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  1. PetroChina allots 102b yuan for gas project

    Posted Oct 26th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... next year and be completed in about 2010, with the firm securing government approval before the end of the year. The 8,000km, 30 billion cubic metre a year pipeline will stretch from Urumqi ...

  2. Baosteel to buy Xinjiang steelmaker

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... the regional government of Xinjiang would retain a 15 per cent stake, the official Urumqi Evening News said. The deal would make Baosteel the largest shareholder of Xinjiang Ba Yi Iron & Steel, ... Group, the biggest steelmaker in Xinjiang, after they signed a framework agreement in March last year, Urumqi Evening News said. Bayi Group, which has a 75 per cent market share in Xinjiang, ...

  3. New Silk Road to link Beijing, Black Sea

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... countries. The longest highway will stretch 5,000km from Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang, to Istanbul at the entrance to the Mediterranean. Although around 15 per cent of the roads in the Asian network ... ships. The government's plans to improve Xinjiang's road network and develop Urumqi into a modern logistics hub for Central Asia make sound economic- and environmental- sense. The total ...

  4. Farmers riot against army's cotton control

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by a police raid on the farmers' settlement at Ili, 600km from the regional capital, Urumqi. The police went there to seize cotton hidden by some farmers who had tried to sell their harvest ... and 'impatient'. The cotton farmers had sent representatives to Urumqi to petition higher-level authorities, she said. Another resident said people on both sides were injured in the clash. The riot took ...

  5. PetroChina to start stock build-up

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... of stocking 8.1 million cubic metres of oil, the Shanghai Securities News quoted an unidentified company source as saying. Phase One of the facilities, about 300km from the Xinjiang capital Urumqi ...

  6. Gansu cracks down on lavish vanity projects

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or inappropriate construction that goes against regulations. Gansu is the latest in a number of administrative regions including Guizhou province and Urumqi which have launched similar efforts to crack ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Sep 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to Shenshi, 700km from Urumqi, to photograph the sunset. They stayed overnight, but their car became trapped during the return trip after heavy snowfall in the area, as temperatures fell to minus ...

  8. Media turns a blind eye at politically sensitive period

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... Ting Shi While the attack on Mao Zedong's portrait was reported around the world, it was almost ignored by the mainland's media outlets. In a brief report, Xinhua said Beijing police detained jobless Gu Haiou, 35, from Urumqi, after he hurled a burning object at the iconic portrait on Saturday night. It said Tiananmen Square was temporarily cleared of visitors ...

  9. Cyclist spreads Olympic message

    Posted Apr 17th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... home town of Shishi in Fujian and his trip will take him to Macau, Hainan, Chongqing, Lhasa, Urumqi, Xian, Beijing and Shanghai, before returning to Fuzhou. The cyclist said he covered 150 ...

  10. Tax cut boosts oil major's earnings

    Posted Aug 24th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... and the mainland border in Xinjiang, he said. It will be linked to 8,000km of the second west-east pipeline stretching from Urumqi in Xinjiang to Nanchang, Jiangxi province, en route to Lanzhou and Xian. ... was disclosed. The existing 3,800km, 17 bcm a year west-east pipeline from Urumqi to Shanghai cost US$5 billion and took two years to build. CLSA analyst Gordon Kwan said the 400 bcm reserve ...




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