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Mail Online   20 November 2018   China  
<p>The Yangsigang Bridge boasts a single span of 1,700 metres (5,577 feet) over the Yangtze River and will cost a whopping eight billion yuan (&pound;900 million) to construct.<br />The bridge's span is 221 metres (725 feet) shorter than that of Japan's Akashi ...
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How stuff works   31 October 2018   China  
<p>The world's longest sea-crossing bridge has opened, connecting mainland China to Hong Kong. The 34-mile (55-kilometer) bridge cost $20 billion, took nine years to construct and will reduce travel time between its three terminal locations along the Pearl ...
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The Straits Times   29 October 2018   China  
<p>BEIJING (AFP) - Nineteen miners have been confirmed dead in east China following a mining accident earlier this month that trapped 22 people, state media reported on Monday (Oct 29).<br />The tunnel where the miners were working was blocked at both ends ...
Filed under: Mining News
The Guardian   22 October 2018   China  
<p>The world&rsquo;s longest sea bridge is set to open this week, linking the cities of Hong Kong and Macau to the Chinese mainland as part of a broader contentious plan to integrate the special administrative regions into China.<br />The $20bn Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau ...
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The times of India   21 October 2018   China  
<p>BEIJING: Two mine workers were killed, two have been rescued while 18 others remain trapped in a coal mine that was ripped through in a rock burst in east China's Shandong Province, local officials said on Sunday.</p>
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XinhuaNet   29 September 2018   China   Henan Province  
<p>ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's largest slurry tunnel boring machine (TBM) rolled off the production line in Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, on Saturday.<br />TBMs are used to excavate tunnels using a circular cross section ...
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Science Magazine   12 December 2017   China  
<p>Air pollution in China has led to higher rates of asthma, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, and—according to The Lancet—it contributed to 1.1 million premature deaths in 2015 alone. But now researchers think they have found an unanticipated risk from ...
The Telegraph   14 November 2017   China   Beijing  
<p>Complex high-risk construction beneath Beijing will be 6km long and play a vital role in transport links for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games</p> <p>Building of the Qinghuayuan rail tunnel has begun in Beijing as the construction of the intercity high-speed ...
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Daily Mail   19 October 2017   China  
<p>Construction workers in China are carrying out the last step in completing the world's longest cross sea bridge which measures 34 miles long.</p><p>Engineers began paving the surface of the four-mile-long undersea tunnel on October 13, the most important ...
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The Wire   28 August 2017   China   Zhangjiawan  
<p>Beijing: A landslide caused part of a mountain to collapse on to a remote township in China’s remote southwest on Monday, state media said, killing at least two people with 25 missing.</p><p>The landslide sent rubble sweeping over 34 homes in Zhangjiawan ...
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