Monthly Archives: June 2013

Terraces cultivate global recognition

UNESCO World Heritage designation lauds world wonder’s blend of culture and ecology. Zhang Zixuan reports. The Honghe Hani Rice Terraces rise up the Ailao Mountains from the Honghe River’s southernbank. They span four counties in the Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture insoutheastern Yunnan province. This man-made wonder was inducted into UNESCO’s World Heritage List […]

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PBOC will act ‘if necessary’

Central bank says there’s no overall liquidity shortfall China’s central bank said on Tuesday that it will intervene to adjust market liquidity if necessary, following the nation’s worst cash crunch in a decade. The bank said it would act to ease short-term, abnormal fluctuations and stabilize market expectations. The People’s Bank of China added that […]

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Getting the point of Chinese medicine

Editor’s note: On June 10, the Peace Ark embarked on a 118-day voyage to providemedical assistance to residents of neighboring countries and take part in joint operationsand exercises with fellow members of ASEAN. This is the second report byChina Daily’s Peng Yining, who is aboard the vessel. It was the first time that Nazaaha Ariqah […]

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Astronauts return to Earth

Waving their hands and wearing broad smiles, three Chinese astronauts were back sitting comfortably on chairs on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia on Wednesday morning after completing the country’s fifth and longest manned space mission. Shenzhou X, the spacecraft carrying crew commander Nie Haisheng, astronaut Zhang Xiaoguang and female astronaut Wang Yaping, landed at 8:07 […]

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Foreign buyers eye Chinese drones

Technological advances have made unmanned vehicle an attractive deal At least five countries are negotiating with China on buying its domestically developed Wing Loong drone. “Wing Loong is quite competitive in the international market and we have delivered it to up tothree clients,” Ma Zhiping, general manager of China National Aero-Technology Import andExport Corp, said […]

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Pact to boost cross-Straits service trade

Companies from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will have greater access to each other’sservice sectors as commercial ties strengthen across the Taiwan Straits, after the signing of anew draft trade agreement on Friday. Under the agreement — signed by Chen Deming, president of the mainland-based Associationfor Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and his Taiwan counterpart […]

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