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  • New Thoughts on the Impact of Climate Change in Neolithic China

    01/12/2015 2:11:03 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Friday, January 09, 2015
    It had been thought that the deserts in northern China are one million years old, but a new study of the Hunshandake Sandy Lands of Inner Mongolia suggests that its desert is only 4,000 years old. Xiaoping Yang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Louis Scuderi of the University of New Mexico, and their colleagues examined the patterns of dunes and depressions in the region and lake sediments, and they dated quartz from the region with a technique known as optically stimulated luminescence. They found that Hunshandake had deep lakes and rivers beginning some 12,000 years ago. "We're amazed by...
  • Caterpillars stop train in China

    06/02/2011 8:19:59 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Caterpillars stop train in China Tags: caterpillars, News, train, World, Oddly enough, China Jun 2, 2011 00:48 Moscow Time Caterpillars. Photo: EPA In the north of China a train ground to a halt due to hordes of caterpillars crossing the railroad tracks in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The freight train was forced to slow down first, and then stop for three hours. According to Xinhua agency, the caterpillars had covered about a kilometer of the tracks. The train was able to move only after road workers resorted to shovels and brooms to clear the rails from this unexpected impediment....
  • Report: Some areas in China under martial law after protests(Inner Mongolia)

    05/29/2011 6:34:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 05/29/11
    Report: Some areas in China under martial law after protests By Eve Bower, CNN May 29, 2011 -- Updated 0210 GMT (1010 HKT) (CNN) -- In an apparent response to days of protests, Chinese authorities have declared martial law in parts of the northeast's inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to Amnesty International. The region has long been the scene of ethnic tension between Mongolians, who have lived in the area for centuries, and the Han people, who arrived in larger numbers after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Han people are the majority ethnic group in...
  • It’s the summer of highway traffic jam hell in China

    09/07/2010 12:17:07 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | September 6, 2010 | Bill Schiller
    HUAIAN COUNTY, CHINA—So you think struggling home from Ontario’s cottage country was tough? Think again. And consider, if you will, the case of Chinese trucker Pang Laisuo. On Sunday his coal-laden transport truck was caught in a traffic jam near here, about 240 kilometres north of Beijing. Pang knew he’d have something of a wait. What he didn’t know was that it would last 18 hours. “Everyone who pulled up at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon ended up being stuck there until 10 o’clock Monday morning,” says Pang, a lean and grizzled man in his 50s speaking at a roadside stop...
  • Authorities raze Chinese city’s only Catholic church

    06/10/2010 9:58:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 113+ views
    CathNews Asia ^ | 6/10/2010
    The only Catholic church in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, was demolished overnight Monday and the parish priest and a lay leader detained by police. The demolition is believed to have been carried out pursuant to a court order, reports. Parishioners later set up camp near the ruins to try to prevent any new construction on the site. They had arrived for morning Mass on June 8 to a pile of rubble littered with pieces of the altar and five-meter cross. Church sources told that about 100 people arrived around midnight on June 7 to demolish the Dongsheng Church belonging...
  • Han Dynasty city ruins discovered in China's Inner Mongolia

    11/13/2009 7:02:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 504+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | November 11, 2009 | unattributed
    Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) city ruins have been discovered in Wuyuan County, Hetao Plain, China's Inner Mongolia. It's said that the scale of the city ruins is rarely seen in Hetao Plain. The city ruins are located in Taal Town of Wuyuan County, Bayannaoer City in China's Inner Mongolia and once covered with grassland. The city wall was about 2 km long and 1 km wide and is made up of compressed earth. The east wall is 2 meters high and remarkably preserved, while, the south wall has already collapsed and is now a road base 80 centimeters high...
  • Mystery "Buddha" boy goes missing

    03/11/2006 3:14:19 PM PST · by INDIAN_REPUBLICAN · 179 replies · 3,088+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 11, 2006
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali police began hunting on Saturday for a teenaged boy who some people believe is an reincarnation of Buddha after he disappeared from the site where he had been meditating for almost 10 months. Fifteen-year-old Ram Bahadur Bamjon has not been seen since early Saturday, said Hari Krishna Khatiwada, a district official of Bara, 150 km (95 miles) southeast of Kathmandu. The boy had been meditating there without food or water since May. Some of his followers are also missing. "So far we have found no trace of them," Khatiwada said. Sitting cross-legged beneath a "pipal" tree,...
  • Dalai Lama Wants to Make First China Visit

    03/10/2006 12:36:43 PM PST · by gogoman · 18 replies · 534+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/10/06 | ASHWINI BHATIA
    DHARMSALA, India - The Dalai Lama said Friday that he has asked China to let him to visit the country for the first time since he fled Tibet nearly a half-century ago. His comments came in an address to thousands of followers on the anniversary of the 1959 uprising in Tibet against Chinese rule, which marked the beginning of his exile. The supreme Tibetan spiritual leader, 70, did he did not specify an itinerary, but said he wanted to make a pilgrimage. His envoys, who recently returned from talks with officials in China, had conveyed his request to the Chinese...
  • China hits back at US criticism [Barf Alert]

    03/09/2006 12:06:08 AM PST · by indcons · 92 replies · 965+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 9 March 2006 | BBC
    China has hit back at US criticism of its human rights record by releasing its own document of alleged US abuses. Washington said in its annual rights report that China was one of the world's "most systematic" offenders. In return Beijing urged the US to "look squarely" at its own problems, such as a high murder rate and jail population. While China often rejects US criticism of its rights record, this exchange is especially sensitive due to President Hu Jintao's visit to the US next month. The report issued by China's cabinet, the State Council, on Thursday listed "a multitude...
  • Inner Mongolia - Aerial photography sheds light on Kubla Khan's capital (Xanadu)

    10/08/2005 10:34:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 1,710+ views
    Aerial photography sheds light on Kublai Khan's capital BEIJING, Oct. 8 (Xinhuanet) -- Aerial photography has helped shed new light on the capital of Kublai Khan's empire, also known as Xuanadu in Marco Polo's Travel Notes. The description of the metropolis Shangdu (Xuanadu) by Marco Polo some 700 years ago has somewhat been confirmed by aerial photography, Yang Lin, director of the center of remote sensing and aerial photography of China's National Museum, told Xinhua on Saturday. "We can see the spectacular city with its scale and the density of buildings," Yang said. The ruins have been overgrown with...