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'Snowflakes, Uzbekistan's future Olympic stars

2012-12-20 17:06:41

Tashkent, Dec. 19 (People’s Daily Online) –Snowflakes are whirling outside, and “Snowflakes” of gymnastics are dancing with rhythmic music and competing for the prizes in a children’s sports center, Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, on Wednesday. The fairylike young competitors are from Tashkent sports clubs and local primary schools. They are dancing with ropes, rings, stick and balls. Audiences and judges are fascinated by their prefect performance. “Snowflakes” Gymnastics ...

She brings relics to life

2012-12-20 15:01:41

A one-time actress has found her calling as a museum guide in Chengdu. Huang Zhiling finds out more about her story. To many, Hu Xiaorong is like a star. Taking a stroll in the street, she would be recognized by passers-by. Taking a taxi, she might meet a driver volunteering to give her a free ride. If she had a cold and a sore throat, she may find somebody had left medication for her at the reception counter near her office. "An 80-year-old pensioner wrote a poem showing his admiration fo ...

Father of Chinese stenography dies

2012-12-20 15:01:31

For decades, Tang Yawei's name has been considered synonymous with stenography in China. "Stenographers are history recorders. My biggest wish is to make shorthand a booming industry in China," he said in an earlier interview with China Daily. The leading authority in the industry that created the era of new shorthand in China passed away this week. Tang died at the age of 97 on Tuesday afternoon in a hospital in Beijing. He had made a great contribution to Chinese stenography in his li ...

Ramble in Guangzhou to read west side stories

2012-12-20 14:33:44

While the rest of the metropolis gallops forward, a district on the west side of Guangzhou has wound down for a nostalgic embrace of its graceful past, says Raymond Zhou. When I was a graduate student in the early 1980s, Guangzhou had only two bridges across the Pearl River, and what is now the center of town in Tianhe was still an endless swath of rice paddies. I would ride a bicycle along Haizhu Bridge and the boulevard that used to be the axis of the city. As the city expands, mostly to ...

Study with disabled classmate

2012-12-20 14:22:20

Wang Junsheng, a 24-year-old senior student of Harbin University of Commerce, has been helping his disabled classmate Jiang Jian since he made a promise to Jiang's father four years ago. Wang was also nominated for the annual "Moving Heilongjiang" Award this year for his trustworthiness and kindness. (Xinhua/Wang Kai) &$
【1】 【2】 Pole dance in China, non-sexual form of dance and acrobatics

2012-12-20 14:33:18

The 19-year-old instructor started learning pole dance two years ago, but he has made a name for his outstanding dancing skills. Xiao Zhao felt quite proud and confident in choosing pole dance as his career. Pole dance is a form of performing art, a combination of dance and gymnastics. More Chinese people turn to practise pole dance as a means of physical exercises. &$
【1】 Well explored charm of Lijiang

2012-12-20 14:33:12

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Why Discover China is popular in the West

2012-12-20 14:33:08

When Discover China made its debut at the Frankfurt Book Fair three years ago, people paid more attention to the cooperation between the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) and Macmillan Publishers Ltd. in producing the audio-visual Chinese learning textbook. This mandarin textbook has been selling well in Europe, Australia, Canada, and many other English-speaking countries in the past three years, and its second volume has recently been published. Its growing overseas sales ...

People's Fine Art Cultural Zone in Beijing

2012-12-20 13:27:53

Built in 1950, the People's Art Printing House was once confronted with financial deficit. But it made the most of its geographic advantage and turned the factory into an innovation industry park named "People's Fine Art Cultural Zone". Since 2011, it has attracted 20 creative enterprises. The total output value in the innovation park exceeded 300 million yuan (about 48.1 million U.S.dollars) in 2012. &$

Delicate paper sculptures

2012-12-20 13:27:49

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Five tips help lose weight

2012-12-20 11:12:50

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- It is not an easy work to lose weight. People always make a firm decision "I am going to lose weight" at the very beginning, and then their attitude becomes " should", and finally "I mean to". But this time Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an Ottawa-based weight loss expert, and Dr. Arya Sharma, who holds a chair in obesity research and management at the University of Alberta, give some tips. 1. Cut the calories you drink. People always concern about calories in their fo ...

