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.
Tents to house the displaced are running out, and some foreign medical teams have been turned away.
European leaders are struggling to balance growing trade ties with China and deep public sympathy for Tibetans and their exiled leader, wrapping up his first stop on a global tour.
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.