Latest China Daily Stories

Ban On Game Consoles Could Be Lifted In China
2013-01-28 08:35:48

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Currently, it is illegal to buy or sell a video game console (PlayStation, Wii, Xbox and the like) in China. Of course, just because something is illegal doesn´t keep people from doing what they shouldn´t. According to a new report in China Daily, authorities will begin reviewing a ban against these video games set in place in the year 2000. Console makers have been trying for years to enter the Chinese market...

China Launching Tiangong-1 On Thursday Or Friday
2011-09-27 12:58:23

Juiquan Satellite Launch Center reports that last-minute preparations for the launch of the Tiangong-1 spacecraft began on Monday. These preparations mean that China could soon be completing its first rendezvous and docking mission in space. China Daily reported that crews were putting pipes and cables in place that will be used to inject fuel into the rocket to help carry the Tiangong-1 into outer space. The Xinhua News Agency reported that the Long March II-F rocket will launch...

2011-04-11 08:00:00

NEW YORK and BEIJING, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ogilvy & Mather announced today the launch of an official China Practice in North America. The China Practice will serve the growing need for communications services by China-based companies and public sector institutions as they move into international markets, and for companies seeking to expand into China. The Ogilvy China Practice will be located in the company's global headquarters in New York City and will be overseen by...

2011-01-05 07:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Li Pengyi, the 56-year-old president of the newly formed China Education Publishing and Media Group, has earned the title of "China Education Publishing Industry's Person of the Year 2010" from China Daily's 21st Century Education Newspapers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110105/CN24880) China Daily is China's national English-language newspaper, well recognized by its readers as an important window for "China to understand the...

2010-12-02 09:00:00

LONDON, December 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new dawn in communications is heralded by the launch of the UK's first English-language Chinese paper. China Daily, China's leading English-language newspaper, will appear as a new weekly edition on UK news stands from tomorrow, 3 December. Eager to help bridge the current affairs gap that exists between China and Europe, China Daily European Weekly follows the highly successful launch of the China Daily US and Hong Kong editions....

2009-07-24 15:29:56

Chinese authorities said a man in his 60s grabbed hold of a burglar and held him until police arrived, despite the suspect biting the man on his arm. Police said the man discovered the burglar in his Shijiazhuang home in the early hours Tuesday and tackled the intruder, China Daily reported Friday. The man clung to the burglar, despite minor injuries from the suspect attacking him with his teeth and elbows, police said. Investigators found the suspect was in possession of $731 taken from the...

2009-07-15 01:16:59

Rio Tinto employees allegedly bribed 16 Chinese steel mill executives, a source said in the widening investigation of the Anglo-Australian mining company. The accused executives were bribed during iron ore price talks, China Daily reported Wednesday quoting the source identified as an industry insider. China is the world's largest steelmaker and Rio Tinto is one of its major iron ore suppliers. China is holding four Rio Tinto employees, including Stern Hu, an Australian and Rio Tinto's...

2009-07-09 22:54:19

Chinese colleges expect to graduate 6.1 million students this year but the global economic slowdown has sharply reduced their job prospects, officials said. The Education Ministry said about a third of those graduating this year had yet to line up jobs, about the same ratio as last year, China Daily reported Friday. However, the report said figures from an independent consulting firm on higher education gave a grimmer picture of the job situation. The MyCOS HR Digital Information Co. said...

2009-07-02 10:20:00

Despite reports on Tuesday that China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology would delay its plans to mandate computer makers to bundle filtering software with all computers, officials say the initiative will carry on. "The government will definitely carry on the directive on Green Dam. It's just a matter of time," China Daily quoted an unnamed source. On Tuesday, Chinese newspaper Xinhua reported that the ministry would delay the initiative less than one day before it was...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'