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12 feared dead after ferry sinks in eastern China


August 17th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by BNO News
HEFEI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- Twelve people are missing and feared to have drowned after a ferry boat sank on a river in eastern China, government officials said on Friday. Nine other ... Read more...

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China to elevate 600-year-old religious site


August 15th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A 600-year-old religious building in central China will be raised 15 metres above ground by the year-end to prevent its inundation due to a water project.The ... Read more...

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Huge Chinese dam experiences big flood


July 24th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest hydropower project, witnessed its biggest flood this year Tuesday when water from the Yangtze river gushed at 69,000 cubic ... Read more...

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Downpour wreaks havoc across China


July 24th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Rainstorms since the weekend have ravaged many parts of China, including the capital city of Beijing where the heaviest rain in 60 years caused 37 ... Read more...

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14 bodies recovered after China mudslide


July 9th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) Fourteen bodies have been recovered following a mudslide in southwest China's Sichuan province, the authorities said Monday.Rescuers retrieved the 14 bodies from a rain-triggered mudslide in ... Read more...

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China braces for floods


June 4th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 4 (IANS) China may face huge flooding this year due to increased rainfall, an official said.Floods have already occurred in areas along the Yangtze river tributaries this year.The ... Read more...

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China may witness heavy floods this year


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) China's national flood and drought prevention office has warned of heavy floods occurring this year in the country following increased rainfall.According to the office of the ... Read more...

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Rains likely to hit China’s food bowl


May 28th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Heavy rains are forecast in China's grain-growing areas in the north, southwest and regions along the Yangtze river.Parts of Shaanxi, Hubei, Henan, Anhui and Jiangsu ... Read more...

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Fog halts 700 cargo ships in China


April 30th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) More than 700 cargo ships have been stranded on the Yangtze river in central China due to heavy fog that has shrouded the region for the ... Read more...

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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising


April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash China


April 15th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) Heavy rains will continue to lash southern China over the next three days, the National Meteorological Centre said Sunday.The regions south of the Yangtze river and ... Read more...

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Chinese families adopt alligators


April 12th, 2012 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 12 (IANS) A group of Chinese families has adopted 20 endangered alligators from a nature reserve in the country's Anhui province.The Yangtze alligator, also known as the Chinese ... Read more...

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Chinese shipping aims for global leadership


March 13th, 2012 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 13 (IANS) China will strive to become a global leader in shipbuilding by 2015, the country's industrial authority said Monday.Over the next three years, the overall quality of ... Read more...

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Yangtze cowfish on verge of extinction


March 12th, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 12 (IANS) The Yangtze cowfish, an endangered sub-species of the dolphin family in China's Yangtze river, might die out in 15 years if there were no effective preservation ... Read more...

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Engage China in water dialogue: Experts


February 13th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) China's move to extensively dam the Yarlung-Brahmaputra as it flows through Tibet and its intention to also divert the river came into sharp focus at ... Read more...

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China manufacturing hubs see less profits


February 11th, 2012 - 7:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 11 (IANS) Rising manufacturing costs and weak external demand for China-made goods have dented the profits of industrial hubs in southeast China.Industrial output in Guangdong surged 20.9 percent ... Read more...

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China’s wetlands are poorly protected


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS) Nearly 80 percent of China's wetlands are shrinking due to poor protection, experts said Thursday.The World Wetlands Day was observed Feb 2.The country's natural wetland reserves ... Read more...

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Tibetan cartoon series to be shown on Chinese TV


December 3rd, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 3 (IANS) A caterpillar fungus and a Tibetan mastiff dog are the protagonists of a Tibetan cartoon series that will soon be screened in Tibetan and Mandarin languages ... Read more...

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Chinese painting sold for over $23 mn


November 21st, 2011 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) An oil painting by Chinese contemporary artist Wu Guanzhong has sold for 149.5 million yuan (about $23.6 million) at an auction held in Beijing.The painting titled ... Read more...

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China infuses Yangtze river with one bn fish


July 12th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 12 (IANS) Around 1.3 billion tiny fish were released into the Yangtze river in China Tuesday in a project launched to "repair" fishing resources affected by the recent ... Read more...

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China tightens nuke safety ahead of storms


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 23 (IANS) Marine disaster warning measures will be tightened for nuclear plants in China's coastal areas as typhoon-triggered storms are predicted this year, the China Daily said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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China to build four super dams on Jinsha river


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 22 (IANS) China is building four hydroelectric dams with a generating capacity double that of the Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest power station in terms of installed ... Read more...

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175 killed in China floods


June 20th, 2011 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Floods in southern China triggered by heavy rains have left 175 people dead and 86 missing during June, the civil affairs ministry said Monday.Four rounds of ... Read more...

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China on highest flood alert, 550,000 evacuated


June 17th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) China Friday raised the alert for floods to the highest level as heavy rains pounded the central and southern provinces, forcing the evacuation of more than ... Read more...

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Heavy rains bring relief to drought-hit China


June 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Heavy rains Sunday lashed the drought-hit regions of southern China, bringing relief to thousands of people who have been battling a severe drought condition for several ... Read more...

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‘China drought has significant impact on environment’


June 3rd, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) A lingering drought in central and east China's provinces has had a devastating impact on the environment there, an official said Friday. Vice Minister of Environmental ... Read more...

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Drought affects 35 million in China


May 30th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) A severe drought in China's central, eastern and southern provinces has affected nearly 35 million people and caused an economic loss of almost 15 billion yuan ... Read more...

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35 mn affected by drought in China


May 28th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) Nearly 35 million people in China have been affected by severe drought conditions due to low rainfall and insufficient flow of water from the upper reaches ... Read more...

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More cargo carried in Yangtze river than Mississippi


May 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China's Yangtze river has beaten the Mississippi in the US and the Rhine that flows in Europe in the total volume of cargo that passed through ... Read more...

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China’s longest river faces worst drought since 1961


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China's longest river Yangtze has been plagued by a severe drought, as this year it received the lowest rainfall since 1961, said an official with the ... Read more...

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China diverts river water to ease drought


May 19th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) Water from China's Yangtze river was diverted to central China's Hunan and Hubei provinces Wednesday to ease drought in the region, an official said.About 300,000 people ... Read more...

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China’s aquatic diversity in danger: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Shanghai, Apr.6 (ANI): Almost 70 percent of fish resources in the Pearl River, China's third longest river, is under threat due to excessive damming, experts have warned.Estimates suggest that more than 260 ... Read more...

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World’s most expensive dog costs a million pounds


March 16th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 16 (IANS) A Tibetan Mastiff has been sold in China for a whopping one million pounds, making it the world's most expensive dog.The Telegraph reported that Tibetan Mastiffs ... Read more...

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China to complete Three Gorges project in five years


February 26th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) All construction works on China's Three Gorges project, world's largest multi-functional water control system, which includes an underground power station and a lift for vessels, will be completed ... Read more...

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Enjoy nature on China’s Chengdu-Kunming railway


December 26th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 26 (IANS) At 500 meters above the sea-level, China's Chengdu-Kunming railway meanders through the scenic mountains of the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces and offers a spectacular view of the ... Read more...

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