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  Pearl River (China) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Zhu Jiang, (珠江 Pinyin: Zhū Jiāng), or Pearl River, is China's third longest river (2,200 km, after the Yangtze River and the Yellow River), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze).
It is formed by convergence of the Xi Jiang ("the West River"), the Bei Jiang ("the North River"), and the Dong Jiang ("the East River").
The river flows through the majority of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces, and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi, forming the 409,480 km² Pearl River Basin (珠江流域).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pearl_River_(China)   (239 words)

 Pearl River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pearl River (China) in China (See also Pearl River Delta)
Pearl River (Mississippi-Louisiana) in the U.S. states of Mississippi and Louisiana
Pearl River is also the name of a line of pianos manufactured in China.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pearl_River   (120 words)

 China's Pearl River Delta
The boundaries of the Pearl River Delta as an economic zone differ from those associated with the geographic boundaries of the delta.
The development of the Pearl River Delta economic zone, and therefore of the geographic area associated with it, was based almost entirely on the restructuring of the Chinese economy to encourage international trade and investment, and the accompanying restructuring of the Hong Kong economy away from labour-intensive manufacturing.
  The expansion of Guangzhou is restricted on the north by the Baiyun Mountains and is bounded by the Pearl River to the west and the south.
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 Robert Markson | Robert Marks on the Pearl River Delta | Environmental History, 9.2 | The History Cooperative
Instead, when the monsoonal rains came and filled the rivers with silt from the newly opened farmlands, the rivers overfilled their banks and filled the flood plains, with the silt enriching the lands tilled by the Tai.
The Pearl River delta thus was not created by natural processes, and had not been simply waiting for Chinese to migrate from the north and reclaim it for agriculture.
Rather, the creation of the Pearl River delta and its later emergence as the densely populated, agriculturally rich core of South China was a contingent, rather than naturally determined, historical outcome.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/eh/9.2/marks.html   (1643 words)

 Pearl River Delta - Famous Chinese Rivers - Travel to China
Although the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone encompasses only 0.4 percent of the land area and only 3.2 percent of the 2000 Census population of mainland China, it accounted for 8.7 percent of GDP, 32.8 percent of total trade, and 29.2 percent of utilised foreign capital (economics)capital in 2001.
Private-owned enterprises have developed quickly in the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone and are playing an ever-growing role in the region?s economy, particularuly after year 2000 when the development environment for private-owned enterprises has been greatly relaxed.
The Pearl river delta is notoriously polluted, with sewage and industrial waste facilities failing to keep pace with the growth in population and industry in the area.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Pearl_River_Delta   (1200 words)

 Pearl River Pianos - Your source in the USA for Pearl River Grand Pianos, Pearl River Upright Pianos, Pearl River ...
Pearl River is now an underwriter of his popular television show, and we’ve teamed with Scott to promote his revolutionary “Play Piano In A Flash” book and successful technique.
Pearl River Pianos were featured on ABC's hit show "Extreme Makeover/Home Edition" and have been awarded the ISO 9001 Certification for quality control.
The Pearl River digitals were nominated in the keynote presentation as "Best in Show" during the 2005 NAMM Summer Session held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
www.pearlriverusa.com   (516 words)

 Pearl River
The main school of Buddhism practiced in China is the Western Pure Land school, which derives from the Indian Mahayana sect.
Chan or Zen Buddhism emerged in China around the 12th century, as a more holistic alternative to earlier schools that focused on the studying of scriptures.
During the Northern dynasties of the 5th and 6th centuries, the Buddha was generally imagined in relatively abstract forms that are not particularly human-like.
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 3 pearl river estuary budgets
In our previous exercise, which studied the carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus fluxes of the Pearl River estuary (Wong and Cheung (2000)), it was indicated that higher nutrient exports at the mouth of the Pearl River estuary were due to the high net residual flow and exchange flow.
The percentage of annual river discharge to the ocean was 13% and 34% at Aimen Estuary and Modaomen Estuary, respectively (Table 1).
In contrast, the Pearl River estuary in summer and winter had the highest DIP residual fluxes in the Pearl River delta (Wong and Cheung 2000).
data.ecology.su.se /mnode/Asia/China/amp/3pearlbud.htm   (1717 words)

 Pearl River (China) - Shanghai - Travel to China
The Pearl River (珠江 Pinyin: Zhū Jiāng) is China's third longest river (2,200 kilometrekm, after the Yangtze River and the Huang He), and second largest by volume (after the Yangtze).
The river flows through the majority of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Guizhou Provinces, and parts of Hunan and Jiangxi, forming the 409,480 square kilometrekmandsup2; Pearl River Basin (珠江流域).
A 500 kVoltV-power line, suspended from the tallest pylons of the world (Pylons of Pearl River Crossing), crosses the Pearl River near its mouth.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Pearl_River_(China)   (263 words)

