Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan
September 11, 2001

Beijing, September 11, 2001
The Honorable Colin Powell
Secretary of State
The United States of America

Dear Mr. Secretary,

I was saddened by the heavy loss of lives in the serious attacks in New York City and Washington D.C.. I wish to express to you and, through you, to the American people our deeply felt sympathy and condolences. The Chinese people stand by the American people in the fight against terrorist violence.


Tang Jiaxuan
Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China