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  1. News - China

    Nineteen children among 46 dead in China landslide

    Posted Jan 12th 2013, 02:09pm by Agence France Presse in Beijing

    ... A desperate search for three people missing in a landslide in southwestern China ended on Saturday when their bodies were pulled from the mud, taking the final death toll to 46 - many ... authorities have called China’s coldest winter in 28 years. The landslide spread over an area 120 metres (yards) long, 110 metres wide and 16 metres deep, according to authorities. The Communist ...

  2. Air China to delay purchase of China Eastern

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air China has postponed plans to buy China Eastern Airlines Corp as the airline industry might take as long as two years to recover from the financial turmoil in the United ... Mr Kong said commercial considerations should give way to government decisions when it came to industry consolidation, contrasting Mr Li's market-driven motive behind Air China ...

  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... or strangers. Yang Yurong, a middle-aged mother in Lushan, saved her son by lifting a 100kg concrete slab, the West China City Daily reported. The son, Ling Li, a married father of one, was using ... on Sina weibo, China's most widely used microblogging service. The photo showed the girl, aged about five or six, sitting in a car and smiling to the camera even though her head was wrapped ...

  4. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to ferry relief supplies. A military vehicle carrying 17 soldiers en route to the quake zone plunged off a road, killing at least two soldiers, Xinhua said. The Red Cross Society of China, which ... the Chengdu branch of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in China said several groups of volunteers were en route to Yaan. "Yesterday showed that it's best for the government ...

  5. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of China's nuclear programme were unprecedented shows of concern, unexpectedly prompt and impressive in scale. These are praiseworthy decisions, ones we are unused to from officials who have a patchy ... not be surprises. Any government should stick to the principles of putting citizens first and governing for the people. Sadly, reality everywhere comes short of that ideal. In China, corruption has ...

  6. China's nuclear plants, ambitious power plans unshaken by tremors

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao China says its nuclear facilities have not been affected by Friday's massive earthquake in Japan, where two nuclear power plants are seriously damaged, and that plans to expand the use of nuclear power will not change. Deputy Environment Minister Zhang Lijun said, however, that China could learn lessons from Japan amid growing concerns over the safety of nuclear ...

  7. China displays a bold face to world

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing In the past few weeks, the world has witnessed a more confident and decisive China, evidenced by its large-scale operations to protect its citizens abroad, from ... in response to the news about possible meltdown at the Japanese Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant. Days earlier, senior industry officials had insisted that China's ambitious nuclear power ...

  8. No turning back in China's drive for clean energy

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng State-owned China National Nuclear Corp signed an accord last November with France's Areva, a big provider of nuclear technology, that is key to Beijing's plans to to turn the mainland into a global nuclear powerhouse. The preliminary agreement, sealed during a visit to Paris by President Hu Jintao, calls for France and China to jointly build a commercial ...

  9. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hope flourishes among the despair of Sichuan quake five years on

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... rather than slipshod construction, was to blame for the collapse of so many school buildings. To the surprise of many China-watchers, Wei was promoted to provincial governor this year despite ...

  10. China offers help, condolences

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Beijing As China provides rescue crew and aid supplies for earthquake-devastated Japan, the country's leaders have wasted no time in expressing their condolences over the thousands killed by Friday's quake and tsunami. President Hu Jintao telephoned Japan's Emperor Akihito yesterday to say that China was willing to help those in need in Japan, Xinhua ...




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