When the secretary-general of the United Nations landed today in the heart of China's quake zone, he walked through the rubble reeking of death -- all toward the goal of supporting a nation in crisis.
We were in Ying Xiu, which was at the very center of the earthquake. Chinese officials say 4,000 people died in the little township alone, 40 percent of their overall population.
I asked Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon if he had ever seen anything like this, and he responded, "No, no. I have never...Full Story