CHINA DAILY - Tuesday August 12,2008
Rising energy prices pushed up producer price index (PPI) in July to 10 percent year-on-year, the highest since 1996 when data were first recorded.
Abhinav Bindra of India (right) is greeted by his coach Gabriele Buhlmann after winning the gold medal in the men's 10m air rifle shooting at the Beijing Olympic Games yesterday. Guan Xin
The Silk Market, a popular shopping place for locals and visitors, has been visited by 11 first ladies and four presidents since the Games began.
NEW DELHI: Abhinav Bindra's mother joked that his Olympic triumph had made him "the country's most eligible bachelor" as Indians celebrated a historic first individual gold medal.
Beijingers are demonstrating their passion for the Olympics by staying home, and that is proving to be bad news for outbound tourism, industry insiders have said.
The income data of employees in all sectors in the last three decades suggested that the income gap between different industries was widening, especially after 2002. And such a gap is believed to be casting its shadow on economic growth.
A person's involvement in the Olympics can be overwhelming and a major memory for the whole life. From medalist to TV audience, enjoy and be excited and emotional.
When Qiao Liang landed in Iowa in 1993, preparing to start a new life at the University of Iowa on a full scholarship after a successful career on the Chinese national gymnastics team, he didn't expect his homecoming to become a national topic of conversation 15 years later.
American Gabriel Haydu and his eight fellow Camp Adventure counselors felt a bit uncomfortable when they first entered the ritzy Block 8 entertainment complex.
Mao Zedong famously proclaimed: "He who has not climbed the Great Wall is not a real man!" He neglected to follow up with: "but one who has saved his hamstrings from a real soreness!"
China's revised foreign exchange rules, announced last week, have been taken as an enhanced effort to curb speculative capital inflow, but analysts said they mainly aimed to balance capital outflow and inflow and fill the loopholes in the previous forex regime.
Thailand's Supreme Court issued an arrest warrant yesterday for ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra after he and his wife failed to appear at a corruption hearing and fled to the United Kingdom.
Situated between the three major metropolises of Beijing, Tianjin and Shijiazhuang, Baoding in north China's Hebei province enjoys a good geographic location and transportation network.
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan: Padraig Harrington fired back-to-back 66s Sunday to win the 90th PGA Championship, proving once again that when the three-time major winner gets on a roll he is hard to stop.
2008 Beijing Olympic Sailing Regatta
QINGDAO: Thirty-six foreign volunteers are contributing their time and efforts in Qingdao to make the 2008 Olympic sailing event a success.