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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.

2008-08-11 09:01:01

IN BEIJING but tired of the Games?Why not take in a showing of Kung Fu Panda? One of only 20 foreign films allowed into China each year, the Jack Black-voiced animated blockbuster has caused controversy since its release.

2008-08-09 03:05:00

Just 30 minutes before the earthquake that killed tens of thousands in the Chinese province of Sichuan in May, local video footage captured on a cell phone revealed rainbow lights in the clouds.

2008-08-06 09:00:30

China quake reconstruction panel emphasizes livelihoods, environment BEIJING, Aug.

2008-08-05 12:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld-Writethu: 6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits SW China, Causing One death"] BEIJING, Aug.

2008-08-04 15:00:54

Smiles on children's faces today eclipsed the star power of the USA Basketball Senior Men's National players and legends who visited several young patients at Shanghai Children's Medical Center while in town for the USA Basketball International Challenge.

2008-08-03 09:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "2nd Ld-Writethru: Olympic Torch Relay Ends First Leg in Quake-Hit Sichuan Province"] GUANG'AN, Sichuan Province, Aug.

2008-07-31 12:01:05

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Needs 12 Bln Yuan To Restore Medical System in Quake-Hit zone"] Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) - A total of 12 billion yuan (about 1.76 billion US dollars) will be needed to restore the medical system in the quake-hit zone, according to a health official here on Thursday.

2008-07-25 09:00:51

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Senior China Official Urges Tough Scrutiny of Quake Relief Resources"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - A Chinese senior official has called for tighter supervision of quake relief to ensure the transparent use of resources.

2008-07-11 06:00:39

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Three major subsidiaries of Dongfang Electric Company Limited (SSE:600875) (Deyang, Sichuan), the flagship company of Dongfang Electric Corporation (Chengdu, Sichuan), have signed major equipment-supply contracts for two coal-fired power plants in India.

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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...

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...

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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The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.