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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...

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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...

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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...

2008-10-13 09:00:34

10 missing in southwest China coal mine accident CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ten people went missing in a coal- gas outburst in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, an official of the provincial work safety administration said. The accident took place shortly after the midday when 21 miners were working in the Xingfu coal mine in Hongqiao town, Jiang'an county, the official said. Eleven of the miners managed to escape on their own, while the other 10 were...

2008-10-13 09:00:26

Hong Kong to aid Sichuan in quake rebuilding CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will donate 1.665 billion yuan to help Sichuan Province in southwestern China with its rebuilding after the May 12 earthquake. The money, about 243.6 million U.S. dollars, will be used in 20 reconstruction projects covering infrastructural facilities, schools, hospitals and natural reserves, according to the agreements signed here Saturday. Wei Hong, executive...

2008-10-12 12:00:16

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) - Ten people went missing in a coal- gas outburst in a coal mine in southwest China's Sichuan Province on Sunday, an official of the provincial work safety administration said. The accident took place shortly after the midday when 21 miners were working in the Xingfu coal mine in Hongqiao town, Jiang'an county, the official said. Eleven of the miners managed to escape on...

2008-09-25 06:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["China's Quake Zone Hit by Downpours, With Eight Deaths, 38 Missing"] CHENGDU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) - At least eight people were killed and 38 were missing amid torrential rain and ensuing disasters in Sichuan Province that was struggling to recover from the May 12 earthquake. The figures were registered as of Wednesday afternoon in Mianyang City since heavy rain began slashing the region on Monday...


Latest Sichuan Reference Libraries

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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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