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2008-07-25 09:00:51

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Senior China Official Urges Tough Scrutiny of Quake Relief Resources"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - A Chinese senior official has called for tighter supervision of quake relief to ensure the transparent use of resources.

2008-07-25 06:00:29

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua "China Focus": "Olympic Media Village Opens, China Opens To Global Media"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - The Olympic Media Village opened on Friday for 21,600 domestic and foreign registered reporters, amid some foreign media's concerns about free reporting in China.

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.

2008-07-09 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "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 US dollars to help China assess possible chemical contamination in quake-ravaged Sichuan Province, the WB Beijing office told Xinhua on Wednesday.

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2008-07-07 10:21:14

The May 12 earthquake that rocked Sichuan Province in China was the first there in recorded history and unexpected in its magnitude. Now a team of geoscientists is looking at the potential for future earthquakes due to earthquake-induced changes in stress.

2008-07-03 09:00:43

Debris blasted to ease pressure on rising lake in China's quake zone QINGCHUAN, Sichuan, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Engineers on Wednesday blasted blockages on a river at risk of bursting its banks and threatening 160,000 people in southwest China's earthquake-battered Sichuan Province.

2008-06-30 09:02:45

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua report by unnamed staff reporter: "Xi Jinping Meets Sichuan Earthquake Inspection Groups From Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions"] Chengdu, 29 Jun (Xinhua) -Vice President Xi Jinping met with Sichuan Earthquake Inspection Groups of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) in Dujiangyan, Sichuan on 28 June respectively led by HKSAR...

2008-06-30 09:02:35

SHANGHAI, China, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On the Internet, traffic is money. This Web 2.0 mantra brings about all sorts of odd phenomena. With sites like Yuwie, social networkers can get paid to gossip and gawk at videos. Bloggers can use sites like PayPerPost to receive money for their postings.

2008-06-27 09:03:10

China training medical staff to help traumatized quake survivors BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Health said on Thursday that a psychological training program for medical workers in the quake zone has started, Scores of well-known Chinese specialists in psychiatry and psychology will be invited to participate.

2008-06-27 09:02:35

China's major panda reserve resumes field inspection after quake CHENGDU, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Staff at Wolong nature reserve, a major habitat of giant pandas in southwest China's Sichuan Province, have resumed field inspections to evaluate the living environment of the endangered species.


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