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  1. Gourmets shun famed 'copper goose'

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan Wugang, Hunan The small country town of Wugang was on full alert yesterday after health authorities confirmed a bird flu outbreak at one of its duck farms. Tucked in mountains 400km from the Hunan provincial capital, Changsha, Wugang is kno ...

  2. Officials play down fears over anthrax

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Officials in Shenyang yesterday continued to play down an anthrax outbreak that has reportedly led to the culling of 3,000 head of cattle and sheep in one village. A local health official said no new cases had been reported for eight days. Xinhua ...

  3. 290,000 people short of water in parched Jilin

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and about 2.67 million hectares of farmland had been hit. Mr Xie said the province had managed to provide water for 150,000 people and 211,200 head of livestock in the affected areas, but there were almost double that number of people and more than 180,000 livestock still in need of supplies. Authorities have spent more than 300 million yuan trying to cope with the drought and have begun ...

  4. Health inspector hit by carcass gets payout

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A health inspector who was struck by a pig carcass during an inspection of the Tsuen Wan slaughterhouse received HK$318,263 for her workplace injury yesterday. But Anita Lam Pui-yi's claim of negligence against the government was dismiss ...

  5. Extreme weather kills 33 in Gansu, Inner Mongolia

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... last weekend. The floodwaters damaged 3,600 hectares of crops and drowned livestock, Xinhua reported. The total economic loss to Inner Mongolia was 17 million yuan. July and August usually ...

  6. Nuclear safety drill a valid exercise

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... residents of an outlying island, radiation scanning for livestock and vegetables and other decontamination operations. Additionally, foreign experts were brought in to observe. ...

  7. Dire prediction

    Posted Jun 01st 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... increasingly grave consequences in the future,' the insurer says. 'Neither human beings, buildings and infrastructure nor the agricultural and livestock sectors are prepared ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... to the agricultural companies and the local governments, with little trickling down to residents. And their new flats had no room to keep livestock or store harvests. "If we want to plant crops on our ... rice. They were also no longer able to generate income by raising livestock or poultry, such as pigs and chickens, which they used to keep in their backyards. And there was nowhere to dry maize. ...

  9. First national plan to tackle drought approved

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... easing' the shortage of drinking water for the public and livestock in major drought-hit regions by 2015. By 2020, the aim is to ensure that drought-hit regions have enough drinking water, ...

  10. News - World - IRAN

    Hospitals struggle with crowds after quakes kill 250 in Iran

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... workers hampered by darkness in the first hours after the quakes. "I saw some people whose entire home was destroyed, and all their livestock killed," said Tahir Sadati, a photographer. ...




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