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Tiger Moms Should Tame Parenting Approach
2012-01-11 04:31:22

The Eastern view of parenting, as defined by best-selling author and self-described “tiger mother” Amy Chua, is that children should be pushed to excel at all costs. Parents needn´t worry about their happiness, she argues, only their success. But now a Michigan State University scholar is refuting that theory. In her research, Desiree Baolian Qin — who, like Chua, is a Chinese mother — found that high-achieving Chinese students were more depressed and...

2011-10-21 13:51:19

Professor Qin Wenbin from BaoTou Medical College first identified the hemoglobin (Hb) A2 phenomenon 30 years ago. His first paper on this phenomenon was published in Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica, in Chinese, in 1981. Subsequent research investigating its mechanism was published in Chinese in the Chinese Biochemical Journal and Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1991 and more recently in Electrophoresis, in 2010. Using electrophoretic methods, he discovered that Hb is...

2010-07-26 07:30:00

BEIJING, July 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Fire & Security Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CFSG) ("China Fire" or "the Company"), a leading industrial fire protection product and solution provider in China, today announced that Mr. Tongzhou Qin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective July 21st, 2010. Mr. Qin joined China Fire in March 2010 as Deputy General Manager of Sureland Industrial Fire Safety Limited ("Sureland"), responsible for finance, internal audit, human...

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2009-06-12 10:56:05

More clay figures of high-ranking officers may be revealed in the renewed excavation of China's famous terra cotta army, archaeologists said. A third phase of excavation is to begin Saturday on the largest of three pits containing the terra cotta army in Xian, in northwest China, China Daily reported Friday. The life-sized soldier and horse statues date from 210 B.C. and are part of the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. The majority of the figures found so far are...

2009-04-20 20:13:51

China's historic Great Wall is about 1,550 miles longer than previously thought, a government survey reveals. The wall had been thought to be around 3,975 miles long, but all its parts added together total 5,533 miles, the Mainichi Daily News reported Monday. The surveyors followed the wall's remnants through 10 provinces, special autonomous regions and municipalities from the easternmost Ming section of the wall in Liaoning province to its westernmost extension in Gansu province, the...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

China urges Japan to remove chemical weapons abandoned during WWII BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday urged Japan to accelerate the process of removing chemical weapons it abandoned in China during the Second World War. "We expect Japan to do its utmost to quicken the process of removing abandoned chemical weapons and wipe out the related threats at an early date," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular press briefing. Qin's comments came after a court in Tokyo...

2008-06-16 15:00:00

A professor at Michigan State University said he has launched an Internet role playing game to teach people about the language and culture of China. Yong Zhao, distinguished professor of educational psychology and technology, created the Zon/New Chengo Internet game for people to learn what life is like in modern China, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday. Games are supposed to be fun and educational. This game offers a vicarious, virtual experience of China, said Zhao, who was born in a...

2007-07-03 00:20:00

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese researchers say they have found a strange pyramid-shaped chamber while surveying the massive underground tomb of China's first emperor and theorize it was built as a passageway for his soul. Remote sensing equipment has revealed what appears to be a 100-foot-high room above Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb near the ancient capital of Xi'an in Shaanxi province, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. The room has not been excavated. Diagrams of the chamber are based...

2006-06-15 21:11:53

BEIJING (Reuters) - The trial of Zhao Yan, a New York Times researcher China accuses of fraud and leaking state secrets, opened on Friday, in a case critics say is in violation of Chinese and international law. Lawyers for Zhao, 44, said he would plead not guilty, but expressed little hope he would be cleared of the charges for which he faces more than 10 years in prison. "Because these kind of cases are very special, the court seldom accepts the opinions of the defense," said Guan...

2006-04-20 07:51:36

BEIJING (Reuters) - China took a swipe on Thursday at British transplant experts who accused it of removing organs from executed prisoners in order to sell them, saying the same practice used to happen in Britain. The British Transplantation Society said on Wednesday there was an accumulating body of evidence that suggested organs of executed Chinese prisoners were being removed for transplants and sold without the prior consent of the prisoners or their families. "I want to remind...


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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