Efforts to search for survivors should continue in the quake zones, but more efforts should be focused on resettlement and post-quake reconstruction, according to a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on Monday.
The meeting was presided by the Central Committee's General Secretary Hu Jintao, who is also President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
At noon on Monday, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, or the top legislature, was heading for the quake zones in southwestern Sichuan Province to direct the disaster relief work.
Wu, also member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, will convey his condolence to people affected by the deadly earthquake, and visit rescue forces working there.
(Xinhua News Agency May 26, 2008)