• 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. …
  • 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…
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