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  1. Xinjiang Aids NGO calls for end to 'state of terror' after closure

    Posted Oct 20th 2006, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... Georgina Lee An Aids concern group in Xinjiang was raided and closed down by the autonomous region's government on Wednesday. Chang Kun, 21, a university student and project co-ordinator for the Xinjiang Snow Lotus Aids Project for Education and Research, said he had been under police scrutiny for weeks. He added that his recent involvement in helping expelled ...

  2. Source of rare jade in Xinjiang could be depleted in six years

    Posted Aug 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Huang China's supplies of a rare jade, mainly mined from a river in Xinjiang, will soon be exhausted if excessive exploitation continues, a gem expert warned. Wang Shiqi, deputy ... of heavy excavation machinery along Xinjiang's Yurungkax River, the main source of the stone. The jade, named after Hotan, a city on the river, is considered to be the highest quality because ...

  3. Xinjiang Non-ferrous to list nickel unit

    Posted Jul 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fiona Lau Xinjiang Non-ferrous Metal Group is planning to spin off its nickel business for a Hong Kong listing to raise up to US$200 million by the end of this year, taking advantage ... per cent of China's domestic nickel production, is the country's largest nickel producer and the world's No4. Nickel is used to make stainless steel. Founded in 2002, Xinjiang ...

  4. Xinjiang bird flu death confirmed

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Authorities don't know how 14th victim became infected China yesterday confirmed another human bird flu victim- a 62-year-old farmer in Xinjiang- bringing ... after the farmer came down with the disease- by the disease control centre in Xinjiang. However, the national Centre for Disease Control and Prevention carried out its own test on July 16 ...

  5. Xinjiang Non-ferrous to delay IPO and cut size of offering

    Posted Oct 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster Nickel producer's HK float expected to be pushed back to mid-2007 and reduced to about US$100m Xinjiang Non-ferrous Metal Group has delayed until next year and cut ... to launch the IPO in the first half of next year, the source said. BOC International is arranging the deal. Xinjiang Non-ferrous produces 5 per cent of China's nickel output and holds ...

  6. Alliance brings Baosteel to doorstep of Xinjiang firm

    Posted Mar 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... largest producer announced at the weekend an alliance with the biggest manufacturer in Xinjiang- a springboard for exports to Central Asia and Europe. At a ceremony in Beijing on Saturday, Baoshan ... result of market competition and would enable the two firms to cut costs and jointly face market risk. The Communist Party chiefs of Shanghai and Xinjiang attended the signing, together ...

  7. Taken by a storm

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Police officers turn to their goggles to help them rescue two residents in Urumqi, Xinjiang, where a sandstorm caused by a strong cold front from Siberia left them stranded. ... on Sunday and whipped up huge dust storms in most parts of Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Ningxia and Shaanxi. ...

  8. China's western fuel depot

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in the west while strengthening central government control and national unity. Xinjiang, an arid area three times the size of France, is a key focus of the policy to expand the population and increase ... (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan) as well as Pakistan and India. That location alone gives Xinjiang- with its population of just 20 million- strategic importance for Beijing. ...

  9. Supermarket group eyes $500m from share offer

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are two GEM-board listing candidates, Xinjiang Tianye Water Saving Irrigation System and Biosino Bio-technology and Science. Irrigation system provider Xinjiang Tianye is set to raise up to $260 ... in 2004, with turnover rising 0.15 per cent to $246.91 million. It earned 44.09 million yuan on turnover of 389.18 million for the full year in 2004. Xinjiang Tianye plans to use about $177 million ...

  10. 4,000-year-old beauties on show

    Posted Feb 04th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... curator of the Heritage Museum said recently. 'There were Loulan beauties and handsome Xinjiang princes, and officials there would let me have as many of them as I wanted.' Oh goodness, ... mummies from Xinjiang. He picked two, including the 'Beauty of Loulan' (pictured), for display at the museum's popular Xinjiang exhibition, which runs to March 19. ...




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