Chinese President Hu Juntao flew to a remote, mountainous Tibetan region Sunday to visit the survivors of the recent earthquake, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Hu visited a village on the outskirts of Jiegu, and the injured in a sports stadium, according to the Associated Press.
On a blackboard in a makeshift classroom he wrote "There will be new schools. There will be new homes," according to the Wall Street Journal.
More than 1,700 have been confirmed dead and 256 are missing in the region.
Supplies have begun to arrive at a faster pace according to the Associated Press.
Zou Ming, head of disaster relief at the Ministry of Civil Affairs said 25,000 tents, more than 50,000 cotton-padded quilts, and 850 tons of instant food and drinking water have been delivered, according to the Associated Press.