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  1. Migrant workers flood back to cities as holiday ends

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai More than 5 million expected to travel by rail today Migrant workers started flooding back to major cities yesterday as the muscle behind the mainland's booming economy prepares to get back on the job after the Lunar New Year break. With warnings of a 'grim transport situation' and forecasts of poor weather, some people cut their holiday ...

  2. Human tide expected to flood affluent coastal cities

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao Mainland cities are expected to see an influx of 400 million people from rural areas by 2020, with nearly half flowing into affluent coastal areas, according to a National Development and Reform Commission economist. Wang Yiming, a vice-presi ...

  3. Alarm grows over flood of migrants

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter in Shanghai The number of migrant workers in Shanghai has swelled to 5.3 million, raising concerns about the city's ability to cope with a massive influx of job seekers, a state-run newspaper said yesterday. Shanghai labour authorities ...

  4. Travel boom triggers cash flood

    Posted May 04th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Golden Week will see 320 million Chinese tourists boost spending and help ease the pressure on yuan Economists have been telling the State Council to 'persuade the public to spend and get the Americans off our backs' ...

  5. News - China - YANGTZE RIVER DELTA

    Dyke collapse destroys 28 homes in Jiangsu

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... was built in 1998. Lu Zhiguo, a propaganda official from Zhenjiang's Flood Control and Drought Relief Office, said yesterday that residents had been told to evacuate to other parts ... geological disaster" caused by the long-term eroding power of floods and the flow of the river, as well as the poor geological condition of the region, the Yangtse Evening Post reported. ...

  6. Crash exposes parapet built of weeds

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... other reports that the dam is a key defence against flooding on the Yangtze, saying it was on the Nanguan River, a tributary of the Yangtze. Local residents described it as the mainland's ... Jiangxi, after it burst during a massive flood in the summer of 1998. Public anger about poor-quality construction on the mainland peaked in May 2008 when thousands of children were buried ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    City scope: hostility or hospitality?

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Gary Jones

    ... Gary Jones in Shanghai Gary Jones in Shanghai Hostility or hospitality? While Hong Kong grumbles about floods of mainland visitors- muttering about denuded shop shelves and their "uncouth" cousins slurping noodles on the MTR, among other breaches of etiquette- offended commentators in Beijing rage over ungrateful Hong Kong "bastards" who are "used to being ...

  8. Design firm's master plan

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the biggest challenges is how to deal with a flood of tourism without destroying the very things they are coming to see. 'With China modernising rapidly, there is intense interest in China's ...

  9. Construction projects keep losing ground

    Posted Jul 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai authorities declare victory in repairing a flood wall, but a series of accidents raise fears over developments Shanghai declared victory yesterday in holding back the rising waters of the Huangpu river after repairing a flood wall weakened by the collapse of an underwater tunnel earlier this week. But a string of accidents involving construction of Shanghai's ...

  10. Water sports fans' paradise

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sascha Matuszak Qiandao Lake, also known as Thousand Islands Lake, outside Hangzhou, is one of those few examples of massive human interference with the natural environment, resulting in something pleasurable. The lake was grassland until 1959, when the local authorities flooded the area to make a reservoir. Of the many ecosystems that were wiped out, one was an ancient human one: ...




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