• Study: College students lack literacy for complex tasks

    Study: College students lack literacy for complex tasks

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half of students at four-year colleges -- and at least 75 percent at two-year colleges -- lack the literacy to handle complex, real-life tasks such as understanding credit card offers, a study found.The literacy study funded…
  • China continues efforts for resumption of six-party talks

    China continues efforts for resumption of six-party talks

    BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhuanet) -- China will try its best to propose every possible suggestion that could lead to an early resumption of the six-party talks, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan said here Thursday.Kong made the remarks at a regula…
  • Village of Ming Dynasty discovered in Guizhou

    Village of Ming Dynasty discovered in Guizhou

    BEIJING, Jan.18 -- A well-preserved ancient village that dates back 636 years was discovered in the central part of Southwest Chinas Guizhou Province recently.The village, named Baojiatun, is located in Anshun city, 75 kilometres away from the provincia…
  • College students bring dose of life to New Orleans

    College students bring dose of life to New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- For the first day of school, Alissa Bigger was in an upbeat mood.Hurricane Katrina closed several major New Orleans colleges last semester, but the start of classes Tuesday at Tulane, Xavier and Southern Universities marke…
  • Taiwan 'premier' quits after poll defeat

    Taiwan 'premier' quits after poll defeat

    Taiwans "premier" Frank Hsieh announced his resignation yesterday, paving the way for a long-expected "cabinet" reshuffle following the ruling partys crushing defeat in local elections last month.Hsieh, 59, told a news conference tha…
  • Red-hot China set to cool a touch in 2006

    Red-hot China set to cool a touch in 2006

    Taiwans "premier" Frank Hsieh announced his resignation yesterday, paving the way for a long-expected "cabinet" reshuffle following the ruling partys crushing defeat in local elections last month.Hsieh, 59, told a news conference tha
  • World conference seeks funds to combat epidemic

    World conference seeks funds to combat epidemic

    Beijing yesterday became the centre of international efforts to fund the global fight against bird flu.Participants at the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza are expected to promise donations today; and endorse a Beijing decl…
  • World conference seeks funds to combat epidemic

    World conference seeks funds to combat epidemic

    Beijing yesterday became the centre of international efforts to fund the global fight against bird flu.Participants at the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza are expected to promise donations today; and endorse a Beijing decl…
  • 10,000-year-old relics site found in western Beijing

    10,000-year-old relics site found in western Beijing

    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- A relics site, dating back about 10,000 years, offers new clues about the development of people living in northern China in the early Neolithic period.The excavation of Donghulin Site, located in Zhaitang Town, Mentougou …
  • Lessons in a new world

    Lessons in a new world

    South Korean school provides haven for defectors from the NorthSEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Wearing jeans, digital music players dangling from their necks and faces speckled with acne, they look like typical youth in South Korea. Only at this school, the …
  • China has 111 million Internet users

    China has 111 million Internet users

    BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- The number of Chinese netizens rose to 111 million at the end of 2005, an increase of 17 million from a year ago, according to statistics released Tuesday.This means 8.5 percent of Chinese people have become netizens, nam…
  • Study: Teens optimistic about innovation

    Study: Teens optimistic about innovation

    BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Teenagers have some seemingly high expectations about what technology might bring over the next decade, according to a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study. For example, 33 percent of teens predicted that gasolin…
  • Extra!: Martin Luther King Jr.

    Extra!: Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a national holiday honoring the civil rights leader. King dedicated his life to fulfilling his dream "that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self ev…
  • University opens online bar to offer students counseling

    University opens online bar to offer students counseling

    SHANGHAI, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinas renowned Fudan University has recently opened an online bar as a counseling room for students to air complaints and seek psychological guidance, reported the Shanghai Evening Post. According to the report, an o…
  • 1.27 mln students to sit for postgraduate exmas

    1.27 mln students to sit for postgraduate exmas

    BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhuanet)-- The 2006 national postgraduate examination, which kicked off on Saturday, has attracted a record 1.27 million examinees, up 9 percent over last years figure, as competition for employment has become increasingly fierce. …
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