Shanghai railway conducts comprehensive overhaul of all bullet trains

2012-12-20 10:28:20

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The rose's in her hand, the flavor in mine

2012-12-20 10:04:37

A luminous charity ball is just the brighter side of Yang Lan's non-profit work. There's hard work and sweat behind all that glitter, Chen Nan reports. Yang Lan is getting ready for a ball at a five-star hotel in Beijing, which was gearing up to welcome more than 200 celebrities. The 44-year-old TV host, one of the country's most famous faces and dubbed China's answer to Oprah Winfrey, emerges dressed in a red skirt suit and followed by cameras. But Yang says she wants to show off somethin ...

Play, your own way

2012-12-20 09:36:45

Want a toy or replica that can't be found on the store shelf? That's no problem for a generation of Do-It-Yourself wizards, Eric Jou reports. Sitting at his living room table in a small 76-square-meter loft outside of central Beijing, Wang Xiaokang pores over the Internet. Wang isn't absorbing mindless knowledge as it comes. He's seeking valuable information to help him finish his pet project, a fully mechanized Iron Man suit. Ever since he saw the 2008 superhero action movie, Iron Man, th ...

Christmas decorations seen in downtown Jinan, China's Shandong

2012-12-20 09:32:26

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3rd plenary session of Conference for Electing Deputies of HKSAR to 12th NPC held

2012-12-20 09:41:31

Thirty-six people, out of a total of 52 candidates, from different sectors of the Hong Kong society were elected on Wednesday as deputies to the 12th NPC, China's top legislature. Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the NPC Standing Committee Li Jianguo attended the conference. &$
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Doctors satisfied with Mandela treatment

2012-12-20 09:31:23

CAPE TOWN, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that doctors are satisfied with the progress former president Nelson Madela is making duiring his treatment. "They (doctors) say there is no crisis, but add that they are in no hurry to send him home just yet until they are satisfied that he has made sufficient progress," Zuma said. Mandela has been hospitalized since Dec. 8 for a lung infection and gallstones. He underwent a successful surgery to have the ga ...

Modern seedling nursery in China's Shanxi

2012-12-20 09:16:11

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Over 1,700 black-necked cranes spend winter at Dashanbao state nature reserve

2012-12-20 09:11:51

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Men's cancer risk to climbe to 50% in 15 year

2012-12-20 09:09:31

LONDON, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- A man's lifetime risk of developing cancer is set to reach one in two by 2027 according to new figures released by the Cancer Research UK on Wednesday. This prediction means that within 15 years 50 men out of every 100 are likely to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime as opposed to 44 out of every 100 in 2010. The research body predicted that women's lifetime cancer risk is also increasing and is predicted to rise from 40 to 44 out of every ...

Xinjiang remains polio-free

2012-12-20 09:00:20

&$&$WHO confirms region is clear of disease after last year's outbreak&$&$ China's disease control authorities will continue supporting the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to keep the region polio-free, a senior official has said. Wang Yu, who heads the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, made the promise at a media event on Tuesday in Beijing to mark Xinjiang's continued polio-free status, which was confirmed by the World Health Organization at the end of last month ...

Beijing-Zhengzhou high-speed railway to start service on Dec. 26

2012-12-20 08:59:18

A high-speed train leaves the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Sept. 28, 2012. The Beijing-Zhengzhou high-speed railway will start service on Dec. 26, connecting the functioning Zhengzhou-Wuhan and Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway to become the world's longest high-speed railway. The new station is the biggest high-speed railway marshalling station of central China as well as a comprehensive passenger tranportation hub incorporating high-s ...

Digital chic

2012-12-20 08:53:31

Some clothing designers are abandoning traditional silk-screen printing for more high-tech reproductions. Tiffany Tan tells us more about the trade-off between dyes and ink. People who can't afford to hang Leanne Claxton's oil paintings on their walls can choose to wear her artwork for a fraction of the cost. Last year, the British artist began reproducing her 20,000-yuan ($3,206) paintings as silk scarves that can be worn as a headband, shawl or sarong. But instead of screen printing the ...

