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But he has stopped cleaning up, believing another earthquake is on the way.

Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technol

ogy and a former science adviser at the US Geological Survey, said the new quake pro

bably ruptured along about 25 miles (40 kilometers) of fault line and was part of a continuing sequence.

The seismic activity is unlikely to affect fault lines outside of the area, Jones said, noting that the gigantic San Andreas Fault is far away.

Egill Hauksson, another Caltech seismologist, said later in the day that scientists believe the continuing seque

nce could produce more than 30,000 quakes of magnitude 1 or greater over six months.

He said the probability of a magnitude 7 over the next week is about 3%, but one or two magnitude 6 quakes are expected.

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Meanwhile, the number of Chinese studying overseas rea

eached 662,100 in 2018, 53,700 more than that in 2017, the ministry said in March.

Among those, 65,800 were sponsored by public funding while 596,300 were self-funded.

A pilot zone for the medical sector’s opening-up will be established in th

e port city of Fangchenggang, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, ac

cording to a declaration published on the First International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum.

The Fangchenggang Declaration of International Medical Innovation and Cooperation Forum has been made by over 1,0

00 participants from 21 countries or organizations as the outcomes of the forum that ended last week.

The establishment of the “International Medical Opening-up Pilot Zone (China)” in Fan

gchenggang is expected to create opportunities for regional medical cooperation, said the declaration.

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Joint statement of Xi, Putin meets expectations of two peoples, world

China and Russia signed two important joint statements, one to develop the lately upgraded bilateral relations and the ot

her to promote world stability during President Xi Jinping’s state visit on Wednesday.

The statements were signed by Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow.

The two leaders decided on Wednesday to lift the bilateral relationsh

ip to a comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination for new era, and the two gov

ernments issued a joint statement on developing the lifted partnership.

In the other statement, the two governments focus on reinforcing global strategic stability.

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I’m of course frustrated at the effects of some of the Chin

inese-imposed tariffs on our exporters – that’s a huge problem first for our growers, and companies in ou

r aerospace supply chain, and definitely our fish and seafood – they’ve been affected by Chinese tariffs,” said Habib.

With the Trump administration gradually imposing 25 percent tariffs

on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports over the past year, China has already retaliated with t

ariffs on $110 billion worth of US products, and has planned a tariff hike on $60 billion worth of US goods on June 1.

“Because of the tariff discussion going on in Washi

ngton DC, a lot of the farm community is being hurt,” said Bob Holde

n, former Missouri governor who co-founded the United States Heartland China Association.

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On April 18, Mao was waiting for his wife Feifei and thei

eir newborn baby outside the delivery room. However, Feifei died of an amniotic f

luid embolism. The baby, suffering serious asphyxia, was sent to the intensive care unit, or ICU.

After sitting outside the ICU for a whole night, Mao decided to donate his daughter‘s corneas and kidneys, allowing her to live in another way.

“Feifei was a kindergarten teacher. She loved children. She often wen

t to the welfare house to teach the abandoned kids there. She once said that if she cou

ldn’t be brought back to life, she would want to help others. So I think this is what she would have wanted too,” said Mao.

The decision was supported by Feifei’s family, who all believed this was something she would have liked.

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 nationalists entering the assembly would also place obstacles for passing EU legislation,” he said.

Various surveys have indicated that nationalist and

far-right parties across the Europe will perform strongly in the coming elections.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the Move party is in a tight battle with Marine Le Pen’s far-right Nation

al Rally. A Elabe poll released on Wednesday said that Macron’s centrist ruling party will win 23.5

percent of the votes, while National Rally is expected to win 22 percent of voting intentions.

A poll in Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper said that support for the nation’s far-right League, which is led by the dep

uty prime minister, Matteo Salvini, was about 30.9 percent on May 10. Salvini has been campaigning vi

gorously across the country on behalf of EU parliamentary candidates and promoting hard-line policies.

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