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2006-07-03 08:27:35

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party boss Hu Jintao has called for the party to pursue deeper democracy, state media reported, adding to his recent efforts to foster an image as a corruption-fighting reformer. "Governing democratically is an elementary demand of a ruling Marxist party," Hu told a study session for top officials, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. "Democratic governance means adhering to rule for the people and relying on the...

2006-03-08 01:08:16

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is planning a massive reshuffle of local politicians, linking promotion to how well they adhere to the central leadership's bid to address social imbalances, an official newspaper said on Wednesday. The moves may affect over 100,000 officials in township, county, city and provincial posts ahead of a party congress in 2007 that is likely to seal changes in the country's ruling circle under President Hu Jintao. "The criteria for promotion will not only look to...

2005-10-10 20:58:14

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party wraps up a four-day closed-door meeting on Tuesday that charts a course for the world's seventh-biggest economy and could see party chief Hu Jintao further cement his grip on power. The plenary session of the 354-member Central Committee is expected to unveil the 11th Five-Year Plan -- a new roadmap that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favor of improving social services and curbing environmental...

2005-10-08 12:24:10

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao opened a four-day meeting on Saturday seeking to cement his grip on power, push his "harmonious society" platform to cope with rising social tension and possibly name a successor. The plenary session of the 354-member Central Committee is poised to unveil the 11th Five-Year Plan -- a new roadmap for the world's seventh-biggest economy that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favor of...

2005-10-08 09:22:17

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Communist Party chief Hu Jintao opened a four-day meeting on Saturday seeking to cement his grip on power, push his "harmonious society" platform to cope with rising social tension and possibly name a successor. The plenary session of the 354-member Central Committee is poised to unveil the 11th Five-Year Plan -- a new roadmap for the world's seventh-biggest economy that scraps a long-standing policy of faster growth in favor of...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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