all, its
"human-life-above-all" policy.

"From the top leadership where president Hu Jintao despite
being in the middle of an aftershock encourages the
rescuers to continue to try to save lives, to premier Wen
Jiabao, who slipped and fell and refused medical treatment,
and from the very beginning directed the rescue effort from
the ground," a netizen from the United States wrote.

The netizen, named as Sifu, added: "I am encouraged by the
CHINESE leadership at ALL levels because they have a CAN do
attitude for the people."

Another netizen, called Jim Doyle from the United States,
wrote on a post "like most Americans I feel great sorrow
for the families who have lost loved ones in the Sichuan
earthquake. The deaths of so many children is tragic.

But China is so lucky to have leaders like Hu Jintao and
Wen Jiabao. For the work they have done all around the
world they both deserve the Nobel Peace Prize."

A netizen "loving everyone" from Hongkong said: "I just
watched a segment on CNN about the China earthquake. I was
moved by the mobilization of the PLA (Chinese People's
Liberation Army)and (Premier) Wen. No matter what our
differences are politically, the world sends its love to
the Chinese people and our prayers."

A netizen, named as Ho Sai Yuen from Canada, said: "The
Premier's true sense of dedication is not only commendable
but should be recorded in the annals of history."

Another netizen, called mengzhi from Australia, said: "The
way and speed with which the Chinese leadership has
responded to the catastrophe in rapid mobilization of men
and material is world class."

Mengzhi continued, "the unified dedication and unstinting
mutual help between the survivors, the rescue workers and
the army is a lesson in unity and co-ordination. The
Chinese people are impressed, and so is the world at large.
Well done China. We salute you and will continue to pray
for you. Jiayou (cheer up)."


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