` Eight School Children were Killed and More than 10 Injured after Bus Overturns in China ‘

#aceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 10 – (AP) – Eight Chinese schoolchildren were killed and more than 10 injured after a bus carrying them overturned in southern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

The fully loaded bus turned over while on a spring outing organized by a school in Chengmai county in Hainan province, Xinhua said.

The brief report did not provide details of what may have caused the accident.

Chinese schools traditionally organize outings in spring and fall for their students.


#beijing, #chengmai, #china, #chinese, #hainan

` Iran Commences Preparations for Legal-Arrangement with Six-Powers in Settling the Nuclear Issue ‘

#AceWorldNews – VIENNA – April 08 – Iran has started preparations for legal arrangement of the final agreement with the six world powers (international mediators in settling the Iranian nuclear issue), a source in the delegation representing the Islamic Republic of Iran told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.

“We have a complex and challenging work of drafting and codifying the final agreement ahead,” the source said. “Understanding that, a decision has been made to involve well-known legal experts specializing in international law in this process.” “This decision is aimed at helping the parties in their challenging work in the forthcoming period,” the source added. “To date, there is an insight that it is possible to meet the deadline until July 20.”

Iranian delegation holds bilateral consultations with Russian and Chinese counterparts

The Iranian side has held bilateral meetings with delegations from Russia and China in Vienna, a source in Iran’s delegation told ITAR-TASS earlier on Tuesday.

“Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Abbas Araghchi has held bilateral meetings with Russian and Chinese counterparts within the framework of the negotiations round of Iran and P5+1 in order to coordinate stances,” the agency’s source said.

Earlier Araghchi told Iranian journalists that Tehran reckoned on progress in the course of the current round of talks. “We hope that we would be able to narrow the gap and lessen the differences regarding problematic issues,” he noted.


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` China’s Worst Rianfall and Mudslides have Claimed 21 Peoples Lives and Leaves 1.6 Million Affected ‘

#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 01 – A week of heavy rains and ensuing mudslides across seven provinces of China left a total of 21 people killed, while four more were reported missing, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday citing the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Since last Thursday, torrential rains swept across the Chinese provinces of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing and Guizhou, leaving over 1.16 million people affected and forcing some 17,000 to abandon their houses.

According to the ministry, some 6,600 people still remain in the emergency areas and require rescue assistance.

The rainfall, which in some cases turned into hailstorms, destroyed a total of over 1,600 houses and damaged some 55,000 more.

The agency said citing weather forecasters that the rainfall was likely to continue by the end of this week.


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` China’s all ` Seeing Eye’s and ` Satellite Network ‘ can ` Globally Monitor ‘ and they are planning new Ground Stations ‘

#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 01 – (RT) – To compensate the frustration over the endless search for missing the Malaysian airliner, Chinese scientists have doubled efforts to promote their project of a huge satellites network, which will enable Beijing to monitor the whole world.

As the mission to find the passenger jet MH370 which disappeared off the radars on March 8 with 239 people on board, 153 of them Chinese, is yet to yield to any substantial result, the space surveillance net project is gaining strong backing from key government officials in Beijing, the South China Morning Post reports.

China currently has satellites in the orbit but they largely focus on its region and surrounding area. The exact number of them is a state secret.

“If we had a global monitoring network today, we would not be searching in the dark. We would have a much greater chance to find the plane and trace it to its final position. The plan is being drafted to expand our regional monitoring capability,” Professor Chi Tianhe, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of remote Sensing and Digital Earth, told the (SCMP) http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1460652/china-mulls-global-satellite-surveillance-after-flight-370-riddle

Professor Zhao Chaofang, an oceanographer at the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, also said that China needs to develop more ground stations, to ease and speed up sending data back to earth.

“Many Chinese satellites can only offload their data when they are flying over China, so the data we receive is sometimes only a fraction of the amount collected by the satellites.

To build up a global monitoring network as efficient as that of the US, our ground stations overseas must be expanded as well,” he said.


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` China looking to help ` Tajikistan ‘ Strengthen their ` Defence Capacity ‘ including Military Technical Assistance ‘

#AceWorldNews – DUSHANBE – March 31 – China is satisfied with the level of bilateral cooperation in all spheres, including military and military-technical and guarantees assistance to Tajikistan in the strengthening of its defence capacity,” Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan said.

