• US House group to discuss China cooperation

    US House group to discuss China cooperation

    Founders of the United States House of Representatives China Working Group are in China for their first visit since the establishment of the group last June.Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, and Rick Larsen, a Democrat from Washington State, said t…
  • Road safety campaign to curb No 1 killer

    Road safety campaign to curb No 1 killer

    BEIJING, Jan. 13 -- Road accidents, the No 1 killer in China, are expected to decrease during the festival season thanks to an ongoing national road safety campaign. Thirty-one inspection teams from the Ministry of Public Security have been sent to a…
  • Annan calls for redoubled efforts to implement UN reforms

    Annan calls for redoubled efforts to implement UN reforms

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday urged world governments to redouble efforts to carry out the blueprint their leaders agreed upon last September to remake the United Nations. "Of course, these cr…
  • EU parliament to investigate CIA secret prisons

    EU parliament to investigate CIA secret prisons

    BRUSSELS, Jan. 12 (Xinhuanet) -- The leaders of the European Parliament agreed on Thursday to set up a temporary committee to investigate allegations of the transport and illegal detention of prisoners by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Europea…
  • Raising red lanterns for annual holidays

    Raising red lanterns for annual holidays

    BEIJING, Jan.12 -- When the rest of us are happily ensconced in our cosy environs, they are out there in the freezing cold. For they have a job to do. They have the responsibility to make the streets look brighter and more colourful. We can see them …
  • Relics of Han dynasties unearthed in Beijing

    Relics of Han dynasties unearthed in Beijing

    BEIJING, Jan.12 -- Archaeologists have discovered 117 cultural relics and ancient tombs during the construction of the Beijing section of the south-to-north water diversion project. Teams have recently braved cold winds at farmland near Nanzheng Vill…
  • China warns Japan about Lee Teng-hui visit

    China warns Japan about Lee Teng-hui visit

    China warned Japan on Thursday that a possible visit by former Taiwan leader Lee Teng-hui could further raise tensions between Beijing and Tokyo.A Tokyo newspaper said on Wednesday Lee planned to travel to Japan in May, and Japans Chief Cabinet Secretar…
  • Got a question for NYC schools chancellor?

    Got a question for NYC schools chancellor?

    NEW YORK (AP) -- If you have a question for the head of the nations largest school system, you might consider sending him an e-mail. The address isnt hard to find.Joel Klein, chancellor of New York City schools, speaks to an 11th grade American history …
  • Report warns Chinese of unhealthy lifestyle

    Report warns Chinese of unhealthy lifestyle

    BEIJING, Jan.12 -- A national study has found that smoking an addiction affecting 24 per cent of the Chinese population is still one of the greatest dangers to peoples health. The behaviour and lifestyle report said that male smokers, who number 300 …
  • 7.4% Chinese surnamed "Li"

    7.4% Chinese surnamed "Li"

    BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Among every hundred Chinese people, 7.4 are surnamed "Li," dubbing the most popular family name in China, said a survey supported by Chinas National Natural Science Foundation. Following "Li," "…
  • One tofu sloppy joe to go

    One tofu sloppy joe to go

    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Miriam Archibong remembers the food offerings her high school cafeteria used to serve for vegetarians: bland salads and greasy cheese pizza.But salads are "not sufficient to survive," she says. "Cheese pizza -- th…
  • 8th human case of bird flu reported

    8th human case of bird flu reported

    Chinas Ministry of Health yesterday announced the countrys eighth human case of H5N1 bird flu.The infected patient was a 6-year-old boy surnamed Ouyang in Guiyang County of Central Chinas Hunan Province, according to a report released by the ministry.Th…
  • District will abandon 'intelligent design'

    District will abandon 'intelligent design'

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A Pennsylvania public school district will abandon its practice of teaching "intelligent design" before lessons on evolution after a federal judge ruled that the concept is "the progeny of creationism.&quo…
  • Study: Teen Growth Spurt Helps Moms

    Study: Teen Growth Spurt Helps Moms

    Jan. 5, 2006 — Parents of small children may not feel like they have it easy, but compared to chimpanzee parents, they do.Research has shown that humans have evolved so that their rate of growth makes it easier on the parents, particularly the mother. …
  • Development of China's educational services

    Development of China's educational services

    In 2003, the educational sector made new progress in reforms and development in line with the objective of building a well-off society and improving educational services to satisfy peoples demands and in implementation of the guideline of national rural…
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