Mainland China

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

SMIC Honored with SEMI China Corporate Social Contribution Award; Dr. Richard Chang Receives Industry Excellence and Contribution Award

SHANGHAI, China, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK), one of the leading foundries in the world, today announced that it has received a pair of honors from SEMI China. Dr. Richard Chang, President and CEO o...

2008-03-18 18:00 1013

SMIC Participates in SEMICON China 2008

SHANGHAI, China, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; HKSE: 0981.HK), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest in China, is currently participating in SEMICON China 2008 from March 18 through 20...

2008-03-18 16:00 925

Cyprotex Introduces New Product Line Cloe(R) Select - a Portfolio of Bespoke ADME and PK Services

MACCLESFIELD, England, April 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Today, (2nd April 2008), Cyprotex announces that it is introducing a new product line, Cloe(R) Select. Cloe(R) Select is a portfolio of bespoke studies which can be customised to individual customer requirements. It complements the current ra...

2008-04-02 15:00 658

Perot Systems and ChinaSoft to Pursue Chinese Healthcare Opportunities

PLANO, Texas, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) and ChinaSoft International (HK8216) today announced that they have agreed to cooperatively develop mutually beneficial opportunities in the Chinese Healthcare market. "Perot Systems is excited about the o...

2008-03-18 09:30 625

Novelis Completes $30 Million Expansion of Aluminum Rolling Mill in Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Novelis Korea Limited announced today the completion of a $30 million expansion of its aluminum rolling mill in Yeongju, South Korea. The expansion, which required two years to complete, included the addition of a fourth stand on the plant’s c...

2008-03-18 06:00 592

Charlie Dang Appointed as Area Managing Director

BEIJING, March 18 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Charlie Dang has been appointed to the newly created position of Area Managing Director, Northern China of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He will continue to retain the responsibilities of his current role of General Manager at The Westin Beijing, Financial S...

2008-03-18 09:00 864

China Industrial Waste Management Clarifies Reasons for and Effects of Restated Financial Statements

DALIAN, China, March 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Industrial Waste Management Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CIWT) has clarified the reasons for and effects of the restated financial statements it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 31, 2008, relating to it...

2008-03-17 20:00 471

Tai Na Goes All Out in the ‘Year of Fruit Industry’

BEIJING, March 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tai Na International Fruits (Beijing) Co. Ltd. announced that, following the Company’s official registration as Tai Na International Fruits (Beijing) Co. Ltd., Tai Na will further implement its general strategies. By announcing 2008 as the “Year...

2008-03-17 08:00 709

Grant Thornton: Corporate Social Responsibility Adoption Differ in Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan of Privately Held Business

HONG KONG, March 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) 2008, over half (56%) of privately held businesses are found to be adopting corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. Among the 34 economies surveyed globally, mainland Ch...

2008-04-25 18:09 710

Nike and Ashoka's Changemakers Announce Winners in the Sport For A Better World Competition

- Collaborative Competition Highlights Social Innovations through Sport WASHINGTON, March 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Nike and Ashoka's Changemakers are pleased to announce the winners in a global search for innovations using sport to create social change: -- Grassroot Soccer, Using...

2008-03-17 21:00 864

World Water Day: Global Water Challenge and Ashoka's Changemakers Tap Local Solutions to the Water Crisis

Online Competition Galvanizes Innovations WASHINGTON, March 20 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Global Water Challenge (GWC) and Ashoka's Changemakers invite everyone to join "Tapping Local Innovation: Unclogging the Water and Sanitation Crisis," an online competition to discover and support entrep...

2008-03-20 21:00 555

Robotic Surgeons From Around the World Attend One-of-a-Kind Conference by Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital

ORLANDO, Fla., March 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Orlando, Fla., is known for theme parks and sun, but beginning Monday, surgeons from countries such as South Korea, Chile, Turkey, and Italy will come to Orlando for a different reason. They will be attending the World Robotic Urology Sympos...

2008-03-17 07:39 681

Coty Inc. Announces Fragrance Partnership With Hollywood Icon Halle Berry

Hollywood Star to Debut Her First Fragrance NEW YORK, March 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Coty Inc., a leader in the global beauty industry and the world’s largest fragrance company, announced today the signing of Oscar-award winning actress Halle Berry to market her debut fragrance. ( Phot...

2008-03-17 07:40 818

Stora Enso Sets a CO2 Reduction Target

HELSINKI, Finland, March 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Stora Enso has published today its CO2 reduction target of 20% by 2020 in its Annual Report for 2007. The target covers Stora Enso’s direct CO2 emissions from production as well as indirect emissions from purchased electricity and heat. The ba...

2008-03-14 20:55 789

New Award Category Qualifies 160,000 Chinese for British Business Awards

New Sponsors Join the Awards to 'Champion the Best of British Business' BEIJING, March 14 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The British Business Awards (http://www.britishbusinessawards.cn/), which are being led by British Chamber of Commerce in China and supported by United Kingdom Trade and Investme...

2008-03-14 17:03 756