Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. confirmed Monday that the company had participated in a phone network installation bid for the London Underground, Xinhua reported.
Huawei bids for London subway project
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. confirmed Monday that the company had participated in a phone network installation bid for the London Underground, Xinhua reported. A senior executive, who requested anonymity, told Xinhua that the bid was worth some 50 million pounds. "The UK is an important market for Huawei, and we have been engaged in providing safe and hi-tech telecommunication services to the country," he said. Huawei is the largest networking and telecommunications equipment supplier in China and the second-largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world.
China's islands 'are disappearing'
Islands off China's coast are disappearing due to unplanned and crude exploitation, according to a five-year survey by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), Xinhua reported. Land reclamation, dredging, and even bombing of islands are some of the destructive human activities causing them to disappear, the survey says. The survey of China's coast, islands and tidal regions, also found that natural coastlines are being rapidly converted into man-made structures as urban development and port construction speed up. The SOA said a comprehensive directory of China's islands would be published in the near future.
Tibet Airlines to fly in July
Tibet Airlines Company said Monday that it will inaugurate its first flight in July, Xinhua reported. As the company's first aircraft will be delivered in Hamburg, Germany on Jul. 7, the company will then offer its first flight from Lhasa to Beijing on July 20. The second and third aircraft will be delivered by Aug. 3 and 9. Tibet Airlines plans to increase its number of aircrafts to 20 within five years.
(China.org.cn February 23, 2011)