EDITOR'S DESK
A Harmonious World Begins In the Mind
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.20 MAY.18 2006
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As Buddhists around the world celebrated the birthday of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, earlier this month, the concept of harmony gained new force.
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Fourth Session 10th National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

PEOPLE & POINTS
Bishop With Papal Blessing

 
VIEWPOINT

A Peaceful Role Player in World Affairs

More Stories
WORLD
Pat on the Back
Report card on China's trade policies
Vietnamese-Style Reform
More political and economic changes in store
Rally for Rights
Impact of demonstrations by immigrants in the United States
NATION
The Search for Peace and Harmony
China holds its first World Buddhist Forum
Getting out There
Chinese Buddhism reinvents itself
The Gaze of Guanyin
Many Chinese, including non-Buddhists, believe in the Goddess of Mercy
Spread of Buddhism
The growing interest in Buddhism in the West
Wedding Bells?
For women, more freedom of choice in marriage poses dilemmas as well
Law-Abiding Games
Panel works on rules for the 2008 Olympics
BUSINESS
Windfall Tax on Oil
Seeking to limit oil companies' huge profits
Foreign Fad Battered
Local company perpetrates a scam, exploiting the craze for foreign brands
State of the Market
FORUM
Do Bloggers Need a Self-Discipline Pact?
 
RED CROSS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
May 8 marks World Red Cross Day. Hospitals and charity organizations across China arranged a host of activities to commemorate the day, including free medical consultation, ......
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