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  1. Heilongjiang in grip of severe drought

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu One of the worst droughts and heatwaves in five decades is drying up rivers and farmland in Heilongjiang, the region long regarded as China's granary and known for its annual ice festival. Heilongjiang Cable Television said the deepest section of the Songhua River in Harbin had dropped to 1.2 metres- too low to allow river traffic- and all but three of 27 ...

  2. Plan for energy hub in Inner Mongolia

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such as Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia has the advantage of being close to industrial centres. Northeast provinces such as Liaoning and Heilongjiang and big cities like Beijing and Tianjin have enjoyed rapid ...

  3. China Gas aims to quadruple sales

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Chongqing Gas from the Harbin government for 477.3 million yuan. Harbin Chongqing runs a 2,000km gas distribution network in Harbin in Heilongjiang province. China National Petroleum Corp, ...

  4. Governors admit more needs to be done to help the rust belt

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... yesterday, the governors of Liaoning, Jilin, and Heilongjiang provinces spoke of the problems facing an ambitious central government-backed scheme to revitalise the region, which is known for its ... The governor said about 1.5 million farmers in his province lived below the poverty line of 627 yuan a year. Zhang Zuoji, of Heilongjiang province, said about 6 billion yuan from the central government ...

  5. Legal threat opens new debate over spill in Jilin

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Tensions have escalated between northeastern provinces after fishermen in Heilongjiang said they planned to sue a Jilin petrochemical plant for losses caused ... government was responsible for the water crisis that affected millions of people in November. In a separate panel meeting, the Heilongjiang governor suggested the plant blamed for the incident should ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... More than half of Heilongjiang's grain fields hit by drought Severe drought is threatening more than 50 per cent of grain fields in the breadbasket province of Heilongjiang, officials said yesterday. Hou Baijun, deputy commander of the provincial drought-relief office, said 6 million hectares of grain, 53 per cent of the province's total, were short of water. He said ...

  7. Too little, too late for country's largest wetland?

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... up land for less than 15 yuan (HK$17.50) a hectare. Heilongjiang's legislature has since banned wetland reclamation and, despite decades of destruction, it still accounts for an eighth of China's total wetland area. A survey last year found that the area of wetland in Heilongjiang had increased by 30 per cent, or 1.22 million hectares, since 2000, taking the total to 5.56 million ...

  8. Cold weather brings tiger baby boom

    Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stories compiled by staff reporter Experts believe more than 100 cubs will be born at the world's biggest Siberian tiger nursery. The tiger park in Heilongjiang is 144 hectares of bush and grass. The park has more than 800 tigers. Experts say the good weather helped the animals have more babies. They said the early cold weather made them very active. Many people also ...

  9. China's animal rights record

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China has no national-level animal welfare protection laws. In 2004, it scrapped draft animal rights legislation, arguing the public wasn't ready. The country has long been criticised for its appalling animal rights record. Visitors to safari parks such as the Siberian Tiger Park in Harbin, Heilongjiang, can pay to watch tigers attack live goats and cattle dumped ...

  10. Crackdown on forest vandals

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... poaching of wild animals and encroachment on forests in provinces including Heilongjiang, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan and Shanxi. 'We will not rest until we get to the bottom of these cases,' ...




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