FDI continues losing streak

2012-12-20 08:40:24

Except for a 0.05 percent increase in May, the country's FDI has been declining since November 2011, as labor costs rose and economic growth slowed. However, "China won't see a big drop in its FDI volume in 2013 because there still is motivation for foreign investors to tap into the attractive Chinese market", Commerce Ministry spokesman Shen Danyang said at a news conference on Tuesday. Shen said that China's investment environment has been improved constantly and the economy is set to ...

People of Dong ethnic group take part in ancestor-worshipping ritual

2012-12-20 08:36:16

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Gothic coffee shop

2012-12-20 08:40:29

A woman selects books in a corner of Shanghai's FeeCafe, which is well-known locally for its Gothic style and atmosphere. The outlet is filled with many mysterious and romantic titles, and is a popular spot for customers who come to drink coffee, play board games, and read books. ...

U.S. school shooting survivors, victims' families gather in Capitol Hill

2012-12-20 08:27:59

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Photos: Hopes in 2012

2012-12-20 08:36:48

&$&$Edited and translated by Huang Jin, People's Daily Online&$&$ The end of the year is approaching. Let's focus on a group of pictures to share some unforgettable, exciting and regretful moments in 2012. (Xinhua/Wang Bo) &$&$Source:Xinhua.&$&$ &$
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South China Sea Fleet holds joint training

2012-12-20 08:17:45

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2012-12-20 08:14:52

&$WHO confirms region is clear of disease after last year's outbreak&$ China's disease control authorities will continue supporting the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region to keep the region polio-free, a senior official has said. Wang Yu, who heads the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, made the promise at a media event on Tuesday in Beijing to mark Xinjiang's continued polio-free status, which was confirmed by the World Health Organization at the end of last month. ...

'Jump' to 2013!

2012-12-20 08:09:22

Edited and translated by Wang Xin, People's Daily Online The famous photography collection "Philippe Halsman's Jump Book" by Philippe Halsman records a group picture of 'Jumping moment'. He believes "In each jump, the body instantaneous springs energy against the gravitation, and people unable to control face expression and muscles. So at this moment, mask taken off and real discovered". Jump is a born ability of human; the moment of jumping, everything is vanished, people turning into a s ...

Beijing-Zhengzhou high-speed railway to start service on Dec. 26

2012-12-19 16:35:58

Workers walk past high-speed trains at the Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Dec. 18, 2012. The Beijing-Zhengzhou high-speed railway will start service on Dec. 26, connecting the functioning Zhengzhou-Wuhan and Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed railway to become the world's longest high-speed railway. The new station is the biggest high-speed railway marshalling station of central China as well as a comprehensive passenger tranportation hub incorpor ...

Portrait seal carving master's art

2012-12-19 17:04:49

Zhang, an artist born in 1938, is famous for his flower-and-bird painting as well as seal cutting. He started making portrait seals in the 1990s and developed the craft into a unique art form. Portrait seals were first seen in ancient China's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), when they were like line drawing tapestry portrait. Modern portrait seals have absorbed elements of traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, cartoon comics and other kinds of painting. &$
China's State Council Information Office holds New Year reception

2012-12-19 16:26:06

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Art beats nature! World's oldest embroidery technique booms in Suzhou

2012-12-19 16:04:40

Suzhou embroidery, also called Su embroidery, is one of the oldest embroidery techniques in the world, with origins stretching back more than 2,000 years. The craft, which dates back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), became a sideline of people in the Suzhou area during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Well known for its smoothness and delicateness, Su embroidery won Suzhou the title City of Embroidery in the Qing Dynasty. In the mid and late Qing, Su embroidery experienced further develo ...

The last minutes of S.Korean presidential election: She or He?

