Jiang Zemin is the former president of China. Wednesday saw an uptick in web searches about Jiang Zemin, after rumors about his health began circulating online.
A donor conference Sunday pledged some $100 million, but participating nations said aid was conditional on greater access.
Taiwan's vice-president elect meets with mainland China about a cross-straits economic stimulus plan.
Going beyond deploying troops to manage crowds, officials have fanned out across snowstorm-hit areas to reassure residents.