Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 21:24 EDT

Latest Gulf of Tonkin Stories

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...

2008-06-17 09:00:51

TORONTO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aspire International, Inc's ("Aspire" or the "Company") (OTCBB:APIT) wholly owned subsidiary Aspire GuangXi announced today that the Company has received the approval of a business license from the Chinese Government. The business license received from the Chinese Government covers investment, exploration, mining and trading of natural resources, base metal and raw materials. Aspire GuangXi Inc. is registered as a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise...

2008-06-16 06:00:28

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vatican delegation wraps up Vietnam visit"] Hanoi (VNA) -A Vatican delegation led by Monsignor Pietro Parolin, Vatican 's Under-secretary of State for Relations with States, concluded their week-long annual working visit to Vietnam on June 15. Staying in Vietnam from June 9, the delegation had working sessions with a Vietnamese delegation led by Nguyen The Doanh, Chairman of...

2008-06-16 06:00:17

By John Ruwitch and Xie Heng With a tropical climate and unspoiled, palm-fringed beaches, Hainan Island has all the ingredients to become one of the top Asian tourist resorts. But China's Hawaii, as Hainan has been dubbed, only now seems poised to fulfill that ambition as it recovers from an economic slump that had left it lagging behind other parts of China. For years, the 48-story tower that is the tallest building in Hainan Province gathered dust as a half-built skeleton like...

2007-02-07 14:28:46

SHANGHAI, China (AP) - China has chosen the site for a new satellite launching center, the country's fourth, on Hainan island in the South China Sea, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday. The site will be at Wenchang, about 38 miles southeast of the provincial capital Haikou, the report said, citing Hainan Gov. Luo Baoming. The Wenchang Satellite Launching Center will also include a space theme scientific park, a rocket-assembling plant and a command center, Xinhua said. China...