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AseanPlus News 26 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Guangzhou seeks to popularise Cantonese

China Perspective: The Guangzhou municipal government has been urged to popularise the local Cantonese dialect while improving the city's standard of English speaking to help in its bid for the 2010 Asian Games.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tulip festival to promote tourism

The city of Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai Province, will hold a tulip festival, presenting the world with over four million tulip plants and a strong ethnic flavour, said Cui Qingshan, vice-director of the provincial tourism bureau.

AseanPlus News 17 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Silk Road takes shape

A NEW Silk Road has been taking shape, extending westwards via central Asian and European countries to the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, forming a new Asian-European Transcontinental Bridge, Communications Vice-Minister Feng Zhenglin said in Beijing on Thursday.

Nation 19 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

5,000-year-old river rediscovered

I>TAMIL Nesan/Ihighlighted the rediscovery of the revered Sarasvati River, which went 'missing' more than 5,000 years ago.

Nation 20 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Drama troupe to stage ‘Farewell My Concubine’

The China Blue Sky Modern Drama Troupe will present the stage show, I>Farewell My Concubine/I>, at Dewan San Choon, Wisma MCA here tomorrow and on Saturday in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Malaysia-China diplomatic ties.

Nation 20 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bid to protect caves by gazette

The Museums and Antiquities Department wants to gazette some of the caves here for preservation and archaeological research.

AseanPlus News 30 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Using technology to detect buried relics

Archaelogists at one of China's most significant archaeological sites are learning more by digging less.

Nation 18 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fighting crime by being a good neighbour

The police cannot combat crime alone. They need as much of our help as we can give them. They need our moral support and active cooperation. We need to be good neighbours by watching out for one another.

AseanPlus News 22 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spat over ancient history

LEE Seung-ho, 62, was one of many South Koreans who found themselves doing the unthinkable this month #8211; rooting for the Japanese soccer team when it played China in the Asian Cup final in Beijing, even before local fans turned abusive toward the victorious visitors.

Nation 24 Aug 2004 | 12:00 AM

8,000-year-old remains found

The skeletal remains of a woman who lived about 8,000 years ago have been found at Gua Teluk Kelawar in Lenggong, Perak by a team of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) archaeologists.