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The Australian Naval Frigate HMAS Warramunga is visiting China to participate is a series of activities as part of a week long exercise. A unique opportunity will be a Live Fire exercise, which has never conducted with a western ship before, where both ships will fire at targets whilst off the Shandon peninsular. Officers and junior ranks from both the Australians and the PLA-N will visit each others ships and work alongside their national crews. Additional activities will include a Communications Exercise as well as each ships helicopter landing on the other ship. HMAS Warramunga will spend several days alongside and exercising in the the southern port city of Qingdoa before transiting to Zhanjiang and then home to HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. www.defence.gov.au HMAS Warramunga has successfully completed the first live-firing exercise of its kind with the Chinese Navy off the Shandon Peninsular in South China Sea. This unique opportunity for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate to participate in a live-fire exercise alongside a People's Liberation Army-Navy Ship the Louyang, has never before been conducted with a western ship. Warramunga has just come from Exercise Kakadu, the largest international maritime exercise in Australia for 2010 where ships from Thailand, Singapore and Japan took part, but the opportunity to work with the Chinese is significant. "While we are used to operating with other nations from our region, this is the first time we have ...
(composite video) Two Chinese naval ships have arrived in Sydney as part of friendly 'nation to nation' ties part of growing military co-operation between Canberra and Beijing. The training frigate Zhenghe and multi-role missile frigate Mianyang will be in port until Friday before sailing to Darwin. Two Australian sailors joined the Zhenghe for the (stormy) voyage from Auckland (New Zealand) to Sydney. The commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stephen Gilmore said the Chinese warships and crew were welcome and that Canberra was committed to developing "strong and positive'' defence relations with China - a move which would contribute to regional security and stability. "This visit builds upon previous Navy-to-Navy engagements with the PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) and is a sign of the growing maturity in our defence relationship with China,'' Rear Admiral Gilmore said. The training ship Zhenghe is carrying more than 400 crew. Mianyang, a 2400-tonne missile armed frigate is accompanying the training ship. www.theaustralian.com.au Everything shipshape ... in bilateral fashion - ALTHOUGH the greeting was festive and the speech cordial, there was no escaping the fact that the arrival in Sydney of two Chinese navy ships yesterday carried some symbolism. As debate simmers over how we should balance our relationships with China and the United States, the training ship Zhenghe and the frigate Mianyang were welcomed by lion dancers and a naval band as they steamed into ...
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AUCKLAND, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) - Two Chinese Navy ships arrived here in New Zealand's largest city Saturday on a four-day visit to the South Pacific country. It is the fourth visit by Chinese Navy ships since China and New Zealand established diplomatic relations in 1972. At about 10 am local time (2200 GMT Friday), the training vessel, Zhenghe, and the frigate, Mian Yang, slowly entered Queen's Wharf under the guidance of a New Zealand Navy ship, Wellington. The Chinese Navy fleet was warmly received by Royal New Zealand Navy Maritime Component Commander Ross Smith, Chinese Ambassador to New Zealand Xu Jianguo, and a huge crowd of overseas Chinese. After the welcoming ceremony, Commander Smith and Ambassador Xu stepped onto the Zhenghe training vessel and held a short meeting with Chinese Navy Rear Admiral Leng Zhenqing, who serves as the commander of the visiting formation. Rear Admiral Leng then headed toward Devonport Navy Base on Auckland's North Shore, the home of the Royal New Zealand Navy, to meet senior New Zealand military officials. Smith told Xinhua he was very glad to see Chinese Navy ships visit New Zealand and he expected the Royal New Zealand Navy could conduct joint training with the Chinese Navy. Leng said the visit was part of efforts to construct a harmonious world and a harmonious ocean and was also conducive to improving the level of military cooperation between the two countries..... New Zealand is the fourth stop on the Chinese Navy ships' itinerary ...
(composite video - fatal police 'rescue' @2.12+) Slow-motion drama at historic Rizal Park - "I shot two Chinese. I will finish them all if they do not stop," he told Radio Mindanao Network. Troops then stormed the bus. At 8:45 pm, 11 hours after he commandeered the vehicle at nearby Intramuros after a stop at Fort Santiago, Mendoza was dead with a bullet wound in the head, according to Supt. Nelson Yabut. At least five hostages, including a Chinese woman, survived the massacre inside the bus and were taken to hospitals. They were among 15 hostages left after Mendoza earlier released nine bus passengers during the negotiations. Officials said at least seven died in the gunfire, but there was still no overall death toll as of press time. The bodies were pulled out of the bus under a pouring rain..... Rolando Mendoza knew he was not going to come out alive of the bus he had seized with 25 people aboard, mostly Hong Kong Chinese, when SWAT teams began moving toward the..... "They are all around..... I know they will kill me, I'm telling them to leave because anytime I will do the same here," said Mendoza, who was armed with an M-16 rifle..... Gregorio earlier told a local TV station that his brother was upset by his treatment and dismissal from the force. "His problem was he was unjustly removed from service. There was no due process, no hearing, no complaint," he said. Police had established a landline connection with the bus, which was stopped across the eight-lane park ...
