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2009-06-15 21:57:00

SINGAPORE, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the global economy goes through the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, countries in Asia Pacific have not been spared and experienced a slowdown in economic growth. In the first quarter of 2009, China's GDP expanded by 6.1%, its slowest in the last 10 years. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) According to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Consultant of Environmental & Building Technologies Practice Ranajay...

2009-06-08 01:48:00

BEIJING, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Telestone Technologies Corporation ("Telestone") (Nasdaq: TSTC), a leading developer and provider of wireless communication coverage solutions based in the People's Republic of China, today announced that six of its products have been selected into 'The 3rd Catalog of the Self-Developed Products in Beijing City'. The conference and signing ceremony of the second convention on the Chinese government's purchase of Zhongguancun...

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2009-05-23 12:01:38

Inspired by TV talent shows, the Dream Lab challenge will be launched this month in China by Kingston University London and the British Council in conjunction with London's Science Museum, The Design Museum, The Wellcome Trust and Bournemouth University. Art and design students from Chinese colleges and universities will be asked to communicate the science of sleeping and dreaming - anything from jet lag to the physical and psychological effects of night-working - and to use their creative...

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2008-09-22 00:05:00

Crowded streets and bustling business marked Beijing after the expiration of the government-enforced two months of traffic restrictions and factory closures during the Olympic games. Many say the traffic control measures should be kept in place, since the Chinese capital is one of the world's most polluted cities. The Olympic regulations expired midnight on Saturday, and already by mid-morning cars were already on the streets of central Beijing. The congestion and frustration are likely to...

2008-09-03 09:00:22

NEW YORK and BEIJING, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. ("China ACM") (BULLETIN BOARD: CADC) today announced that it has completed the construction of a portable plant to support the Company's involvement in the building of the Beijing to Shanghai Express Railway. The portable plant has capacity to support the production of 400,000 cubic meters of ready-mix concrete per year. At completion, the Beijing to Shanghai Express Railway will be...

2008-08-12 12:00:00

Text of report by Chinese news agency Zhongguo Xinwen She [Report by Xu Xiaoqing, Wu Kai, and De Yongjian: "American Female Tourist Injured in Beijing Drum Tower Attack is Getting Well"] Beijing, 12 Aug (ZXS) - An American female tourist who was injured in the 9 August attack at Beijing's Drum Tower was reported today as getting better, while another injured person, the Chinese female tourist guide, has been confirmed as currently receiving treatment at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital...

2008-07-26 09:00:30

By Andrew Eaton OFFICIALLY, THE FRINGE ONLY starts next Sunday, 3 August, but you can catch previews in the next few days, with the Traverse theatre opening its doors particularly early as usual. Just how eclectic and eccentric is the whole shebang this year? Decide for yourself. Eight of the following are actual shows at this year's Fringe, two we made up. Can you spot the ringers? Answers upside down at the end. 1. Enclosure 44: Humans. A unique piece of improvisational theatre in...

2008-07-07 15:00:45

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 7 July Dushanbe, 7 July: Over 1,000 families will be moved from the area which might be flooded by a reservoir of the Roghun hydroelectric power station, a source in the OJSC [open joint-stock company] Barq- i Tojik [Tajik electricity] has told Avesta. The source said that currently the leadership of the open joint- stock company the Roghun hydroelectric power station, and local administrations of Darband and Nurobod districts...

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2008-06-23 12:45:00

Developers in Shanghai hope to create the world's first carbon-neutral city, even as recent estimates put China at the top of the list as the world's larges emitter of carbon dioxide. The Dongtan project is moving slowly, and has been hampered by rising doubts over whether it will be a model for China's rapid urbanization, or just a posh community for wealthy commuters eager to flee the smog and traffic of Shanghai. "'Zero-emission' city is pure commercial hype," said Dai Xingyi, a professor...

2006-08-27 12:55:36

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's largest street party got under way on Sunday as festivities began in the narrow streets of London's Notting Hill with an estimated 300,000 visitors coming to enjoy the first day of the annual carnival. Children and adults in elaborate costumes, many decked out with multi-colored feathers and large wings, paraded along the carnival's three and a half mile route in west London to the sound of whistles, steel drums, and Caribbean music. "The weather is...


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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