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2009-12-07 08:50:00

BEIJING, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In continuing his effort to give travelers a visual introduction of Beijing, photographer and China travel business owner, Peter Danford, has invested in leading edge technology to display 360 degree video panoramas on The China Guide, a travel portal. Danford has been shooting still panoramas since the technology became available from Apple in 1994. In the past 15 years he has shot panoramas all across Asia including Hong Kong, China, Tibet,...

2009-11-02 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading total solution provider of industrial fire protection systems in China, today announced that it plans to report its third quarter 2009 financial results on Monday, November 9, 2009 before the market opens. The Company will also hold a conference call to discuss the financial results the same day at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Listeners may access the...

2009-09-30 14:49:02

The European Union's new leader in EU-Chinese relations says he favors ending a 20-year arms embargo with China. I think we should remember that things have changed somewhat in the last few years. The climate in the relations between China and the rest of the world has changed, said Crescenzio Rivellini, the newly elected chairman of the EU delegation to China. Arm sales from EU member states to China have been banned since the 1989 incident in Tiananmen Square during which the Chinese army...

2009-04-29 05:00:00

GUANGZHOU, China, April 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Visiting the Canton Fair this year, you might feel lost in the crowd. With hundreds of thousands of buyers, tens of thousands of suppliers, and hundreds of nationalities trading a wide variety of products, it might seem as though your only points of connection are pre-arranged online. But there are two things that link the Chinese Machinery salesman, the Saudi Arabian textile buyer, and the American conglomerate: they have the desire to...

2009-03-09 07:00:00

BEIJING, March 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Colorme (Beijing) Info Tech Co., Ltd has began to R&D mobile game software for iPhone platform since the beginning of 2008. They focus on Chinese folk, entertainment and other type of games. Until now, they have about ten games on-line. Their games are popular with players from Europe, Southeast Asia, Asia, and America. Rattle Drum, one of the series of the Chinese traditional folk toys that is made by Colorme (Beijing) Info Tech Co., Ltd is...

2009-02-13 07:00:00

MEDINA, Ohio, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its subsidiary, Carboline Company, acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese licensee, Carboline Dalian Paint Production Co., Ltd. (Carboline Dalian). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The remaining 51% of the joint venture will be owned by UniChemical Company, a long-standing partner of Carboline in another joint venture, Carboline Korea Ltd. Carboline Dalian, with...

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2008-11-07 08:30:00

A new study suggests the demise of some of China's ruling dynasties may have been linked to changes in the strength of monsoon rains. Researchers uncovered the findings in a 1,800-year record of the Asian monsoon preserved in a stalagmite from a Chinese cave. A US-Chinese team found that weak and dry monsoon periods coincided with the demise of the Tang, Yuan and Ming imperial dynasties. Stalagmites told the history of strong and weak cycles in the monsoon - the rains that water crops to feed...

2008-09-17 12:00:30

Continued engagement with China provides a measure of much needed stability in a volatile economy, the US-China Business Council (USCBC) said today. The completion of the latest meeting of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) saw further incremental progress on key issues, USCBC President John Frisbie said, and reaffirmed the importance of the US's trading relationship with China. "This is the most important economic relationship that the United States will have in...

2008-09-14 06:00:16

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: Chemical Plant Blasts in NE China, Leaving One Dead, Two Missing"] SHENYANG, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) - One worker was confirmed dead and two others remained missing, after an explosion in a petrochemical plant in northeast China's Liaoning Province at 5:46 a.m. on Sunday. The body of Wang Guiyan, a female worker at the plant, was recovered Sunday morning, according to the Funeral House...

2008-09-08 09:00:36

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Two More Rescued From Flooded Mine, 16 Remain Trapped"] Zhengzhou, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) - Two more miners were pulled out of a flooded coal mine in central China's Henan Province on Monday, bringing the total number rescued to eight, emergency crews said. Sixteen miners remain trapped in the Renhe Coal Mine in Changzhuang Township in the city of Yuzhou. The pit was flooded at 5:45 am on...


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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