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Chinese universities increase visibility in list of global top 500

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Zhou Wenting Updated: Aug 16,2017 7:25 AM     China Daily   More Chinese mainland universities than ever before have been ranked among the world’s top 500 universities in terms of research capabilities this year. The annual Academic Ranking of World Universities released on Aug 15 includes 45 mainland universities, up from 18 in 2009, when not one made […]

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China’s Discovery ROV collects samples in western Pacific Ocean

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Updated: Aug 15,2017 7:56 AM     Xinhua A remotely operated diving vehicle is launched to explore the Caroline seamount in the western Pacific Ocean on Aug 14.[Photo/Xinhua] ABOARD KEXUE — China’s remote operated vehicle (ROV) Discovery collected some samples from the Caroline Seamount in the western Pacific Ocean on Aug 14, including a rare yellow sponge 80 centimeters […]

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Happy 80th Birthday to Bounnhang Vorachith 6th President of Laos born August 15, 1937

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Bounnhang Vorachith (Lao: ບຸນຍັງ ວໍລະຈິດ; born August 15, 1937)[1][2][3] is a Laotian politician who has been General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (de facto leader) and President of Laos (de jure head of state) since 2016. Previously he served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 2001, as Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006, and as Vice President of Laos from 2006 to 2016. He became Vice President on June […]

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Happy Liberation day on August 15, 1945.Founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948. Korean War 1950-1953. At the end of World War II in 1945, the Korean Peninsula was divided into two zones along the 38th parallel, with the northern half of the peninsula occupied by the Soviet Union and the southern half by the United States.

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North Korea ([norθ kəˈri:ə],  listen), officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (abbreviated DPRK), is a country in East Asia constituting the northern part of the Korean Peninsula. Pyongyang is the nation’s capital and largest city. To the north and northwest the country is bordered by China and by Russia along the Amnok (known as the Yalu in China) and Tumen rivers;[13] it is bordered to the south by South Korea, with the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized […]

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Happy Independence day to Republic of Congo – Independence from France on August 15, 1960.

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  The Republic of the Congo (French: République du Congo), also known as Congo-Brazzaville, West Congo, the Congo Republic[5] or simply Congo, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by five countries: Gabon and the Atlantic Ocean to the west; Cameroon to the northwest; the Central African Republic to the northeast; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the east and south; and the Angolan exclave of Cabinda to the southwest. The region was dominated by Bantu-speaking tribes, who built […]

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Independence from the Empire of Japan on August 15, 1945. The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was founded in 1919. Korean War 1950-1953.

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  South Korea ([saʊθ kəˈri:ə],  listen), officially the Republic of Korea (abbreviated ROK), is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.[12] Officially, its territory consists of the whole Korean Peninsula and its adjacent islands,[13] which are largely mountainous. South Koreans lead a distinctive urban lifestyle, as half of them live in high-rises[14] concentrated in the Seoul Capital Area with 25 million residents.[15] The capital Seoul […]

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Happy Independence day to India – Independence from the United Kingdom on August 15, 1947.

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India, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast; […]

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China, Pakistan vow to further deepen bilateral pragmatic cooperation

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Updated: Aug 14,2017 7:37 AM Xinhua Vice-Premier Wang Yang (R), who will attend activities marking the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, meets Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on Aug 13, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua] ISLAMABAD — China and Pakistan on Aug 13 promised to deepen their pragmatic cooperation in various fields during […]

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