March 2009

Cleaning Efforts of Longhu Canal Threatened

photo from gdlonghu.gov.cn At the junction of Huanghe Road and Jinghuannan Road, the water of the Longhu Canal stands still with litter on its surface. A little over…

Shantou’s drainage system no match for big rain

photo from baidu.com (Changping Road was floody after heavy rain photo from http://myshantou.net) When heavy rain falls on Shantou, part of the traffic is paralyzed. The drainage system…

Water Shortages Make Migrant Life Tougher

The dark clouds were getting thicker, and the wind blew strongly. The dusky sky was like the face of a blue man. Finally, the thunder roared. It began…

Pollution threatens eco-tourism in Niutianyang

photo from mafengwo.cn Lin Caixia was processing parts of toy truck in a small, shabby bungalow, while her 6-year-old daughter and husband were carrying dozens of wet griddles…

Chaozhou Girl to Dance on One of the World’s Greatest Stages

photo from czbtv.com The 18-year old girl from Chaozhou danced hard, day after day for the 13 years without complaints. A few days ago, the girl, Huang Tonglin…

Four Hundred Millon RMB in Finances Given to Develop Shantou Transportation Infrastructure

More than 4 hundred millon RMB in financial aid , the highest number in history,was given by the provincial government and the transportation ministry to Shantou, according to…