Beautiful woman Traffic Patrol team in Chongqing with prestige new police patrol car, Volvo S40..... Female police go on duty in Chongqing english.cq.gov.cn (see PIX) Chongqing Municipality english.peopledaily.com.cn ChongQing Traffic Patrol * China's police women * style! LOL www.youtube.com
(composite video) One joint pavilion, provided by host China to other developing countries, groups such odd bedfellows as Mongolia, the Maldives, Tajikistan and East Timor — all in Asia, but otherwise about as unalike as countries could be..... (Canberra + Kevin Rudd @ 7.37+) today.msnbc.msn.com President Nasheed inaugurates the Maldivian Pavilion in the Shanghai World Expo 2010 - SUNDAY, MAY 2ND: The Expo, which was formally opened for public today, is expected to draw 70 million people over six months to pavilions from almost 200 nations designed to reflect the urban sustainability theme of "Better City, Better Life." www.miadhu.com Zone A: All Asia Nations - Joint Pavilion 1 has Bangladesh, Kyrgzstan, Maldives, Mongolia, Tajikistan and Timor-Leste..... www.asiaexplorers.com Maldives Pavilion -- World Expo 2010 www.studyshanghai.net en.expo2010.cn Shanghai Expo nations sometimes make odd neighbors news.yahoo.com Chinese President Hu Jintao held talks in Shanghai with visiting President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who is here for a state visit and events related to the Shanghai World Expo...... On the issue of climate change, Hu said China attaches great importance to the issue and fully understands the special concern of small island states, such as Maldives. China is willing to enhance dialogue and cooperation with Maldives to safeguard the common interests of developing countries, Hu said. Nasheed said China-Maldives ties enjoy a long history and both peoples have ...
A pair of giant pandas has been selected as gift for the Macao Special Administration Region, the State Forestry Administration announced Saturday in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, the endangered species' hometown. The pandas come from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base. Names for the two will be solicited from the Macao public. With code number 717, the male panda was born on Aug. 4, 2008, while the female one, with code 710, was born a just a few day earlier on July 26..... It was not announced when the pandas will go to Macao. Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan, head of the Secretariat for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR, said experts and vets from the mainland and Hong Kong had come to Macao to help train local animal keepers. Construction work for the panda's new home is well under way, she added. The panda's home is located inside the Seac Pai Van Park on Macao's Coloane Island and covers an area of 3000 square meters. China's central government decided to give a pair of pandas to Macao on Dec. 19 last year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Macao Special Administrative Region..... english.cri.cn The government of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced on Saturday that it will spend 80 million patacas (10 million US dollars) on the construction of a facility that will house the panda pair, a gift to the SAR from China's central government..... english.peopledaily.com.cn www.peopleforum.cn (see PICS) Macau ...
PRC Sets schedule to review proposal to end Saturday mail deliveryThe Salinas Californian... 915 I St. People to be considered for inclusion on a field hearing witness panel may contact the Commission at www.prc.gov or 202-789-6800.Public can comment on possible end to Sat. mail deliveryYork Daily Recordall 5 news articles »
Mid-Hudson NewsSuggestions Wanted: Help the Post Office Cut CutsNBC WashingtonSend your money saving suggestions to the Postal Regulatory Commission at www.prc.gov or the Postal Inspector General at www.blog.uspsoig.gov. ...How should post office deliver in less costly wayThe Associated PressComment on Saturday mail deliveryWAVY-TVall 201 news articles »
ATASCADERO, California -- Confusion ensued when an organizer of SoCal Martial Law Alerts (SCMLA), Kim M., tried to determine the true weight of two First-Class letters to Congresswoman Lois Capps (D) California that had been returned due to "postage due." Since each envelope had contained only six sheets of paper and since Kim M. had previously been able to mail envelopes containing 10 sheets of paper each without incurring "postage due" fees, she suspected that a weighing error had been made. Kim M. first went to Perry's Parcel, an independent mail and shipping service in Atascadero, California, to purchase additional postage for the two envelopes, but when the clerk weighed the envelopes on their postal scale, it showed that each of the letters weighed only .60 ounces -- well under the one-ounce limit for First Class postage. But when Kim M. took the letters to an United States Postal Service (USPS) office in Atascadero to dispute the "postage due," their scale showed that the letters each weighed 1.1 ounces -- a difference in weight of half an ounce from the scale at Perry's Parcel. When questioned about the large difference in weight between the two scales, the postal clerk shrugged and said, "Ours are regulated. Theirs are regulated by them." When the same Post Office's automated postage machine showed that an envelope and six sheets of paper weighed 1.3 ounces -- a difference of .70 ounces from the postage scale at Perry's Parcel -- Kim M. then went to several ...
