EDITOR'S DESK
Face Up to Disasters
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.29 JULY 20 2006
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Thirty years ago this month, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Tangshan, in north China's Hebei Province.
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Fourth Session 10th National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference

PEOPLE & POINTS
Smashing the Record

 
VIEWPOINT

Mind the Gap
The serious divide between rich and poor

More Stories
WORLD
Launching Another Crisis
Mixed reactions to North Korea's test firing of missiles
Path to Prosperity
Reopening of Nathu La Pass boosts China-India ties
Tilted Balance
U.S. weapons sales to Pakistan may hint at a policy change
Making Strides
Fifty years of Sino-Arab diplomatic relations
NATION
Structural Integrity
Is Tangshan now earthquake resistant?
Survivors' Tales
Life's a mixed blessing for those who experienced the quake
Searching for Clues
Predicting earthquakes is an inexact science
BUSINESS
Can It Last Very Long?
The bullish commodities market now is a top concern
The Price of Success
Impact of a domestic commodities futures market
Steely Talks
Hard negotiations on iron ore prices
Legal-Ease: Practical Application of China Business
State of the Market
FORUM
Can a Single Website Protect Young Netizens From Online Vice?
EXPAT'S EYE
Discovering High Fashion in Beijing
 
Game, Set and Match!
China's Zheng Jie and Yan Zi show off their trophies after winning the women's doubles at Wimbledon on July 9. They won the Australian Open doubles in January.
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