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24/7 News Coverage
June 29, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July



Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test processes for the new Dongfanghong-5 satellites and carry out in-orbit experiments. After arriving at t ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media
Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2017
A Chinese state-run newspaper accused Australia of spying on China and stealing its technology on Thursday, weeks after Beijing rejected allegations of interference in Australian politics. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is blunt. When he wanted to make a political statement about crackdowns on dissent, he brought portraits of 176 political prisoners to one of America's most infamous high-security federal prisons. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu
Taipei (AFP) June 28, 2017
Taiwan said Wednesday that it was willing to offer cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo treatment after prison officials granted him medical parole, in a move likely to rile Beijing. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
China launches first Type 055 destroyer
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
China's People's Liberation Army Navy's first Type 055 guided missile destroyer has reportedly been launched from Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. ... more
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THE STANS
Kyrgyz court convicts three over China embassy attack
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (AFP) June 28, 2017
A court in Kyrgyzstan has jailed three people convicted of orchestrating a bomb attack on China's embassy last year, a court spokesman said Wednesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China protests alleged Indian border incursion
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China has made a formal protest after accusing Indian border guards of crossing from Sikkim state into its Tibetan territory, China's foreign ministry said Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space ... more
CYBER WARS
China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada
Ottawa (AFP) June 26, 2017
China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Jury awards $218 mn to farmers in Syngenta GMO corn lawsuit
Chicago (AFP) June 23, 2017
A US federal jury on Friday ordered Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta to pay nearly $218 million to 7,000 Kansas farmers after selling them genetically-modified corn seeds not approved for export to China. ... more


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DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US lists China among worst human trafficking offenders
Washington (AFP) June 27, 2017
President Donald Trump's administration hit China Tuesday over its rights record, listing the country alongside Sudan and North Korea on a list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders. ... more
INTERN DAILY
China facing largest diabetes epidemic in the world: study
Washington (AFP) June 27, 2017
China is facing the largest diabetes epidemic in the world with around 11 percent of its population suffering from the metabolic illness, while nearly 36 percent are prediabetic, according to a US study published Tuesday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
China lowers number of missing in landslide to 73
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
The number of people missing from a huge landslide that buried a mountain village in southwest China last weekend has been revised down from 93 to 73, authorities said Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong's history: From backwater to metropolis
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Modern-day Hong Kong is best known for its sprawl of skyscrapers, a bustling financial hub off the southern coast of mainland China and a regional conduit for trade. ... more



China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Best foot forward: Hong Kong's military-style youth groups
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
Gruelling foot drills and camouflage uniforms are part of life for some Hong Kongers as military-style youth groups become increasingly popular, despite the fact there is no army to join. Some follow the traditions of former British colonial forces, while others are newly invented military-flavoured boot camps designed to keep young people in shape. But as the semi-autonomous city prepar ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China to meet growth targets, says Li
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
China regulator inspects loans to major firms: Wanda
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Under US pressure, UN agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 29, 2017
A deal on cutting nearly $600 million from the UN peacekeeping budget was reached Wednesday following weeks of negotiations over US demands for sharp cost reductions, UN diplomats said. Under the deal reached by a General Assembly budget committee, the United Nations will spend $7.3 billion on peacekeeping in the coming year, down from the current $7.87 billion - roughly a seven percent cut ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 29, 2017
Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media
Washington (AFP) June 28, 2017
Provocateur Ai Weiwei taunts US with activist piece
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
China protests alleged Indian border incursion
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman
Kiev (AFP) June 27, 2017
The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday. "Due to the cyberattack, the website of the Chernobyl nuclear plant is not working," said Ukraine's exclusion zone agency which oversees the Soviet plant that exploded in 1986 and is now ... more
Ottawa (AFP) June 26, 2017
China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada
Brussels (AFP) June 28, 2017
NATO says cyber attacks a call to arms
Beijing (AFP) June 22, 2017
China orders halt to video streaming on major websites
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Air pollution casts shadow over solar energy production
Durham NC (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
Global solar energy production is taking a major hit due to air pollution and dust. According to a new study, airborne particles and their accumulation on solar cells are cutting energy output by more than 25 percent in certain parts of the world. The regions hardest hit are also those investing the most in solar energy installations: China, India and the Arabian Peninsula. The study ... more
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Jun 28, 2017
ABB microgrid to power Aruba and support transition to renewable energy
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
Riga (AFP) June 27, 2017
Latvia fines banks for breaking North Korea sanctions
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler
Seoul (AFP) June 26, 2017
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Switzerland orders Saab's anti-tank weapon
Washington (UPI) Jun 28, 2017
The Swiss Federal Office for Defense Procurement has ordered Saab's next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system for the Swiss Army, the company announced on Wednesday. The NLAW system is a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile system that attacks its target from above. It has an effective firing range of more than 2,600 feet. "The Swiss customer has conducted a detailed, competitive ... more
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
Four companies receive contracts for non-lethal weapons development
House Appropriations defense subcommittee bill could mean more ships, planes
Washington (UPI) Jun 27, 2017
The Fiscal 2018 defense spending bill approved Tuesday by the House Appropriations defense subcommittee would provide greater funding for shipbuilding, aircraft and weapons procurement than the Navy requested. The HAC-D subcommittee on Tuesday approved a $584.2 billion base discretionary defense spending bill and is advancing it to the full Appropriations committee. With Overseas Contin ... more
Riyadh (AFP) June 19, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
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AI Will Prepare Robots for the Unknown
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 26, 2017
How do you get a robot to recognize a surprise? That's a question artificial intelligence researchers are mulling, especially as A.I. begins to change space research. A new article in the journal Science: Robotics offers an overview of how A.I. has been used to make discoveries on space missions. The article, co-authored by Steve Chien and Kiri Wagstaff of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Snake robot could help maintain space station, explore moon
Redwood City CA (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Numenta demonstrates machine intelligence algorithm for real-time anomaly detection
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
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Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu
Taipei (AFP) June 28, 2017
Taiwan said Wednesday that it was willing to offer cancer-stricken Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo treatment after prison officials granted him medical parole, in a move likely to rile Beijing. The offer came a day after China rejected criticism over its treatment of Liu, as the United States urged Beijing to give the paroled activist freedom to move and choose his own doctors. Liu's lawye ... more
Taipei (AFP) June 16, 2017
Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
China delivers diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama
Tajik leader in spotlight on 20th anniversary of end of civil war
Dushanbe, Tajikistan (AFP) June 27, 2017
Tajik strongman Emomali Rakhmon took centre-stage Tuesday as the Central Asian nation marked the 20th anniversary of the end of a civil war that cemented his grip on power. State TV broadcast festivities in Vahdat, close to the capital Dushanbe, showing citizens holding aloft paintings of Rakhmon riding a white horse and wading through wheat fields. Rakhmon, 64, speaking at the occasion ... more
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Kyrgyz court convicts three over China embassy attack
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Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
Washington (AFP) June 21, 2017
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