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2008-10-13 09:00:34

10 missing in southwest China coal mine accident CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ten people went missing in a coal- gas outburst in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, an official of the provincial work safety administration said. The accident took place shortly after the midday when 21 miners were working in the Xingfu coal mine in Hongqiao town, Jiang'an county, the official said. Eleven of the miners managed to escape on their own, while the other 10 were...

2008-10-13 09:00:26

Hong Kong to aid Sichuan in quake rebuilding CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will donate 1.665 billion yuan to help Sichuan Province in southwestern China with its rebuilding after the May 12 earthquake. The money, about 243.6 million U.S. dollars, will be used in 20 reconstruction projects covering infrastructural facilities, schools, hospitals and natural reserves, according to the agreements signed here Saturday. Wei Hong, executive...

2008-10-12 12:00:16

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) - Ten people went missing in a coal- gas outburst in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, an official of the provincial work safety administration said. The accident took place shortly after the midday when 21 miners were working in the Xingfu coal mine in Hongqiao town, Jiang'an county, the official said. Eleven of the miners managed to escape on...

2008-09-25 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["China's Quake Zone Hit by Downpours, With Eight Deaths, 38 Missing"] CHENGDU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - At least eight people were killed and 38 were missing amid torrential rain and ensuing disasters in Sichuan Province that was struggling to recover from the May 12 earthquake. The figures were registered as of Wednesday afternoon in Mianyang City since heavy rain began slashing the region on Monday...

2008-09-24 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) BEICHUAN, Sichuan, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - Two people were dead and 30 were missing amid torrential rain in one of the counties that was hardest-hit by the May 12 earthquake, local authorities said on Wednesday. More than 300 people sustained injuries and about 6,000 were stranded or in dire need of help, according to the local committee in charge of post-quake restoration. Downpours began to pound...

2008-09-23 12:00:41

FROM ANALYTICA, BOOTH #5122 -- Ahura Scientific, Inc., a leader in rugged, ultra-compact instruments for chemical identification, announced today it is increasing its global footprint in China with new projects and donations. During the last two years, Ahura Scientific's solutions have been used across Asia in a variety of ways, from pharmaceutical quality inspection for manufacturing to applications for emergency response that require field-deployed chemical identification technology....

2008-09-10 09:00:47

Rehabilitation centers set up for quake victims CHENGDU, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Every inch he bent down, caused Liu Chang pain. He sat on a hospital bed doing rehabilitative exercises after losing both of his legs in the May 12 earthquake in China. "It is tiring, but I feel comfortable after practice," said the 22-year-old man. For five days, Liu was trapped under a cement board in Beichuan county of the southwestern Sichuan Province, one of the worst hit areas. One leg was fully...

2008-09-10 09:00:36

China Focus: Quake-hit Sichuan draws overseas investment: official XIAMEN, Sept. 9 (Xinhua)-- The investment environment of quake- hit Sichuan Province had experienced increasing foreign investment in the past few months, said a local official at an investment fair in China's eastern Fujian Province. "The provincial government had emphasized both relief work and development after the fatal earthquake," said Huang Xiaoxiang, vice governor of the southwestern Sichuan Province, at a special...

2008-09-10 03:00:11

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Almost 200 Penalized for Discipline Violations in China Quake Relief"] BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) - A total of 186 people had incurred party disciplinary measures or administrative penalties as of Aug. 29 for discipline violations in relief work after the May 12 earthquake in southwest China, Wednesday's People's Daily reported. Sixteen were officials at or above the county level and 20...

2008-09-09 09:00:36

SW China mine gas outburst toll hits 17 CHENGDU, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from a coal mine gas outburst in southwest China's Sichuan Province rose to 17 on Monday with one person still missing, the local authority said on Monday. All the bodies of the dead were out of the pit as of 3 p.m. on Monday and their relatives had signed contracts of compensation with the mine, according to the Sichuan Provincial Work Safety Administration. The incident occurred at 2:52 a.m. on...


Latest Sichuan Reference Libraries

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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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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