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2011-03-09 08:30:00

FUZHOU, China, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-Firstcall/ -- China Yida Holding Company (Nasdaq: CNYD) ("China Yida" or the "Company"), a leading diversified entertainment enterprise in China, today announced the appointment of Mr. Laihong Wang as Vice President of the Company to lead the marketing of the Company's tourism business. Laihong Wang, aged 53, has over 20 years experience in the tourism industry. Prior to joining China Yida, he was General Manager of Hengdian Dongyang Studio...

2005-12-31 01:22:24

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has sacked or punished senior government officials in the country's affluent east over a pollution stand-off that turned violent, the official Xinhua News Agency said, as Beijing tries to get tough on industrial abuses. China -- which wants to portray an image of being responsive to growing peasant dissatisfaction -- has stepped up efforts to hold officials accountable for their slips-ups or misdeeds. Tang Yong, the former party secretary of Dongyang city...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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