Remains of Hua Guofeng cremated

Xinhua article BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — Hua Guofeng, a former leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was cremated at Beijing’s Babaoshan cemetery on Sunday. President and Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee General Secretary Hu Jintao and his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, sent their condolences on his passing. In addition to Hu, … [Read more…]

Premier Wen visits temporary quake zone school

Xinhua article BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) — Along with more than 3,000 teachers and students, Premier Wen Jiabao attended the opening of a temporary middle school in southwest China’s quake zone as the new semester started on Monday. Beichuan Middle School was among the hardest-hit schools in the May 12 earthquake. Wen visited students and … [Read more…]

U.S. media praises “truly exceptional” Beijing Olympics

Xinhua article NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — The closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics received wide coverage by most U.S. media outlets, with many praising the Games as the most memorable summer Olympics. In its delayed broadcast, the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), which owns the exclusive broadcast rights to the Beijing Olympics, described the … [Read more…]

Prachanda in talks with Hu and Wen

Chinese premier meets new Nepali PM BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met here on Sunday with new Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, discussing bilateral relations and the Beijing Olympic Games. Congratulating Prachanda on his swearing in as prime minister, Wen said China respected the social system and … [Read more…]

Usain Bolt donates to Sichuan recovery

Xinhua article BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) — Triple Olympic sprint gold medalist Jamaican Usain Bolt on Saturday made a personal donation of 50,000 U.S. dollars to children in the earthquake-stricken Sichuan Province, and wished people there to “get through from the tragedy” and move forward with the inspiration of the Olympic Games. “We came here, … [Read more…]

Olympic opening ceremony a huge success Overjoyed Chinese cheered and applauded in front of their TVs at home, beneath big screens in bustling city squares or in remote villages on Friday night, sharing the passion and glory of the long-anticipated Olympic Games as they opened in Beijing. The glittering opening ceremony inside the new National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest, in … [Read more…]

Sichuan recovery continues apace

Recovery from the Sichuan earthquake disaster continues apace. The level of support for the affected population has been truly remarkable – huge numbers of aid workers, soldiers, government officials and volunteers have worked tirelessly to provide food, clean water, accommodation, medicine and healthcare. Xinhua reports that the quake relief headquarters met for the 24th time … [Read more…]