Mainland China

SMIC Reports 2006 Fourth Quarter Results

-- All currency figures stated in this report are in US Dollars unless stated otherwise. -- The financial statement amounts in this report are determined in accordance with US GAAP. Overview: * Sales increased to $383.8 million in 4Q06, up 15.2% from 4Q05 a...

2007-01-31 06:00 1076

The9 Limited Signs Agreement with Blizzard Entertainment(R) to Rollout World of Warcraft(R): The Burning Crusade(TM) in Mainland China

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY), a leading online game operator in China, today announced that it has entered into an amendment to the original license agreement with Vivendi Games, Inc. and Blizzard Entertainment(R), to rollout The Burning Crusade...

2007-01-30 21:00 1057

IHG’s Latest Crowne Plaza Signing Brings Total Greater China Portfolio to 125 Hotels

Company on track to reach target of having 125 hotels open by end of 2008 SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) (LON: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)) announced today the signing of the Crowne Plaza Sun Palace Beijing, scheduled to open in early 2008. Th...

2007-01-30 16:07 1397

The ZAP-X Crossover Electric Car - 155mph, 644 Horsepower, Based on the APX Technical Demonstrator Vehicle Designed & Developed by Lotus Engineering

ZAP-X features all wheel drive, 10 minute recharge time, a 350 Mile Range and will be the center piece of the NADA Exhibition, February 3rd to 6th. LAS VEGAS, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Automotive pioneer ZAP (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAAP) today announced plans to display Lotus Engineering’...

2007-01-30 17:00 1214

Quellan Unveils Breakthrough Interconnect for Mega Data Centers

Industry’s thinnest, lightest active cable improves the speed, reach and airflow to revolutionize next generation Data Centers. SANTA CLARA, Calif., DesignCon 2007, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Quellan Incorporated, a leader in noise cancellation ICs, in collaboration with Leoni, today an...

2007-01-30 19:00 786

LinkedIn Raises $12.8 Million from Bessemer Venture Partners and European Founders Fund to Accelerate Global Growth

Largest Online Professional Network Expands Global Reach, Industries and Service Offerings to Support Business Momentum PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- LinkedIn Corporation, creator of the world's largest and most effective business network, today announced that it has sec...

2007-01-30 09:56 877

Platts Now Reporting Daily Prices of Hot-Rolled Coil and Rebar with Launch of Newest Publication, 'Steel Markets Daily'

LONDON, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Platts, the world's leading provider of energy and commodities information, today launched Steel Markets Daily, which provides price benchmarks, news, and market commentary on steel, one of the world's most strategic commodities. The product is targeted ...

2007-01-30 09:57 1116

PFC Energy International Announces Presence in Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- PFC Energy International, part of PFC Energy, a strategic advisory firm in global energy, announced the establishment of a local branch in Bahrain, pending final registration procedures. The Bahrain-based operation will launch a world-class advis...

2007-01-30 20:28 1034

CeRoma to Collaborate with IBM on Video Technology Solutions

CAESAREA, Israel, Jan. 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CeRoma Ltd. has signed an agreement with IBM to collaborate in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of high-definition digital media integrated circuits optimized for multiple applications such as set-top box (STB), internet protoco...

2007-01-30 20:28 1267

The9 Limited to Present at the Deutsche Bank Access China 2007 Conference

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) ("The9"), a leading online game operator in China, today announced that it will present at the Deutsche Bank Access China 2007 Conference. The conference is being held from January 29, 2007 to February 1, 2007...

2007-01-29 21:00 1278

Freestar Technology Corp. Promotes Jose Enrique Perez to Managing Director of Rahaxi Processing Oy.

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- FreeStar Technology Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: FSRT), an international card payments processor and technology company, announced that Jose Enrique Perez has been named managing director of Rahaxi Processing Oy., a wholly owned subsidiary, accordi...

2007-01-29 18:34 1133

World Cancer Day, 4 February 2007 Marks Launch of World Cancer Campaign

Messages offer healthy lessons parents can share with their children GENEVA, 30 Jan. /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- It is an amazing statistic: 43 percent of cancer cases can be prevented through healthy lifestyles established in childhood. The World Cancer Campaign - "Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s ...

2007-01-30 23:15 884

Rabbit Semiconductor, Inc. Introduces the RCM4200 RabbitCore with 10/100 Ethernet Connectivity

Robust module is Ideal for Embedded Control, Serial-to-Ethernet and Data-Logging Applications DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Rabbit Semiconductor, Inc. is proud to introduce the RCM4200 RabbitCore module, equipped with 10/100 Ethernet connectivity, GPIO with on-board analog i...

2007-02-09 11:39 827

James Bond Franchise Makes Historic Debut in China With Premieres of Casino Royale in Beijing and Shanghai

Actors Daniel Craig and Eva Green Headline Beijing and Shanghai Premieres BEIJING, Jan. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- "Bond... James Bond." Cinematic history will be made Monday night in Beijing when Daniel Craig, the star of Sony Pictures Entertainment and MGM’s Casino Royale, utters the famo...

2007-01-29 16:49 957

TEDA Introduces New Policy to Support the Development of the Service Outsourcing Industry

TIANJIN, China, Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), announces "Interim Provisions of TEDA to Promote the Development of Service Outsourcing." The policy will provide various preferential policies covering areas that include improving infras...

2007-01-26 20:55 779

Houghton to Step Down as Corning's Chairman of the Board

Weeks to be Named New Chairman CORNING, N.Y., Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) on January 24, 2007 announced that James R. Houghton, 71, will step down as non-executive chairman of the board at the company's annual shareholders meeting on April 26, 2007. He w...

2007-01-26 18:20 907

Xinhua Finance/MNI China Business Survey: Results Climb

SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswore/ -- Xinhua Finance (TSE Mothers: 9399) and Market News International (MNI), a part of the news service line of Xinhua Finance, today announced the January Xinhua Finance/MNI China business sentiment survey. The results of the survey suggest Chinese ...

2007-01-26 16:51 700

ING Renault F1 Team launches 2007 R27 Car

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands and LONDON, Jan. 25 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The ING Renault F1 Team officially launched the ING-branded R27 2007 F1 car to over 600 journalists from the international media in Amsterdam today. (Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/200701250958.jpg ) (Photo: ht...

2007-01-25 09:00 1826

WHO Revives Efforts to Eliminate Forgotten Disease

GENEVA, Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- A neglected disease with a nearly forgotten name is making a comeback following a global control programme that almost eradicated it more than forty years ago. Yaws, a disease which eats away at the skin, cartilage and bones of its victims (mostly children...

2007-01-26 09:40 756

Avure Technologies to Build World’s Largest Hot Isostatic Press for Kinzoku Giken Co. LTD of Japan

KENT, Wash., Jan. 26 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Avure Technologies, Inc., the global leader in high pressure technology, announced today that it’s Vasteras Sweden operating unit has been awarded a contract to build the world’s largest hot isostatic press (HIP) by Kinzoku Giken Co. Ltd., a Japan-base...

2007-01-26 15:37 1381