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2008-10-05 12:00:13

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Report by Li Bin: "Wen Jiabao Inspects Guangxi, Calls for Firm Confidence, Solid Work, Maintaining Steady, Quite Fast Economic Growth"] Nanning, 5 Oct (Xinhua) - Wen Jiabao, who is a Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and Premier of the State Council, stressed while inspecting Guangxi recently that this year, China has overcome various...

2008-09-25 09:00:48

New CNPC oil refinery to start up in December, serve SW China NANNING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China's largest oil producer, China National Petroleum Corp.

2008-09-10 09:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Business" page: "Vietnamese, Guangdong sign projects worth 1.6 billion USD"] Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese businesses and their partners from China's Guangdong signed 22 projects worth nearly 1.6 billion USD at the Vietnam-Guangdong economic and trade seminar Vietnam-Guangdong economic and trade seminar held in Hanoi on September 9.

2008-09-03 12:00:22

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Steel Giant Unveiled in China After Major Merger"] NANNING, Sept.

2008-09-03 09:00:21

China's 3rd-largest hydropower station to be fully operating this year NANNING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Longtan hydropower station, China's third-largest, will be fully operating before the end of this year, the proprietor said on Tuesday.

2008-09-02 09:00:21

Rising seawaters lapping at windowsills on south China island NANNING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people living on a south China island fear rising sea levels may soon take their homes and their livelihoods.

2008-09-01 06:00:30

By Thomas L. Friedman I had the pleasure the other day of visiting the delightfully named Zhuhai Guohua Wonderful Wind Power Exploitation Co. in Zhuhai, on the southern coast of China. It's a good news/bad news story.

2008-08-11 15:01:04

Vietnam's government says at least 82 people have been killed and nearly 40 others are missing following heavy rains and flooding in northern provinces. The flooding has swept away hundreds of homes and destroyed thousands of crops, the Vietnam News Agency reported Monday.

2008-08-07 00:00:16

Chinese authorities have evacuated nearly 400,000 people as tropical storm Kammuri headed northward after lashing Hong Kong with heavy rains. Most of those evacuated were from Guangdong province but similar measures were taken in Hainan and Guangxi Zhuang provinces, China Daily reported Thursday.

2008-07-07 09:00:47

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Society" page: "PM Launches Taiwan-invested Steel-Port Complex"] Ha Tinh (VNA) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended a ground- breaking ceremony for the Taiwan-invested 7.8 billion-USD iron and steel complex and Son Duong deep-water port in central Ha Tinh province on July 6.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.