Alle Einträge vom 4.12.2006

Composing a Life

Monday, 4.12.2006

Deborah Solomon (NYT) interviewt den Komponisten Tan Dun.


China and Vatican Signal That Rift Over Bishop May Be on the Mend

Monday, 4.12.2006

The pope warned … of the excommunication of the two bishops, Liu Xinhong and Ma Yinglin, although the Vatican has not begun the paperwork for such an action. The Vatican’s statement was less directly critical of Beijing than the statement issued here late Thursday night by Cardinal Joseph Zen, who is the bishop of Hong Kong and the only Chinese cardinal. Quelle: NYT


Autofreier Tag

Monday, 4.12.2006

“Shanghai will join more than 70 cities across China next year to promote a no-car day and encourage commuters to use cleaner forms of transport. China has set aside the week of Sept. 16-22, 2007 as its first public transport week. And on the final day, private car owners will be asked to leave their vehicles at home …” Quelle: Xinhua.


Der dritte Pol schmilzt

Monday, 4.12.2006

Das Dach der Welt schmilzt extrem Ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung ist von Trinkwasser abhängig, das der Himalaja-Region entspringt. Doch Tibets Gletscher schrumpfen rasant. Von Norbert Lossau (Die Welt).


Asienspiele

Monday, 4.12.2006

Asienspiele – Vorgeschmack auf Peking 2008 Das 647 Athleten starke Team der Chinesen gibt bei den Asienspielen in Doha eine Kostprobe seiner großen sportlichen Stärke. Mit Blick auf die Olympischen 2008 in Peking ist das Kräftemessen reine Prestigesache. Von Johnny Erling (Die Welt).


School Day 24: Urban-rural China

Monday, 4.12.2006

BBC ermöglicht Fragen an chinesische Schüler. Link.


Charter flight service starts for Muslims’ pilgrimage

Monday, 4.12.2006

“… Nearly 4,000 passengers will take 11 non-stop flights from Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on a 6,300-kilometer flight to Medina… Every pilgrim will be allowed to carry 25 kilograms more than the standard free luggage quota, allowing them to bring back holy water from Mecca… Chinese Muslims have been making the hajj since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).” Quelle: Xinhua.