Wednesday, September 06, 2006

DmC settles graves dispute
Carmaker DaimlerChrysler has settled a dispute with Beijing's cultural authorities over the discovery of ancient graves on the site of its new plant, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
Die Welt said the company had agreed to pay the equivalent of €48 000 to allow archaeologists to make a survey of the 26 graves, some around 2 000 years old.

The dispute had threatened to delay the opening of the nearly completed plant, but the inauguration will now take place as planned in mid-September, the paper said in a story released ahead of publication on Monday.