By Huizhong Wu
President Xi Jinping says hi to a toddler during his visit to Sichuan’s Lushan county on Tuesday. Image credit: Caijing
Chinese president Xi Jinping paid a visit to Sichuan’s Lushan county Tuesday to see the recovery process, SCMP reports.
Lushan county was struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on April 20. Many are still recovering from the quake’s effects.
Xi visited a gymnasium acting as a temporary shelter for victims of the earthquake as well as a local school in Longmen township which had been rebuilt after the 2008 earthquake.
China’s leader walked through the gymnasium, asking residents if services like food and water were adequate, according to ECNS. “We should work together to rebuild a safe and beautiful home,” he told reporters.
At the school, Xi donated schoolbags and stationery for pupils, and a piano.
The earthquake last month left about 200 dead and millions affected. Its aftermath has also seen a fair share of controversy, in particular with the Red Cross, which allegedly asked earthquake victims for donations.