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  1. Lucky Ho on to a winner at last as City of Dreams hits jackpot

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with a favourable (VIP) chip (win rate).' Melco Crown, which also owns the Altira casino hotel on Taipa Island, is the latest in a string of Macau casino operators including Sands China and Galaxy ...

  2. Hard rain returns to fall on Shanghai

    Posted Apr 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the China Environmental Science Research Academy and Tsinghua University found that acid rain costs the mainland more than 110 billion yuan in economic losses each year. Professor Duan added that sand storms in northern China hindered the fight against acid rain, with particulates neutralising and masking the acidity in the air. ...

  3. Climate change blamed for sandstorm blanket

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an unnamed expert from the administration told Xinhua. He said a study showed that 40 per cent of the sand and dust that formed the recent giant sandstorm had come from 'outside China ... sweeping down from the Gobi Desert, had blanketed 21 Chinese provinces and municipalities since Friday, Xinhua said yesterday. Clouds of sand and dust travelled across the mainland to South Korea ...

  4. South Korea awaits a seasonal peril

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... known as 'yellow sand' originates from the Gobi Desert. Sand is carried by high winds across China's industrial plains, picking up toxins including silicon, aluminium and lead ... reports of respiratory and eye problems rise at this time of year- the yellow sand is also a problem for South Korea's precision technology firms, including the strategic semiconductor ...

  5. Sand and dust turn Beijing skies yellow

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Sudden gales brought sand and dust back to Beijing yesterday, darkening the bright hopes of improving air quality in the capital after efforts to tackle pollution for last year's Olympic Games. Strong north winds began to lash the city from mid-morning. By the afternoon, the skies had turned yellow, although some sunlight still filtered through the sand and dust. ...

  6. Scourge that knows no boundaries

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... China's new dams on the upper reaches of the Mekong River. The Chinese barrages are blamed, perhaps unfairly, for declining water flow and fish catches in the lower reaches of Southeast ... In East Asia, air pollution is the major cross-border environmental problem. Dust and sand storms affect Northeast Asia nearly five times as frequently as they did 50 years ago, according ...

  7. Beijing shrouded by huge sandstorm

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan One of the worst sandstorms to hit China in years blew into Beijing yesterday, covering the city in a cloud of yellow dust. Many people were forced to wear masks to filter out the sand, which reduced visibility to 100 metres. The storm delayed flights and coated the city in a layer of grit. Meteorologists said the storm was due to local sand and soil being whipped up ...

  8. China chases soybean futures

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the floodwaters with sacks of sand, rice, coal and even soybeans- from which tofu is derived. China's love-hate relationship with the humble soybean continues today. In December, the Dalian Commodity Exchange opened trading in a new soybean futures contract, which includes both domestic and imported beans as well as genetically modified varieties. China, the world's largest soybean ...

  9. Still recovering from quake, Beichuan hit by deadly mudslides

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 200 people. Downtown areas of Beichuan town, which had almost been reduced to rubble in May, were covered with debris. Mud and sand had piled up on the playground at Beichuan Middle School, where more than 1,300 students were killed in the quake, China News Service said. Tan Li, the Communist Party secretary of Mianyang, the city that oversees Beichuan, visited the hardest-hit ...

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

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

    ... in China. The trademark of the Yellow River, as its name suggests, is sand and mud. The 5,464-kilometre waterway is the sandiest among the world's major rivers. In the rainy season, if a cup ... that underestimated the effect of the sediment. The Sanmenxia Dam, the largest of them, was clogged by sand and mud within a few years. After that, Chinese researchers came up with the idea of large-scale ...




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