Tampa Tribune5-day mail delivery?Tampa TribuneThe public is asked to share its views via the Postal Regulatory Commission's Web site at, www.prc.gov by clicking the "contact PRC" tab for an online ...and more »
Fast CompanyPublic comment invited on proposal to end Saturday mail deliveryRedwood TimesThe public is invited to share their views via the Commission web site, www.prc.gov, by clicking the “contact PRC” tab to access a convenient online ...USPS asks public opinion on eliminating Saturday deliveryBluefield Daily TelegraphBusiness owners discuss possible Postal Service changesNewsOK.comall 46 news articles »
The AtlanticWire (blog)Saturday Postal Service up for reviewMartinez News-Gazette“The public is invited to share their views via the Commission Web site, www.prc.gov, by clicking the “Contact PRC” tab to access a convenient online ...Even the Postal Service had to use e-mail in delivering proposalWashington PostPRC to consider ending Saturday mail delivery:West Yellowstone Newsall 63 news articles »
Saturday delivery could be canceledHenderson GleanerThe public is invited to share its views via the commission Web site, www.prc.gov, by clicking the "Contact PRC" tab to access a convenient online customer ...The no-Saturdays PlanOmaha World-HeraldChanges in old-time delivery system affect modern businessMcCook Daily Gazetteall 905 news articles »
China Executes Briton Akmal Shaikh Despite Appeals for Mercy - "British citizen Akmal Shaikh was executed by Chinese authorities yesterday for smuggling heroin. As reported earlier on CDT, the case was regarded as controversial given Shaikhs familys claims that he had a mental illness and had been manipulated by a gang into smuggling the drugs..." chinadigitaltimes.net Experts defend China's execution of British drug smuggler - "According to China's Criminal Law, the death sentence given to him is legitimate and it has nothing to do with human rights concerns," said Wang Mingliang, professor of criminal law at Shanghai-based Fudan University..... "Some Western countries also retain capital punishment, and its existence does not equate to a lack of human rights," Wang said. Xue Jinzhan, professor of criminal law at the East China University of Political Science and Law, also in Shanghai, said the administration of the death penalty related to a country's history, culture and other conditions. China strictly enforced the law without discrimination in handling the case, Chinese legal experts told Xinhua..... "It would have interfered with China's judicial authority if the senior leader had accepted Brown's request. How could a criminal be exempted from the death penalty only because he was British?" Wang said. Experts said courts in China had the right to decide whether a psychiatric assessment was necessary. "The court, based on available evidence, decided not to do the ...
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Post office looking at closing up to 1,000 offices By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID Associated Press Writer Related: http://www.prc.gov/Docs/63/63990/SBOC%20Full%20Study%20July%20List.pdf More News The postal service is considering closing as many as 1,000 local
Beijing (Peking) heisst dich Willkommen Dieser Song war ein Kanditat als Theme-Song für die Olympischen Spiele in Beijing. Ich habe Ihn für euch ins Deutsche übersetzt, damit ihr auch teilhaben könnt an diesem wundervollen Lied... :-) Er wurde von Superstars aus der Volksrepublik China (inkl. Hong Kong, Taiwan), Singapur, den USA, Korea und anderen Ländern gesungen. Im Video kommen sehr viele Sehenswürdigkeiten aus Beijing vor: 正阳门：Zhengyang Gate (literally Gate of Central Sun) www.china.org.cn 国家体育馆：National Stadium (also known as Birds Nest) en.wikipedia.org 德胜门箭楼：Watchtower of Desheng Gate 北海公园：Beihai Park www.travelchinaguide.com 普度寺：Pudu Temple www.drben.net 中华世纪坛：China Millenium Monument (also Beijing World Art Museum) www.worldartmuseum.com 北大博雅塔：Boya Tower in Peking University 太庙：Imperial Ancestral Temple (Tai Miao in Chinese) www1.chinaculture.org 国子监：Imperial College (Guo Zi Jian in Chinese) www.ebeijing.gov.cn 八达岭长城：Badaling Great Wall www.travelchinaguide.com 琉璃厂：Antiques Street (Liu Li Chang in Chinese) www.china.org.cn 北京奥林匹克水上公园：Beijing Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park in Shunyi en.beijing2008.cn 国家大剧院：National Grand Theatre en.wikipedia.org 国家游泳中心（水立方）：National Aquatics Center (also known as Water Cube) en.wikipedia.org 老北京四合院：Siheyuan (literally a courtyard surrounded by four buildings) en.wikipedia.org 古观象台：Ancient Observatory www.chinapage.com 中山公园五色土：Five ...
