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2008-11-19 11:09:37

Ji ShaoCheng of the Université de Montréal's affiliated engineering school École Polytechnique is part of a team studying last May's devastating earthquake in China.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.