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Evidence Shows Dust And Sand Deposits In China Are Controlled By Rivers
2013-10-15 06:56:34

Royal Holloway, University of London New research published today in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews has found the first evidence that large rivers control desert sands and dust in Northern China. Northern China holds some of the world's most significant wind-blown dust deposits, known as loess. The origin of this loess-forming dust and its relationship to sand has previously been the subject of considerable debate. The team of researchers led by Royal Holloway University,...

2008-08-23 00:00:27

By Clifford Coonan Clear blue skies. A shiny, fast-moving new city. The warm applause of a global audience. And a fantastic haul of gold medals to boot. The Communist Party will be very happy this weekend when the closing festivities of the Beijing Olympic Games mark, as predicted, China's re-emergence as a global superpower. China is a country where very often you can say one thing and the opposite is also true, and in line with this dictum, it's been an Olympics of opposites. On the one...

2008-08-05 03:00:34

Chinese President Hu Jintao, calling the Beijing Olympics a grand celebration of friendship and peace for mankind, promised a high-level of Games. The showpiece event -- through which China hopes to project itself as a modern, highly advanced nation of more than 1 billion -- opens Friday amid concerns about terrorists seeking to disrupt the Games. It is also our hope that through the Games, we can show the world the sincere aspiration of the Chinese people to share the benefits of...

2008-06-20 15:00:09

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) LHASA, June 20 (Xinhua) - Tibet will reopen to foreign tourists soon, Palma Trily, executive vice chairman of Tibet, told a press conference here on Friday. The official, however, said the move would not occur immediately after Saturday's Olympic torch relay. He did not give specific date. Travel agencies in Tibet stopped to received tourists after the riot for safety concerns. The tourism market...

2008-06-17 06:00:03

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS URUMQI, China - The Olympic torch started its relay route Tuesday through China's restive western region of Xinjiang amid cheering crowds and heavy security. Torchbearers high-fived each other as they passed the flame on the streets of the capital Urumqi, guarded by a phalanx of security agents who jogged along on either side. Carefully controlled crowds waving the national flag and shouting "Go China!" stood behind metal barriers and were closely watched by police...

2006-07-05 19:23:12

By Y.P. Rajesh GANGTOK, India (Reuters) - Asian giants India and China resume border trade through a Himalayan pass on Thursday, hoping to build on warming relations and curb smuggling, 44 years after a brutal border war closed the ancient route. Businessmen from Tibet and the tiny northeastern Indian state of Sikkim will cross over into each other's territory through the border post at Nathu La pass -- which means the pass of the listening ear -- and trade at newly built marts on...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.