May 12th

[In Chengdu] Premier Wen appeals for "calm, confidence, efficiency" after quake

On May 12, a strong earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, shook Wenchuan County in Sichuan Province. Two hours later, Premier Wen rushed to Chengdu by plane and then headed to Dujiangyan, which is not far away from the epicenter -- Wenchuan.