2012-12-19 15:26:17

Moon Jae-in, South Korean presidential candidate of the Democratic United Party and Park Geun-Hye, presidential candidate of conservative and right wing ruling Saenuri Party participated in the final round of presidential television debate in Seoul, South Korea on Dec. 16, 2012. The debate focused on topics about society, education, science, culture, femininity and other fields. The presidential election will take place on Dec. 19.&$

Peacock dance, touching beauty at every step

2012-12-19 15:10:03

&$&$Edited and translated by Gao Yinan, People's Daily Online&$&$ In January 30, 1991, the famous dancer Yang Liping performed Peacock dance “Soul of Peacocks” in the Cultural Palace of Nationalities in Beijing. Yang Liping is noted for her "Peacock dance" and her bold and original performance conquered audience. Yang loved dance since she was a little girl. In 1986, she created and performed a solo “Spirit of Peacock" which brought her into fame. In 2012,she perform ...

Quitting junk food produces changes in mice brain: research

2012-12-19 15:09:45

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Quitting a diet high in fat and sugar produces changes in the brain similar to withdrawal from addictive drugs in mice, said researchers of the University of Montreal, Canada, as quoted by media reports Tuesday. Through feeding a group of mice a junk food diet, the researchers found in six weeks without surprise the mice had increased their waist size by 11 percent. Then they switched the mice to a healthier diet to find them act more anxious and depressed. ...

Right amount of milk suggested for young kids to develop brain

2012-12-19 15:09:40

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- Children age between 2 and 5 are suggested to drink "half a liter or approximately two eight-ounce cups of a milk" each day,according to media reports Tuesday quoting a new study. The suggestion was contained in the study led by Dr. Jonathon Maguire, a pediatrician and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Maguire said that inadequate milk drinking, for children, will result in less vitamin D ingest, while more than certain amount, brain-developin ...

People enjoy themselves on ice in winter

2012-12-19 13:59:39

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People enjoy themselves on ice in winter

2012-12-19 13:45:18

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Woodblock paintings created by Chinese painter Lu Fang

2012-12-19 13:36:44

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Ningxia residents begin the long climb out of poverty

2012-12-19 13:36:59

&$&$Microfinance is slowly beginning to change the lives of people living in one of China's harshest environments, as Peng Yining reports from the mountainous Ningxia Hui autonomous region. &$&$ Zhang Yanqin and her poverty-stricken family are used to relying on charity. To show their gratitude, Zhang has pasted donation receipts on the wall of their cave dwelling in a remote village in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Most of the papers are yellowed with age. The latest, sealed i ...

China's Yunnan starts post-earthquake reconstruction

2012-12-19 13:35:31

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake in September this year damaged tens of thousands of buildings in Yiliang. The county has started the reconstruction of 20,093 residential buildings and reinforcement of 24,744 damaged buildings by Dec. 12. The government of Yiliang County decides to complete reinforcement of 25,986 buildings before early February of next year and fully rebuild 22,040 residential buildings before June 2013. &$
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Urban residents feel high economic pressure: survey

2012-12-19 09:52:50

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Survey results published Tuesday show that over half of China's urban residents feel they are under "high economic pressure." A total of 51.3 percent of urban residents surveyed said they feel great economic pressure, according to a survey included in the Blue Book of China's Society issued by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The blue book says the widely felt economic pressure is closely related to consumer confidence and people's limited tolerance for ...

Research proves bacteria to blame for obesity

2012-12-19 09:55:02

The battle of the bulge can be frustrating, with small victories overshadowed by major losses. But research may bring some comfort. Bacteria, and not just gluttony or laziness, may be to blame. The bacteria can actually make genes generate fat. Scientists have believed that microscopic living organisms in the gut, microbiota, might play a crucial role in gaining weight but were never able to prove it. Groundbreaking research by a Chinese scientist has revealed a precise link. In 2004 ...

New Year Party held in Shepherd's Field children's village in China's Tianjin

2012-12-19 09:42:34

Children of Shepherd's Field children's village hold their New Year Party in the village in north China's Tianjin Municipality, Dec. 17, 2012. Tim Baker, founder of Shepherd's Field, and his staff members organized a New Year Party for children in the village. The year of 2012 means a lot to Shepherd's Field. In total 31 children were adopted by Chinese and foreign families, among whom three were adoped by Chinese families, making 2012 the year the most children were adopted by Chinese families. ...

