China Earthquake: President Hu Jintao cut short a visit to Latin America/Brazil.
Chinese President Hu Jintao cut short a visit to Brazil after 930 people were reported dead or missing in yesterday’searthquake in a remote western part of the country. Chinese President Hu Jintao thanked this Thursday in Brasilia the brazilian expressions of solidarity and due to the earthquake in China, Hu Jintao rearranged the official programming of his visit. He wants to make it back to China today. The Chinese president’s original plan was to stay in Brazil until tomorrow night.
About 100,000 people have been displaced since the 6.9- magnitude quake flattened the town of Jiegu in Qinghai province, Zou Ming, director of disaster relief for the Ministry of Civil Affairs, said today in Beijing. Fifteen thousand homes were destroyed, 617 people are dead and 313 are missing, he said. READ MORE HERE.