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2011-05-17 14:00:00

The world's oldest panda died of old age on Tuesday at the age 34. The New York Times reported that Ming Ming was rescued in Pingwu country in the southwest province Sichuan in 1977 and had resided in Xiangjiang Wild Animal World, a safari park in southern Guangdong province, since 1998. The report said that she lived longer than most pandas. Pandas in the wild normally only live for 15 years, while those in captivity live for about 22 years. The China Panda Protection Center in Sichuan...

2008-08-06 09:00:30

China quake reconstruction panel emphasizes livelihoods, environment BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- As a 6.1-magnitude aftershock hit southwest China's Sichuan Province, the country's quake relief headquarters held its 24th meeting on reconstruction here on Tuesday, reiterating its dual focuses: livelihoods and the environment. At the meeting presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, the headquarters urged giving priority to the basic needs of the survivors of the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

WB approves 1 mln USD fund to help China identify contamination in quake regions BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank has earmarked one million U.S. dollars to help China assess possible chemical contamination in quake-ravaged Sichuan Province, the WB Beijing office told Xinhua on Wednesday. The money, from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), would finance an environment program in the five worst-hit counties in Sichuan, including Wenchuan, Beichuan and Pingwu. The program,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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