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2010-06-11 09:00:00

HUOERGUOSIKOUAN, China, June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After an 8-day-long 5000km expedition, Dongfeng Aeolus completed its journey through China in the afternoon of May 22nd as it continued to fulfill its mission to "Explore the World". Upon reaching Horgos Port, on the China-Kazakhstan border, it boldly marched forward into Kazakhstan. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100611/CNF001 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100611/CNF001 ) Starting from...

2008-09-29 09:00:29

China publishes altitude of lowest inland point URUMQI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over the past 29 years. The same point was measured at 154.536 meters below the sea level in 1979....

2008-09-28 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Publishes Altitude of Lowest Inland Point"] Urumqi, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - China's lowest inland point is 154.31 meters below the sea level, the State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping and the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region jointly announced here on Sunday. The figure means the lowest point at Aiding Lake in the northwestern Xinjiang has gotten "higher" by 0.22 meter over...

2006-04-10 06:44:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - Police rescued more than 100 tourists trapped in buses during a heavy sandstorm in China's remote northwest, Xinhua news agency said on Monday. The storm swept up the desert sands on Sunday in the Xinjiang autonomous region, leaving four buses stranded on a highway across the Gobi Desert near the oasis town of Turpan. "Twenty-one officers ... rescued the Chinese and foreign tourists using military all-terrain vehicles," Xinhua said. "On their way to the site, they...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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