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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. Friday's People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling party, ran a commentary appealing to administrations and common people...

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,...

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. The money, from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), would finance an environment programme...

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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. Around the world, earthquakes like the one in China are associated with triggered aftershocks that are very large. In 1999, a 7.1 earthquake in Duzce, Turkey, followed a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Izmit, Turkey. In 2004, an 8.7 magnitude...

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. The Qingjiang River, near Qingchuan County, where more than 4,600 died in the May 12 earthquake, was blocked in several places by rock slides, causing three "quake lakes" formed after the May 12 earthquake....

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. Now, a new experiment combines traffic building tools, altruism, and good old capitalistic self-interest to help victims of the May 12 earthquake in Sichuan, China, which killed at least 50,000...

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. The program will have seven terms, each of which will train 80 to 100 people. The courses will be held in six areas hit worst by the May 12 disaster: Dujiangyan,...

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. Despite frequent landslides and mudslides, a 26-strong team has struggled in the past five days to collect first-hand evidence of damage to the giant panda's habitats, said officials at Wolong National...

2008-06-26 18:02:40

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has efforts under way on several fronts to help aid victims of the recent tornadoes and flooding in the Central United States, the Myanmar cyclone, and Wenchuan earthquake in China's Sichuan province. AAdvantage members can help by contributing to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support UNICEF's emergency response efforts in China and Myanmar, as well as the American Red Cross to support Central U.S. floods and tornadoes...