An earthquake struck on 14 April
Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and postpones his trip to southeast Asia.
Premier Wen Jiabao travels to the earthquake zone, having postponed a scheduled visit to Brunei, Indonesia and Myanmar. President Hu Jintao calls the Presidents of Chile and Venezuela to postpone trips to those countries.
Chinese media say 589 people have died after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits China's Qinghai province. Reports suggest there were six quakes in total, and over ten thousand people were injured in the disaster.