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2010-09-20 07:02:00

BEIJING, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has launched several new routes for the late summer and autumn seasons, giving further options to customers who plan on travelling over the coming months. A number of new tourist routes have been launched including Beijing-Manzhouli, Chengdu-Urumqi-Korla Sinkiang and Chongqing-Qingdao. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO) For the...

2006-10-30 21:00:16

By Antoaneta Bezlova - Asia Water Wire* HOTAN, Oct. 30, 2006 (IPS/GIN) -- It takes two people to keep watch on the desert road which emerges from the sands and disappears back into the sands. The roadside cabin where they live -- the sole dwelling visible -- is a well station, identified only as 'No. 27.' "Life in the desert is too lonely for a single man," explains Gong Kailong, who despite his weather-beaten looks is not a desert native but hails from Gansu in inland China. He is posted...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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