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2009-08-11 15:30:00

China is set to retrace the journey of Pere Jean Pierre Armand David, the French Catholic missionary who made giant pandas known to the West. The move will commemorate the 140th anniversary of the bears' discovery by the outside world, according to a state media report by the Xinhua news agency on Tuesday. The giant black and white bears were virtually unheard of outside China until 1869, when Pere David described one the had been shot by hunters in Ya'an, Sichuan province.  The tale...

2009-07-30 07:00:00

SHISHI, China, July 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Marine Food Group Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CMFO), a processor of seafood-based snack foods and fresh and frozen marine catch, today announced the development of four new seafood-based snack foods designed to enter two major cities in the Sichuan area, Chengdu and Chongqing. In March of 2009, China Marine attended the Chengdu Food Fair to showcase the Company's product line of seafood-based snack foods, research consumer...

2009-07-29 11:07:00

JIASHAN, China, July 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (NYSE: SOL) (AIM: SOLA), a leading global manufacturer of solar wafers, today held a ceremony to celebrate the official grand opening of its 3,000 metric tonne ("MT") polysilicon manufacturing facility and the successful output of the first batch of polysilicon from Phase 1 of the plant in Meishan city, Sichuan province, China. Among those attending the ceremony were executives from the...

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2009-07-24 13:05:00

Chinese officials announced on Friday the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm, The Associated Press reported. Experts say the birth may provide a new option for the endangered species, which is known to have fertility difficulties. The Wolong Giant Panda Research Center in southwestern Sichuan celebrated the birth of 11-year-old You You's (pronounced Yo Yo) third cub on Thursday morning. The new offspring is the 10th panda cub born at Wolong...

2009-06-24 05:17:00

BEIJING, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Xinhua Library Foundation ("the Foundation") today announced the reopening of a school in Ning Qiang County, Shaanxi Province that was severely damaged during the May 12, 2008Sichuan earthquake. The Foundation contributed RMB 350,000 to the rebuilding of the school, which has been renamed Xinhua Hope School. After 10 months preparation, this new 200 student capacity school formally reopened on June 24, 2009 thanks to the support of the people's...

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2009-05-08 13:58:16

The massive Sichuan earthquake in China last year has decelerated efforts to save the country's giant panda, which is regarded as China's national treasure. The quake had massive implications for the panda population as it demolished a primary food source, inhibited its sex drive, and caused tourism profits to decrease. "The biggest impact has been on the food source of the panda, as a lot of bamboo was destroyed," Wang Chengdong, the director of the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center, told...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical, Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI), a manufacturer and supplier of modernized traditional Chinese medicine ("TCM") based in Chengdu, China, today announced that it has completed construction of their new production facility in Chengdu and the expansion project has entered into the testing production phase. All of the new equipment has been installed in the new production facility and Tianyin is currently testing...

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2009-04-20 06:15:42

As early as next month, Chinese authorities will begin the construction of a new mega-breeding facility for giant pandas in the Wolong nature reserve, says the official Xinhua news agency. The announcement came after last year's 8.0-magnitude earthquake leveled much of their former habitat in a protected region of the southwestern Sichuan province where most of their captive pandas had previously been held. The reserve's Communist party boss Huang Jianhua revealed that the new base would be...

2009-03-28 14:16:03

A 63-year-old woman in Chengdu, China, says she can complete 97 push-ups in a single minute. Huang Tianleng said thanks to her daily regimen of exercise, which includes 1-2 hours of push-ups, she is now eyeing taking part in a push-up competition in her Sichuan province city, China Daily reported Friday. I learned that a man named Wang Jiyue in our city can do 100 push-ups within 1 minute, I want to challenge him, Huang, who since 2002 has exercised every single day, told the Daily.

2009-03-20 05:00:00

BEIJING, March 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- General Steel Holdings, Inc. ("General Steel" or the "Company") (NYSE: GSI), one of China's leading non-state-owned producers of steel products and aggregators of domestic steel companies, today announced highlights from the Piper Jaffray & ChinaVenture Investment Conference in Shanghai on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. During a panel discussion titled, "Key infrastructure opportunities in China and the reacceleration of economic...


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Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca
2012-10-29 16:02:45

The giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), also known as the panda, is a species of bear that is native to southwestern and central western areas of China. Its range includes mountain ranges located primarily in Sichuan province, but pandas can also be found in the Gansu and Shaanxi provinces. It once preferred a habitat within lowland areas, but human encroachment has driven the giant panda into small areas, which contain forested habitats. There are two recognized subspecies of the giant...

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2009-09-29 14:56:36

Gigantspinosaurus, meaning "giant spined lizard", is a genus of stegosaur dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period. It was found in the Upper Shaximiao Formation of Zigong, Sichuan, China. It is known from a partial skeleton missing most of the skull, hind feet, and tail. The type species, G. sichuanensis, was described in 1992. It was known as Nomen nudum until 2006. This dinosaur had a unique appearance. It had small dorsal plates and large shoulder spikes (or spines). The spines were...

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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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