Latest Wang Wei Stories

2006-08-08 03:02:13

By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Olympics, which open two years to the day, will act as a catalyst for political and social development in China, organizing committee Secretary General Wang Wei said on Tuesday. Many within the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had hoped awarding China the Games would help accelerate reform in the Communist-controlled state. "For the whole society, the Olympic Games will speed up reform and opening up," Wang said at a news...

2005-12-07 02:46:55

By Ben Blanchard and Vivi Lin BEIJING (Reuters) - A vice mayor in charge of evacuating a Chinese city after a chemical plant exploded has been found dead at home, a city official said on Wednesday, as a toxic river flow resulting from the accident continued to spread. Wang Wei, vice mayor in the northeastern city of Jilin, had been in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the November 13 blast, state media reports said at the time. Wang was quoted as saying that the accident would...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.