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Yangtze

Trade in fake Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs rampant

It's hairy crab season again, but most people tucking into the famed Yangcheng Lake variety will probably be eating high-priced fakes.

Saturday, 6 October, 2012, 4:29am 3 comments

Action on dam plan imperils wildlife

Mainland environmentalists seeking to block the building of a dam along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River have suffered a major blow, after Beijing removed the last obstacle standing in the way of the controversial project.

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

The Talk

Rediscovering the Source of the Yangtze

26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Save the Yangtze plan launched

To celebrate World Water Day, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in China is holding a 10-day photo exhibition, Save the Yangtze, Save our Future in Shanghai.

The exhibition introduces the public to its Yangtze programme, which is supported by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

22 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Delta face-off

CHINA'S ECONOMIC reforms began in the Pearl River Delta but, over the past three years, the Yangtze River Delta has surpassed it to become the biggest exporter and magnet for foreign investment in China.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Little comfort in call to arms

Before concluding his 135-minute address, Mr Tung told the public they should use the mainland's fight against the floods as a lesson to deal with the economic crisis.

Stay united and have confidence. The worst days will pass, he said.

Yet as history shows, the wall of human bodies used to hold back the waters of the Yangtze only brings short-term stability.

8 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

14 bus blast victims still unidentified

Fourteen of the 16 people killed in the Wuhan bus blast at the weekend remained unidentified yesterday.

Authorities with the Wuhan municipal Government said the cause of Saturday's blast was still being investigated.

Police said they could not rule out the possibility of a bomb.

17 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Dock in commission

A FLOATING dock that can accommodate 100,000 dwt vessels was commissioned recently after 11 months of construction on Chongming Island, in the Yangtze River's estuary.

The dock was converted from a 234,000 dwt oil tanker.

It is 255.9 metres long, 53 metres wide and has a lifting capacity of 30,000 tonnes.

5 Jan 1996 - 12:00am