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China set to become leader in packaged water consumption

China is set to become the world's biggest consumer of packaged water, dethroning the United States from the top by the end of the year.
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Chinese pharma probe spreads to two Danish drug makers

Western pharmaceutical companies are coming under increased scrutiny in China following the bribery accusations leveled last month against GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
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BASF to build polymerization plant in Shanghai

Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China.
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FDA sends warning letter to Indian drug maker

Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Wockhardt Ltd has announced that it has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the import alert on production originating from the company's Waluj facility in India.
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Sewage Works Exhibition 2013 features 'Showcase of World-Class Technology' in Tokyo

Japan’s Sewage Works Association brings Sewage Works Exhibition 2013 to Tokyo Big Sight convention center from July 30 to Aug. 2 under the theme “Showcase of World-Class Technology.”
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China puts uranium processing plant on hold after protests

The $6 billion complex was proposed by the state-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) to be built close to the southern city of Jiangmen.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Public officials charged over deadly fire at Chinese poultry plant

The Chinese government has charged 11 public officials with dereliction of duty after more than 120 people were killed June 3 in a deadly fire at a poultry plant in Jilin Province.
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BASF ups agricultural investments, announces initiatives for Asia Pacific

BASF’s Crop Protection Div. says it will address challenges in food availability and quality of life in the Asia Pacific by introducing new technologies, broadening farmer education and co-creation initiatives and increasing investments in production capacity and R&D.
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Chinese pharma industry eyes international opportunities

Big Chinese pharmaceutical companies are no longer happy playing only in their local markets. Several of them are hoping to establish a notable presence on the U.S. market, mostly through partnerships with international industry giants.
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