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2008-07-25 06:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "China Focus": "Olympic Media Village Opens, China Opens To Global Media"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - The Olympic Media Village opened on Friday for 21,600 domestic and foreign registered reporters, amid some foreign media's concerns about free reporting in China. Friday's People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling party, ran a commentary appealing to administrations and common people...

2008-07-20 03:00:35

By Tang, David Albert Speer was commissioned by the Chinese government to lay out a masterplan for the access to the Olympic Green in Beijing. His design consisted of one impressive avenue connecting the Forbidden City and the National Stadium in which the opening ceremony will take place. Speer is indeed the son of the infamous Albert, chief architect to Hitler and his minister of armaments. Speer Senior had also laid out his signature axis within Hitler's megalomaniac city 'Welthaupstadt...

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2008-07-09 09:14:20

New research says one-quarter of the adult population in China is now considered overweight or obese, and that number could double in the next 20 years. Researchers published the findings in the journal Health Affairs. They blamed the weight gain on declining rates of physical activity and a diet more similar to their Western counterparts. If the Chinese government fails to take action soon, the report warns adult obesity rates could double by 2028. Researchers say the current obesity...

2008-06-30 12:02:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo [By John Duce] Beijing, June 30 Kyodo - A group of envoys from the Dalai Lama arrived in Beijing on Monday for talks with Chinese government officials aimed at easing tension after Tibet and neighbouring provinces were hit by riots earlier this year. The group of five representatives sent by the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader left Beijing airport from a VIP exit without answering questions from reporters. Officials from...

2008-06-29 06:02:32

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "Interview": "UN Chief Hopes for Strengthened Partnership With China"] UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Xinhua) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has expressed hope that his upcoming visit to China will contribute to a strengthened partnership between China and the world body. In a recent exclusive interview with Xinhua, Ban said that China, as one of the permanent members of the Security Council,...

2008-06-26 18:00:42

Tokyo, June 26 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government intends to keep close contact with the United States over North Korean issues after Washington starts procedures to remove the reclusive nation from its list of state sponsors of terrorism following Pyongyang's latest nuclear declaration. Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura is set to ask the United States to increase pressure on North Korea in order to bring about progress over the issue of Pyongyang's past abductions of Japanese...

2008-06-26 06:02:52

ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel maker, wants to acquire a majority stake in a Chinese steel maker but will probably have to wait at least five years, said the chief executive, Lakshmi Mittal. China will want to complete the consolidation of its steel industry before it considers allowing foreign investors to acquire control of a strategic sector, he told reporters at a steel conference. "I do not see that in a year or so the Chinese government will change their strategy where they...

2008-06-22 12:00:31

By Jimmy Wang Keith Bradsher contributed reporting from Hong Kong. Lucy Liang contributed research from Beijing. * The decision by the Chinese government to raise consumer fuel prices by at least 16 percent illustrates the balancing act Beijing is compelled to perform in advance of the Olympics. On the one hand, rising gasoline prices could stoke inflation, and that could spark protests among poor Chinese who are hit hardest by price increases for staples like food and fuel. But...

2008-06-22 12:00:12

By Stephanie Clifford With a line of computers once made by IBM and a chief executive who hails from Dell and NCR, the Lenovo Group is not an obviously Chinese company. And that is just fine with Lenovo, which happens to be the only Chinese company to have a worldwide sponsorship for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lenovo, which bought IBM's personal computer business in 2005, plans to use its Olympics campaign to catapult the brand, which had once played understudy to the IBM name, onto the...

2008-06-20 16:40:40

They're in our computers, reading our files. The Chinese government, that is, according to two U.S. Congressmen who recently accused Beijing of sending hackers to ferret out secret documents stored on Congressional computers. The Chinese deny any involvement, but if they were lying, would we be able to prove it? The answer, according to computer and security experts, is probably not. At least, not conclusively enough for a court of law. "It's very difficult to track...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin