Monday, July 30, 2012

China cancels waste project after protests turn violent | Reuters

Local residents stand on smashed cars as they occupy the local government building during a
 protest against an industrial waste pipeline under construction in Qidong, Jiangsu Province July 28, 2012.
Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Barria
China cancels waste project after protests turn violent | Reuters: "(Reuters) - Chinese officials canceled an industrial waste pipeline project on Saturday after anti-pollution demonstrators occupied a government office in eastern China, destroying computers and overturning cars."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Climate change hits China with heavy rain

Beijing Rains Leave Dozens Dead - "BEIJING — The heaviest rainfall in six decades caused widespread havoc in the capital over the weekend, killing at least 37 people and forcing the evacuation of 50,000 others from waterlogged neighborhoods and villages, according to the state news media."

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Beijing - disabled and care-giver ride free

Access all areas - "Beijing's disability facilities at a glance

At present 4,462 buses in Beijing have facilities for disabled people, which is one-fifth of the total amount of buses in Beijing.

All buses and the subway offer free public transport for the disabled. Trains do not at present.

Those who accompany disabled people can use buses and the subway for free.

According to a report in Xinhua, from March 2012, foreign residents of Beijing who are disabled can use the buses and subway for free.

In Beijing, 173 parks are open to the disabled for free.

Seven museums offer free access to the disabled, including the National Museum of China, the China Agricultural Museum and the Beijing Museum of Natural History.

Disabled people can receive a 200 yuan ($32) fuel subsidy per year.

All disabled people may park for free.

Those who carry a disabled driving license can drive along the roads that are restricted during peak hours.

Disabled people between the age of 16 and 60 can apply for subsidies on disability equipment."

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

China Shuns US And Invests Direct In Iran Oil-Fields | ZeroHedge

China Shuns US And Invests Direct In Iran Oil-Fields | ZeroHedge: "
Iran's Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi says China has agreed to invest USD20 billion in developing north and south Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields which will finally produce 700,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil.

Speaking to reporters in a visit to the Petropars Company on Sunday, the oil minister said the agreement for developing Azadegan and Yadavaran oil fields has been reached after 10-15 years of negotiations with the Chinese side.

He added that the Chinese side has started its activities by investing USD20 billion dollars in the oil fields."

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