22 Apr 2013 - 08:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, YA’AN CITY — A large earthquake, measured by China's earthquake administration at magnitude 7.0 and by the U.S.
12 Apr 2013 - 09:42 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Global Times ) — The Chinese government has alloted a total of $239.6 million USD to drought-hit areas to aid their agriculture production, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. The funds will go to the pr
2 Apr 2013 - 00:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, DURBAN — During the BRICS Summit in South Africa last week, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to new Chinese President Xi Jinping on the contentious issue of the transboundary Brahmaputra R
11 Mar 2013 - 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection last week announced plans to create a network to monitor groundwater and detect sources of groundwater pollution in the North China Plain by 2015.&n
4 Feb 2013 - 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India last week lodged a formal complaint with the Chinese government over China’s recently announced plans to construct three dams on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River in Tibet.
1 Feb 2013 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, QIDONG — Fourteen people pled guilty this week to charges of “encouraging mass violence” for a protest in Qidong city, in eastern Jiangsu province, last July.
31 Jan 2013 - 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has approved construction of three more hydropower dams on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River in the Tibetan region as part of a new energy development plan for 2015.
17 Jan 2013 - 07:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — To narrow regional gaps and encourage reforms, the Chinese government has set a minimum to which regions must raise their water resource rates by the end of 2015.
21 Dec 2012 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
NIAMEY (Global Times ) — China has given Niger a grant of 50 million USD to reinforce the water production capacity in the southern town of Zinder. The signing ceremony for the cooperation took place on Wednesday in N
5 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Indian government is keeping a close eye on the Brahmaputra River water flows coming out of China into India’s Arunachal Pradesh state, to verify China’s claims that planned works on the river
20 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China’s State Council, the country’s highest governmental body, has approved a development plan for a new special economic zone comprising cities in three northwestern provinces.
16 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, ZHENGZOU — China’s Henan province will work to improve water quality in the central route of the country’s huge South-to-North Water Diversion Project, Wang Shushan, director of the provincial water resources
14 Nov 2012 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian water and wastewater solutions firm Salcon Bhd disclosed on November 12 that it has agreed to terminate a wastewater concession agreement for a treatment plant in the city of Changzhou, i
8 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, BULAWAYO — Zimbabwe’s Water Resources Development and Management Ministry announced this week that it has completed the long-delayed Mtshabezi-Umzingwane Dam pipeline, although officials would not reveal when
22 Oct 2012 - 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, LAHORE — A seven- person team with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed interest in supporting Pakistani water and power projects.
5 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, PU’ER — Experts warn that China’s most recent hydropower project on the Mekong River, the Nuozhadu Dam, poses a threat to the river’s ecosystem.
12 Sep 2012 - 09:12 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (The Express Tribune) — Russia is seeking direct award of a construction contract for the $13 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam in a government-to-government deal without resorting to international competitive bidding, source
10 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, CHONGQING — A stretch of China's Yangtze River near the city of Chongqing has turned red, and authorities are not sure why.
4 Sep 2012 - 08:32 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (PakTribune) — With power shortage increasing continuously in the face of rising consumer demand, the government has decided to seek financing from China for the mega $13 billion Diamer Bhasha Dam with power prod
24 Aug 2012 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is looking to the Korean government, rather than China, to obtain funding for the irrigation component of the Casecnan Multipurpose Irrigation and Power Project.
17 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) this week urged Asian cities and the Chinese government in two separate reports to become more “green” by combating the sharp rise in pollution brought on by popula
15 Aug 2012 - 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Since all aspects of the coal industry, from mining to electricity generation, are highly water-intensive, China’s “thirst” for coal energy will “inevitably trigger a serious water crisis and exace
10 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two Chinese state companies are the leading contenders for a water pipeline relocation project in Ethiopia.
13 Jul 2012 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
BULAWAYO (New Zimbabwe) — Bulawayo’s water problems will be over in three years, a minister declared on Thursday as he announced that the Chinese government had committed $1.2 billion USD to a long-mooted plan to draw wat
12 Jul 2012 - 11:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, SHIFANG — The Chinese government has cancelled plans to construct a massive $1.6 billion USD copper alloy plant in Shifang city in Sichuan province after local residents held huge protests last week.
11 Jul 2012 - 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, SHILLONG — Three of India’s trans-boundary river neighbors -- China, Pakistan and Bhutan -- have all agreed to report water levels of their rivers to India in an effort to help the country better prepare for
2 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — While there are plenty of new water-related technologies that work well in developed countries, a key challenge for developing countries is how to choose the right ones and implement them well, acc
26 Jun 2012 - 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government announced on June 23 that it plans to increase tourism and create a national park in Tibet near the Brahmaputra River, rather than pursue construction of a massive and contro
26 Jun 2012 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (The Washington Post) — As many as 10,000 ethnic Kachin refugees who fled Myanmar are facing food and water shortages and inadequate sanitation at makeshift camps in China and need support and protection, a human rights
25 Jun 2012 - 08:13 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (The Hindu) — Chinese plans to build a major tourism project and national park in a Tibetan county have dealt a blow to hydropower lobby groups who have proposed the construction of massive dam on the Brahmapu
18 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China is taking a variety of actions to improve water quality throughout the nation.
8 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TASHKENT, Uzbekistan — A Chinese government-funded project to improve drinking water supply in Uzbekistan’s Andijan and Ferghana provinces has been halted due to an embezzlement scandal, according to Uzbek authorities.
8 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — China will lend Pakistan $1.2 billion USD to build a pipeline to supply water from the Ghazi Bartoha Dam on the Indus River to the Pakistani twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, which are facin
6 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese capital is expected to consume more water this summer than it ever has – a total of some 2.97 million cubic meters, only 30,000 cubic meters shy of its maximum supply capacity of 3 mi
22 May 2012 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (CRIEnglish.com) — With the massive South-North water diversion project now into the home stretch, the Chinese government is now taking steps to try to clean up the water in the Yangtze River. In just over a yea
21 May 2012 - 17:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Chinese government has made rapid progress in constructing wastewater treatment plants throughout the country, but there is a significant gap between large and small cities in wastewater mana
15 May 2012 - 13:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese State Council this month released the country's 12th Five-Year Plan for sewage treatment, which foresees the county investing $430 billion USD in the sewage treatment industry over a
15 May 2012 - 09:48 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (World News Australia) — The Chinese government claims it’s making serious efforts to clean up pollution, and in the densely populated cities it appears to be having success. But does it just mean the most toxic indus
15 May 2012 - 09:45 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (CRIEnglish.com (China)) — With new questions being raised about people's continued access to water resources here in China, at least one environmental expert is pressing the idea of more recycled water use. As CRI's Sh
8 May 2012 - 12:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — The Thai-based Shwe Gas Movement claimed at the end of April that Chinese companies are planning to extract gold from Peophru Island in the Laymro River in western Burma’s Arakan state "under the