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2011-07-07 01:58:00

DALIAN, China, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Featuring the main theme of "Green IT, Smart Application", China International Software and Information Service Fair 2011 successfully closed its 4-day journal on June 19, 2011. As the top software fair in China, CISIS Fair 2011 has achieved another great success. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/CN31380 ) A Gathering of IT leaders The number of visitors and size of audience exceeded records. More than 30,000...

2011-04-20 00:32:00

BEIJING, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- At 10:20 am on April 15, an Air China Cargo B747-400 freighter aircraft took off from Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport heading to Frankfurt, Germany, via Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. The flight marked the official opening of Air China Cargo's freighter flights from Dalian to Frankfurt. Air China Cargo is the first airline in Dalian to offer cargo flights to Europe. With Air China Cargo's network, cargo in Dalian can also be...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

Using NASA satellite data and Google Earth, a Purdue University researcher has reported finding evidence that North Korea has been logging in what is designated as a protected United Nations forest preserve. Guofan Shao, professor of geo-eco-informatics, studies the Mount Paekdu Biosphere Reserve, a 326,000-acre forest preserve in North Korea. Since many researchers are unable to visit North Korea, Shao studies changes in the forest using remote sensing data. The United Nations Educational,...

2010-03-31 06:45:00

MONUMENT, Colo., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In the closing days of WWII, the Soviet Union attacked and occupied Japanese-controlled northern China, then called Manchuria. Immediately, misery and death from cold, hunger, disease, and brutality descended upon the Japanese civilians at the hands of the Soviet Army and revenge-seeking mobs and bandits. Nearly 2,500 Japanese died daily. Three courageous men embarked on a secret mission and escaped to Japan to eventually bring an end to the...

2009-07-02 13:47:45

Researchers from Canada, Japan and the US have completed an extensive genetic survey of the rare Amur tiger to show the species' chances of survival in the future. Led by Michael Russello and Philippe Henry of the University of British Columbia, in Kelowna, Canada, the team took nuclear DNA from 95 Amur, or Siberian, tigers in the wild. The sample size translates to up to 20 percent of the tiger's remaining population of about 500. "Although the census population size of Amur tigers is closer...

2007-06-17 06:00:00

BEIJING - Eighty-four Siberian tigers, among the world's rarest animals, have been born since March at a northeastern China breeding center, an official said Sunday. Liu Dan, an official with the Hengdaohezi Feline Breeding Center in the suburbs of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, was quoted by Xinhua News Agency as saying the cubs were doing well. He said 13 more pregnant Siberian tigers were expected to give birth to a total of 20 to 30 cubs by October. Fewer than 400 Siberian...

2006-08-31 00:45:00

BEIJING -- Chinese authorities have closed a factory and detained a manager and seven others following a chemical spill on a tributary to the Songhua River, which was poisoned by a huge benzene spill late last year. The Changbai Jingxi Chemical Company dumped about 10 cubic meters of chemicals into the Mangniu River in northeast China's Jilin province on August 21, the chief of China's State Environmental Protection Administration, Zhou Shengxian, said in a report in the China Environment...

2005-12-22 06:39:53

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A chemical spill that poisoned drinking water for millions of Chinese has reached a major city in Russia's far east, a news agency said on Thursday, but the concentration of pollutants was no longer considered dangerous. "Analysis of the water showed that the benzene content does not exceed ... the maximum allowable concentration," RIA-Novosti quoted an Emergencies Ministry official as saying. "As a result the city authorities have decided not to turn off the...

2005-12-17 02:21:01

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A toxic slick flowing along a Chinese river has reached the border with Russia, even as Chinese plaintiffs say that local courts are dragging their feet in hearing a case against the company that caused the spill, media said. A slick of benzene has moved up the frigid Songhua river, forcing Chinese cities to shut down water supplies as it passes. The slice has reached the junction of the Songhua and Amur rivers, known in Chinese as Heilong, which forms the...

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2007-01-02 11:20:38

The Amur Hedgehog is a hedgehog similar to Western European Hedgehog in outlook and lifestyle. It is more lightly colored. An average animal weighs from 21.16 to 35.27 oz (600 to 1000 g). It is native to Amur Krai and Primorye in Russia, Manchuria in China and the Korean peninsula. PHOTO CREDIT: Amur hedgehog in Lazov natural park, Russia

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