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  1. Construction projects keep losing ground

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

    ... 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 ... for flood control along the river collapsed, sparking the mobilisation of a thousand paramilitary soldiers to shore up the structure with sandbags and cement. 'My impression ...

  2. Shanghai puts on a dazzling display

    Posted May 01st 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... multicoloured incendiaries blasted from a line of huge barges moored on the Huangpu River in the heart of the expo site. People working on the fireworks display had earlier predicted it would shatter ... Bridge- one of the main arteries crossing the Huangpu River in the centre of the expo site- was closed to traffic from midnight on Thursday until the early hours of this morning, causing ...

  3. Three held over Shanghai tunnel collapse

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shanghai police have arrested three people who they say are responsible for the collapse of a half-built subway tunnel. Part of the tunnel under the Huangpu river collapsed on July 1 after water seeped inside. The accident led to ground subsidence nearby, causing three buildings to collapse while a flood barrier was partially destroyed. A municipal government official said Li ...

  4. Poor harvest

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill An imposing 10-storey building stands on a prime site in Lujiazui, the financial district overlooking the Huangpu River, close to the international convention centre. This is the Superbrand Mall, the landmark of Thailand's CP Group, the first foreign investor in China- and one of the largest, with US$4 billion in more than 200 companies, employing 80,000 people. But, ...

  5. Shanghai plans to build huge survival shelters

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in Shanghai. The densely populated coastal metropolis might seem immune to the ravages of nature, but appearances can be deceptive. At high tide, the Huangpu River and its various tributaries swell ...

  6. Runaway boats put millions in peril along river

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter First there were thousands of barrels of toxic chemicals. Then 12 dredgers- each weighing several tonnes- were racing unchecked down the flood-swollen Songhua River ... and police yesterday averted a major crisis along the river, the lifeline of the northeastern province of Jilin, and stopped the dredgers from slamming into Fengman dam. The dredgers- ranging from ...

  7. The Yangtze River

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King The long river In Chinese its name means?long river?. It?s the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world. Only the Amazon and the Nile are longer. ... throughout history. Most call the upper reaches of the river the source of Chinese civilisation. Today, around a third of the mainland?s population live along its banks. It has also long been ...

  8. For those who dare, a way to tame the river

    Posted Apr 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kaifeng, Henan, in the Yellow River basin- is among 160 million people whose lives are affected by a water management experiment being carried out by the Yellow River Conservancy Commission, a central government agency in Zhengzhou that is in charge of the river's water distribution. The experiment, which began in 2002, may be the most ambitious attempt in history to pacify ...

  9. Southwest river trade left high and dry

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their most animated moments of the day. They have not had much to talk about lately. Time has been ticking by slowly at the river port of Guanlei in Yunnan since early February, with vessels forced to drop anchor and crews left idle. Southwest China's once-in-a-century drought has left the level of the Lancang river, as Chinese call the Mekong, at record lows, making it impossible ...

  10. Pearl River's source now 'almost dry'

    Posted Mar 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The source of the Pearl River in Qujing, Yunnan, has almost dried up. Zeng Lingyan, administrative director of the Pearl River Source Natural Reserve, said yesterday that the water which used to rush from a granite cave at the foot of a hill as a 'thundering waterfall' was now 'as big as a finger'. More than 100 million people depend on the river ...




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