Watch VideoPlay Video
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have signed a joint condolence letter to Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong over the Manila hostage tragedy.
Vice President Xi Jinping has also sent a letter to the Chief Executive, expressing sorrow and condolences to the families of the victims.
Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao on Tuesday expressed their condolences to the families of the eight Hong Kong tourists killed in a hostage crisis in the Philippines.
In a joint letter to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, chief executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), Hu and Wen expressed their deep sorrow for the families of those killed and consolation for the injured.
"We are in grave shock and grief on hearing that eight Hong Kong compatriots fell and many others were injured in the Manila hostage incident," the letter said. Full story >>
- Live interview: HK SAR government to take action 2010-08-24
- HK residents react to hostage outcome 2010-08-24
- HK SAR releases names of victims from hostage crisis in Manila 2010-08-24
- HK mourns tourists killed in Philippines 2010-08-24
- HK lowers flag at half-mast to mourn victims of abduction tragedy 2010-08-24