Plan a trip to colorful Yunnan and enjoy sea of rape flowers

2012-12-19 09:01:00

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Sex case leads to warnings about apps on smartphones

2012-12-19 09:05:33

A man who friended more than 160 adolescent boys on instant messenger applications and persuaded at least three to have sex with him is still waiting for a court verdict that could send him to prison for up to five years. Li Jun, an former official at the Civil Affairs Bureau in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, was accused by prosecutors of sending sex-grooming messages with a smartphone app to boys aged under 13. He has become one of a string of suspects using phone-embedded messaging servi ...

Fertile friendship

2012-12-19 09:07:32

China's agricultural know-how is helping africa enlarge its supply of food Thousands of years ago the Daoist philosopher Laozi said it is better teach a man to fish than to give him fish. That teaching has been central to how agriculture has developed in China. Now Chinese are carrying that philosophy to Africa, many of whose huge population live on productive soil but rely heavily on imported food. Since the 1950s, China has dispatched nearly 10,000 agricultural technicians to Africa ...

Dubai's new hotel crowned world's tallest hotel

2012-12-19 08:59:54

DUBAI, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Guinness World Records association acknowledged Monday the recently opened 354.7-meter JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel. The five-star hotel's general manager Rupprecht Queitsch received Monday the official Guinness World Record certificate, which he proudly presented to reporters. Located in the Business Bay in central Dubai near the city's main artery Sheikh Zayed Road, the twin-tower JW Marriot Marquis de-crowned Dubai's 333-meter ...

Unbelievable high temperature ceramic paints and its founder

2012-12-19 09:00:56

The 49-year-old Teng Ting is a professor at the Nanchang University as well as a special researcher of Dunhuang Academy. He created the high temperature ceramic paints, a new form of paints which can be painted on white porcelain directly and whose color would be stablized after baking in high temperature. Although the color system of the paints still requires improvement, experts believe the paints Teng created will become a new Chinese painting style. &$
China launches traditional medicine resource center

2012-12-19 08:36:19

BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- The China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences on Tuesday established a research center for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) resources. Research results are expected to help government and TCM industry have better understanding of the distribution, production, environmental issues and overexploitation of materials for TCM, which will benefit the protection and sustainable utilization of the medicinal resources. Wang Guoqiang, vice health minister and director ...

People celebrate Sama Festival in Rongjiang, China's Guizhou

2012-12-19 08:32:02

The Sama Festival, an ancient traditional festival commemorating the woman ancestors of Dong ethnic group, was listed as one of China's state intangible cultural heritages in 2006. The festival of this year will last till Dec. 20. &$
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2012-12-19 08:22:19

Photo taken on Dec. 18, 2012 shows an apartment building in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. More Chinese cities saw home price rise month on month in November amid the government's strict measures to cool the sector, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday. In November, 53 out of a statistical pool of 70 major cities recorded higher new home prices than a month earlier, NBS statistics showed. This was up from 35 in October. (Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi) &$

PLA training in extreme cold

2012-12-19 08:25:12

Edited and translated by Wang Xin, People's Daily Online. An anti-aircraft gun regiment of the PLA trains in the Changbai Mountains where the temperature is as low as -40 degrees Celsius. The training subject includes long-distance march, survival in the wilderness, medical aid and others. The soldiers' operational capability is significant improved under the extremely-cold condition. &$
【1】 Increasing infertility concerns Chinese couples

2012-12-19 08:12:08

Although Wang Xia has a successful career as a university lecturer in Henan province, life isn't perfect. She cannot bear a child. "I really want to have a child, and I've tried several hospitals for treatment but failed," Wang said, adding that she ended up divorced from her husband because they could not have a child. Wang became pregnant after she got married but went for an induced abortion because she wanted to pursue her career. A surgical infection caused her reproductive difficu ...

Photos: Attentions to 'left-behind children'

2012-12-19 08:30:23

Laodong village in northeast of Bijie county is one of the Miao villages in Guizhou province. It's a small village with more than 100 families. Young people in the village leave home for work, and only children and elderly live in the village. 66 children study in the only primary school in the village, and other children have to walk 5 kilometers every day to go to the school in town. Without parents around, many children have to take care of younger sisters and brothers after school. &$& ...

