February 8, 2006 |
It's past midnight on a cold, wet Tuesday and the MGM club is hopping. Scantily dressed women stand behind a large circular bar, playing dice with customers to see who will take the next drink. Disco balls twirl from the mushroom-shaped ceiling. Cigarette girls peddle roses and Havana cigars. David Xu, a 24-year-old businessman with a wisp of hair under his lip, is on his fifth glass of wine and crooning along with a band performing on stage. "This is my home," he says.
May 24, 2011 |
Foxconn Technology Group, the maker of Apple Inc.'s iPhones and iPads, has shut down the plant where an explosion Friday killed three workers and injured 15 others. The company said that within a week, it expects to complete a safety inspection of the facility in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu before resuming operations. It said suspending operations for a week would not affect supply of the Apple devices because it has a week's worth of inventory. Preliminary findings suggested that the blast was caused by combustible dust in one of the facility's polishing workshops, the company said in a news release.
March 27, 2014 |
Most museum exhibitions try to give answers, but an unusual Chinese antiquities show the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana has announced as its big fall attraction will focus on 3,000-year-old artifacts in bronze, gold and jade that mainly have produced bafflement. "China's Lost Civilization: the Mystery of Sanxingdui" is to feature more than 120 ceremonial objects that include towering human figures and trees made of bronze, carved heads and masks. They come from Sanxingdui and Jinsha, archaeological sites near Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China.
June 8, 2013 |
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger revealed details about the company's forthcoming Shanghai Disney Resort while appearing at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China. Speaking on Thursday at the annual conference, Iger said the planned Shanghai development "can't be the Disneyland that Walt built in 1955 for all kinds of reasons.... It has to look, feel, resemble China's Disneyland. And that has taken a lot of thought, a lot of work. " Shanghai Disney Resort, which is under construction, is slated to include two hotels, 495,000 square feet of retail space, a dining and entertainment venue, a lake and other facilities and amenities.
December 7, 2011 |
If pandas weren't so darn cute, we wouldn't be up in the clouds at the edge of a mountain ravine slick with moss and mud, clinging for life to shoots of bamboo. And get this: There is almost zero chance that we'll actually see a panda. We keep our eyes on the ground, not just to keep from falling, but because the best we can hope for is to discover panda droppings (and even the chances of that aren't so hot). "To be honest, I've been working in these mountains for 20 years and I've never seen a panda in the wild," says Dai Bo, 43, a wildlife biologist with China's Forestry Ministry who's wearing a camouflage jacket and hiking boots and has a zoom-lens Canon around his neck, just in case.
April 19, 2013 |
BEIJING -- Chinese television reported at least two people had been killed Saturday morning when a powerful earthquake shook Sichuan province. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.6 with a depth of less than eight miles. The official New China News Agency reported that it shook buildings in the Sichuan provincial capital, Chengdu. Several aftershocks were reported. Some flights headed to Chengdu made emergency landings in Chongqing, and flights out of the Chengdu airports were suspended, the news agency reported.