It's the 2008 KMT(1949er-Chinese) in Taiwan gov. 1. Taiwan was been sold out to Japan by Mandarin. 2. USA defeat Japan, Taiwan should be free! 3. But USA left KMT(ROC) to Taiwan. (KMT is defeat by PRC, lost China mainland, and run to Taiwan.) These new 2 China, PRC & ROC, say TW is theirs. By their education, most Chineses think Taiwan is thiers! Saddly, 2008 now, KMT control Taiwan tax again! (Also by over 50 years KMT education to Taiwanese.)
This is a spot the local gov. of Quanzhou prepared to showcase all the wonders of the beautiful city of Quanzhou; my home away from home. By a strange turn of events, I ended up in this video, if only for a brief second (during the tea ceremony). I also taught English to several children who are also in this video. I really have lots of good memories from this city and I wish to one day go back, maybe when I retire.
big5.gov.cn flash.ouou.com flash.ouou.com torchrelay.beijing2008.cn torchrelay.beijing2008.cn torchrelay.beijing2008.cn torchrelay.beijing2008.cn torchrelay.beijing2008.cn www.nihaotw.com www.nihaotw.com 祖国，您五千年的岁月，写满了数不清的纷争。 一次次的不屈，一次次的战胜， 勾勒出不变的中华精神。我们， 在您的胸怀中生存了五千年， 于是， 骨子里便有了五千年不变的中华魂。 您的疆域， 辽阔而雄浑， 当天边太阳跳出了东海碧波， 帕米尔高原依然是群星闪烁。当北国还是银装素裹的世界， 南疆早已是一片盎然的春色。 我们， 在您的肩上成长了五千年， 于是， 性情中刻下了五千年不变的"勤奋"。 五千年， 您依旧青春满怀， 五千年， 您仍然步伐激昂。我们， 见证了您五千年的沧桑。 可是，有谁可以想到，祖国的今天来得多么不易？ 那一天，炮火炸碎了祖国母亲的心脏，全国上下燃起了残酷的战火。 长江知道了这一切，拍起了千堆白雪，诉说着无尽的痛苦。 黄河知道了这一切，卷起了万丈巨浪，怒吼着难言的悲愤，您哭了，哭得连太阳也失去了光芒。 流离失所，家破人亡！ 为什么？为什么？母亲！您就这样沉默了吗？ 不！绝不是这样的！母亲抬起头来了，尽管脸上仍闪着晶莹的泪花；但遮不住坚毅的神采。英雄儿女们听到母亲的呼唤，纷纷起来奔上前线，哪怕风霜雪雨迎面袭来。听到了吗？ 听到了吗？ 听到了——我们听到了。 1949年民族的一声巨吼， 使世界为之震动； 1978年的一声春雷， 推开了面向世界的大门。 共和国，崛起了！她以她气贯长虹的历史跨度。给我们炎黄子孙的人生， 铺设了一条光荣的荆棘路。 今天，我们站在新时代的门口， 看到古老大地焕发青春的光泽。 当新世纪的钟声敲响， 全世界的目光都集中在您的身上。 我看见，丰收的硕果压弯枝头； 我看见，机器转动得自由欢畅。 我 ...
Taiwan is a large island south of Japan and east of the Chinese mainland. When the communists took over in China in 1949, ousted leader Chiang Kai Shek retreated to Taiwan with his government, defiantly retaining the name 'Republic of China' (ROC). It should not be confused with The People's Republic of China (PRC) on the mainland.! A modern rail system links most large towns and cities in Taiwan, and a new high-speed (300km/h) railway opened in January 2007 between the two biggest cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung. Taipei - Kaohsiung (by 300 km/h high-speed trains)... A brand-new high speed (300 km/h) train service using Japanese bullet train technology started running in January 2007 between Taipei and Kaohsiung. It is run by the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, www.thsrc.com.tw (English button top right). ***** The 300km/h trains link Taipei and Kaohsiung every half hour throughout the day, or at times more frequently; ***** journey time is 1 hour 40 minutes on the faster trains, 1 hour 55 minutes on the slower services; ***** The fare is 1490 Taiwan dollars (£25 or $40) in economy class, 2440 Taiwan dollars (£40 or $70) in business class. ***** The station in Kaohsiung is actually at Zuoying in the north of the city. You can take a frequent local train service from New Zuoying station (in the same building as the Zuoying high speed station) to Kaohsiung main station in the city centre, journey time 10 minutes. You can buy tickets for this local train from the ticket ...
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The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." This is a truly amazing video and it was in 1969!!! If you think about it, you have orders of magnitude more processing power in your mobile phone than they did in the whole space craft!! Incredible!