Sama Festival celebrated in SW China

2012-12-18 16:42:58

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Import tariffs lowered to boost consumption

2012-12-18 16:25:32

China will lower the tariffs on 784 imported products starting from January as part of a major effort to boost domestic consumption, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday. The temporary adjustment will allow the products, grouped into five major categories, to be imported on a tax rate that is lower than the most-favored-nation tariff, according to a statement on the ministry's website. The new rates will take effect on Jan 1. Lower tariffs on products closely related to people's li ...

Chinese Quyi contest closes in Inner Mongolia

2012-12-18 16:16:04

The three-day, Second Inner Mongolia Chinese Quyi Contest closing here on Monday attracted nearly 100 contestants from seven cities of the region. Quyi refers to folk vocal art forms such as comic dialog, clapper talk and crosstalk. &$
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2012-12-18 15:39:00

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8 tips to keep you warm and healthy in winter

2012-12-18 16:15:58

&$&$Edited and translated by Du Mingming, People's Daily Online&$&$ 1. Eat more foods that are rich in iron and calcium Sufficient supply of iron and calcium can improve the body's ability to keep out the cold. Calcium-rich foods include milk, bean products, kelp, seaweed, shellfish, oysters, sardines, and shrimp. Iron-rich foods include animal blood, egg yolks, pork liver, soybeans, sesame seeds, black fungus, and red dates. &$
Twin NASA probes plunge into lunar mountain on purpose

2012-12-18 14:49:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Twin NASA spacecraft orbiting the moon ended their mission by crashing into a lunar mountain on purpose Monday, the U.S. space agency NASA announced. Ebb and Flow, the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission probes, were sent purposely onto the lunar surface because their low orbit and low fuel levels precluded further scientific operations. This ensures that they don't end up crashing into the Apollo landing sites or any other place on the moo ...

The most IN-styles in 2012

2012-12-18 14:28:18

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Chinese language specialists become popular in Kazakhstan

2012-12-18 12:46:30

Following the rapid development of China-Kazakhstan relations in recent years, personnel and cultural exchanges between the two countries have become more and more frequent. The specialists of the Chinese language are becoming increasingly popular in Kazakhstan, and Kazakh people have growing interest in studying Chinese as specialists of Chinese language are in high demand in local labor market. The first group of Chinese language students in the Faculty of Philology of the Eurasian National ...

Shocking school shooting across the world in recent years

2012-12-18 15:17:41

The Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that occurred in U.S. on Dec 15, 2012. A young man killed his mother at home, and then 20 children and six adults at school, before he committed suicide. The latest U.S. school shooting rampage shocked the world again. &$World-stunning school shootings in recent years &$ &$2012.08.27 :&$ A high school student is shot on campus in U.S. state of Maryland &$2012.04.23:&$ The shooting at a college in the U.S. city of Oakland whic ...

China underscores mental health education for students

2012-12-18 14:02:53

BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Education on Monday urged more efforts to provide qualified mental health education and services to students in primary and middle schools. Local education authorities and schools should strictly implement a newly revised guideline on mental health education, according to a circular published on the ministry's website on Monday. The circular stresses systematic arrangements for mental health-related curriculum and accessible in-school psycho ...

Domestic demand gets boost from consumer finance

2012-12-18 10:58:26

The report of the CPC's 18th National Congress specifies the targets of China's economic growth and proposes that we should speed up the creation of a new growth model and that economic growth should be driven more by domestic demand, particularly by consumer demand. In order to establish a long-term mechanism for boosting domestic demand, we should continue to deepen finical reform. Here, sparing no effort to develop consumer finance and giving full play to the supporting role of finance in con ...

Hong Kong's 1st zero-carbon building

2012-12-18 11:08:46

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Ding Junhui takes Scottish crown

2012-12-18 11:19:14

Ding Junhui won his first title of the season by beating Anthony McGill 4-2 in the final of the Scottish Open in Ravenscraig, part of the Betfair European Tour. McGill, from nearby Glasgow, enjoyed a miraculous run to the final but came up short against Ding, who won for the first time since the Welsh Open triumph last season. China's top player Ding, aged 25, has struggled recently but now looks poised for a shot at major titles next year, the first of which is the Betfair Masters in Janu ...