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  1. Chengdu officials reject Baitiao River hydropower plan

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... to be scrapped. Chengdu's municipal government has said no dams should be built on the Baitiao River in Dujiangyan , a city directly under its jurisdiction, local government sources said. The city ... an investigation team to Chengdu last month. Chengdu's decision to distance itself from the dam project has been welcomed by mainland environmental experts and the city's residents, especially ...

  2. Chengdu area safe despite aftershocks, Sichuan expert says

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Persistent fears of huge aftershocks in Chengdu have prompted the provincial government to again issue a statement that serious damage is unlikely to be done to the area. ... on Wednesday. 'I can assure you that no damage will happen to Chengdu.' But one detail was missing from the statement: the size of the quake zone. So far, scientists have been unable ...

  3. City's green experiment

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Wenjiang is Chengdu's great experiment in environmental planning. Since 2000, this 277-square-kilometre district to the west of Chengdu has planted 130 square ... is the Wenjiang Green Belt, a 150-metre wide, 156km-long corridor that will stretch around the entire city of Chengdu by 2015. The belt follows the Jinma and Jiang'an Rivers- tributaries of the Min ...

  4. the five Ws

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Karly Cox

    ... struck Wenchuan county, less than 100 kilometres from the Sichuan capital of Chengdu . The tremor was felt in 16 provinces, including Beijing and Shanghai. It was also felt around Hong Kong ... to save victims, while Premier Wen Jiabao is in Chengdu to direct rescue work. Why? Why have rescue efforts been hampered? Heavy rain has prevented helicopters from reaching the hardest-hit areas ...

  5. Fate of irrigation system questioned

    Posted Jan 29th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... cultural heritage site in 2000. Dujiangyan controls the flood-prone Min River and distributes it throughout the fertile Chengdu plains. Situated 55km northwestern of Chengdu , at the junction of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau and the Sichuan Basin, the waterworks irrigate about 733,000 hectares of farmland and provide water to Chengdu and six other cities, covering 27.5 per cent of Sichuan's ...

  6. New standards make modern buildings safer, says professor

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... the Chengdu professor said. 'Over that time, pre-cast concrete structures prevailed and were much less quake-proof than the reinforced concrete ones. The latter wasn't used widely ... that many buildings put up in the 1950s and 1960s withstood the tremor,' said a Chengdu-based woman who used to work for a developer. 'People used pre-cast panels everywhere in that era. ...

  7. Oldest irrigation system gets reprieve

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the Chengdu municipal government has clarified its stance and said no to the lucrative hydropower project near the 2,200-year-old Dujiangyan irrigation and flood control system. The city government ... for millions of people in central Chengdu. Raised by Dujiangyan Administrative Bureau in 2004, the proposal was endorsed by top planning authorities in Sichuan . Water authorities said the project ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Air quality in Beijing second worst out of 31 mainland cities

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the past few years, those of other cities changed considerably. For example, Tianjin was ranked 17th in 2011, but fell to 26th last year, and Chengdu in Sichuan has slipped from 16th in 2010 to 19th in 2011 and 28th last year. Chengdu residents blamed the serious decline in air quality to an infrastructure boom. The local government last year launched an unprecedented road-renovation ...

  9. Waste water fees to be introduced

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... conference in Chengdu, Sichuan province. 'We need to employ economic leverage to affect a change.' ...

  10. Partnerships are important

    Posted Aug 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chengdu's role in China will only grow more prominent with time. It is imperative that mainland and foreign experts in the economic, cultural and social fields take note of this. ... information technology to waste management- are vital for Chengdu's development from a provincial capital with regional clout to a metropolitan city with national influence and international ...




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