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EmberClear Signs Energy Agreement at Washington, D.C. Ceremony

EmberClear Signs Energy Agreement at Washington, D.C. Ceremony

EmberClear Corp. (TSXV: EMB.V) (“EmberClear”) signed a historic energy agreement with China’s Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (“HCERI”) on Monday.

The agreement, a technology license, enables EmberClear to develop a new low-emissions plant producing gasoline or diesel fuel from coal in the United States. The project could create approximately 1,000 jobs in the U.S. and obtaining a technology license achieves a required milestone for such a facility to be built.

The United States Chamber of Commerce hosted officials from the Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China and the U.S. Department of Commerce to witness the signing in Washington D.C.

“The White House and the Chinese government both see the immense value of EmberClear’s agreement with HCERI, not only in terms of the jobs it will help support, but more importantly, it is the cleaner energy we’ll be able to provide to Americans in addition to the improved energy security,” said Albert Lin, CEO of EmberClear.

The plant is intended to generate gasoline or diesel transportation fuel for sale in the United States. The use of this new advanced thermal-chemistry technology allows the production of such fuels with lower emissions than traditional refineries using crude oil.

“This partnership is a strong example of how American energy companies can work with Chinese partners to provide new lower emission energy solutions while simultaneously creating jobs here in America,” Lin said. “The impressive track record of Chinese investment and technical achievement in this field has given rise to a surge of global demand for this type of clean energy technology from other countries, utilities, and consumers sensitive to climate change.”

China and the U.S. have some of the world’s largest coal reserves and both governments are seeking energy independence solutions. These countries have tremendous technologies for making coal a far better – and cleaner – energy source.

“The world is primed to take advantage of China’s investments and deployments of technologies converting coal to all sorts of energy sources with far lower emissions,” Lin said. “In particular, making electric power and gasoline. Both will create thousands of construction jobs and bring in billions of dollars to the region where our plant will operate for many years.”

Photos of the signing are available here.

About EmberClear

EmberClear is an advanced energy development company. Based on global energy needs from a growing population, our solutions are designed to deploy commercial scale energy technologies, which enable dramatic improvements in the efficiency and cleanliness of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources. Our goal is to find economically viable business models with the potential to deliver reduced emissions of over 50% when compared to industry average results in the utilization of coal while also deploying state of the art carbon dioxide capture solutions.

Our expertise is being utilized by a diverse group of governments, utilities and industrial companies spanning a wide range of geographies with the common interest in creating gasification, supercritical (SC), ultra-supercritical (USC), circulating fluidized bed (CFB) and post-combustion carbon dioxide capture (PCC) energy solutions producing electricity, synthetic gas, liquid fuels, fertilizers, and industrial construction products.  Our solutions often include the vast thermal chemistry sciences and processes developed by Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (HCERI). HCERI has the most experience and resources devoted to this industry. Our partnership ensures advanced energy solutions are financially sustainable so that the benefits accrue to the global marketplace and not just a few special projects.

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About Huaneng Clean Technology Energy Research Institute

The world-renowned Huaneng Clean Energy Research Institute (HCERI) has developed patented gasification technology being used in gasification facilities in China with large projects under construction in Inner Mongolia and Tianjin, China. It is affiliated with Huaneng Power Group (NYSE: HNP – News), the largest power utility in China.

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IIC-China to Open on Feburary 23rd in Shenzhen

IIC-China to Open on Feburary 23rd in Shenzhen

Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL) announces today that the 17th IIC-China Conference & Exhibition (IIC-China) will run from February 23-25 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. The Smartphone Conference on the opening day will feature keynote speakerAllen Wu, President of ARM China, who will speak on the future and evolution of Smartphones and its implications to mainlandChina’s design engineers.

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Other keynote speakers at the three-day event include:

  • Green Power Technology Conference — Professor K.W. Eric Cheng from Hong Kong Polytechnic University will present “Efforts in Improving Efficient Energy Conversion”.
  • Tablet PC Conference — Gary Gao, Regional Applications Manager of Intel to discuss “Ultrabook: Opportunities for the Local Industry Ecosystem”.
  • Internet of Things (IOT) Conference — Ma Jian from the China IOT Association will speak on “Exploring the Market for Internet of Things”.

