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2005-01-24 07:10:00

BEIJING (AFP) -- Shanghai plans to build a "space city" to assist China's ambitious astronaut program, which includes a space walk within the next few years. The country's largest city will invest more than one billion yuan (120 million dollars) in the research facility, the China News Service reported, quoting Yuan Jie, director of the Shanghai Aerospace Bureau. The project has entered the initial stages and will be completed within three years, Yuan was quoted as saying. China, which...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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