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2008-07-09 06:00:21

Text of report by Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post website on 9 July [Report by Ng Tze-Wei: "HK Activists Speak Out on China"] Hong Kong protesters among the thousands of activists in Sapporo to oppose the G8 summit say they want to tell the other side of China's development story. "Globalisation is also causing problems for China, for example, in relation to food security," said Au Loong-yu of Globalisation Monitor, a group that was actively involved in the anti-World Trade...

2008-07-07 09:00:42

Airlines gear up for new weekend service across Taiwan Strait BEIJING, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Strait are busy preparing for Friday's landmark launch of weekend charter flights. Six airlines from the mainland and five from Taiwan will operate the 18 return flights on the first day of the weekend service. Under an agreement signed last month, 36 return flights will operate every weekend, Friday to Monday, divided evenly between mainland and Taiwan...

2008-07-03 09:01:07

CNOOC trials new oil field in South China Sea BEIJING, July 2 (Xinhua) -- China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC Ltd.) announced on Wednesday that it had begun trial production at a new oil field cluster in the South China Sea. The field's current daily output had reached 14,000 barrels with seven wells under trial production. Located in the Pearl River mouth basin in the western South China Sea off the coast of Guangdong Province, CNOOC's Wenchang oil field cluster is...

2008-06-25 09:03:18

The China National Offshore Oil Corporation has announced that its new Xijiang XJ 23-1 oil field in the South China Sea has successfully started production. The XJ23-1 oil field is located in Block XJ04 in the Pearl River Mouth Basin, about 19km east of the XJ24-3 oil field. Its development facilities contain one platform, one floating, production, offloading and storage vessel, and 15 producing wells. The field is producing approximately 31,000 barrels of oil per day through 10 wells....

2008-06-25 09:03:18

CNOOC announces startup of new oil field in South China Sea BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- China National Offshore Oil Company Limited (CNOOC Ltd.) announced Tuesday that a new oil field in the South China Sea had started production with a current daily output reaching 31,000 barrels. The oil field, Xijiang (XJ) 23-1, is at Block XJ04 in the Pearl River estuary basin, about 19 km east of the XJ24-3 oil field. Its development facilities contain a platform, a floating production storage and...

2008-06-20 18:00:13

Hong Kong's outward processing fall 2 pct in Q1 HONG KONG, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Hong Kong's total exports to the Chinese mainland for outward processing dropped 2 percent to 101.5 billion HK dollars (about 13 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2008 year on year, the Census and Statistics Department said here Thursday. The value of domestic exports to the Chinese mainland for outward processing also fell 8 percent to 3.4 billion HK dollars ( 436 million U.S. dollars) while...

2008-06-15 21:00:08

By Evangeline Majawat THE Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks decision by the International Court of Justice has thrown the spotlight on previously unknown, and even uncared for, islands, shoals, rocks and other maritime features. Maritime Institute of Malaysia director-general Datuk Cheah Kong Wai and Research Fellow Capt Rakish Suppiah explain to EVANGELINE MAJAWAT just what ownership of these dots in the ocean means. Q: What are the international maritime laws which govern the seas?...

2006-08-22 22:20:32

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and its southern neighbor Vietnam have agreed to finish demarking their border by 2008, a state newspaper said on Wednesday, a contentious area that has been the cause of military conflict. Chinese President Hu Jintao, meeting Vietnam's Communist Party chief Nong Duc Manh in Beijing, said China was also willing to discuss a disputed maritime area where the two countries' navies have clashed in the past. "Vietnam and China agreed ... to handle the border...

2006-06-30 03:01:57

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain discussed raising the threat of U.S. nuclear retaliation to dissuade China from attacking its Hong Kong colony at the height of the Cold War, previously secret papers revealed on Friday. Dismissing Hong Kong as strategically irrelevant, highly vulnerable and indefensible by conventional means, the British government nevertheless decided that it did have a vital symbolic role as the country's sole frontier with the Communist world. "For political reasons we...

2006-05-20 13:16:52

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - A typhoon that swept through the South China Sea has killed more than 100 people, officials said, as rescuers from Vietnam and China extended their search on Saturday for more than 400 fishermen missing since Wednesday. Typhoon Chanchu, the strongest on record to enter the South China Sea in May, the start of the storm season, left a trail of destruction in China, Vietnam and the Philippines. It killed at least 37 people in the Philippines last...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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