He said China would supply military uniforms and help in the training of military personnel, adding that this would involve “hundreds of millions of dollars”.

The Chinese side also gave high marks to Tajikistan’s presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which brings together China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

President Emomali Rakhmon, for his part, referred to China as “a good neighbour, a devoted friend and trustworthy partner”.

The Tajik leader praised cooperation of the two countries in the fight against drug expansion and other global challenges and threats.

TASS – Russian Media and News


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` China's Google invokes ` First Amendment ' to beat ` United States ' Anti-Censorship Lawsuit '

#AceSecurityNews – UNITED STATES – March 29 – A US court dismissed a lawsuit against a Chinese internet giant Baidu, which the plaintiff argued blocks material critical of China’s democratic credentials, a decision that could have far-reaching impact on how US search engines sift information – http://on.rt.com/1bbcrf

The lawsuit was brought forward by a group of New York content editors who alleged that Baidu’s search engine was programmed to filter out material in the United States that touches upon the Chinese government’s harsh censorship laws, calling this a violation of the US Constitution.

According to the ruling http://sdnyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/11-Civ.-03388-2014.03.27-Opinion-Granting-Motion-for-Judgment-on-Pleadings.pdf on Thursday, “Plaintiffs, self-described ‘promoters of democracy in China through their writings, publications and reporting of pro-democracy events,’ allege that Baidu conspires to prevent ‘pro-democracy political speech’ from appearing in its search-engine results here in the United States,” it read.

US District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan disagreed, comparing Baidu’s algorithms to a newspaper’s editorial stance: “The First Amendment protects Baidu’s right to advocate for systems of government other than democracy (in China or elsewhere) just as surely as it protects plaintiffs’ rights to advocate for democracy.”

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights.


#baidu, #chinas, #chinese, #first-amendment, #united-states, #us

China detains 1,530 people in ` Crack-Down ‘ on use of `Fake Telecommunications Equipment’ to send Spam ‘

#AceSecurityNews – CHINA – March 25 – Chinese authorities have detained 1,530 people in a crackdown on the use of fake telecommunication base stations to send spam text messages to mobile telephones, Reuters reported.

The campaign began in February and has resulted in the seizure of more than 2,600 fake base stations and identification of 3,540 suspected criminal acts, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

Such stations are used by criminals to send spam messages to nearby mobile users using fake telephone numbers or disguised as messages from official sources.


#china, #chinese, #reuters, #spam, #text-messages

` Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on visit to ` Netherlands ‘ and a Global Nuclear Summit ‘

#AceWorldNews – AMSTERDAM – March 22 — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Saturday for a state visit to the Netherlands and a global nuclear summit.

The Netherlands is the first leg of Xi’s European tour, which will also take him to France, Germany and Belgium.

He will attend the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague on March 24-25.

Xi is the first Chinese president to visit the Netherlands since the two states established diplomatic relations in 1972.

He will meet King Willem-Alexander and parliamentary leaders, and hold talks with Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The two sides will sign cooperation agreements on agriculture, energy, finance and culture.

Chinese News and Media Sources.


#amsterdam, #belgium, #chinese, #france, #germany, #hague, #netherlands, #nuclear-security-summit-nss, #president-xi-jinping

` Chinese IMS` WeChat ‘ closes 40 ` Political, accounts used by Intellectuals, Journalists and Activists ‘

#AceWorldNews A popular Chinese instant messaging service has removed at least 40 accounts with content about political, economic and legal issues, AP reported.

WeChat closed the accounts on Thursday, hours after the closing of the eight-day annual session of China’s legislature.

The accounts on the service run by TenCent Holdings have been used by intellectuals, journalists and activists to comment on politics, law and society.


#chinese, #tencent-holdings, #wechat

` Security Forces shot dead one person during knife attack in Chinese Hunan Province ‘

#AceWorldNews Security forces shot dead one person during a knife attack that saw at least people killed, following a row between a vendor and a customer in the western Chinese Hunan province, the city of Changsha, state media reported, as quoted by Reuters.

One suspect in the incident worked as a bread vendor and was involved in an argument with a customer, local police said.


