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2006-07-19 01:28:33

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin has quietly emerged from retirement, an apparent attempt to influence leadership changes due next year and safeguard his own legacy, political sources and analysts said.

2006-07-10 15:54:12

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Thai trade officials discussed plans for resuming free trade talks put on hold earlier this year because of political turmoil in Thailand, a U.S. trade official said on Monday. U.S.

2006-06-29 01:48:53

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong action movie star Jackie Chan is looking to bequeath half his fortune to charity, following in the footsteps of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, local media reported on Thursday. "I have also written down (a will), ...

2006-06-19 00:45:00

BEIJING (Reuters) - A top official in China's space program has set 2024 for the country's first moonwalk, a Hong Kong newspaper reported on Monday, cementing its position as a new space power.

2006-06-15 07:45:00

Yao Defen, believed to be the world's tallest woman, has begun treatment in a Shanghai hospital to rid her of a brain tumor at the root of her gigantism.

2006-05-30 07:30:40

BEIJING (Reuters) - A secret U.S. plan to attack Chinese nuclear weapons sites more than four decades ago prompted Mao Zedong to temporarily abandon efforts to improve living standards, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

2006-05-19 00:23:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mao Zedong, the founder of Communist China, is to fall victim to a distinctly capitalist tradition when his portrait goes up for auction next month.

2006-03-30 08:33:03

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra cut short their protest at Bangkok's biggest shopping mall on Thursday amid signs of a public wearying of weeks of street demonstrations.

2006-03-27 03:33:22

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained a Chinese-born film maker who is a permanent U.S. resident, a family member said on Monday, weeks before President Hu Jintao visits the United States.

2006-03-11 00:46:00

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - The number of people China convicted last year grew as fast as the national economy, but a shortage of judges means the courts are clogging up, the Chinese chief justice told parliament on Saturday.

Word of the Day
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".