Mainland China

Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnership to Improve Water Access and Sanitation in China's Rural Communities and Schools

BEIJING, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Students from Sichuan and Xinjiang's remote rural areas will soon be able to wash their hands after using newly installed sanitary toilets in their local schools. This is an example of what a joint initiative titled "Water Resources Management and Drink...

2008-03-20 13:13 769

Augmentum Spurring CCTV.Com Torch Relay

SHANGHAI, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On March 19, CCTV.COM and Augmentum (CCTV.com's technology partner) officially commenced the Online Olympic Torch Relay with a celebration titled "Follow the Torch around the world, to my hometown, and to Mt. Qomolangma." The event, which took place in ...

2008-03-20 16:39 1231

Galderma Announces HSR Clearance for Its Proposal to Acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Galderma Pharma S.A., a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, today announced that its U.S. holding company, Galderma Laboratories, Inc., has received clearance from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, throug...

2008-03-20 15:45 681

Statement From Joseph W. Saunders, Chairman and CEO, Visa Inc. Regarding Visa Shares Trading on the New York Stock Exchange

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Visa Inc.’s (NYSE: V) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Joseph W. Saunders, today made the following statement: "This is an exciting and historic day for Visa. It marks the culmination of a more than two-year process that led to o...

2008-03-19 22:54 499

XFMedia’s Fortune China Financial TV Programs Expand Landing Coverage to Total 80 Terrestrial TV Channels

BEIJING, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- XFMedia (Nasdaq: XFML), a leading media group in China, announced that two of the Fortune China financial television programs ("Fortune China") have added landing coverage to a total of eighty terrestrial television channels across 24 of China’s 31 provin...

2008-03-19 21:50 662

Tejari and Milan Chamber of Commerce Sign a Strategic Cooperation Agreement

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tejari, the leading online B2B marketplace for emerging markets, announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Milan Chamber of Commerce, to boost trade for Milanese and Lombardian companies with the UAE and the region. In 2007 trad...

2008-03-20 01:21 532

PacificNet (PACT) Chairman Tony Tong to Present at the Sterne Agee China Technology Investment Conference

SHANGHAI, China, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PacificNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: PACT), a leading provider of gaming and mobile game technology, e-commerce, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in China, announced today it will present at the Sterne Agee China Technology Investment Conference on...

2008-03-19 18:44 1244

Launch of Football’s Hidden Story Media Room

FIFA-Endorsed Project Tells Extraordinary Tales of Ordinary People LONDON, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- An online media room ( http://footballshiddenstory.mediaroom.com ) designed specifically for journalists worldwide has been launched to help bring to public attention Football’s Hidden S...

2008-03-19 18:54 484

Spreadtrum to Display its New AVS Solutions at the 16th Annual China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition

‘Innovation Leads to an Enhanced Audio Visual Experience’ BEIJING, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD), one of China’s leading wireless baseband chipset providers, today announced its participation at the 16th Annual China Content Broadcasting Networ...

2008-03-19 14:00 698

Otis Wins Landmark Trump Tower in Toronto

FARMINGTON, Conn., March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), was awarded a contract valued at more than USD 10 million to provide elevators for the landmark 60-story Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto. (Photo: http:...

2008-03-19 19:00 543

Visa Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) announced today that it has priced the initial public offering of 406,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at $44 per share. Visa's shares will begin trading on March 19, 2008, on the New York Stock Exchange under...

2008-03-19 08:50 489

Spirit AeroSystems Increases Revolving Credit Facility to $650 Million

WICHITA, Kan., March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today the completion of an amendment to its existing credit agreements to increase the Company's $400 million revolving credit facility to $650 million. The transaction enhances the company's financ...

2008-03-19 18:30 568

'Virtual Water' Innovator Awarded 2008 Stockholm Water Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 19 /Xinua-PRNewswire/ -- Professor John Anthony Allan from King's College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies, a pioneer of concepts key to the understanding and communication of water issues and how they are linked to agriculture, climate change, econo...

2008-03-19 17:00 834

Dexton is the First Company to Enable Corporate Performance Management for all

- ASE Places Business Intelligence Directly in the Company's Workflow Process CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, Netherlands, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Dexton, a Dutch software company with more than 20 years of experience in complex integration processes, is the first to enable corporate performanc...

2008-03-19 09:00 565

Air China Set to Move Its Airport Operations to New Terminal 3

BEIJING, March 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Air China is set to move all of its Beijing Capital International Airport operations to New Terminal 3 at midnight on March 26, 2008. Better services and better facilities mean that all passengers will benefit. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200708...

2008-03-19 09:00 997

Air China Successfully Wins the Title of 'Designated Olympic Torch Carrier'

BEIJING, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Air China, China's only flag-carrying airline, announced on March 13, 2008 that it had won the title of "the overseas charter flight carrier for the torch relay of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games" on March 12, 2008. Air China's luxury passenger plane A33...

2008-03-17 13:00 607

AmCham-China Comments on Retirement of Vice Premier Wu Yi

BEIJING, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of her retirement, the American Chamber of Commerce in China thanks Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi for the extraordinarily constructive role she has played in furthering the US-China economic and trade relations that link the two countries so c...

2008-03-18 22:12 445

Asia Media Systems Announces Incorporation of Cold Storage

SINGAPORE, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Asia Media Systems ("AMS") is pleased to announce the incorporation of its new subsidiary, Cold Storage Software Pte Ltd. ("Cold Storage"). Specialized in Network Attached Storage ("NAS") technology, Cold Storage engages in developing and marketing NAS...

2008-03-18 15:38 649

Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning Wins China Hotel Delvelopment of the Year Award

SHANGHAI, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning has been awarded China Hotel Development of the Year Award 2007 at the 4th Annual China Hotel Development and Financing Seminar in Beijing on March 28, 2008. The seminar was hosted by Horwath HTL which was...

2008-03-18 15:54 1349

Blackboard Sponsors Second Annual Education Seminar in Taiwan

Over 300 Expected for March 18-19, 2008 Event WASHINGTON, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB), a leading provider of enterprise technology for the education industry, is pleased to support the second eLearning Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, an event developed by Black...

2008-03-18 12:48 701