#changsha, #chinese, #hunan, #reuters

` South Korea’s ` spy agency chief comes under pressure to step down over alleged fabrication of evidence’

#AceWorldNews South Korea’s spy agency chief came under growing pressure to step down Wednesday over a scandal involving the fabrication of evidence in an espionage case, AFP said.

Lawmakers from President Park Geun-hye’s ruling Saenuri Party called for NIS Director Nam Jae-joon to resign.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) has been accused of forging documents to build a spying case against a former Seoul City official who escaped to South Korea from North Korea in 2004.

The documents included Chinese border control records. Last week, an NIS informant linked to the forgeries attempted to commit suicide.


#afp, #chinese, #national-intelligence-agency-nis, #north-korean, #seoul, #south-korea

` Pentagon investigation has uncovered `Chinese’ materials in major `US’ Weaponry ‘

#AceWorldNews After discovering China-made components in the F-35 fighter jet, a Pentagon investigation has uncovered Chinese materials in other major US weaponry, including Boeing Co’s B-1B bomber and certain Lockheed Martin Corp F-16 fighters, Reuters reported.

The US Defence Department said titanium mined in China may also have been used to build part of a new Standard Missile-3 IIA being developed jointly by Raytheon Co and Japan.

The incidents raised fresh concerns about lax controls by US contractors.

Weapons makers are banned from using raw materials from China and a number of other countries.


#boeing, #china, #chinese, #japan, #lockheed-martin-corporations, #pentagon, #raytheon, #reuters, #us-defence-department

` RFM `Sergey Lavrov ‘ discussed `Ukraine ‘ with Chinese ‘

#AceWorldNews says that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed Ukraine with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, on Monday and their views coincided on the situation there.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the two veto-wielding United Nations Security Council members would stay in close contact on the issue, Reuters reported.


#chinese, #reuters, #russian-foreign-minister-sergey-lavrov, #ukraine, #united-nations-security-council, #wang-yi

` Beijing Police rescue `382 Abducted Babies’ as `International Web’ based’ `Trafficking Rings’ are Raided’

#AceWorldNews says Chinese police have rescued 382 abducted babies and arrested 1,094 suspects in a national operation that busted four major internet-based baby trafficking rings, according to the Public Security Ministry.

Police in Beijing and the eastern province of Jiangsu last year found four websites selling babies under the cover of adoption, AP reported.

The country is considering tougher penalties for parents who sell their children, as well as for buyers.


#ap, #beijing, #china, #chinese, #jiangsu

#AceWorldNews says the Philippines government summoned China’s top…

#AceWorldNews says the Philippines government summoned China’s top envoy in Manila on Tuesday to protest what it said was the firing of a water cannon by a Chinese government vessel to drive away Filipino fishermen.

The incident took place on January 27 at Scarborough Shoal, a rich fishing ground claimed by China and the Philippines, AP reported.

The shoal came under Chinese control after Philippine vessels backed off from a tense stand-off with Chinese ships in the area in 2012.

#ap, #chinas, #chinese, #filipino, #manila, #philippines, #scarborough

`Beijing Issues `Yellow Alert’ as calling for more measures to prevent `Smog’ including `Dust Busting’

#AceWorldNews says that Beijing authorities have for the first time issued an alert forSmog’ precautions, Bloomberg reported.

The city’s 20 million people were asked to reduce trips in the face of predictions of three days of heavy pollution.

In October, the Chinese capital issued a plan for emergency measures to cope with heavy air pollution.

Alerts from the most serious to less serious are tagged red, orange, yellow and blue. Thursday’s yellow warning called for dust-busting measures including more road cleaning, spraying of water at construction sites, and reduced excavation work.

#air-pollution, #alerts, #beijing, #bloomberg, #chinese, #smog

” US Opposes Supply of `Shoulder-Fired-Missiles’ Capable of taking down War Planes to Syria”

#AceWorldNews says the US is opposed to the supply of shoulder-fired missiles, capable of taking down war-planes, to rebel forces in Syria, Reuters quoted a senior Obama administration official as saying on Tuesday.

The Wall Street Journal said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had offered to give Syrian-Rebels Chinese portable air defence systems, and anti-tank guided missiles from Russia.

The administration “remains opposed” to any provision of such systems to the Syrian opposition, the official said.

