US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 29, 2008, to extend condolences for the victims in the quake-hit region. (Xinhua Photo)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday arrived in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province, and extended condolences to those affected by the May 12 earthquake.
Rice first visited the debris of the Tengda sports club in downtown Dujiangyan. The three-story building, built in 1980s, collapsed during the earthquake.
Stepping on the debris, Rice kept shaking her head. Communist Party chief of Dujiangyan Liu Junlin told her more than 3,000 people in the city lost their lives during the devastating earthquake, and 90 percent of local houses collapsed.