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China > Politics > 7.1-magnitude quake hits Qinghai

Chinese president, premier postpone trips because of earthquake

2010-04-15 14:19:51 GMT2010-04-15 22:19:51 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

China's Premier Wen Jiabao (C) walks down from the rubble of a collapsed building during his visit to the earthquake-hit Jiegu Town of Yushu County, Qinghai province April 15, 2010. (REUTERS/Alfred Jin)

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.

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