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China warns worst not over in weather crisis

February 2, 2008

GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – China warned Saturday the worst was not over in its national weather crisis as desperate holiday travellers jammed transport hubs and others endured bitter winter storms without power or water.
Passengers walk past a row of Chinese soldiers near the railway ... 
Passengers walk past a row of Chinese soldiers near the railway station, in China’s southern city of Guangzhou, on February 2. China warned the worst was not over in its national weather crisis as desperate crowds trying to get home jammed transport hubs and others braved the frigid cold without power or water.
(AFP/Liu Jin) 

Bracing for still more foul weather and an accelerating travel rush, China has doubled the number of troops and paramilitary forces aiding winter storm relief efforts to more than a million, state media reported.

The worst winter in decades has caused massive transport bottlenecks and power outages across wide areas in the lead-up to next week’s Lunar New Year, China’s biggest annual holiday.

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Snow Keeps Coal From China Power Plants

January 29, 2008

By Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer
January 29, 2008
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BEIJING (AP) — Coal shortages forced power plants to shut down Tuesday, while prices of meat and vegetables rose ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday as heavy snow hampered deliveries by truck and train, news reports and companies said.

The dual crises highlighted the strain on China’s power supplies, railways and other infrastructure following five years of 10 percent-plus annual economic growth.

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China tells Iran to heed international pressure

November 8, 2007

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Thursday urged Iran to heed rising international worry about its nuclear ambitions, saying Beijing would seek to work with Europe and the United Nations to defuse the crisis but holding its tongue on any new sanctions.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that his country’s nuclear program was irreversible, showing continued defiance in the face of possible new U.N. sanctions.

He claimed that Iran now had 3,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium in its Natanz nuclear plant. Enriched uranium can fuel power plants but also, if refined further, act as material for bombs.

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