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August 16, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Residents of Harbin in northeastern China, fearful of rising inflation, have gone on a massive spending spree, triggering the worst reported bank run there since the 1949 revolution, the official China Consumer News reported. In the most graphic official account so far of panic buying, the newspaper, which reached Beijing on Monday, said shoppers in Harbin cleared department stores of goods that had been lying unsold for years.
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August 16, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Residents of Harbin in northeastern China, fearful of rising inflation, have gone on a massive spending spree, triggering the worst reported bank run there since the 1949 revolution, the official China Consumer News reported. In the most graphic official account so far of panic buying, the newspaper, which reached Beijing on Monday, said shoppers in Harbin cleared department stores of goods that had been lying unsold for years.
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WORLD
November 29, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
China cut off water to 10,000 people in small communities along the tainted Songhua River, even though it declared the water safe to drink again in the major city of Harbin, China Central Television said. A chemical spill was winding down the river after a Nov. 13 factory explosion. In Russia, officials were bracing for the arrival of the 50-mile stretch of cancer-causing benzene and other chemicals.
TRAVEL
April 6, 2003
Harbin, China, glows every winter during the city's ice lantern festival. Blocks of ice embedded with tinted lights are stacked to re-create landmarks such as English castles and Paris' Arc de Triomphe. The result, says Camarillo reader Albert Huen, is a nighttime "fantasyland." The retired medical physicist visited in December, when temperatures hit minus 30. Heat packs in his bag kept the camera battery from freezing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ and HOPE HAMASHIGE
A team of Rancho Santiago College students and faculty members is in Leon, Mexico, this month to share information with a number of technical colleges there as part of the college's International Exchange Network. The network put on the recent Microwave Communications Internship Program, in which Rancho Santiago students studied in Mexico and Mexican college students and firefighters visited Santa Ana.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2002
Ivan F. Novikoff, 102, a Russian immigrant ballet master whose students included Robert Joffrey, died March 20 in Seattle of pneumonia. Born in Kazan, Russia, Novikoff studied at the Imperial Ballet School along with Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova. He fled from Russia after the Bolshevik revolution in 1917, taught dance to the children of Russian soldiers in Harbin, China, and emigrated to the United States in 1923.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1997
"A country whose textbooks lie . . . will inevitably collapse." Japan's Supreme Court cited that warning from novelist Ryotaro Shiba in ruling that the Education Ministry was wrong in ordering a textbook author to delete accurate descriptions of atrocities committed by Japanese forces during World War II.
SPORTS
February 9, 1996 | From Reuters
China's top sports official has hinted that Beijing may boycott the Atlanta Olympic Games if the United States allows high-ranking Taiwanese officials to attend the event, Japan's Kyodo news service said.
SPORTS
April 11, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kansas Coach Bill Self said no thanks to Oklahoma State, his alma mater, and agreed to a contract extension that could keep him at Kansas for the rest of his career. The 45-year-old Self, an Oklahoma native who played for the Cowboys and was an assistant coach there at the beginning of his career, met with Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder on Wednesday night for about two hours. After conferring with Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins on Thursday, Self announced he was staying.
SPORTS
February 6, 2002 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight cities are in the running for the 2010 Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday, among them Vancouver, Canada, perhaps the strongest contender in the field and one that--if selected--would likely doom the chances of the United States playing host to the Summer Games in 2012.
NEWS
December 1, 1985 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Being the only American in a Chinese jail can have its advantages, Richard S. Ondrik said. The warden in the Harbin, China, jail made dumplings for him, and a trustee hauled hot water for his weekly bath. But despite the decent treatment, "a cage is a cage, no matter how golden," Ondrik said. Ondrik, convicted of accidentally setting a fatal fire in April in a Harbin hotel, was released on Thanksgiving Day after serving five months of an 18-month sentence.
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