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2008-09-01 15:15:00

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 40 in Southwest China Earthquake"] Huili, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - Two more deaths were reported Monday afternoon in Huili County, bringing the death toll from the 6.1-magnitude quake that struck southwest China's Sichuan and Yunnan provinces on Saturday to 40, according to local authorities. The county in Sichuan reported 25 deaths as 8 a.m. Monday. The Ministry of...

2008-09-01 09:00:08

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 38 in SW China Earthquake"] HUILI, Sichuan, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) - The death toll in Saturday's 6.1-magnitude quake in Sichuan and Yunnan has risen to 38, according to local authorities. Huili County, the worst-hit region in Sichuan, registered five more deaths as of 8 a.m. Monday, raising the death toll to 32 in the province. A total of 321 people were injured in the...

2008-08-31 09:00:12

Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region. The number of injured was also increased to 192 while three others were listed as missing as a result of Saturday's magnitude 6.1 temblor, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The China Earthquake Administration said the epicenter was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City, hitting the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan the...

2008-08-30 12:00:28

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit southwest China Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 26, officials said. Eleven of the injured were said to have sustained serious wounds, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The epicenter of the quake was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City in Sichuan province, with most of the deaths and injuries reported in neighboring Yunnan province. Xinhua said all the affected counties in Sichuan and Yunnan reported damaged houses, but no...

2008-08-29 06:00:44

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Aluminum Corporation of China (NYSE:ACH) (Chalco) (Beijing) recently laid the foundation for a 300,000-ton deep-processing copper project in the Qidian Industry Park in Kunming, the capital of southwestern China's Yunnan province. The $290 million project is one of the largest copper-processing projects ever planned in China. It will process 100,000 metric tons of copper plate and 200,000 metric tons of copper rods. For...

2008-08-26 06:00:41

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Aluminum Corporation of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) (Chalco) (Beijing) has laid the foundation of a copper processing factory in southern Yunnan Province. Xiao Yaqing, General Manager of Chalco, hosted the ceremony on August 19 in the Qidian Industrial Park in the city of Kunming, the capital of Yunnan. The factory is designed to produce 100,000 tons of copper strips and sheets and 200,000 tons of copper rods annually and will...

2008-08-15 12:00:44

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["Flood-Triggered Hazards Threaten Safety of Almost 2,000 in SW China"] KUNMING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) - The flood that plagued southwest China's Yunnan Province has triggered many cave-ins, landslides and mudslides, leaving 147 hidden geological disasters and threatening the safety of about 1,980 people. Heavy rainstorms hit Hekou County last Saturday, on the border with Vietnam, hurting the livelihood...

2008-08-04 09:00:47

China to release 700 hours of Chang'e-1 data BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China will release over 700 hours of data sent back by the Chang'e-1 satellite to domestic authorized users and the European Space Agency, according to the State Administration of Science Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) on Friday. As of 2 p.m. on Friday, the country's first moon probe satellite had sent back more than 700 hours of data to two ground receiving stations, one in Miyun County on...

2008-07-30 09:00:58

Air passengers stranded in Kunming leave on rescheduled flights KUNMING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- All the airline passengers stranded here in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province left on Tuesday on two separate rescheduled flights. Ai Qingping, duty manager at the Kunming office of China Southern Airlines, told Xinhua they had arranged two new flights -- one for Guiyang, the other for Changsha -- for the stranded passengers and promised to pay each person 100 yuan (about 14 U.S....

2008-07-29 09:00:53

China air passengers scuffle with security staff after delays KUNMING, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Passengers stranded at the airport here in the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province scuffled with security staff on Tuesday after their demands for information on new flights were not met. According to a Xinhua reporter at the airport, three China Southern Airlines (CSA) flights -- two to Guiyang, one to Changsha - - were delayed on Monday evening by bad weather at their destinations,...

Latest Kunming Reference Libraries

Asian Badger, Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be found at an elevation of up to 13,000 feet and is separated from the European badger by the Volga...

Crab-eating Mongoose, Herpestes urva
2012-11-16 13:32:25

The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a mammal that can be found in east and Southeast Asia. Its range includes southern China, Nepal, Myanmar, and northeastern India, as well as areas Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. This species is active mainly at night, spending a good percentage of their time in water or near water and other moist areas. It is slender in appearance, with a short tail and hairy feet. Its fur is typically grey on the upper side and lighter on...

2008-05-27 16:29:53

The Kunming Dog is a wolf-dog hybrid which was bred in the 1950s as a military dog in Kunming, Yunnan. The breed was developed from a pool of wolfdogs, civil dogs and shepherd dogs. The bred was officially recognized in China in 1988 and is now widely used by the Chinese police and military. The Kunming Dog has also been known as a good watchdog and guard dog. The breed appears similar to the German Shepherd, but it is taller and has a shorter coat. The Kunming Dog stands 25 to 27 inches...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'