BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao have postponed planned overseas visits because of a strong earthquake in northwestern China that killed more than 600 people.
Hu postponed visits to Venezuela and Peru after a scheduled summit of Brazil, Russia, India and China slated for Thursday and Friday and a state visit to Brazil.
Before arriving in Brazil, Hu took part in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington from April 13 to 14.
Wen Jiabao has postponed a scheduled visit to Brunei, Indonesia and Myanmar on April 22 to 25.
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit China's northwestern Qinghai Province on Wednesday has left more than 600 people dead, another 313 missing and 9,110 injured. About 100,000 people were left homeless.