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2008-09-14 06:00:10

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Coastal Provinces Displace Thousands in Precaution Against Sinlaku"] FUZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) - Fujian and Zhejiang provinces in east China have evacuated over 170,000 people from low-lying coastal regions, as the typhoon Sinlaku suggested a move towards them, after it pounded Taiwan early Sunday morning. The Fujian provincial meteorological observatory monitored the eye of the...

2008-08-21 09:00:59

At least 10 injured in E. China plant fire HANGZHOU, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 workers were injured when a fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon at a chemical plant in east China's Zhejiang Province, a local government official said. The blaze was triggered by inflammable chemicals in a storehouse of Hangzhou Hi-tech Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. in the Haihong Science and Technology Industrial Park in Hangzhou, the provincial capital. The injured had been in hospitalized and all...

2008-07-28 06:01:00

By Langi Chiang The furniture factories outside this manufacturing hub are eerily quiet, victims of a housing crisis half a world away in the United States that is sapping demand for everything from beds to bookcases. Wenzhou is the entrepreneurial heart of Zhejiang, a thriving eastern province that was China's biggest exporter of furniture in the first five months of the year. China sells about 40 percent of its furniture output overseas, with half its exports shipped to the United...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

China launches emergency response to cope with Typhoon Kalmaegi BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters said Thursday night it had launched a level-three flood control emergency response mechanism to cope with Typhoon Kalmaegi. Tropical storm Kalmaegi escalated to typhoon level on Thursday and was expected to be reinforced and land the coast areas in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian provinces on Friday, according to the headquarters....

2008-07-16 06:00:40

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/decb24/china_industrial_d) has announced the addition of the "China Industrial Dedusting Industry Report, 2008" report to their offering. China is still in the stage that its industries, including heavy chemical industry, power, building materials and steel, are developing rapidly. These raw materials and energy industries not only incur heavy pollution but also generate a great deal of dust and soot. Therefore, China has a...

2008-07-10 09:00:18

TORONTO, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orbit E-Commerce Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: OECI) (the "company") and PureNet.TV Hong Kong Limited ("PureNet"), a wholly owned OECI company, are pleased to announce the completion of a definitive Joint Venture Partnership Agreement ("the agreement") bringing IPTV services to China. Previously, OECI announced the signing of an agreement with United Wireless to form a Joint Venture for the purpose of delivering Internet Protocol Television ("IPTV")...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Death toll rises to three in east China boat sinking HANGZHOU, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have recovered another two bodies in the East China Sea, bringing the death toll from a boat sinking of Friday to three, with one person still missing. A body was found at 11:55 p.m. on Saturday and another at 9:07 a.m. on Sunday. The identities of the bodies have not been confirmed. Local fishery and border defense authorities would continue the search for the missing, said a maritime official of...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

Second boat sinks off east China coast, at least 10 missing HANGZHOU, July 4 (Xinhua) -- A fishing boat sank off east China's coast on Friday, leaving at least 10 people missing, a police spokesman said. The vessel, carrying a group of people who went angling, went down at about 5 p.m. in the East China Sea, near Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, said Jia Ce, a border defense police officer. The exact number of people aboard the boat and the cause of sinking were not immediately...

2008-07-07 09:00:32

13 missing after fishing boat sinks in east China NINGBO, July 3 (Xinhua) -- A search is under way for 13 seamen missing after their fishing boat sank off east China's coast early on Thursday. Two crew members were rescued about 10 hours after a sudden tornado capsized the vessel just after midnight on the East China Sea, said the captain, Xu Bo, who was one of those rescued. Xu said that the boat sank within just two or three minutes and all the 15 crew members fell into the water....

2008-07-02 09:00:56

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6d2477/china_sourcing_rep) has announced the addition of the "China Sourcing Report: Home Textiles" report to their offering. China continues to be the leading supplier of home textiles in the world, with exports projected to exceed US$9.5 billion by the end of 2008, increasing by a robust 15 percent from the previous year. Apart from steady overseas demand, strong domestic sales, driven by a tourist boom and improved...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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