Apart from being the world’s manufacturing hub of electronics products, mainland China is also an important consumer. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the value of mainland China’s electronics product market is expected to see growth of 82 percent from US$753.7 billion in 2008 to US$1,365.8 billion in 2012. Around one-third of mainlandChina’s total electronics revenue is generated by Guangdong province.

IIC-China is the ideal platform which brings South China’s electronic design community together with the world’s technology vendors under one roof. ADI, Freescale, NXP, Fairchild, Atmel and other key international players will share their latest technology,” said Brandon Smith, President of Global Sources’ joint venture subsidiary eMedia Asia Limited.

“Visitors can also keep up with the IC solutions on offer at the ever popular Taiwan Pavilion, Korea Pavilion, China IC Design Houses Zone and Distributor Zone. It is the ultimate opportunity for engineers to gain face-to-face insight on future design dynamics, developments and solutions.”

IIC-China helps design engineers answer the question on “What innovative IC products and enabling technologies can I integrate into future products?” Smith explained: “It is the industry event for any design engineer who wants to keep in touch with future design trends, hot solutions and electronic needs of the world.”

One lucky visitor to IIC-China this year will also win a smart car worth over RMB100,000 from RS Components, one of the exhibitors.

Product teardowns to focus on tablet PC designs

Analysts from eMedia Asia will host six product teardowns during the show period, giving a dynamic, technology-by-technology analysis of Apple’s iPad2 and four new mainland China-designed tablets.

Engineers can also take part in the lively panel discussions and learn directly from technology leaders, who will explore issues that include:

  • “Profitability of New Energy Opportunities”
  • “Designing a Winning Tablet PC”
  • “The Future of Smartphones”
  • “What Technology and Industries will the Internet of Things Promote?”
  • “The Innovation of Smartphones: 3D Large-size Touch Screen, Large Memory Capacity, Integrated Interface”

IIC-China will also host over 30 technical application courses (TAC) and TechShare sessions where visitors can glean rich technical content and in-depth IC solutions directly from leading participating vendors such as NXP, TriQuint, Freescale and Fairchild, with topics including:

  • “Wireless Memory Data-Logging”
  • “Next-Generation Precision Analog/Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Solutions for Embedded Designs”
  • “PCB Design: Free Tools to Free Your Mind”
  • “Microwave and RF Technologies” and much more

This year’s IIC-China will feature a foundry conference for IC design specialists, with a keynote speech on “The High Performance BCD and UHV 700V Technology Solutions for Specific Applications” presented by Jae Inh Song, senior committee member in the semiconductor division of Korea Semiconductor Industry Association.

Also new to this year’s event is the Private Sourcing Events which offer exclusive opportunities for pre-selected exhibitors to meet large local electronics manufacturers in private during the shows. Representatives from Foxconn, TCL and Toshiba are scheduled to participate.

ACE Awards — honoring innovation facilitators in China

During IIC-China, EE Times-China — leading electronics design title for mainland engineers — plans to announce the winners for China ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards 2012. The 18 categories of awards recognize and identify technologies and people that facilitate innovative electronic designs in mainland China. For the finalist list and other information on the Awards, please visit

Attendance at IIC-China is free for industry professionals. Interested parties can register for IIC-China in Shenzhen at Mainland China engineers can also view the on-site interviews with selected exhibitors on eMedia Asia websites from Feb. 23 onwards.

About Global Sources

Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China.

The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces (, print and digital magazines, sourcing research reports, private sourcing events, trade shows, and online sourcing fairs.

Over 1 million international buyers, including 85 of the world’s top 100 retailers, use these services to obtain product and company information to help them source more profitably from overseas supply markets. These services also provide suppliers with integrated marketing solutions to build corporate image, generate sales leads and win orders from buyers in more than 240 countries and territories.

Global Sources’ other businesses provides Chinese-language media to companies selling to and within Greater China. These services include online web sites, print and digital magazines, seminars and trade shows. In mainland China, Global Sources has a network of more than 40 office locations and a community of over 3 million registered online users and magazine readers of its Chinese-language media.

Now in its fifth decade, Global Sources has been publicly listed on the NASDAQ since 2000.

About eMedia Asia Limited

eMedia Asia Limited is a joint venture between Global Sources (60.1%) and United Business Media’s EETimes Group (39.9%).

eMedia Asia provides 500,000-plus technology decision-makers throughout Asia and China with access to a multichannel media network. Through its technical events, publications and online network, eMedia Asia leads in providing the region’s electronics community with the business and technical information they need to remain competitive.

