• 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. …
  • Major cities eye balanced growth for next 5 years

    Major cities eye balanced growth for next 5 years

    Beijing and Shanghai yesterday set ambitious and identical economic growth targets of 9 per cent annually for the next five years while pledging to improve the quality of life for their residents.Beijing Mayor Wang Qishan said the highlights of the five…
  • Four Chinese among haj stampede fatalities; 362 died

    Four Chinese among haj stampede fatalities; 362 died

    Four Chinese Muslim pilgrims were killed and four others were slightly injured in a haj stampede in Saudi Arabia that claimed lives of 362 people on Thursday. All the injured have been discharged from hospital, said Chang Yi, head of Chinas Consulate-Ge…
  • 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 …
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