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2010-11-07 10:50:49

Focus of special issue by world's premier seismology journal The devastating 2008 Wenchuan earthquake marks a defining moment for China's earthquake science program. The focus of a special November issue of the prestigious Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA), the M 7.9 earthquake has garnered intense interest among seismologists, allowing the Chinese science community to demonstrate its capability to a global audience. The earthquake produced an enormous disaster, killing...

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...

2006-01-11 23:20:33

By Chris Buckley BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party vigilantly guards its history, but in 2006 the country must navigate a cascade of traumatic anniversaries of Mao Zedong's rule that may provoke debate over its censored past. Forty years ago, in May 1966, Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, the tumultuous mass campaign that spiralled into a decade of violence and repression. The 30th anniversary of Mao's death is September 9. Then there is the October 6 arrest of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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