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2008-09-12 09:00:31

Chinese leaders watch art performance by disabled people BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- With the Beijing Paralympic Games under way, Chinese President Hu Jintao and other top leaders watched a musical and dancing performance staged by disabled artists in Beijing on Thursday night. The grand show, titled "My Dream," was presented by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) in the Poly Theatre in downtown Beijing. Specially prepared for the Beijing Olympics and...

2008-08-11 09:01:11

China's top political advisor meets Mexican, Vietnamese guests BEIJING, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin met with former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo De Leon and Vietnam's State President Nguyen Minh Triet on Thursday, a day before the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games. During the meeting with Zedillo, Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, spoke highly of the positive contribution Zedillo...

2008-08-08 09:01:16

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Report by reporter Wu Jing: "(Beijing Olympics) Jia Qinglin Meets with Foreign Guests Attending the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics"] Beijing, 7 Aug (Xinhua) - Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference [CPPCC], separately met with foreign guests who would be attending the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics at the Great Hall of the...

2006-06-11 19:08:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's vice mayor, who is in charge of construction for the 2008 Olympics, has been dismissed from office for corruption and bad morals, the official Chinese Xinhua news agency said on Sunday. The agency said that the Beijing Municipal People's Congress had decided to remove Liu Zhihua from his post after being found guilty of wrongdoings, which were "quite serious" and had "baneful social influence." China's Ministry of Supervision has put Liu's case on file...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'