 >>> AsiaNews.it <<< Pearl River pollution a serious concern
Guangzhou (AsiaNews/Agencies) — Water from the Pearl River is destroying the rural economy of its delta.
Pearl River Delta cities are rich enough to pay for waste-water treatment plants but do not allow farmers from using their treated water.
According to the National Marine Environmental Monitoring Centre, the Pearl River dumps 8,655 tonnes of heavy metals, 65,637 tonnes of nitrates and ammonia, and 59,853 tonnes of petrol into the sea each year.
www.asianews.it /view.php?l=en&art=3264   (506 words)

 China's Pearl River smells, but mayor vows to swim | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
One of the early environmental campaigns is focusing on the Pearl, a 1,375-mile river which rises in the Tibetan foothills and empties into the South China Sea.
Such political grandstanding is nothing new in China, though the focus on the environment is. In part, it reflects the greater visibility of such issues in Beijing in the wake of a series of industrial accidents and health scares, including a toxic chemical spill last November in the Songhua River.
China's sulfurous skies, filled with emissions from coal-fired plants and an expanding auto industry that sells 24,000 new units a day, also have a global impact.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/0505/p01s01-woap.html   (975 words)

 Asia Times
According to the plan, the efforts will be carried out in two phases, with the Pearl River Delta being the prime target of the efforts.
Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong, will spend 4.7 billion yuan this year and next in constructing sewage-treatment plants and treating water discharges in the Pearl River, which is the mother river of Guangdong province.
By 2010, the quality of the water in the Pearl River near Guangzhou is expected to be greatly improved.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/DJ25Ad02.html   (228 words)

 TIMEasia.com | Visions of China: Pearl River Delta | 9/27/99
By ISABELLA NG "Made in China." The designation once was laughable, when the country's state-run industries produced little that consumers wanted and shipped most of their exports to undiscriminating buyers in the Soviet bloc.
The primary engine for this export push is the Pearl River Delta, the area that stretches from Guangzhou to Shenzhen just north of Hong Kong.
China didn't offer the cheapest labor in the region, but it developed a gung-ho spirit and a reliable level of quality that made it many multinationals' top investment choice.
www.time.com /time/asia/magazine/99/0927/pearl_river.html   (756 words)

 China Operations 2004 - USCBC Snapshots: Pearl River Delta at a Glance - US-CHINA Business Council
The Pan Pearl River Delta cooperative scheme was signed in June 2004 to enhance economic ties between the "9+2" regions of South China that surround the Pearl River Delta (see box).
Inter-provincial cooperation is an important trend in China; provinces and the central government have recognized the value of using resources wisely, eliminating waste, lowering barriers to inter-provincial trade, and increasing participation in regional development.
A recent World Trade Organization report projected that China's share of the US garment market will rise to 50 percent after the quota system ends this year, up from 16 percent in 2002, the year restrictions were initially lifted.
www.uschina.org /info/china-briefing-book/chops/pearl_river.html   (2547 words)

 DiscoverHongKong - Gateway to China - Pearl River Delta
Just a step from Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta is the perfect place to start exploring some of China's most famous and exciting cities.
The Pearl River, in China's sub-tropical south, connects three of the Far East's most exciting destinations - Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province (formerly Canton).
This region includes one of China's most vibrant cities, Guangzhou, and the rural landscapes of Shenzhen lie only 45 minutes from Hong Kong by bus.
www.discoverhongkong.com /eng/gateway/river/index.jhtml   (228 words)

 Pearl river   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Pearl River Delta Collection was launched with a grant awarded to the City pearl river.
Pearl River A river, about 780 km (485 mi) long, of central and southern Mississippi flowing southwest then south to the Gulf of Mexico pearl river.
The Hilton Pearl River hotel, the Chateau in the Country Near the City, is situated on 17 picturesque acres in a rustic scenic Hudson Valley setting along pearl river.
www.grandjewelry.com /pearl-river.html   (312 words)

 World Bank Group | Rural Development | China: Changjiang and Pearl River Watershed Rehabilitation Project
The most serious areas of hydraulic erosion are located in the middle reaches of the Yellow River and the upper reaches of the Changjiang (Yangtze) and Pearl River.
While the environmental impact of the degradation is of national and global significance, the greatest social costs of the environmental degradation occur in the upper reaches of the Changjiang and Pearl Rivers.
The improvement of watershed technologies in the upper Changjiang and Pearl watersheds will prove to be an environmental and economic benefit for the provinces and nation and an environmental benefit for connected biospheres and the world.
lnweb18.worldbank.org /EAP/eaprural.nsf/PrintFriendly/00763F46D5DF9AB085256F970067D621?Opendocument   (803 words)

