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2008-09-10 09:00:34

Text of report in English by state-run Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Business" page: "Vietnamese, Guangdong sign projects worth 1.6 billion USD"] Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese businesses and their partners from China's Guangdong signed 22 projects worth nearly 1.6 billion USD at the Vietnam-Guangdong economic and trade seminar Vietnam-Guangdong economic and trade seminar held in Hanoi on September 9. Most of the projects involve electricity, electronics,...

2008-09-03 12:00:22

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Steel Giant Unveiled in China After Major Merger"] NANNING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) - China has launched a steel-making project in the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that will have an annual production capacity of 30 million tons, with the formal establishment of the Guangxi Iron and Steel Group here on Wednesday. The group is a joint venture between Wuhan Iron and Steel Group, China's...

2008-09-03 09:00:21

China's 3rd-largest hydropower station to be fully operating this year NANNING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Longtan hydropower station, China's third-largest, will be fully operating before the end of this year, the proprietor said on Tuesday. The seven sets of generators, with a capacity of 700,000 kw each, will all be put into operation by the end of the year, said Dai Bo, general manager of the Longtan Hydropower Development Company. Five generators have begun operation and two are...

2008-09-02 09:00:21

Rising seawaters lapping at windowsills on south China island NANNING, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people living on a south China island fear rising sea levels may soon take their homes and their livelihoods. The sea is eating into the 25-square-kilometer Weizhou Island, submerging beaches, coastlines and buffer forests. The 15,000 residents of the island, 20 nautical miles south of Beihai City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have seen the seawater creeping inland for the...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

By Thomas L. Friedman I had the pleasure the other day of visiting the delightfully named Zhuhai Guohua Wonderful Wind Power Exploitation Co. in Zhuhai, on the southern coast of China. It's a good news/bad news story. The good news was that the Chinese engineers showed me their control room, which has a giant glass window that looks out onto their 21 wind turbines that crown the peaks of a nearby mountain. "How nice," I thought. "China's really starting to go green." But as my eye...

2008-08-11 15:01:04

Vietnam's government says at least 82 people have been killed and nearly 40 others are missing following heavy rains and flooding in northern provinces. The flooding has swept away hundreds of homes and destroyed thousands of crops, the Vietnam News Agency reported Monday. Hardest hit was mountainous Lao Cai Province where 63 people are listed as dead or missing. In Yen Bai Province, the lead compartment of a train collapsed due to floods and heavy winds but thousands of people in the...

2008-08-07 00:00:16

Chinese authorities have evacuated nearly 400,000 people as tropical storm Kammuri headed northward after lashing Hong Kong with heavy rains. Most of those evacuated were from Guangdong province but similar measures were taken in Hainan and Guangxi Zhuang provinces, China Daily reported Thursday. The Beijing Summer Olympics were set to start Friday. A flood control official said about 42,000 boats and ships had returned to harbor. Another official said the storm, spawned in the South...

2008-07-07 09:00:47

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Society" page: "PM Launches Taiwan-invested Steel-Port Complex"] Ha Tinh (VNA) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended a ground- breaking ceremony for the Taiwan-invested 7.8 billion-USD iron and steel complex and Son Duong deep-water port in central Ha Tinh province on July 6. The iron and steel complex is designed to be capable of producing 7.5 million tonnes of iron and steel a year and...

2008-07-01 03:00:27

Global Food Technologies ("GFT"), a California based food safety company, and Tongwei Hainan Aquatic Products Co. Ltd. ("Tongwei"), part of the Tongwei Group, announced plans to introduce the iPura Food Safety Program at Tongwei's newest seafood processing facility, slated to open in September 2008. GFT will apply its iPura program that includes pathogen reduction systems and daily onsite services in the new Hainan facility. GFT President & CEO Keith Meeks voiced his pleasure over the...

2008-06-18 03:00:18

China's flooding, which has already killed dozens and caused $2 billion in direct economic loss, Wednesday threatened thousands in the Guangxi Zhuang region. Although there was a break in the rains Tuesday, Xinhua reported the past week of rains is causing waters levels in the southern region to rise. About 7,000 people had been evacuated from several villages and towns. The official death toll from the week-long rainstorms and floods in the nine provinces and regions in south China was...


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