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2008-07-09 06:00:34

China Natural Gas has acquired three compressed natural gas filling stations located in the Xi'an, Tongchuan and Yan'an cities in the Shaanxi Province of China. These filling stations reportedly have all the required government permits to operate. These latest acquisitions bring the company's total revenue generating compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations to 31. Qinan Ji, CEO and chairman of China Natural Gas, said: "Today's announcement marks a major step in our CNG filling...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Agriculture researcher carries first torch in China's "Green Silicon Valley" By sportswriter Zhang Rongfeng YANGLING, Northwest China, July 3 (Xinhua) -- China's agriculture researcher Shan Lun carried the first torch in Yangling, China's "Green Silicon Valley", in Thursday's Olympic torch relay. The 76-year-old Shan is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a renowned scientist in crop physiology and ecology, a doctoral supervisor and specially-invited professor....

2008-06-22 09:00:08

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua by 2010: "Chinese Premier Says Reconstruction in Quake- Hit Shaanxi, Gansu To be Complete by 2010"] LANZHOU, June 22 (Xinhua) - The lives of quake-affected people should basically be back to normal in northwestern China's Shaanxi and Gansu Provinces in two months, and reconstruction in the two provinces should be basically completed, Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Sunday. Wen made the...

2006-09-05 23:55:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Two thousand Chinese villagers are being treated in hospital for lead poisoning which they say was caused by a local smelting plant, the South China Morning Post said on Wednesday. The villagers, including 300 children, had traveled from their northwestern province of Gansu to a hospital in Xi'an in neighboring Shaanxi because hospitals near their three villages had insisted they were fine, the newspaper said, quoting the local Huashang Daily. Protests against polluting...

2006-07-19 23:30:00

BEIJING -- Chinese vets and dentists are considering implanting three false teeth into a giant panda injured in the wilds of the northern province of Shaanxi, Xinhua news agency said. The operation would help the panda -- who also suffered a fractured skull, broken legs and chest injuries after an apparent fall into a ravine -- to take in more nutrition and help it recover, Xinhua said late on Wednesday. "With the three teeth, the giant panda will be able to eat bamboo with ease," Xinhua...

2006-05-01 21:45:44

BEIJING (Reuters) - Seventeen people are missing after a landslide at a gold mine in northwest China engulfed their homes, Xinhua news agency reported. It said five villagers were in hospital after a cascade of toxic gold tailings buried their homes following the collapse of a dam wall at the mine in Shaanxi province on Sunday. "The local government has taken emergency measures to prevent the poisonous content in the tailings, including sodium cyanide, from polluting the...

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2005-02-16 07:35:00

BEIJING (AFP) -- China's endangered panda is migrating into forest areas restored by the government, the re-discovery of its dung in northern Shaanxi province indicates. Scatologists identified the panda droppings in the region's Qinling mountains where it lived 30 years ago, while locals have reported sighting animals resembling the bear, Xinhua state news agency reported Wednesday. The reappearance of the panda in the western parts of the Qinling mountains was attributed to recent efforts...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'