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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...

2008-09-26 09:00:21

Typhoon Hagupit moves into Vietnam after killing 10 in China NANNING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Hagupit, which killed 10 people in south China since Wednesday when it made landfall, was downgraded to a severe tropical storm and moved into Vietnam on Thursday morning, the local observatory said. The deteriorating storm moved into northern Vietnam at 8 a.m. with winds of 43.2 kilometers per hour in its eye, according to the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Regional Meteorological Observatory....

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. (CNPC), will start up a 10-million-ton oil refinery in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in December, a step to relieve tight energy supply in southwest China, the regional governor said on Wednesday. Work on the plant, costing more than 15 billion yuan (2.2 billion U.S. dollars), was launched at the end of 2006 in the...

2008-09-03 09:00:46

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tongji Healthcare, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TONJ), a premier provider of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical services in China, reports that it is in advanced discussions with Guangxi Tongji Pharmaceutical to acquire 100% interest in 27 privately held stores in the Guanxi Province. Formal acquisition of Pharmacies is pending mutual due diligence. Yun-hui Yu, President and CEO stated, " Since our Hospitals inception, we have always had a close...

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. The seven sets of generators, with a capacity of 700,000 kw each, will all be put into operation by the end of the year, said Dai Bo, general manager of the Longtan Hydropower Development Company. Five generators have begun operation and two are...

2008-08-29 15:00:44

No pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in South China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region caused no pollution to air or water, authorities said. The regional Department of Environmental Protection said that samples taken after the explosion ripped through an organic compound workshop inside the plant, owned by Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co., at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, showed no pollution. The...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

China chemical plant blast death toll rises to five NANNING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of five people died, 55 others were injured and 14 were missing after a chemical plant exploded in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early on Tuesday, rescuers said. The fire, yet to be extinguished, was under control, said Ma Dewen, chief of the region's firefighters general squad. He said about 11,500 people, living within 3 km of the plant, owned by Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co.,...

2008-08-26 15:00:56

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in south China has reached 16 after rescuers found five more bodies on Tuesday evening. Six others are still listed as missing and 57 were injured in the blast which happened at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Fourteen of the dead were identified as workers at the plant, while the other two were yet to be identified,...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'