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2009-09-28 11:22:46

Seismologists reported Sunday that last year’s violent 7.9-magnitude Sichuan earthquake was likely to be a once-in-4,000-year event.

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2009-09-21 13:32:21

A group of 60 giant pandas relocated by the massive earthquake last year is expected to be returned home by 2012, according to state media.

2009-08-12 06:41:00

JIASHAN, China, Aug.

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2009-08-11 15:30:00

China is set to retrace the journey of Pere Jean Pierre Armand David, the French Catholic missionary who made giant pandas known to the West.

2009-07-30 07:00:00

SHISHI, China, July 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Marine Food Group Ltd.

2009-07-29 11:07:00

JIASHAN, China, July 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOL) (AIM: SOLA), a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers, today held a ceremony to celebrate the official grand opening of its 3,000 metric tonne ("MT") polysilicon manufacturing facility and the successful output of the first batch of polysilicon from Phase 1 of the plant in Meishan city, Sichuan province, China.

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2009-07-24 13:05:00

Chinese officials announced on Friday the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

2009-06-24 05:17:00

BEIJING, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Xinhua Library Foundation ("the Foundation") today announced the reopening of a school in Ning Qiang County, Shaanxi Province that was severely damaged during the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

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2009-05-08 13:58:16

The massive Sichuan earthquake in China last year has decelerated efforts to save the country’s giant panda, which is regarded as China’s national treasure.

2009-05-07 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced that it has completed construction of their new production facility in Chengdu and the expansion project has entered into the testing production phase. All of the new equipment has been installed in the new production facility and Tianyin is currently testing the...


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Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

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2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a unique appearance. It had small dorsal plates and large shoulder spikes (or spines). The spines were...

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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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