• 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 …
  • U.S. business group will rank school performance

    U.S. business group will rank school performance

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The largest U.S. business association said Wednesday it would start ranking school systems performance as part of efforts to raise a work force that could better compete in the global economy.U.S. Chamber of Commerce President To…
  • China sets goals for monetary policy

    China sets goals for monetary policy

    The Peoples Bank of China (PBC), Chinas central bank, disclosed Thursday the macro-control goals for its monetary policy in 2006.The year-on-year growth of Broad Money M2 in 2006 will be 16 percent, the growth for Narrow Money M1 will be 14 percent and …
  • Nanjing pays tribute to 'Conscience of Japan'

    Nanjing pays tribute to 'Conscience of Japan'

    NANJING: As a city closely connected to Japanese war veteran Shiro Azuma who is often referred to as the Conscience of Japan, Nanjing will send a delegation to his funeral today."The three will on behalf of both our government and citizens pay homa…
  • Festive text messages become new tradition

    Festive text messages become new tradition

    In an example of new technology blending with old traditions, sending seasonal text message greetings has become essential for many Chinese people.Xie Yi, 25, sent more than 50 Happy New Year messages to his relatives and friends on the evening of Decem…
  • China sets target for defense industry

    China sets target for defense industry

    China has set research and development targets for its defense industry to meet the countrys national defense needs and the development of the national economy for the five years through 2010, officials said Thursday.The sector will meet the basic needs…
  • Unions help migrant workers win back wages

    Unions help migrant workers win back wages

    A national campaign has been launched to help migrant workers win back their overdue wages so they can head home happy for Spring Festival.The drive was launched by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), the Ministry of Labour and Social Secu…
  • More progress expected in forex reform in '06

    More progress expected in forex reform in '06

    China will continue to improve the managed, floating exchange rate regime in 2006, the central bank said Thursday.The reform is needed for the economic and financial development, and stability of the country, according to a working conference of Peoples…
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