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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....

2008-08-03 12:00:13

By Andrew Jacobs Juliet Macur contributed reporting. * The Chinese authorities, bowing to criticism from Olympic officials, foreign journalists and Western political leaders, have lifted some of the restrictions that blocked Web sites at the main press center for the Summer Games, although other politically sensitive sites remained inaccessible Friday. The government made no announcement about the partial lifting of its fire wall and it was unclear if the change would be temporary....

2008-07-28 06:01:05

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Sydney, July 28 Kyodo - Leading Chinese dissident Chen Ziming, currently on his first overseas trip since being released from prison over a decade ago, plans to test the Chinese government's "free entry, free exit" policy ahead of the Beijing Olympics, he said here Monday. Two months ago, Chen was granted permission by the government to leave the country, a move he described as an important step towards a more tolerant...

2008-06-24 02:30:10

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The contract for building the first Chinese-made 200,000-ton mixing, pressing, and pelleting machine for the production of ethylene was awarded to Dalian Rubber and Plastic Machinery Company Limited (SHA:600346) (Dalian, China). Production has already started, and the expected completion date is March 2009. The building of this 200,000-ton machine has received close attention from China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation...

2006-06-28 06:26:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has recovered the bodies of 56 coal miners trapped by floods over a month ago, state media said on Wednesday, the same day a gas blast killed 22 people in another mine. The bodies of all the miners trapped on May 18 in Zuoyun county in the northern province of Shanxi had been found by Wednesday, Xinhua new agency said. Wednesday's gas blast also injured 37 in a colliery owned by the Fuxin Mining Group in the northeastern province of Liaoning, Xinhua said,...

2005-12-13 00:29:34

By Ben Blanchard and George Nishiyama KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A long-standing feud between Japan and China caught the spotlight on Tuesday on the eve of the first East Asian summit, rekindling concerns that the bad blood could thwart progress of the new grouping. Japan and China, along with South Korea and 10 Southeast Asian nations, are due to meet India, Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday and plot the direction of a grouping that some say could sow the seeds of a pan-Asian...

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2005-11-17 00:30:00

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING -- Chinese student Lai Junjie loves American movies, dreams of studying at M.I.T. and is working hard polishing his American-accented English. But ask him what he feels about U.S. government criticism of China's human rights record, arms sales to Taiwan and visits by Tibet's spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to Washington, and the smile falls from his face. "They are not friendly to China," said Lai, 21. "I like Americans but I don't like their government. Too many...