 Pearl River (China) @ HockeyLiving.com
Over 3,500 swimmers plunged into the Pearl River in China's far south on Wednesday in an official effort to show that the once toxic waterway is now clean enough to dip in, state media reported.
Rong Xia is a migrant worker on China's Pearl River Delta.
China's Ministry of Land and Resources has confirmed the discovery of huge natural gas reserves in South China Sea.
www.hockeyliving.com /info/Pearl_River_(China)   (437 words)

 Port Technology - Pearl River Terminal, China
The River Trade Company won the contract to build and operate Hong King's first purpose built facility for river consignments on Pearl River, Tuen Mun, close to the Guangzhou territory.
Hutchison Delta Ports (HDP) was set up in response to the rising prominence of the Pearl River Delta as the focus of China's rapidly growing exports and imports.
With computerised operations, modern equipment, efficient terminal services and ample infrastructure in Tuen Mun, the river terminal is able to provide a full range of services for handling boxes transported from the Pearl River delta to Hong Kong's port and other distribution areas.
www.port-technology.com /projects/pearlriver   (673 words)

 Wired 10.11: The Hot Zone
The MADE IN CHINA label you see on a toy or appliance in Kmart was likely affixed in a Pearl River Delta factory.
In China, millions of young people each year are pushed through grade schools and junior high, where, if nothing else, they learn how to perform repetitive tasks.
China is now admired and feared not because of Lin Zexu, the advocate of closed borders, but because the Chinese have become opium traders themselves.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/10.11/hotzone_pr.html   (3676 words)

 -:¦:-history of pearl river new york   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In February 1867 carriages colliding at the intersection of Third Avenue and Thirteenth Street mortally wounded a bystander characterized by Harper's New Monthly Magazine as "the oldest living thing in the city of New York." (1) The victim's body was dissected at the scene, causing shock and public mourning.
China's tourism figures are almost as staggering as its population.
And with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) projecting that China's tourism will grow by 10 per cent over the next 10 years, it is no wonder that industry analysts predict that the earth's most populous country (1.3 billion) will become the top tourist destination worldwide for foreigners by 2020.
www.history-new-york.info /history-of-pearl-river-new-york/index.php   (513 words)

 Pearl River Delta Project - SDRI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
China is seeking the development and application of integrated methods to deal with issues related to sustainable development.
The objective of the PRD project is to test the extent to which ecological, economic and socio-political goals can be reconciled in the Pearl River Delta.
The proposed pilot is comprised of four components: a delegation from Zhongshan City to visit Canada; a training course by SDRI in China; a prototype urban sustainability indicator framework and a conceptual Zhongshan QUEST model, and; a workshop for the whole PRD region.
www.sdri.ubc.ca /research_activities/completed_pearl.cfm   (643 words)

 Pearl, river, China. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Formed at Guangzhou by the confluence of the Xi and Bei rivers, it flows E then S past Guangzhou and Huangpu island to form a large estuary between Hong Kong and Macao.
The river links Guangzhou to Hong Kong and the South China Sea and is one of China’s most important waterways and one of the centers of its world trade.
It is vitally important to the special economic zones that lie along its estuary.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/PearlRChi.html   (154 words)

 Pearl River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The spatial dynamics of foreign investment in the Pearl River Delta, south China.
Pearl River County plans to be 'twice green'; initiative blending economic development with preservation.(Real Estate)
Pearl River Marks 50th with all-out celebration festivities included top Chinese artists and were televised throughout China.(INDUSTRY......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/us/A0837990.html   (241 words)

 China Hotel - Pearl River Garden Hotel Sanya China
An exotic tropical land, a paradise on earth, sweeps away your tiredness, mental and physical, helping recover your passion and vitality at a sweet home in the Pearl River Garden Hotel.
Sanya Pearl River Garden Hotel, located at the shore of the beautiful East Sea and in the vicinity of the urban districts, only 15 minutes ride from Sanya International Airport, enjoys an easy access of transportation.
Peal River Garden Hotel has varieties of conference facilities, which can contain 500 people at the same time.
www.sevenseastour.com /asia/china/pearlrivergardenhotel   (420 words)

 WWF - WWF and Epson launch programme to protect China's Pearl River
Hong Kong, China – WWF and Epson recently launched a three-year research and education study programme as part of a long-term conservation strategy to stop degradation of the Pearl River Delta.
The Pearl River is the largest river in southern China, flowing to the South China Sea between Hong Kong and Macau.
The WWF-Epson Pearl River education programme is intended to address some of the environmental problems.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/what_we_do/freshwater/news/index.cfm?uNewsID=22491   (616 words)

Vice Minister of Commerce An Min pointed out that geographical advantages of the nine inland localities in the Pan-Pearl River Delta are evidenced by their active cooperation with the two SARs.
The Pan-Pearl River Delta (9 inland localities + 2 SARs) accounts for one-fifth of the national territory and one-third of the national GDP.
Its population is equal to that of the EU.
www.macauhub.com.mo /en/other.php?ID=224   (575 words)

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