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2014-06-13 08:20:13

BEIJING, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 11th, China's State Council executive meeting passed the "Medium-term and Long-term Planning for the Development of Logistics", and made arrangement for the construction of traffic corridors to create the Yangtze River Economic Belt, which infuses strong impetus for China's e-commerce. Facing such favorable national policies, Dangdang announced that it launched the expansion of warehousing and logistics bases for the second phase in...

2014-05-09 12:15:40

University of Virginia A new cultural psychology study has found that psychological differences between the people of northern and southern China mirror the differences between community-oriented East Asia and the more individualistic Western world – and the differences seem to have come about because southern China has grown rice for thousands of years, whereas the north has grown wheat. "It's easy to think of China as a single culture, but we found that China has very distinct...


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Finless Porpoise, Neophocaena phocaenoides
2013-08-17 13:37:05

The finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides) can be found in the coastal waters of Asia. Its range includes China, Indonesia, Korea, India, Japan, and Bangladesh. Its western range extends from the coast if India to the Persian Gulf and a distinct freshwater subspecies resides in the Yangtze River. It prefers to reside in shallow areas along the shore, at depths of up to 160 feet. This population is isolated within its range. A few individuals have been found as far as 99 miles off the...

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