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China Green Agriculture, Inc. Announces Court’s Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement of Shareholder Derivative Cases

China Green Agriculture, Inc. Announces Court’s Preliminary Approval of Proposed Settlement of Shareholder Derivative Cases

China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; “China Green Agriculture” or the “Company”), a producer and distributor of humic acid based compound fertilizers, blended fertilizers, organic compound fertilizers, mixed organic-inorganic compound fertilizers, slow-release fertilizers, highly-concentrated water soluble fertilizers and agricultural products, such as top-grade fruits, vegetables, flowers and colored seedlings through its wholly-owned subsidiaries in China, today announced that, on February 1, 2012, the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in and for Carson City (the “Court”) preliminarily approved the proposed settlement of all of the four pending derivative actions brought on behalf of China Green Agriculture, Inc.

Subject to the Court’s final approval, the proposed settlement will result in a release of all claims and does not provide for the payment of monetary compensation to shareholders.  Instead, it provides for the adoption by the Company certain significant corporate governance reforms designed to strengthen the Company’s internal controls and for the payment of plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and expenses of $650,000, all to be contributed by the insurers.

The hearing for the final approval of the proposed settlement has been set on March 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m., pacific time.

The proposed settlement does not involve the pending class action lawsuit filed against the Company and certain of its current and former officers in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada on October 15, 2010.

For more information including important information regarding the rights of shareholders with respect to the proposed settlement, please refer to the Notice of Pendency and Proposed Settlement of Shareholder Derivative Actions filed as an exhibit to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 8, 2012.

About China Green Agriculture, Inc.

The Company mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, i.e.: Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd. (“Jinong”) and Beijing Gufeng Chemical Products Co., Ltd. (“Gufeng”), Xi’an Jintai Agriculture Technology Development Company (“Jintai”) and Xi’an Hu County Yuxing Agriculture Technology Development Co., Ltd. (“Yuxing”). Jinong produced and sold 152 different kinds of fertilizer products as of December 31, 2011, all of which are certified by the PRC government as Green Food Production Materials, as stated by the China Green Food Development Center. Jinong currently markets its fertilizer products to private wholesalers and retailers of agricultural farm products in 22 provinces, four autonomous regions, and three central-government-controlled municipalities in the PRC. Jinong had 699 distributors in China as of December 31, 2011. Gufeng, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Beijing Tianjuyuan Fertilizer Co., Ltd., are Beijing-based producers of compound fertilizer, blended fertilizer, organic compound fertilizer, and mixed organic-inorganic compound fertilizer. As of December 31, 2011, Gufeng produced and sold 313 different kinds of fertilizer products, and had 177 distributors in China. For more information, visit The Company routinely posts important information on its website.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning the Company’s business, products and financial results. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, development, shipment, market acceptance, additional competition from existing and new competitors, changes in technology, the execution of its ten-year growth plan and various other factors beyond the Company’s control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this Safe Harbor Statement and the risk factors detailed in the Company’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. China Green Agriculture undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law or regulation.

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China Education Alliance, Inc. Joins OTCQX

China Education Alliance, Inc. Joins OTCQX

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the company that operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks, today announced that China Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQX: CEAI), a leading educational services company, is now trading on the OTC market’s highest tier, OTCQX®.


China Education Alliance began trading today on the OTC market’s prestigious tier, OTCQX U.S. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on

“Investors prefer the quality-controlled admission process on OTCQX which identifies the segment of OTC companies focused on valuation and transparency,” said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. “We are pleased to welcome China Education Alliance to OTCQX.”

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference, LLP will serve as China Education Alliance’s Designated Advisor for Disclosure (“DAD”) on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About China Education Alliance, Inc.

China Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQX: CEAI) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol “CEAI”. China Education Alliance, Inc. is a leading educational service company offering high-quality online education materials and on-site training and tutoring to students aged 6 to 18 and adults (university students and professionals) aged 18 and over in China. The Company distributes online test preparation materials, researchers’ materials, study guides, audio recordings, and provides vocational skills and certifications training.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world’s largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks.  Our OTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTC securities.  We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC companies into three tiers – OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink™ (the speculative trading marketplace) – so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide.  To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit

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