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2005-11-16 00:04:21

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's current leaders played a prominent role in the secrecy-shrouded 1990 burial of reformist Communist Party chief Hu Yaobang, whose death in 1989 sparked the Tiananmen pro-democracy protests.

2005-10-27 02:46:37

Please read in first paragraph ..."died in Beijing on Wednesday.".. instead of ..."died in Beijing on Thursday.".. A corrected repeat follows.

2005-10-27 03:04:58

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese vice president and "red capitalist" Rong Yiren, who created the country's top financial conglomerate, has died in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday. He was 89. He died on Wednesday night.

2005-10-27 00:37:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese vice president and "red capitalist" Rong Yiren, who created the country's top financial conglomerate, died in Beijing on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. He was 89.

2005-10-14 00:40:04

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - One of the most radical opponents of Chinese Communist rule, who once planned to explode a hot air balloon above Tiananmen Square scattering pro-democracy leaflets, has been jailed for life on terrorism charges.

2005-10-11 07:20:00

Eight years ago, Chen Hua thought she'd put poverty behind her when she left her remote, mountain village in Sichuan province for a factory job in China's booming Pearl River Delta.

2005-10-06 06:36:26

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore will not allow gay parades to be held in the city-state because it clashes with the views of many conservative Singaporeans, the prime minister said on Thursday.

2005-09-12 02:40:46

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China will no longer regard the death toll in natural disasters as a state secret, the official Xinhua news agency said on Monday, as part of government efforts to improve transparency.

2005-09-08 02:00:00

By John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Internet giant Yahoo Inc. defended itself on Thursday against accusations that it supplied data to Chinese authorities which led to the imprisonment of a journalist, saying it has to abide local laws. Press watchdogs accused Yahoo Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd.

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2005-08-19 07:51:47

Floozie or role model, attention monger or free spirit? For months, China has been debating what to make of its latest Internet-born star, a young woman known nationwide as Furong Jiejie, aka Sister Furong.


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dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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