«Ocean» will once again adopt children from Chinese provinces, affected ten years ago by the earthquake

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in fotobounce, resting in the children’s center of the Ocean. Archival photo«Ocean» will once again adopt children from Chinese provinces, affected ten years ago by the earthquake© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

Children of the victims ten years ago from the earthquake in the Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Gansu, who rested in the all-Russian children center «Ocean» will arrive in Vladivostok during the East economic forum to meet with their friends and teachers, said on Friday assistant foreign Minister of China Zhang Hongwei.

In 2009 and 2010 after a series of devastating earthquakes in China’s Sichuan province, at the children’s center «Ocean» near Vladivostok rested more than a thousand students from the affected disaster region. Later, in gratitude to the Chinese side presented to the camp two computer labs.

In 2010, XI Jinping Vice President of China visited in Vladivostok and visited the Ocean, where he met with children and teachers. Chinese President XI Jinping at the invitation of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on September 11-12 will take part in the work of the WEF.

«This year, the 10th anniversary of the earthquake in Wenchuan in this year organizes an important event that will invite Chinese children who were in the «Ocean» below will meet with their classmates and teachers. I am sure that this event will help to strengthen the friendly feelings between the two peoples, which have been helping each other during disasters,» — said Zhang Hongwei at a press conference dedicated to the participation of the President XI Jinping in the work of the WEF.

He noted that «Ocean» is a symbol of friendship between the peoples of Russia and China.

«The centre took more than two thousand children from the Chinese province of Sichuan and Gansu earthquake relief. The camp helped children to overcome the shadow of these disasters and has given them new faith and hope in life. «Ocean» has become a special memory for these children. For all of us «the Ocean» is a legacy of Russian-Chinese friendship,» — said the Chinese diplomat.

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8 occurred in Sichuan on 12 may 2008. Then killed or were missing 87 thousand 150 persons, 374 thousand have got wounds, millions remained without a roof over your head. Economic losses exceeded one trillion yuan (about 150 billion dollars).