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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said Wednesday evening that they have suspended the active search for Chinese mariner Guo Chuan, who went missing during a solo trans-Pacific voyage.

In a statement announcing the suspension of the search for Guo, Capt. Robert Hendrickson, chief of response for the USCG 14th District, expressed condolences "not only to his (Guo's) family and friends but also to his racing team and the sailing community."

The suspension of the search came after the USCG crew boarded Guo's boat "Qingdao China" Wednesday afternoon and found only his life jacket.

However, Guo's racing team, deeply saddened by the suspension, said on their official social media page that the team and Guo's family were desperate upon hearing of the USCG's decision to suspend the search because Guo still stands a chance of surviving since he has been in the water for less than three days.

According to the USCG, Coast Guard HC-130 crew conducted six search patterns and the USS Makin Island and a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter were also involved in the search.

Tuesday morning, watchstanders at the USCG Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Honolulu, Hawaii were notified by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center China (MRCC China) personnel that the vessel, "Qingdao China," with one person aboard, had not been heard from for over 24 hours.

The Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles then confirmed that the vessel was missing. "Since being informed on Tuesday evening, we have been in close contact with U.S. authorities and rescue teams both in the United States and China, urging greater search and rescue efforts," a spokesman for the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles told Xinhua.

Guo was attempting to set a non-stop solo trans-Pacific sailing record from San Francisco to Shanghai when he went missing. He departed San Francisco on Oct.18 and had been in constant contact with MRCC China and his family during the voyage so he is not likely to miss scheduled calls, the USCG said.

According to the USCG's statement, "the Qingdao China is actively transmitting on an automatic identification system which showed the vessel's position at the time 620 miles northwest of Oahu."

The 51-year-old Chinese mariner is regarded as a very experienced sailor and is reportedly in good health. He has set a world record for a 138-day solo non-stop circumnavigation. His solo sailing is about 7,000 nautical miles in length and normally expected to be completed within 20 days.

While the cause of the incident has not been identified, marine and navigation experts in Guo's racing team estimated that he fell off his boat into the water between 15:15 (0715 GMT) and 15:30 (0730 GMT) on Tuesday Beijing time because his boat was shaking violently.

In an earlier interview with Xinhua, Guo said that the greatest fear as a sailor was to fall into the water.

The current trans-Pacific speed record is 21 days, set by crew on board the Italian "Maserati."

SHANGHAI Michael Pineda Jersey , Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Five former workers at a Shanghai day care center were arrested on the charge of child abuse Wednesday, local prosecutors said.

The suspects have been in detention since the case was reported to the police on Nov. 8.

The suspects were caught on camera in a Ctrip day care center, appearing to abuse young children, Changning district people's procuratorate said

Leading travel agency Ctrip established the center, run by a third-party organization, in 2016 to help employees with childcare for children under three years old, the minimum age for kindergartens.

The district people's procuratorate has dispatched prosecutors specializing in child criminal cases to assist the police in the investigation, promising to safeguard the legal rights of the minors involved.

Video footage showing carers abusing children went viral online, leading to an intense public outcry. One clip showed a female employee throwing a girl's schoolbag on the floor and pushing her violently, causing her to fall and hit her head on the corner of a table.

In another video, a child cried after being forced to eat something, which his parents later claimed was wasabi.

In early 2016, Shanghai magazine "Modern Family" signed a contract with Ctrip to run the day care center. It later subcontracted the center to a third-party organization, but controlled financial affairs of the center.

The Women's Federation of Shanghai, to which the magazine is affiliated, apologized to the public for a "lack of supervision and management." The president of the magazine was fired.

Ctrip has sought new management for the center and said it would allow employees to see surveillance video of classrooms on their mobile phones in the future.


SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A South Korean court on Friday decided to extend the detention of impeached President Park Geun-hye who has been in custody and stood trial over corruption charges including bribery.

The Seoul Central District Court issued another arrest warrant for Park, which allows the former leader to be detained for as long as six more months.

Park was taken into custody in late March after the constitutional court approved her impeachment over a corruption scandal embroiling Park and her longtime confidante Choi Soon-sil.

The initial arrest warrant was scheduled to terminate next Monday. By local law, a criminal suspect can be detained as long as six months with a detention warrant.

The court was quoted by local media outlets as saying the extended detention can be justified and be needed on "worry about the destruction of evidences."

Prosecutors have claimed the extended detention, saying that if Park stands trial without detention, she would not appear in the court hearings citing health problem or prepa. Cheap Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys From China   Cheap Wholesale Jerseys   Cheap Authentic Jerseys   Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China   Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale   Cheap Soccer Jerseys   Cheap College Jerseys China   Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys   Wholesale Jerseys China