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2009-02-17 19:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS and HANGZHOU, China, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), and the China National Rice Research Institute (CNRRI) of Hangzhou, China, announced today that they have entered into a research agreement to combine the strengths of Dow AgroSciences' platform of traits and technologies with CNRRI's leading rice germplasm. "We look forward to working with CNRRI to introduce novel technologies...

2009-01-20 04:00:00

BEIJING, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. (''VisionChina'' or the ''Company'') (Nasdaq: VISN), one of China's largest out-of home digital television advertising networks on mass transportation systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement expanding VisionChina's geographic coverage into Hangzhou, the capital city of China'sZhejiang province. The agreement grants VisionChina the exclusive right to provide a certain amount of mobile television advertising...

2009-01-03 13:42:22

In China, once called a kingdom of bicycles, cycling for fitness is making inroads after years of soaring car ownership, officials say. Bicycling for transportation was a hallmark of Chinese culture until the creation of an urban white-collar class in the 1990s led many to purchase automobiles instead. But now those same urban professionals are buying trendy, upscale bikes to pursue their fitness goals, Xinhua, the state-run Chinese news agency, reported Saturday. Cycling is a remedy for...

2008-12-29 08:00:00

HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China 3C Group (OTC Bulletin Board: CHCG), a retailer and wholesale distributor of consumer and business products in China, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of Jinhua Baofa Logistic Ltd.("Jinhua"), a well-known logistic company in Eastern China, through its subsidiaries Zhejiang Yong Xin Digital Technology Co., Ltd. ("Zhejiang") and Yiwu Yong Xin Communication Ltd. ("Yiwu"). The total...

2008-12-19 06:00:00

ZHEJIANG, China, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Zhejiang Tianjie Industrial Co. is notifying consumers and retailers that one lot of communications cable manufactured by Zhejiang Tianjie Industrial Co. is not in compliance with UL 444. The communications cable has not been evaluated for safety by UL and is not eligible to bear the UL Mark. These cables were sold to Montreal City, Canada. Name of Product: Type CMR Communications Cable Date of Manufacture: July 2007...

2008-11-13 06:00:31

China, which has already announced a $586 billion stimulus plan, plans to spend another $29 billion on several new projects to stimulate growth. As part of the effort, the State Council also increased export rebates for the third time in recent months, China Daily reported. The council meeting under Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said the new projects, designed to help boost domestic demand, will include a natural pipeline from the Ningxia Hui province to Guangzhou and Hong Kong, expansions...

2008-10-14 06:00:24

By From news reports Residents of a Chinese city plagued by pollution are mobilizing against a proposed chemical plant that they say could harm their health, with some urging marches against the plan, which they say puts growth before the environment. The plant proposed for Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, on the eastern coast of China, would make paraxylene, a petrochemical also known as PX and used to make polyester. Last year, protests against a PX plant planned for another coastal city,...

2008-09-28 09:00:17

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Recast:1st Ld: Warnings Issued as Typhoon Jangmi Approaches Eastern China"] Fuzhou/Hangzhou, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - The eastern China provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang issued warnings on Sunday as typhoon Jangmi approaches. Jangmi, the 15th and strongest typhoon of this year, was about 135 km southeast of Taiwan's Hualien at 11 a.m.. It has hurricane force winds of 216 km per hour, the...

2008-09-15 09:00:28

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 storm was in Yilan County, Taiwan, at 5:00 a.m., packing up winds at 45 meters per second. Its...

2008-09-15 06:00:23

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "460,000 People Evacuated as Tropical Storm Sinlaku Approaches East China"] Fuzhou, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) - About 460,000 people in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces have been evacuated as tropical storm Sinlaku, which was weakened from a typhoon on Monday morning, was approaching. The Fujian provincial headquarters for flood control said on Monday morning that close to 230,000 people...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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