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AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Government aid benefits more than 200 million over two decades

CHINA has set an international example for poverty reduction, raising hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in 20 years, said Yukon Huang, chief of the World Bank's (WB) resident mission in China.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Thieves plunder tombs of Loulan

THE tombs of Loulan, an ancient kingdom located along the famous Silk Road about 2,000 years ago, have been robbed, according to Wednesday's I>Guangming Daily/I>.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Breaking tradition with a haircut

MI Qung, a Tibetan graduate now working in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, broke with the old tradition of wearing a long pigtail and cut her hair short when she enrolled as a college student five years ago.

Nation 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Panel 'won't disqualify teachers'

While the proposed Teachers Council will look into the qualifications of teachers for the purpose of registration, its aim is not to disqualify teachers already in the profession.

AseanPlus News 13 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Many spend CNY holidays at libraries and book stores

WHILE others sang and danced to celebrate the Chinese New Year, many spent the week-long holiday in libraries and book stores.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Beijing faces sandstorm season

MORE than 10 sandstorms could hit China#8217;s capital city this spring, according to local meteorologists.

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

More want to know link between Hadi and JI

The controversy over why acting PAS president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang was present at a meeting of radicals in Indonesia about two-and-a-half years ago continued yesterday, with Barisan Nasional leaders pushing for an investigation and PAS defending its leader's actions.

AseanPlus News 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Experts find reservoir in desert

CHINESE geologists have detected a large-scale underground reservoir in the country's largest desert.

Nation 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hadi to be quizzed

The Government will investigate Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang's trip to attend a meeting of Islamic radicals in Makassar, Indonesia, two years ago.

Nation 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Teachers Council to be set up

A Teachers Council aimed at enhancing professionalism and ethics among teachers has been proposed by the Education Ministry.