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2009-10-19 08:45:00

BEIJING, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The China Guide is adding a new destination to their sightseeing itineraries with the re-opening of the historical Qianmen Street in the city center.

2008-08-04 09:00:17

By Associated Press BEIJING -- A small group of protesters has clashed with police near Tiananmen Square in China's capital, saying they were evicted from their homes to make way for reconstruction ahead of the Olympic Games.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.