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.
When it comes to human rights, silence is not golden.
Hu Jintao will play ping-pong and talk pandas and energy. The visit comes as strains over interpretations of history appear to be easing.
The isolated junta sought outside aid as death toll projections topped 10,000.
Beijing lights a dangerous patriotic torch as the Olympic torch heads its way.