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2008-09-01 06:00:03

An earthquake that hit the southern Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan has killed at least 27 people, damaged or destroyed more than 180,000 homes, and affected at least 800,000 residents, state media said Sunday. The epicenter of the quake Saturday was about 30 kilometers, or 20 miles, southeast of Panzhihua, near Sichuan's border with Yunnan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7, while Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, said...

2008-09-01 03:00:02

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in China's Sichuan province, barely recovered from the May 12 quake, and in nearby Yunnan, has risen to 32. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the two provinces Saturday afternoon -- and which was then followed by numerous aftershocks -- also injured more than 400 people and destroyed 100,000 homes, the China Daily reported Monday. At least half a million people have been affected by the quake, whose epicenter was located 30 miles southeast of...

2008-08-31 09:00:12

Chinese authorities Sunday raised the death toll from this weekend's Sichuan earthquake to 25 as hundreds of aftershocks continued to rattle the region. The number of injured was also increased to 192 while three others were listed as missing as a result of Saturday's magnitude 6.1 temblor, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The China Earthquake Administration said the epicenter was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City, hitting the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan the...

2008-08-30 12:00:28

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit southwest China Saturday, killing seven people and injuring 26, officials said. Eleven of the injured were said to have sustained serious wounds, the state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The epicenter of the quake was 30 miles southeast of Panzhihua City in Sichuan province, with most of the deaths and injuries reported in neighboring Yunnan province. Xinhua said all the affected counties in Sichuan and Yunnan reported damaged houses, but no...

2008-08-25 09:01:33

School curriculum to add psychological counseling in quake-hit Sichuan Province BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- China's southwest quake-hit Sichuan Province is to add psychological counseling to the school curriculum to relieve possible post-quake mental stress of pupils. More than 300 teachers would take their new posts as psychological tutors in primary and secondary schools in 39 counties and cities after attending a training session slated for September, Thursday's Chengdu Business...

2008-08-17 18:00:37

By He, Weihong Shi, G R; Bu, Jianjun; Niu, Zhijun ABSTRACT- A new brachiopod fauna is described from the Early and Middle Permian of Zadoi and Zhidoi counties, southern Qinghai (Changdu block), northwest China. This fauna includes 13 species in nine genera with Spinomarginifera concentrica n. sp. and Transennatia waterhousei n. sp. The Early to Middle Permian brachiopod fauna from southern Qinghai is very similar to the contemporary Cathaysian faunas of South China with which the new fauna...

2008-08-15 12:00:34

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Nomadic Tibetans in NW China's Gansu To Settle Into Permanent homes"] LANZHOU, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) - A nomadic Tibetan community in northwest China's Gansu Province will soon follow the lead of their kin in Tibet and settle down in permanent brick houses, under a government-led programme. Under the programme, more than 73,700 nomadic Tibetans living in Gannan (Southern Gansu) Prefecture will...

2008-08-15 09:00:57

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gushan Environmental Energy Limited ("Gushan" or the "Company"; NYSE: GU), China's largest producer of biodiesel as measured by annual production capacity, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2008. Highlights for Second Quarter 2008 -- Total revenues increased by 52.6% year-to-year and 20.0% quarter-on- quarter to RMB399.6 million (US$58.3 million). -- Gross profit increased by 43.8%...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

Wenchuan quake "not linked" to Sichuan water projects: Chinese official BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The massive May 12 earthquake centered in Wenchuan County in the southwestern province of Sichuan had no direct link with the development of water resources in Sichuan, such as dams, a Chinese official said on Wednesday. The county seat of Wenchuan lies atop fault lines and Wenchuan is historically earthquake-prone, said Cheng Dianlong, deputy chief of the State Flood Control and Drought...

2008-08-11 09:01:01

In touch with the intangible in China's Olympics Green (1) By Yang Jianxiang, Xinhua writer BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- You can buy a brightly-colored mask, with its exaggerated expression, at any souvenir shop here. It can become a child's toy or a decoration in your home, a souvenir of your trip. But you might want to know more about its origin, use, meaning and production. The answers lie in history, technique and artistry. The mask is material, the answers are not. They comprise...


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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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