Society

Return of floating souls

“I felt it was an obligation that I could not deny. This seems to me a combination both of my own work as a writer, and also a way of ending the war for myself and for Homer,” said American author Wayne Karlin describing his new book “Wandering souls”.
World

China builds express railway network

China plans to have a nationwide express railway network in place by 2012, capable of carrying passenger between Beijing and most capital cities in China within eight hours.
World

China, US ready for strategic and economic dialogue

More than 100 Chinese officials, led by Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councilor Dai Bingguo, will attend the first round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, scheduled for July 27-28 in Washington.
Health

US helps Vietnam combat epidemics

The United States has offered a 57,000 USD assistance package to help Vietnam quickly respond to potential new outbreaks of avian or H1N1 influenza.