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- Ancient China (Beavers)
- China - Dynasties and Emperors (Poon)
Provides a table of dynasties with links to emperors. 10-09
- China - Chinese History (Poon)
Provides an elaborate history of China, organized by periods. 10-09
- Daily Life in Ancient China (Donn)
Provides a comprehensive view of ancient China, including daily life activities and overall history. 03-06
- Chinese Calligraphy (China, The Beautiful - Pei)
Provides information for appreciation of the art form. 3-00
- Chinese Poetry (China, The Beautiful - Pei)
Provides classical Chinese poetry. 3-00
- Chinese Culture (Wonderful China)
Provides information on Chinese culture in Russian. 7-00
- China's Relationship With the United States (PBS - Frontline)
Discusses the delicate political and economic relationship between China and the USA, with a special emphasis on the role of Taiwan. The discussion is called "Dangerous Straits." 10-02
- Confucius Biography (Chinavoc.com)
Provides a short biography of Confucius. 12-02
- China Running Out of Water Quickly (WorldWaterConservation.com)
"The decline in China's capacity to irrigate its crops-signs of which include the drying-up of rivers and wells all over the northern region of the country-is coming at a time when depleted world grain stocks are near an all-time low. With its booming economy and huge trade surpluses, China can survive its water shortages by simply importing more of its food, because it can afford to pay more for grain. But low-income countries with growing grain deficits may not be able to pay these higher prices. For the 1.3 billion of the world's people who live on $1 a day or less, higher grain prices could quickly become life threatening. The problem is now so clearly linked to global security that the U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) the umbrella over all U.S. intelligence agencies, has begun to monitor the situation with the kind of attention it once focused on Soviet military maneuvers."
- 07-17-03 China Calls on N. Korea and U.S. to Honor Agreement (Bloomberg)
"China's government called on the U.S. and North Korea to return to a 1994 agreement in order to defuse a dispute about North Korea's nuclear weapons development program." 7-03
- 12-22-03 Arab States Agree to Anti-Terrorism Pact and Transfer of Autonomy to Iraq (China View)
"Leaders of the Gulf Arab states ended their annual summit here Monday with agreeing on the signing of a joint anti-terrorism accord and voicing support for a US-backed sovereignty transfer plan for the war-torn Iraq." 12-03
- -09-20-04 "Gendercide" in China Creates a Crisis (MSNBC News)
"China is asking where all the girls have gone."
"And the sobering answer is that this vast nation, now the world's fastest-growing economy, is confronting a self-perpetuated demographic disaster that some experts describe as "gendercide" -- the phenomenom caused by millions of families resorting to abortion and infanticide to make sure their one child was a boy." 9-04
- Company Gives Away Stem Cell Line (China View)
"An Australian biotech company announced Monday that it is to release the embryonic stem cell line it has developed to world researchers for free."
"The Stem Cell Sciences Ltd. (SCS) made the announcement when opening a new laboratory at Monash University's Clayton Campus in Melbourne, capital of Victoria state." 11-04
- -4-12-05 Tensions High Between China and Japan (CNN News)
"Protests are rare in China, with the government keeping a tight rein on any public gatherings and banning most demonstrations."
"But while China's government has urged protesters to remain calm, and avoid extremist behavior, it has been tolerant of these anti-Japanese demonstrations, urging Tokyo to take a 'responsible attitude' towards history."
"The protests saw tens of thousands of protesters call for a boycott of Japanese products, burning flags and shouting anti-Japanese slogans."
"Tokyo has demanded an apology and compensation from Beijing for the damage caused by protesters, and demanded that Chinese authorities protect Japanese in China."
"The tensions can be traced back to Japan's military campaigns in the last century. Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931, and occupied various parts of China until 1945." 4-05
- Dirty Cloud Over China Growing (International Herald Tribune)
"But one statistic offered last week by a top Chinese environmental official should stimulate genuine alarm inside and outside China. The official, Zhang Lijun, warned that pollution levels here could more than quadruple within 15 years if the country does not curb its rapid growth in energy consumption."
"Nor does China's air pollution respect borders: On certain days almost 25 percent of the particulate matter clotting the skies above Los Angeles can be traced to China, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA. Environmental experts in California predict that China could eventually account for roughly a third of the state's air pollution." 10-05
- -11-23-05 China Short on Water Supplies (CBS News)
"A Chinese city of 3.8 million people closed schools and was trucking in drinking water Wednesday after shutting down its water system following a chemical plant explosion that officials said polluted a nearby river with toxic benzene."
"The disaster highlighted the precarious state of China's water supplies."
"The country's 1.3 billion people and the factories and farms of its booming economy compete for scarce supplies. The government says all of China's major rivers are dangerously polluted."
"Due to its vast population, China ranks among countries with the smallest water supplies per person." 11-05
- U.N.: Torture Still Widespread in China (Guardian Unlimited)
"Human rights groups say brutality and degradation are common in Chinese prisons, where many of the victims are from the Tibetan and Uighur ethnic minorities, political dissidents, followers of the banned Falun Gong sect and members of underground churches."
"Although China outlawed torture in 1996, its definition of illegal acts - those leaving physical marks - is so narrow that interrogators can employ a wide range of methods contravening UN standards." 12-05
- -06-07-06 China Blocks Google.com (BBC News)
"Chinese authorities have blocked most domestic users from the main Google.com search engine, a media watchdog said."
" 'It was only to be expected that Google.com would be gradually sidelined after the censored version was launched in January,' Reporters Without Borders said in a statement." 06-06