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2010-11-04 12:14:20

The China Daily said that workers in central China have fished about 4,100 tons of rubbish out of the Three Gorges Dam reservoir in just six days as the trash threatened to jam up the massive structure. The Daily quoted Wang Yafei, head of the operation, as saying that the clean-up process, which started October 26 when the water level in the dam's reservoir hit its maximum capacity, saw 100 people sent out in 15 boats daily. The report said that over six days, the workers in Hubei province...

2010-08-09 07:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (Nasdaq: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it has signed two contracts to supply its ground-based high-speed rail signaling system to Hankou-Yichang and Xiamen-Shenzhen lines valued to a aggregate of approximately US $8.5 million, or RMB 57.8 million. Pursuant to the terms of the contracts...

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2009-09-14 10:25:00

China's controversial Three Gorges dam project has displaced 1.27 million people, as the government continues with its development, according to a state media report. A top dam construction official told Xinhua news agency in a report issued late Saturday that the number represents relocations as of the end of June. The Three Gorges dam is a hydroelectric river dam that stretches across the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China. Once completed, the dam will contain 32 main...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

Three Gorges reservoir raises water to target level YICHANG, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The water level in the Three Gorges reservoir reached the designated level of 156 meters on Tuesday after 10 consecutive days of water storage operation, improving navigation conditions on parts of China's longest river. On Tuesday, the water level had risen about 10 meters since Sept. 28 when this year's water storage plan went into operation, said the developer of the massive water conservancy project, the...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

China to raise Three Gorges Project's water level YICHANG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- China is to begin raising water levels at the Three Gorges Project on Sunday, the developer of the massive water conservancy project announced on Saturday. The trial operation is set to begin at midnight Sunday. The water behind the dam would be raised to an unspecified higher level subject to conditions of the Yangtze River, where the project was built, the China Three Gorges Project Corporation (CTGPC)...

2008-09-27 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China To Raise Three Gorges Project's Water Level"] YICHANG, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) - China is to begin raising water levels at the Three Gorges Project on Sunday, the developer of the massive water conservancy project announced on Saturday. The trial operation is set to begin at midnight Sunday. The water behind the dam would be raised to an unspecified higher level subject to conditions of...

2008-08-19 09:00:34

Three Gorges facing flood peak, posing no threat to operation YICHANG, Hubei, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Three Gorges reservoir on Sunday saw its highest flood peak this year, but without disrupting the shipping service on the Yangtze River. Located in central China's Hubei Province, the Three Gorges project, the world's largest hydroelectric project, had a water flow of 41,000 cubic meters per second at its maximum on Saturday night. Persistent heavy rains on the upper reaches of the...

2008-08-04 09:00:45

Rescuers recover a body of six trapped miners at central China colliery YICHANG, Aug.2 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers has found a body of the six miners trapped after a coal mine gas outburst in central China's Hubei Province. Searching efforts for the other five were continuing in the Dakuaitian colliery in Zigui County, Yichang City, a rescue headquarters spokesman said Saturday night. The victim, Zhang Xinghe, 42, was a local resident. Rescuers believed Zhang was carrying coal out when the...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Roundup: Heavy rainstorms ravage China, leaving at least 12 dead and 3 mln affected BEIJING, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rainstorms that swept through most parts of China since Tuesday have left at least 12 dead, seven missing and about 3 million affected. The casualties were reported after the rainstorms and flooding killed 252 people across China in June. The new wave of rainstorms have caused suspended shipping service in the Three Gorges section of the Yangtze River, blocked traffic...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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