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#HappyChineseNew Year: ” Chinese Calendar – Year of the Horse 2014″

#AceChinaNews says `The Chinese Calendar 2014′ and this year is the `Chinese Year of the Horse’ 

Chinese-New-Year-2014-Horse-Wallpaper-2-9Unlike western calendars, the Chinese calendar has names that are repeated every 60 years.  Within the ‘Stem-Branch’ system is shorter cycle of 12 years denoted by animals:

2014 is the year of the Horse.  It is the jiăwŭ (甲午) year (Wooden Horse). Ji is the first of the ten celestial stems and ăwŭ (Horse) is the seventh of the twelve terrestrial branches and thus 1/7 marks the year of the Horse.

Rat    Ox    Tiger Rabbit  Dragon Snake Horse Sheep Monkey Rooster Dog  Pig
2008 2009  2010  2011  2012  2013   2014  2015   2016    2017   2018 2007

Calculating ‘When is the Chinese New Year in 2014′

The fact that the date of Chinese New Year varies within about a month is a clue that it’s linked to the new moon.  A rough, and almost infallible guide is that the Chinese New Year follows the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice falls on December 21st, the next new moon is on January 1st 2014, and the second new moon is on January 30th 2014.

Will and Guy admit that the precise rules for determining ‘When is the Chinese New Year’, are far more complex.  For example, one problem with any lunar calendar system is that some years there are 13 new moons.  The Chinese deal with this by slotting in an extra intercalary month.

chinese-new-year-2014-year-of-wooden-horse-art-by-mani-navasothy-qpThose Born in the Year of the Horse

Horses are popular, quick-witted, charming, cheerful, and talented.

People born in the Year of the Horse are popular. They are cheerful, skilful with money, and perceptive, although they sometimes talk too much.

They are wise, talented, good with their hands, and sometimes have a weakness for members of the opposite sex.

They are impatient and hot-blooded about everything except their daily work. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are very independent and rarely listen to advice.

They are most compatible with Tigers, Dogs, and Sheep.

Fire-Horse-HD-WallpaperAstrologically, the horse is placed directly opposite the rat. The rat is the creator and the horse is the “consumer.”

Therefore a horse year may be marked by an increase in business and commercial activity, particularly those involved with non-essentials like luxury cars, high fashion, alcoholic beverages, athletics, and anything “male” oriented.

Unfortunately, it is often a year of waste. A household should be careful to make sure they don’t overspend their budgets during a horse year.

Chinese Horse Folk Tales Chinese New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse

As in most Chinese Stories there is a moral hidden within them; these examples are no exception to that rule.

An Old Man’s Wisdom – A Blessing in Disguise

Once upon a time in Chinese myths, there was a wise old man who lived in the steppes. He owned many horses. One evening, after a long day of working in the fields, he came home to discover that one of his horses, a mare, had run off. His family and his neighbours searched the surrounding area. When they finally gave up, they sent him their condolences, ‘We are sorry that this unfortunate incident happened to you.’

The old man of the steppes remarked calmly, ‘The loss of my mare is not necessarily a bad thing. All will be shown for its true worth in time.’

The next morning, the old man of the steppes looked up in the horizon and saw two horses coming towards his house. The first horse was his mare that had run off, and the other was a stallion following the mare. Even from a distance, he could see that this stallion was a war-horse of great stature and worth. He quickly inquired at the county office whether anyone had reported the loss of their stallion.

The county magistrate advised him to keep the horse until someone had reported it missing. That evening, the old man’s family and his neighbours celebrated the return of his mare as well as his newly acquired stallion. At the celebration, he was called upon to make a speech. The old man of the steppes stood up and remarked calmly, ‘The acquisition of this stallion is not necessarily a good thing. All will be shown for its true worth in time.’

Chinese myths say that a week later, the old man’s son took the stallion out for a ride. Not being skilled in manoeuvring a great war-horse, the boy suffered a terrible fall. As a result, his leg was broken. The old man’s family and his neighbours crowded around the boy and commented, ‘This is an awful thing that has happened. This stallion has brought bad luck to the family.’

The old man of the steppes stood by the boy and remarked calmly, ‘This accident is not necessarily a bad thing. All will be shown for its true worth in time.’

