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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Strong winds blow away smog but bring sand to Beijing

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Choking smog blown away, only to be replaced by a blanket of sand from Inner Mongolia An ill wind blows Beijing no good Strong winds swept through Beijing yesterday and cleared the air of smog that had blanketed it on Saturday, only to bring sand. Heavy gusts picked up around noon, mixed with local dust and sand from Inner Mongolia, which ...

  2. News - China - AIR POLLUTION

    Beijing's air pollution soars as sand storm looms

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 03:16pm by Amy Li

    ... of Environmental Protection in Beijing advised residents to avoid outdoor activities on Friday, saying pollution levels were “severe,” according to its website.  A sand storm combined with strong winds is expected to hit the city on Saturday, according to weather reports.  Sand storms were prevalent in early spring in northern China when the frost melts in the Gobi desert and strong winds push dust ...

  3. The city built on sand and water

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... in the form of sand and water, which, in a couple of years, nobody will want. The banks, however, remain undaunted. Olympic economics holds out the dream of riches. Loans to Olympic-related projects ...

  4. Casino revenue rises 2.6pc to 7.55b patacas

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

    ... 45.2 per cent during the first eight months of the year but has slowed dramatically since. The slowdown coupled with the financial crisis caused Las Vegas Sands Corp last month to lay off up ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... that local authorities were taking all precautions, such as making ready nearly 5,800 snow ploughs and stockpiling 22,000 tonnes of salt and sand. They had also inspected 21,000 buses to ensure ...

  6. Fancy that: Off the wall

    Posted Jan 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Peta Tomlinson Craftsmen worked for weeks around the clock glueing, sanding and sculpting 1,000 sheets of plywood to create three giant artworks as a key installation at Nishimura ... in innovative ways: white sand raked in patterns to represent a water garden; carpet with moss-like patterns and colours; dried tree branches that make an artistic 'cultivation'. Design ...


    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... residents step out on to the street, choke on a cocktail of car fumes, factory pollutants and the latest sand storm and wonder: is the air getting any better? The capital has been suffering through the most polluted period in years, compounded by more than a dozen sand and dust storms. The emerging car boom, which contributes heavily to air pollution and results in costly health bills ...

  8. Road scholars

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pigs to turtles, the hotel also offers a variety of one-hour classes to keep their young guests entertained, with activities ranging from making sand pictures to cooking a pizza. 'Kunkun ... raise-and-release campaign is a collaboration between the hotel and conservation group Sea Turtles 911, to help save endangered sea turtles around Hainan.) Over the weekend, Kunkun also joins the sand art ...

  9. Water is ver precious

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck China's northwest is a giant desert with kilometre after kilometre of sand dunes, rocky mountain ranges and low scrubby plants. I've just come back from a motorcycle trip across northern mainland, from Beijing to Kashgar, in the Xinjiang autonomous region. One word can sum up what I saw: 'dry.' But even in a desert there is some water. Modern ...

  10. Working out new steps in dance with Russia

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... doorstep- Canadian tar sands, Latin American presalt and the outer continental shelf- suggest the furthest Washington will go in future is directly over the pond to West Africa. The downside ...




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