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  • Aug 28, 2014
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Yellow River

Stop degrading our national colour, delegate says

Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegate Wang Quanshu, chairman of the advisory body in Henan, proposed that the government stop using 'yellow' to mean pornography. Across the mainland, there are so-called anti-yellow campaigns.

Friday, 11 March, 2011, 12:00am

Prostitution fears spark riot in Muslim enclave

Thousands of members of the Hui ethnic minority in Linxia , Gansu , smashed a newly opened clubhouse in a Muslim community near a mosque late last month because they believed it would be a venue for prostitution.

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Improved performance in dressage only good enough for 15th place

Hong Kong dressage competitor Nelson Yip Siu-hong gave a markedly improved performance in the individual grade II freestyle test at Sha Tin yesterday.

Yip finished with a score of 58.166, good enough for only 15th place out of 17, but far better than his 50.545 score in the championship test on Monday.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

60pc of Yellow River's water unfit to drink

The health of China's second-longest river is worsening, with 60 per cent of the Yellow River's water now unfit to drink. The rate of its deterioration is alarming, an expert said yesterday.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Urgent action required to save the Yellow River

The Yellow River is dying. Despite exhortations by state leaders to put the environment first, the amount of untreated sewage dumped into China's 'mother river' has increased instead of fallen in recent years.

14 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Yellow River teems with pollution

Water pollution in the Yellow River, the second largest on the mainland, is costing more than 11.5 billion yuan a year in economic losses, according to conservation experts.

In a Xinhua report yesterday, the experts warned that pollution in the river, a major water source for the northern mainland, was approaching unacceptable levels.

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Relocation plan nears completion

Officials have promised that the last of the 200,000 people forced to leave their homes to make way for the Xiaolangdi dam on the Yellow River will be moved by the end of June.

The China Daily said the last group of 4,586 residents in Henan and Shanxi provinces was scheduled to be relocated within the next few months.

9 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Picture of the day

Two people take a walk on the frozen Yellow River in Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, northwest China. Unseasonal cold weather has seen more than 50 per cent of the river's Ningxia section submerged underneath a blanket of ice.

16 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Officials must reform water supply policies

Since 1972, there have been incidences of the Yellow River drying up in Shandong province.

The growing water demand in northern China far exceeds the river's available resources.

The central government is proposing to divert water from the Yangtze River to the Yellow River by constructing three new channels.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

In grip of drought, Yellow River close to running dry

The Yellow River is drying up as northern China labours under the most severe drought to hit in years, Xinhua said.

By the end of last month, water storage in major reservoirs along the river was below six billion cubic metres, 2.5 billion cubic metres less than last September, said Xinhua.

8 Oct 2002 - 12:00am