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China accepts Japan's offer of emergency quake team
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China has accepted Japan's offer to send an emergency response team to the quake-stricken southwest area, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said on Thursday.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest China's Sichuan Province on Monday afternoon. The death toll has risen to 14,866, latest government figures show.

(Xinhua News Agency May 15, 2008)

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