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2009-07-04 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 4 /PRNewswire/ -- At the inaugural Global Think Tank Summit organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges ("CCIEE") in Beijing today, Gerson Lehrman Group, the global marketplace for expertise, collaborated with CAIJING Magazine, China's leading business and financial publication to host a unique forum that brings the world's leading economic experts and policy makers together to discuss the state of the global economy. As part of the summit, CAIJING...

2009-01-10 15:43:41

The Chinese economic hubs in the city of Shanghai and Guangdong province are showing signs of struggle amid the ongoing economic crisis, an official says. Guangdong Deputy Governor Huang Longyun said at a Beijing news conference this week that both economic powerhouses have been impacted greatly by the major economic downturn plaguing most of the world, the China Daily reported Friday. Huang said while his province's gross domestic product rose 10.1 percent last year, that was significantly...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

In response to soaring oil prices and slowing growth in passenger traffic, China's central government and the Shanghai city government are negotiating the merger of Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines, reported Reuters, citing the business magazine Caijing. Senior officials of both airlines, including Shanghai Air's chairman Zhou Chi, have denied the speculation regarding the merger, which has been talked about for more than five years but not completed since neither of the two...

2005-12-02 09:05:33

By Brian Rhoads BEIJING (Reuters) - China's environment chief resigned on Friday following a two-week crisis over a toxic spill that polluted a northeast China river, forced the shutdown of tapwater supplies to millions of Chinese and raised alarm bells in Russia. Xie Zhenhua, chief of the State Environmental Protection Agency since 1993, resigned and was replaced by the former forestry director Zhou Shengxian, Xinhua news agency said, citing a statement by the country's cabinet....

2005-08-12 07:52:01

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China sentenced the former chief of the Bank of China's Hong Kong arm to death on Friday on charges of corruption, but suspended the sentence by two years in an act that could spare his life. Liu Jinbao had been accused of embezzling 7.72 million yuan, the official Shanghai Securities News reported in July, describing one of the most high-profile cases of the corruption that dogs the country's financial sector. "This morning, the people's court in Changchun,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'