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From CHINA DAILY One Chinese dead in US marathon blasts
Updated: 2013-04-17 08:03
An official at the consulate's press section, who was not authorized to give
his name, said thatone Chinese student was injured and another died in the
The official said a work group from the consulate was in Boston to investigate the situation andassist relatives of the victims.
The official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that relatives have
requested that thedeceased not be identified.
Zhou Danling, the Chinese student injured in the Boston Marathon blasts,
is out of danger.Zhou was injured in the stomach and was sent to a local
She is now in stable condition. The Chinese Consulate General in New York
went into emergency mode after the blasts, sending staffers to Boston and getting casualty informationabout Chinese nationals
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
by Michael Lind by Harper
In today's excerpt - in the 1700s, British merchants made fortunes smuggling opium into China over the objections of Chinese leaders the resulting opium addition epidemic devastated Chinese society. Profits proved too tempting and by the 1800s American merchants had joined in the trade, earning vast sums including the fortune inherited by Franklin Roosevelt:
Vice President Xi Jinping of China is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Tuesday at the White House. In advance of his visit, the Chinese government invited The Washington Post to submit written questions to the vice president. Following is a transcript of his written answers, as translated and provided to The Post by the Chinese government.