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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 20, 2008

President Bush Visits Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Offers Condolences, Aid
Washington, D.C.

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10:13 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I have come to the Chinese Embassy -- Mr. Ambassador, thank you very much. Madam, thank you very much. We've come to express our country's condolences for those who mourn for the loved ones.

We stand ready to help in any way that the Chinese government would like. We know there's great courage being displayed, Mr. Ambassador, as rescue workers search for those who may still be living.

President George W. Bush signs his condolences for the victims of China's May 12 earthquake as he and Mrs. Laura Bush visit the Embassy of the People's Republic of China Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Washington, D.C. With them are China's Ambassador to the United States Wenzhong Zhou and his spouse, Shumin Xie. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian This natural disaster is very hard on many of your people and we understand that. And we extend our deepest sympathies, and pray for recovery and pray for the strength of those who are -- whose lives have been torn apart during this terrible tragedy. Thank you.

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