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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...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "3rd Ld-Writethru: Death Toll From Northeast China Mine Explosion Rises To 27"] SHENYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) - The death toll from a gas explosion at a coal mine in northeast China rose to 27 with the bodies of three missing miners being recovered, local authorities said on Thursday. The explosion took place at 9 a.m. Thursday when 41 miners were working in the mine in Fuxin, Liaoning...

2008-09-04 09:00:12

Authorities in northeast China say 24 people died Thursday in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Liaoning Province. Six other people were hurt and rescuers were searching for three miners trapped in the mine in Fuxin, Xinhua, China's official news agency reported. Forty-one people were underground when the explosion occurred in the mine, which began operation in 1999 and extracts up to 40,000 tons of coal a year, Xinhua reported.

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: Mine Explosion Kills 23 in Northeast China"] SHENYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) - Twenty-three people were killed on Thursday morning in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Fuxin, northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to local authorities. Rescuers are searching for four other miners who were trapped in the mine in Qinghemen district of Fuxin. The explosion took place at around 9...

2008-09-04 06:00:07

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld: Mine Explosion Kills 24 in Northeast China"] SHENYANG, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) - Twenty-four people were killed and six injured on Thursday morning in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Fuxin, northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to local authorities. Rescuers are searching for three other miners who were still trapped in the mine in Qinghe district of Fuxin. The explosion took...

2008-08-12 06:00:49

By Ted C. Fishman P eople in my home town, Chicago, are watching the Beijing Olympics carefully. Like everyone I've talked to, I'm dazzled. I also hope China does well in the Games because, as a frequent visitor to China, I know how much the Games mean to my friends there. Chicago is vying to host the Summer Games in 2016. What on earth could Chicago do to top the $50 billion party the Chinese government is throwing? With the thousands of rhythmic humans and the greatest fireworks...

2008-08-03 12:00:25

By Ken McLaughlin and Linda Goldston, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Aug. 3--Amelia Lam, a 36-year-old teacher's assistant, emigrated from Hong Kong to San Jose five years ago. When she talks about how proud she is that China is hosting the Summer Olympics, she almost glows. For Cher Fu of Santa Clara, all the hype about the Games is a daily reminder of her family's nightmare. Three years ago, she says, her parents were thrown into a Chinese forced-labor camp, tortured and brainwashed....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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