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July 25, 2017
NUKEWARS
China defends repatriation of North Koreans



Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China on Monday defended its repatriation of North Koreans who have escaped across its border after a United Nations envoy voiced concern about increasing detentions and expulsions. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN's special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, said last week he had shared his concerns with Chinese officials in recent months. But foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Monday that "the persons who illegally trespassed into China are not refugees" and would be handled accordi ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". ... more
GPS NEWS
Russia, China to Set Up Pilot Zone to Test National Navigation Systems
Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 21, 2017
Russia and China are set to establish a pilot zone to test the Russian GLONASS and Chinese BeiDou satellite navigation systems on passenger and freight transportation routes going through Kraskino - ... more
THE STANS
China gives Tajikistan $230 million for new parliament
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) July 19, 2017
China will provide Tajikistan with $230 million to build a new parliament, authorities in the impoverished state said Wednesday, the latest step by Beijing to bolster its influence in the country. ... more
NUKEWARS
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
Despite a push to quickly slap new UN sanctions on North Korea, the United States is bogged down in "slow-going" negotiations with China on a response to Pyongyang's first ICBM launch, diplomats said Wednesday. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
China's Xi reaffirms commitment to peace in the Middle East
Beijing (AFP) July 18, 2017
China will host a symposium between Israel and the Palestinians later this year, an official said Tuesday, as president Xi Jinping vowed to "ceaselessly" contribute towards peace in the region. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India's stand in its border dispute with China is supported by other countries, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday as she praised tiny Bhutan for standing up to China in the row. ... more
SINO DAILY
China anti-graft watchdog probes Politburo member
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
The Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog has launched an investigation into a Politburo member once seen as a contender for a top leadership post, just months before a major political congress. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese police guard late dissident's home, empty or not
Beijing (AFP) July 22, 2017
At a small park outside the Beijing home of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, security officers sat around a stone table surrounded by shrubbery, scrutinising everyone who neared the gate they guarded. ... more
SINO DAILY
Chinese city leadership shake-up signals Xi power play
Beijing (AFP) July 20, 2017
A sudden leadership change in one of China's biggest cities has highlighted President Xi Jinping's ambition to consolidate his grip on power at an upcoming major political gathering, analysts say. ... more
SINO DAILY
Tibetan student dies after setting himself alight in India
New Delhi (AFP) July 23, 2017
A Tibetan student who self-immolated in an act of protest against Chinese rule in the Himalayan region has died in an Indian hospital, a doctor said Sunday. ... more


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TRADE WARS
China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. ... more
OIL AND GAS
China urges Gulf crisis talks after Qatar minister visits
Beijing (AFP) July 21, 2017
China's foreign minister has called on Qatar and four Arab nations to resolve their diplomatic crisis through talks within the Gulf Cooperation Council, state media reported on Friday. ... more
TRADE WARS
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
The US launched its first round of trade talks with China since Donald Trump took office in an unusually blunt manner Wednesday, demanding a more "fair, equitable and reciprocal" relationship, with more access for American-made goods and services. ... more
CAR TECH
Chinese bike-sharing startup aims at US with new model
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
Rapidly growing bike-sharing startup Mobike already has 100 million users in China. And it's now looking to the US and Europe in the hope its unique "dockless" system can disrupt the industry. ... more



