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2008-07-31 12:01:05

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China Needs 12 Bln Yuan To Restore Medical System in Quake-Hit zone"] Beijing, July 31 (Xinhua) - A total of 12 billion yuan (about 1.76 billion US dollars) will be needed to restore the medical system in the quake-hit zone, according to a health official here on Thursday. The money would be spent on the rebuilding, renovation and reinforcement of damaged hospitals and medical...

2008-07-25 09:00:51

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Senior China Official Urges Tough Scrutiny of Quake Relief Resources"] BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) - A Chinese senior official has called for tighter supervision of quake relief to ensure the transparent use of resources. He Yong, a member of the Secretariat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, made the remark during a Thursday teleconference here on the subject. Quake...

2008-07-11 06:00:39

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Three major subsidiaries of Dongfang Electric Company Limited (SSE:600875) (Deyang, Sichuan), the flagship company of Dongfang Electric Corporation (Chengdu, Sichuan), have signed major equipment-supply contracts for two coal-fired power plants in India. The subsidiaries, Dongfang Boilers Group Company Limited (DBC) (Deyang), Dongfang Steam Turbine Works (Deyang) and Dongfang Electric Machinery Company Limited (Deyang), signed the...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

WB approves 1 mln USD fund to help China identify contamination in quake regions BEIJING, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank has earmarked one million U.S. dollars to help China assess possible chemical contamination in quake-ravaged Sichuan Province, the WB Beijing office told Xinhua on Wednesday. The money, from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), would finance an environment program in the five worst-hit counties in Sichuan, including Wenchuan, Beichuan and Pingwu. The program,...

2008-07-10 03:00:13

HP Pamela Bonney, +1-650-857-5316 pamela.bonney@hp.com HP Media Hotline, +1-866-266-7272 pr@hp.com www.hp.com/go/newsroom Logo: http://www.hp.com HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has donated 500 HP iPAQ Travel Companions with GPS technology, valued at approximately $300,000, to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), supporting the establishment and operation of a public health surveillance and evaluation effort in earthquake-affected Sichuan Province....

2008-07-09 15:00:00

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced it has donated 500 HP iPAQ Travel Companions with GPS technology, valued at approximately $300,000, to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), supporting the establishment and operation of a public health surveillance and evaluation effort in earthquake-affected Sichuan Province. The donation increases the total HP contribution to Sichuan earthquake relief and recovery initiatives to more than $3 million (RMBY 21.46 million). The new...

2008-07-09 06:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "WB Approves 1 Mln USD Fund To Help China Identify Contamination in quake Regions"] Beijing, July 9 (Xinhua) - The World Bank has earmarked one million US dollars to help China assess possible chemical contamination in quake-ravaged Sichuan Province, the WB Beijing office told Xinhua on Wednesday. The money, from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), would finance an environment programme...

2008-07-08 15:00:26

Rebuilding a major habitat for giant pandas destroyed by the devastating earthquake that struck China in May would cost about $290 million, planners said. The giant panda research center in the Wolong nature reserve would be moved from its current site and would include a larger lab, a panda hospital, a larger cub pen, a bamboo planting field and an area to help acquaint pandas with wildlife, Xinhua, China's official news agency, reported. Five staff members and one panda were killed in...

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2008-07-07 10:21:14

The May 12 earthquake that rocked Sichuan Province in China was the first there in recorded history and unexpected in its magnitude. Now a team of geoscientists is looking at the potential for future earthquakes due to earthquake-induced changes in stress. Around the world, earthquakes like the one in China are associated with triggered aftershocks that are very large. In 1999, a 7.1 earthquake in Duzce, Turkey, followed a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Izmit, Turkey. In 2004, an 8.7 magnitude...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

Debris blasted to ease pressure on rising lake in China's quake zone QINGCHUAN, Sichuan, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Engineers on Wednesday blasted blockages on a river at risk of bursting its banks and threatening 160,000 people in southwest China's earthquake-battered Sichuan Province. The Qingjiang River, near Qingchuan County, where more than 4,600 died in the May 12 earthquake, was blocked in several places by rock slides, causing three "quake lakes" formed after the May 12 earthquake....


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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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