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More terracotta warriors found E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by ND
In Xi'an/Shaanxi,  archeologists recently discovered several hundreds more terracotta warriors of the legendary first chinese emperor. The jewel of this recent discovery is the statue of an officer said Xu Weihong, the excavation leader.  The 2000 years old statue is in most parts unharmed - but once again, litte was left from its original coloured painting. This is a common problem with terracotta warriors and scientists are still developing techniques on how to preserve the original colours. Most of the statues are archers, foot soldiers and less than 10 of them are officers.

The new excavations near the tomb of the first emperor Qin Shihuangdi, started around a month ago. It is believed that there are still more than 5000 terracotta warriors hidden there around Xi'àn.

The terracotta army is one of the most spectacular discoveries in modern times. Since 1987 it is on the UNESCO World heritage list.

Qin Shihuangdi, who, in 221 v. Chr. unified China, was the first emperor of China. He ordered the terracotta army to be build, so that his warriors could follow him into the afterlife.

FRAPORT continues its success E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by ND
Xi'an is now the world fastest growing airport - More cooperations in the making.

The Xi'an Xianyang Airport of which the german FRAPORT AG owns 24,5% is the world's fastest growing international airport. Dr. Wilhelm Bender the chairman of FRAPORT expressed during his recent China visit, great satisfaction with the development of the joint venture.

The Xi'an airport had more than 7,1 millions passengers in the first half of 2009. A growth of 30% compared to 2008.

"Herewith, Xi'an lays clearly over the growth rate of all current airports in China. We are very satisfied that our strategic operations have developed so excellent" said Bender.

In times of dramatically decreasing traffic in many regions of the world, Xi'an shows that FRAPORT's strategy of being present at the right time, in the only growing aviation market - China - is right. Bender also expressed great satisfaction with the work of the first sino-western management team in China`s aviation industry: FRAPORT and the largest share holder of the joint venture, the China West Airport Group.

During his visit in China, Bender also signed a co-operation agreement with the airport in Dalian, in north east China.
Airport Highway complete E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by He Meng
The new airport highway in Xi'an was completed on July the eighth. Now it takes only ten minutes to drive through the whole distance of 20.58 km. The highway has the following main features:

(1) The road is built with a water drainage system and fog lamps so that the highway can be used during rainy and foggy days.
(2) An ETC systems is used to dramatically ease the toll paying process.
(3) The toll gate is built in the style of the Han Dynasty...

Qimonda Subsidiary in Xi'an sold E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by Anke Schröter
In addition to last months's sale of its subsidiary Qimonda Solar to a Portuguese consortium, Qimonda was also able to sell an R&D specialised subsidiary in China - Qimonda Technologies (Xi'an).

Further sales are expected for the coming weeks. "Even for parts of the activities in Munich and Dresden, solutions are being negotiated", says the insolvency administrator Dr. Michael Jaffé. Earlier, he succeeded in selling the Qimonda shares in the Advanced Mask Technology Center (Dresden), the NaMLab gGmbH (Dresden), as well as the Dresden Chip Academy to interested parties that guaranteed the continuation of activities.

Investors have been interested in parts of the activities in Dresden and Munich. "We are on a good path to secure the development potential, technologies and jobs" says Dr. Jaffé. He specifically named the the product field 'Graphics' (Munich): "The negotiations with a new investor are in their final stages."

There are also positive signs for Dresden, where similar solutions are discussed. Negotiations with a prospective buyer for an office building an a clean room are well advanced: "Our efforts, to secure Dresden as a technology location, are being pursued vigorously and - at least in part - are certainly not hopeless."
Emergency Bricks in Buses in Xi'an E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by He Meng
Due to terrible experiences with the bus catastrophe in Chengdu, Xi'an bus lines will now include "emergency bricks" in every bus. They are installed in case of emergencies such as  fire or other substantial threats, to faciliate the escape.

Those buses with air-conditioners are already equipped with a kind of emergency hammers but now all bus lines will be equipped with 2 bricks to provide backup. So each bus will be equipped with two hammers and two bricks now.

People welcome this measure, because those bricks are more effective and not likely to be stolen.
CR Vanguard expands massively E-mail
News - Xi'an News
Written by ND
CR (China Resources) Vanguard a popular retail store chain announced massive  expansion plans in Xi'an for 2009. Wang Weiyong, the senior VP of  Vanguard revealed that the company plans to open four new super large supermarkets before the end of 2009. One of them is about to open in July and it is named "Xiyinglu"-Store.

Nex year CR Vanguard will open not less than 100 standard supermarkets with a size of about 1,000 square meters each as well as stores with dedicated business areas of about 300 sqm each.

A spokesman from CR Vanguard's northwestern office said that Vanguard will embrace the business model of "large-scale supermarkets PLUS standard supermarkets" and incorporate a multi-business model and diversify its operations in Xi'an. Before the end of this year 2009, CR Vanguard will open 10 to approx. 15 new convenience stores all over Xi'an.
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