• 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…
  • Chinese language catching on in U.S. classrooms

    Chinese language catching on in U.S. classrooms

    PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) -- Twenty-four young faces in the kindergarten class at Woodstock Elementary School watch intently as their teacher holds up a construction paper cut-out of a large red circle, and waits for them to identify the shape.Piece of cake…
  • Study Seeks to Test Power of Prayer

    Study Seeks to Test Power of Prayer

    "I definitely believe, still believe, that prayer and intention matters a lot," she said.Kraft is one of 120 breast cancer survivors being studied. All are healing from reconstructive surgery.For eight days, strangers around the world pray, or…
  • Spokesman on Taiwan affairs, Chen's talk

    Spokesman on Taiwan affairs, Chen's talk

    Chinese mainland spokesman on Chen Shui-bians New Year talkLi Weiyi, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made a comment about Chen Shui-bians New Year talk at a regular press conference in Beijing Friday."Weve not only not…
  • Giant panda pair for Taiwan unveiled, names solicited

    Giant panda pair for Taiwan unveiled, names solicited

    Cao Qingyao, spokesman of the State Forestry Administration, points to the photo of the two giant pandas for Taiwan compatriots at a press conference in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 6, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]A handout photo during a press conference in …
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