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AseanPlus News 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grand canal should end at Ningbo, says expert

A NOTED Chinese historian and geographer recently challenged the general belief that the terminal point of China's north-south Grand Canal is in Hangzhou, saying that it should be longer.

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rush to rescue cultural relics

HUNDREDS of archaeologists from around China, devoted to the protection of cultural relics in the dam area of the Three Gorges, can feel the clock ticking as the water of the Yangtze River, China's longest, is ready to fill the partially-built reservoir.

Lifestyle 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mega project draws flak

China#8217;s plan to channel water from its flood-prone south to the parched north has drawn criticisms, writes CHING-CHING NI.

Lifestyle 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Much to lose despite heli-logging

THE last swathe of pristine forest in Kedah may soon succumb to helicopter logging if a project to harvest timber in the state gets under way. While the immediate economic gains may seem attractive, the environmental cost may just be too much. The Ulu Muda forest reserve which was earmarked for Phase One of the project, is not only rich in flora and fauna, but also serves as a vital water catchment area, providing water for the states of Penang, Perlis and Kedah. TAN CHENG LI reports.

Business 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Frozen food freight charges expected to increase

THE Malaysian Frozen Food Pro-cessors Association (MFFPA) expects freight charges for shipping frozen food to Europe to increase substantially soon in view of the Iraqi conflict, according to its president Ch'ng Chin Hooi.

Nation 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War, high costs steer ships away from Suez

Shipping lines plying between Asia and Europe are reluctant to pass through the Suez Canal due to the war on Iraq.

Lifestyle 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Treasures of Trang

Liz Price and friends drive from KL to Trang in southern Thailand for a long weekend of adventure, both caving and culinary.

Business 21 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

No significant impact on major local commodities

MAJOR local commodities like crude palm oil (CPO), rubber and timber will not be significantly affected by the US-led war on Iraq, except for rising concerns over the higher freight cost and insurance charges to countries near to the battle zone, industry players said.

Business 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asia's big exporters brace for war in Iraq

Asian manufacturers from computer disk-drive makers to motor vehicle giants are scrambling to speed up shipments to the US and Europe ahead of an Iraq war, bracing for disruptions to shipping and air freight services.

AseanPlus News 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arabs expect war, fear consequences on region

B>CAIRO:/BArabs who awoke yesterday to find the US president had declared the arrival of the #8220;moment of truth#8221; said they had little doubt war on Iraq would soon follow, and with it more trouble for a volatile region.