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2008-09-29 06:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Water From Hebei Eases Beijing Water Shortage"] Beijing, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - After travelling ten days, water from three big reservoirs in neighbouring Hebei Province arrived on Sunday at Tuancheng Lake in the renowned Summer Palace in Beijing's northwest. It's part of China's massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project which lasts from Sept. 18 to March 10, 2009. During the six...

2008-09-18 12:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: 300 Million Cubic Meters of Water Sent From Hebei To Beijing To Tackle Shortage"] Shijiazhuang, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) - A water shortage in Beijing is being tackled with the diversion of 300m cubic metres of water from Hebei Province, as of 10 a.m. on Thursday. It will arrive in Beijing in 10 days. The diversion will flow from three reservoirs, the first being Huangbizhuang, and last...

2008-06-20 06:00:15

By Calum MacLeod BEIJING -- Floods in south China have killed at least 176 people this month and forced the evacuation of 1.6 million people. Yet the deadly start of China's rainy season masks a bigger crisis: not enough water. To tackle the water shortage threatening China's breakneck development, the nation is constructing the world's largest water diversion project. The dramatic scheme aims to defy the laws of nature on a scale that only China would attempt. The plan is to draw...

2007-06-27 09:00:38

By Brahma Chellaney The sharpening Asian competition over energy resources has obscured another danger: Water shortages in much of Asia are becoming a threat to rapid economic modernization. Water has emerged as a key issue that could determine if Asia is headed toward cooperation or competition. No country would influence that direction more than China, which controls the Tibetan plateau, the source of most major rivers of Asia. Tibet's vast glaciers and high altitude have endowed...


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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.