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April 15, 2014
China's booming military spending belies caution
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2014
With the world's biggest military, China far outnumbers rival Japan in manpower, ships, aircraft and defence spending, but analysts say underlying weaknesses leave it still wary of a fight. The two Asian powers are embroiled in simmering territorial and historical rows, with the tensions highlighted this week in consecutive visits to each by US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Beijing's latest double-digit rise in its defence budget, announced last month, will only increase its numerical superiori ... read more
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China uses satellite, drones to fight pollution
China is using satellites and drones to detect air pollution around Beijing and the practice will be expanded, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday. Satellites and drones ... more

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power
Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged further integration of air and space defence capabilities, in what experts described Tuesday as a response to the militarisation of space by rivals including the United States. ... more

China's maritime area being carved up
China is facing serious challenges to its maritime rights, with its resources being plundered and seas carved up, a senior oceanic official said Friday. Some islands have been encroached on an ... more
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Tokyo governor to make 'city diplomacy' visit to Beijing
Tokyo's top local official said Tuesday he will visit Beijing this month at the invitation of its mayor, in an attempt by officials to heal Japan and China's bruised relations. ... more


Taiwan hails first US cabinet-level visit for 14 years
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou on Monday met Gina McCarthy, the first US cabinet-level official to visit the island in 14 years, and hailed her trip as important for ties with Washington. ... more
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Philippines aims for US defence deal before Obama visit
The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defence accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers. ... more

Russia's top diplomat to discuss Ukraine in China visit
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing next week and will discuss with him the situation in Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said Sunday. ... more
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Russia launches its new ICBM from Plesetsk space centre

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DPRK vows self-defense measures against US hostility

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Minorities on display in Chinese tourist boom
Marching in dragon dances, cheering on buffalo fights, singing folk songs with villagers, an enamoured traveller ticked off the sights during a three-week tour of Chinese ethnic minority festivals. ... more

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks
China expressed anger at Britain Tuesday for a report criticising its human rights record, a day after London said Beijing called off a dialogue between the countries on the issue. ... more

China officials seek to block corruption protesters: report
Local Chinese officials are blocking citizens seeking to report corruption to a central government inspection team, state media said on Monday, in the latest apparent abuse of the country's petitioning system. ... more
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China and India face huge cancer burden: experts
China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday. ... more

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China
Business jet maker Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Tuesday announced a deal to sell 60 aircraft to a Chinese leasing company, one of the largest orders in the US company's history. ... more
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Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Farming for improved ecosystem services seen as economically feasible

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Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: industry body
China's annual demand for gold could jump around 20 percent by 2017 as more of its increasingly wealthy population seek new ways to make money, the World Gold Council predicted on Tuesday. ... more

Lukoil sells stake in Kazakh development to Sinopec
Russian oil company Lukoil said Tuesday it sold its 50 percent stake in Kazakh projects to China Petroleum & Chemical Corp for $1.2 billion. ... more

DNV GL Recognizes Wind Turbine Design by Goldwind
DNV GL has recently completed the Design Evaluation for a 2.5-MW wind turbine designed by Goldwind. At the 8th China International Wind Energy Exhibition, DNV GL handed over a Conformity Statement t ... more
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China Q1 growth slows to 7.3%: AFP survey

China consortium buys Peru copper mine stake for $5.85 bn

Climate: Farming emissions to rise 30% by 2050

Oyster aquaculture could significantly improve Potomac River estuary water quality

GM crops under the microscope at international debate

Obama to meet Djibouti President on May 5

US Marines headed to Chad park to fight poaching

Top Nigerian Islamic body accuses military over Muslim deaths

BLOODHOUND team predicts the impact of the 1,000 mph supersonic car

China auto sales growth slows in March: industry group

Advanced warning systems increase safety at intersections


Russia, China try to finish gas talks before Putin's visit: deputy PM
Moscow and Beijing plan to wrap up a decade of talks on supplies of Russian natural gas before President Vladimir Putin's expected to travel to China next month, a deputy prime minister said on Monday. ... more

China consortium buys Peru copper mine stake for $5.85 bn
China Minmetals said Monday that a consortium led by one of its subsidiaries MMG has agreed to buy Glencore Xstrata Plc's stake in the Las Bambas copper mine project in Peru for $5.85 billion. ... more

China Q1 growth slows to 7.3%: AFP survey
China's economic expansion slowed in the first three months of this year, according to an AFP survey, and remains on track for its worst annual performance in nearly a quarter-century as reform priorities trump growth concerns. ... more

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon
The IMF and World Bank on Friday urged finance ministers to impose a price on carbon, warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change. ... more
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China city officers beat old man to death: report


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Oil company blamed for toxic tap water in China: Xinhua


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US 'Sergeant' Hagel meets his PLA counterparts

Kidnappers demand $11 mln for Chinese tourist

Philippines pays tribute to Marines in China standoff

Third anti-corruption activist on trial in China

Chinese pork firm $5.3 bn IPO set to be the biggest in a year

China preps satellite to help detect quakes

Taiwan demonstrators end parliament seizure, threaten more protests

Top Hong Kong businessman sells $928 mn Beijing property

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Taiwan's Ma hopes for summit with China

Taiwan protesters set to end occupation of parliament

Japan fighter jet dispatch highest since Cold War

Global renewable energy investments slumped 14% in 2013: UN

China imports, exports slump in March

Britain's GSK reveals new bribery probe in Iraq

US urges Chinese candour on cyber-warfare

Jailed academic's daughter says China stifling Uighurs

New China envoy tries to mend fences with Philippines

Syria opposition chief to visit China

Taiwan speaker offers concessions to end parliament seizure

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