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  1. Joining the A-list

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... because of the city's annual film festival. Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee, Hollywood star Nicole Kidman, Hong Kong's own Jackie Chan, veteran actress Sigourney Weaver and actor ... people for a night of karaoke. Weaver went shopping. Lee was given a hero's welcome at the festival despite a mixed attitude on the mainland towards Brokeback Mountain. Media reports ...

  2. Flooding Huai river kept at bay

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... The mainland has declared an initial victory in holding back floods on the Huai river. But the State Council has urged continued vigilance against flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain. Among the latest disasters, landslides in western Sichuan's mountainous Wangcang county killed six and left four missing, state media said yesterday. Rescue workers recovered two ...

  3. 59 soldiers missing after typhoon hits

    Posted Oct 04th 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai At least three people have died and 59 soldiers are missing after Typhoon Longwang dumped torrential rain on southern Fujian province, sparking floods that swept away a military training base. President Hu Jintao telephoned search and rescue officials urging that the utmost efforts be made to find the missing soldiers. Torrential rain in a mountainous ...

  4. Praise for architect of cross-strait dialogue

    Posted May 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... an oil painting of a mountain landscape which had been painted by Koo and a letter from his widow, Koo Yen Cho-yun. Mr Lien also presented a history of Taiwan written by his grandfather ...

  5. Tens of thousands moved from lake

    Posted Jul 10th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... a rainstorm warning for the middle and lower reaches of the waterway. But flooding has been reported on a Yangtze tributary, the Wujiang river, as well as Dongting lake, Xinhua said. In mountainous ...

  6. Chongqing cabbies vent fury on strike-breakers

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... will be smashed if I drive.' The action made transport all but impossible in the mountainous city for those lacking private cars or unwilling to take crowded public transport. 'It's hard ...

  7. Worst floods on record hit parts of eastern China

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... through central Hunan province, Xinhua reported. At the popular mountain resort of Zhangjiajie in northwestern Hunan, heavy rains and landslides this week disrupted rail and road traffic, trapping ...

  8. Tide of death and misery won't let up

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... 50 still missing after landslide Millions on move amid floods Yangtze sees biggest flood tide Rescuers were still searching yesterdayfor 50 people missing after a landslide at a mountain resort in western Sichuan province, but hopes of finding any survivors were fading, state media reported. Heavy rains have caused landslides in western and central parts of the mainland ...

  9. Troops on standby as flood crest threatens Hubei

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and rock struck a remote, mountainous region in Sichuan on Saturday, said a spokeswoman for the provincial disaster headquarters. 'Chances of finding them alive are very slim,' she said. ...

  10. Infrastructure drive helps growth rate reach new high- but at a price

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... is geography. The region is arid, surrounded by mountains and far from the markets of eastern China. Average regional rainfall is only 145mm, with some areas getting as little as 8mm, resulting ...




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