Laborers from across the country have returned to their native Sichuan Province, where many elderly Chinese have refused to leave devastated – and still at risk – villages.
Cut phone lines and travel bans have blocked survivors’ efforts to locate loved ones.
Tents to house the displaced are running out, and some foreign medical teams have been turned away.
Premier Wen's compassion after the quake may represent a new type of leadership.
Officials need tents and a long-term plan for the stream of refugees.
The Taiwanese Tzu Chi Foundation says it has sent 15 workers into Burma and won permission to set up a distribution center in Rangoon.
After 20 hours of persistence, Chengdu firemen pulled a man from the rubble of a collapsed hospital.
Officials move refugees out of monasteries to stem monks' influence.
Western states want Asian nations to pressure Burma to accept help.
In one Sichuan town, Chinese relief workers fill the streets as the overall death toll nears 15,000.
Minority groups, uch as the Karen, inhabit much of the cyclone-hit Irrawaddy Delta.
Earthquake experts say the collapsed schools may be a sign of poor construction despite adequate building codes.
The country's deadliest quake in three decades hit central China Monday.
A US diplomat returns from talks in Pyongyang Monday with 18,000 pages supplied by North Korea on its nuclear facilities.
UN members rejected a proposal Thursday to forgo junta permission and force aid in.
Ping pong and pandas buoyed the five-day visit, but tougher issues, such as disputes over energy exploration, went unresolved.
A May 10 poll could underscore how unpopular the regime is, as it slowly opens to foreign aid.
Rising prices, shortages of food items, and political gridlock spur calls for a quick election.