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17 dead after dragon boats capsize in China

Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday.

The boats were practicing Saturday for a race in the Taohua River in the city of Guilin when the accident happened, said the fire department of the city of Guilin, capital of Guangxi region. 116 more words

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The Big Sea

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Enter the dragons

Kiwanians help kids and cops bond through an ancient Chinese sport.

Story by Julie Saetre  •  Photos by David Calvert

Andrea Eliscu calls them the “invisible kids”: inner-city youth who strive academically but receive neither praise (which is reserved for athletic prowess) nor intervention (which is directed toward troubled behavior). 743 more words

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Mulan, Yuè Fēi, Dragon Boats, Qi Xi & Qing Ming Jie

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Badasses of Chinese History:  Huā Mùlán

One of my favourite legends surrounds Ahmad ibn Fadlan’s and his journey north from Baghdad with and observations of Vikings.  6,915 more words

One, Two, Three, Four Together

On a bike ride yesterday I passed the Dragon Boat races.  All the rowers in one of the boats were shouting  1,2,3,4, Together  over and over as they dipped their oars in the river in unison.   82 more words

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