The New York Times reports:
It was Mr. Hu’s first visit to the area since May 16, when he flew to Sichuan Province to check on rescue efforts. The earthquake rippled out from its epicenter in Yingxiu, in Sichuan Province on May 12, ultimately leaving 88,000 people dead or missing and five million homeless. Mr. Hu has made his trips in the footsteps of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, who has traveled to the earthquake region a half-dozen times and whose popularity has grown because of the visits.
Xinhua has this report.
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