Sometime later, the kingdom was involved in a cruel and unjust war with a neighbouring kingdom. All the young men of the kingdom were called upon to enlist in the army. The old man’s neighbours lamented as all their sons were called off to fight in the war. It was impossible to escape the draft as the enlisting officers moved from county to county and house to house in search of all the young men. Inevitably, they finally came upon the old man’s house.

Seeing the stallion in the yard, they remarked to themselves, ‘This must be the home of a great warrior. But why has this coward not gone off to war? We must seize him at once.’

When they searched the house, they found only the old man of the steppes, his wife and their crippled son.

The enlisting officers then remarked, ‘This young man would have been a fine soldier if it were not for his broken leg. We cannot take him with us.’ And thus, their son was exempted from fighting in the war.

The old man’s neighbours, observing with amazement the declared, ‘What wisdom this old man has, that he can foresee both good and bad incidences for what they are truly worth.’

More Stories For the Chinese New Year 2014

Buying a Good Horse Chinese New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse

There was an Emperor who was willing to pay a thousand pieces of gold for a horse that could run a thousand mile without stopping. For three years he tried in vain to find such a steed.

Then Chenglei offered, ‘Let me look for a horse My Lord.’

The Emperor agreed to this.

After three months Chenglei came back, having spent five hundred pieces of gold on a horse’s skull.

The Emperor became enraged. ‘I want a live horse.’ he roared. ‘What use is a dead horse to me? Why spend five hundred pieces of gold on nothing?’

Chenglei replied philosophically, ‘If you will spend five hundred pieces of gold on a dead horse, won’t you give much more for a live one? When people hear of this, they will know you are really willing to pay for a good horse, and will quickly send you their best.

Sure enough, in less than a year the Emperor succeeded in buying three excellent horses.

Chinese Horse SausageHorse Sausage

A 213 metre long and weighing some 1,256-kilogram horse casing sausage is dried in Yining of Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

Photos – Xinhua

A Kazak horse meat butcher made the sausage with casings from 30 horses and thigh meat from another eight 5-year-old horses.

Did You Know? Horse Trivia and China
  • The record for most runners in a horse race is 228 set in Bayanwula, Xiwuzhumuqinqi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China on 25th July 2005.
  • The White Horse Temple [Baima Si] in Luoyang, Henan Province, was the first Buddhist temple in China, established by Emperor Mingdi in the year 68 AD. The historic, leafy site features several ancient buildings.
  • The Terracotta Army or the “Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses”, is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the First China. The figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Chinese New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse
  • Xian Cavalryman of the Terracotta Army.
  • Four bronze horses with chariot. Representing part of the Emperor’s army

Chinese New Year 2014 - Year of the Horse

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Chinese Internet Traffic Redirected to Small Wyoming House

#AceNewsServices says “Chinese Internet Traffic Redirected to Small Wyoming House” #China

China News

In one of the more bizarre twists in recent Internet memory, much of the Internet traffic in China was redirected to a small, 1,700-square-foot house in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Tuesday.

A large portion of China’s 500 million Internet users were unable to load websites ending in .com, .net or .org for nearly eight hours in most regions of China, according to Compuware, a Detroit-based technology company.

The China Internet Network Information Center, a state-run agency that deals with Internet affairs, said it had traced the problem to the country’s domain name system. And one of China’s biggest antivirus software vendors, Qihoo 360 Technology, said the problems affected roughly three-quarters of the country’s domain name system servers.

Those servers, which act as a switchboard for Internet traffic behind China’s Great Firewall, routed traffic from some of China’s most popular sites, including Baidu and Sina, to a…

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China: ” Chinese Multi-Millionaire Plans to Construct World’s Tallest Building in Just Six Month’s”

#AceWorldNews says Chinese multi-millionaire Zhang Yue plans to construct the world’s tallest building in just six months, despite authorities preventing work amid safety concerns, AFP said. The 838-meter-tall Sky City tower is designed to be 10 meters higher than the current title-holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which took five years to construct. Zhang, 53, made a fortune selling air-conditioners. He earlier built himself an Egyptian pyramid and a replica of Versailles.

#afp, #chinese, #egyptian, #multi-millionairre, #pyramid, #sky-city, #tower, #versailles, #zhang-yue