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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...

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...

2009-02-13 06:00:00

CHENGDU, China, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Maipu (Sichuan) Communication Technology Co., Ltd has launched MyPower S6800 and S8900 Top Carrier-Class Core Switches at the Shangri-La Chengdu Hotel. Nearly 600 guests witnessed the debut of the switch featuring high performance, excellent safety, and easy management, which took Maipu 3 years to research and develop. The series of products ameliorated the top-notch network products mix of Maipu, and will offer clients impeccable solutions and...

2009-02-05 14:28:04

While some believe China's devastating magnitude 7.9 earthquake last year was caused by natural occurrences, some government officials and scientists have blamed a man made dam. The quake, which occurred in the Sichuan province, was China's worst in a generation, causing 70,000 deaths and leaving 5 million homeless. Now some scientists are claiming that the quake was the result of excess pressure on a fault line caused by Zipingpu dam. The 511-foot-high dam's reservoir, which lies 550 yards...

2009-01-27 06:43:00

JIASHAN, China, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese manufacturer of solar wafers, today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sichuan ReneSola Material Co. Ltd. signed a RMB800 million (approximately US$117 million) five-year project loan agreement with China Construction Bank, Sichuan Branch to support the construction of ReneSola's polysilicon production facility in Meishan, Sichuan province. (Logo:...

2008-12-08 05:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 8 /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 aggregator of domestic steel companies, today announced the opening of its Longmen joint venture subsidiary branch office in Chengdu, Sichuan ("Chengdu Longmen branch"). The Chengdu Longmen branch will primarily be focused on sales and marketing efforts to meet increased demand for steel...

2008-11-19 11:09:37

Ji ShaoCheng of the Universit© de Montr©al's affiliated engineering school Ó°cole Polytechnique is part of a team studying last May's devastating earthquake in China. On May 12, 2008, at 2:28 p.m., China's Szechwan province changed forever. In the space of 90 seconds, an earthquake equivalent to 1,200 H-bombs pulverized the earth's crust for more than 280 kilometers. Entire cities disappeared and eight million homes were swallowed up. This resulted in 70,000...

2008-11-12 09:00:40

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gushan Environmental Energy Limited ("Gushan" or the "Company"; NYSE: GU), China's largest producer of biodiesel as measured by annual production capacity, today announced its unaudited consolidated financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008. Highlights for Third Quarter 2008 * Total revenues increased by 82.9% year-to-year and 12.1% quarter-on-quarter to RMB448.1 million (US$66.0 million). * Gross profit increased by...

Latest Sichuan Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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