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2006-03-11 03:52:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - An adviser to China's parliament has called on organizers of the Beijing Olympics to minimize disruption to the local population during the 2008 Games. "According to past experience, the host city of the Olympic Games will witness an influx of hundreds of thousands of people within a dozen days, which will affect the life of the local citizens for certain," Tian Maijiu, a member of the advisory body to the National People's Congress, told state news agency...

2006-03-05 06:34:32

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's 2008 Olympic Games will be entirely self-funding and not divert funds from reforms aimed at helping China's rural poor, a leading Chinese sports official said on Sunday. Organiser Tu Mingde said fears expressed by members of China's parliament that the country could not afford to spend too much on the Games illustrated a misconception about the source of the $2 billion operational budget. "I think these concerns are understandable and...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'