Mar 17, 2000

China aims to complete construction of a
4,200-km (2,625 mile) natural gas pipeline by the end of 2003, ahead of an
original 2007 target, Chinese industry sources said on Friday.
The pipeline begins in the Tarim basin in northwest Xinjiang and runs
through the provinces of Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Henan, Anhui,
Jiangxu to Shanghai.

Aug 13, 1999

KORLA, China - China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is pinning its hopes on the shifting sands of the Tarim Basin for future growth and officials hope a forthcoming stock offer could fund its development.

May 4, 1999

China is granting export subsidies on cotton from Xinjiang Autonomous Region and offering foreign textile mills in China export tax rebates for using Xinjiang cotton, said the U.S. Agriculture Department.

Apr 26, 1999

URUMQI - China has dug 527 oil wells each at a depth of more than 4,500
metres at the Tarim Basin in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous

Apr 12, 1999

Chinese geologists have discovered nitrate ore deposits in more than
10 places in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region after three
years' prospecting.

Apr 8, 1999

China plans to develop its second largest copper reserves, located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Apr 1, 1999

China expects to develop the Tarim Basin in northwestern
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region into a major oil and gas production base by
early next century.

Mar 31, 1999

China's largest cotton producing area in the northwest plans to get rid of "white pollution" caused by plastic sheets which local farmers use to protect crops, state media reported.


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