China develops sea launches to boost space commerce
Beijing (XNA) Jul 10, 2017
China has a clear plan to provide sea launches for commercial payloads to be carried by Long March rockets, according to an aerospace official. Tang Yagang, vice head of the aerospace division of the No.1 institute of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC), said that the technology is not difficult and a sea launch platform can be built based on modifying 10,000-ton ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Jul 07, 2017
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China cashing out as mobile payment soars
Beijing (AFP) July 23, 2017
Yang Qianqian holds out her smartphone to scan a barcode on the mobile of a vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables at a bustling outdoor market in Beijing. The dance student is part of an explosion in the use of mobile payment platforms in China as consumers increasingly take out phones instead of cash to pay for everything from a coffee to a language class or a gas bill. "Even though ... more
Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US says must have more 'fair, reciprocal' trade with China
Aspen, United States (AFP) July 18, 2017
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Washington (AFP) July 19, 2017
US seeks to smooth trade relations with China in talks
China to 'step up' troop deployment against India; China buzzes US recon plane
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China warned on Monday that it will step up its troop deployment in a border dispute with India, vowing to defend its sovereignty at "whatever cost". The standoff started more than a month ago after Chinese troops started building a road on a remote plateau, which is disputed by China and Bhutan. Indian troops moved in to the flashpoint zone to halt the work, with China accusing them of ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
NATO, Jordan mark establishment of new cybersecurity team
Kiev (AFP) July 21, 2017
International talks set for Monday on Ukraine conflict
New Delhi (AFP) July 20, 2017
India says it has international backing in border dispute with China
Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Simplifying surveillance with social media
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use. The image messaging service Snapchat is particularly popular among young adolescents, and the recent rele ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
Army opens cybersecurity research laboratory
Paris (AFP) July 17, 2017
Major cyber-attack as costly as Hurricane Sandy: Lloyd's
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
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Underwater robot probes inside Fukushima reactor
Tokyo (AFP) July 21, 2017
The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant said Friday it is using an underwater robot in a renewed attempt to inspect damage suffered in a tsunami-induced meltdown. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a huge wave barrelling into Japan's northeast coast, killing more than 18,500 people, and sending three reactors into meltdown at the plant in the worst such acc ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
Laser-Armed Nuclear Icebreakers: What Russia Has in Store for Arctic
Helsinki (AFP) July 20, 2017
Finland's TVO claims partial win in Areva nuclear dispute
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 18, 2017
The expansion of renewable energy has been widely criticised for increasing weather-dependent fluctuations in European electricity generation. A new study shows that this is due less to the variability of weather than from a failure to consider the large-scale weather conditions across the whole continent: many European countries are unilaterally following national strategies to expand wind ener ... more
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
GE's renewables not enough to boost overall revenue
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
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Non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells
Cambridge UK (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
Researchers have demonstrated how a non-toxic alternative to lead could form the basis of next-generation solar cells. The team of researchers, from the University of Cambridge and the United States, have used theoretical and experimental methods to show how bismuth - the so-called "green element" which sits next to lead on the periodic table, could be used in low-cost solar cells. T ... more
New Delhi (AFP) July 19, 2017
India's ageing trains get green makeover with solar panels
Albany, NY (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Solar Toolkit Developed to Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
More EU praise for progress on renewable energy
BAE awarded $45.2 million ICBM contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
BAE Systems has received a $45.2 million modification to an existing contract for development work on the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. The modification provides for planning, management, integration and engineering services for GBSM development. Work will be conducted at Hill ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 20, 2017
No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom: Seoul
Beijing (AFP) July 24, 2017
China defends repatriation of North Koreans
United Nations, United States (AFP) July 19, 2017
US locked in 'slow-going' talks with China on N.Korea sanctions
LOC Performance receives $49.1 million Bradley upgrade contract
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
LOC Performance has received a $49.1 million modification to an existing contract for Bradley Fighting Vehicle modification kits and installation. The modification, announced by the Department of Defense on Friday, is for the acquisition and modification work of 276 Bradley Engineering Change Proposal 1 kits and two sets of spare parts. This will be used to upgrade Bradley Fighting Vehi ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 17, 2017
Nigeria starts receiving armored vehicles from Streit
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Rheinmetall enhancing Puma IFV for German Army
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Orbital ATK shows ammo development for MK44 gun
Raytheon lobbyist to be nominated for Army secretary
Washington (UPI) Jul 20, 2017
The Trump administration plans to nominate Raytheon vice president of government relations Mark Esper for secretary of the Army, according to several published reports. Esper has headed Raytheon's lobbying efforts since 2010. He is a former lieutenant colonel in the Army and a veteran of the first Persian Gulf War who has previously served as a administrator on the department of defense ... more
Washington (AFP) July 21, 2017
Pentagon trims Pakistan military aid over Haqqani inaction
Washington (UPI) Jul 21, 2017
White House to issue executive order on defense industry sourcing
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
House approves $696B budget for Pentagon
A robot that grows
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
At first glance, robots would appear to have exactly nothing in common with sweet peas or other climbing vines. Yet thanks to some innovative scientists, they now share at least one trait: the ability to extend their reach. Inspired by the growing action of plants and other living things, researchers at UC Santa Barbara and Stanford University have developed a tubular robot that - much lik ... more
Paris (ESA) Jul 20, 2017
Rovers drive through Tenerife darkness
Stanford CA (SPX) Jul 24, 2017
Stanford researchers develop a new type of soft, growing robot
Bangalore, India (AFP) July 14, 2017
India's Infosys eyes artificial intelligence profits
Soil filters out some emerging contaminants before reaching groundwater
Uuniversity PA (SPX) Jul 21, 2017
There is considerable uncertainty surrounding emerging contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and groundwater, and a recent Penn State study of compounds from pharmaceuticals and personal care products didn't add much clarity. But it did provide insight into the transport of the chemicals, according to researchers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The research, which was conducted at th ... more
Taipei (AFP) July 23, 2017
Thousands protest call to curb incense burning in Taiwan
Paris (AFP) July 24, 2017
Pioneering Paris canal swimming spot closed due to pollution
Phnom Penh (AFP) July 13, 2017
Cambodia bans overseas exports of coastal sand
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China slams US defence bill over Taiwan provision
Beijing (AFP) July 17, 2017
China on Monday said it had lodged an official protest with the United States following the passage of a defence spending bill that could lead to American warships visiting Taiwan. Beijing has long objected to any military assistance from Washington to the self-governed island, which it considers a breakaway province. "China firmly opposes any forms of official exchange and military cont ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
Beijing says US apologises for 'Republic of China' gaffe
Taipei (AFP) July 6, 2017
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16 Afghan policemen killed in US strike
Kandahar, Afghanistan (AFP) July 22, 2017
A US airstrike has killed 16 policemen in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, the latest setback to Washington's efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country. The incident took place in Helmand province on Friday as Afghan security forces attempted to clear a village of Taliban militants, Salam Afghan, a police spokesman, told AFP. "In the strike, 16 Afghan policemen were killed incl ... more
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