Now China is in trouble

First, Myanmar gets hit with a cyclone that left 1 million homeless and almost 100,000 dead. Now, China gets hit with a major earthquake (7.8 on the Richter scale in one portion) and it turns out thousands have been killed.  Of course this is just the initial estimate; it will probably end up being much higher. 

China and the US haven’t always been the best of friends, so I wonder how much of a factor politics will play in the nation requesting and getting aid from the US.