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December 19, 2014
China drives growth in patent applications worldwide
Geneva (AFP) Dec 16, 2014
China made one third of the world's patent applications last year, once again driving strong global growth despite stalling innovation in Europe and Japan, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said Tuesday. New figures confirm that "strategically, the country... is on a journey from 'made in China' to 'created in China', away from manufacturing to more knowledge intensive industries", said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry. Some 2.57 million patents were filed last year, an incr ... read more
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China's Li visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving allies
Chinese premier Li Keqiang is set Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on a visit to Bangkok, as Thailand's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short-shrift by US and European allies. ... more

Taiwan's ailing economy major challenge for leadership hopefuls
As baker Lin Hsiao-an sits hoping for more customers to save her beloved but shrinking business she rails against Taiwan's leaders for the slowing economy that has turned many angry voters against the government ahead of presidential elections. ... more

Capital of China's Xinjiang to ban burqas in public: report
Authorities in the capital of the mainly Muslim Uighur homeland of Xinjiang voted to ban the wearing of burqas in public, media said Thursday, as China confronts unrest with tough measures that critics have labelled discriminatory. ... more
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Chinese high rollers send pigeon prices soaring
As the price flew skywards, an audience of middle-aged Chinese men erupted into cheers before the auctioneer slammed his hammer down at a record-breaking two million yuan - $320,000. ... more


Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy
The plight of a Chinese boy with the HIV virus, reportedly pushed to leave his home by 200 villagers who signed a petition, sparked intense online soul-searching in the country on Thursday. ... more
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'Anyone but the Chinese': Madagascar workers demand new masters
Workers at a Chinese sugar refinery in Madagascar, where a long-simmering labour dispute boiled over into deadly riots last week that left at least four dead, are unequivocal about what it would take to get them back to work. ... more

Dalai Lama says world must push for democracy in China
The Dalai Lama has said the world has a "moral responsibility" to push for democracy and rule of law in China. ... more
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Plunging oil price to reset global defence budgets: IHS

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

Russia Not to Deploy Units of Strategic Missile Forces in Crimea

India Considering Leasing Second Russian Nuclear Submarine

Challenging Russia, Ukraine moves to drop neutral status

US air strikes kill several IS leaders in Iraq: Pentagon


Chinese leader held back by hardliners over Tibet: Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama said Wednesday he believed China's president may be ready to re-launch talks over greater autonomy for the Tibetan region but was being held back by Communist Party hardliners. ... more

Ancient wisdom boosts sustainability of biotech cotton
Advocates of biotech crops and those who favor traditional farming practices such as crop diversity often seem worlds apart, but a new study shows that these two approaches can be compatible. ... more

Macau democracy leader says he's being watched before Xi visit
A Macau pro-democracy leader said Tuesday he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory. ... more
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BOC Aviation adds two more Boeing jets to earlier order spree
Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation has finalised an order for two more Boeing 737 jets, adding to the 80 it placed orders for earlier this year to meet booming Asian travel, the two firms said Friday. ... more

WTO appeals panel sides with China in US anti-dumping duties row
The World Trade Organization strengthened its support Thursday for China in a final ruling in a dispute over punitive duties imposed by the United States on a range of Chinese products. ... more
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Glacier beds can get slipperier at higher sliding speeds

Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

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Italy arrest 18 over China bank transfers via British company
Italy's financial police on Wednesday arrested 18 people suspected of making illicit cash transfers totalling more than a billion euros, most of them to China through a British company. ... more

US officials see progress in China trade talks
The United States and China wrapped up high-level trade talks Thursday in Chicago, with US officials hailing progress in a range of areas including medicines, intellectual property rights and agriculture. ... more

Honda to recall almost 570,000 vehicles in China
Japanese carmaker Honda will recall almost 570,000 vehicles in China from February due to potentially defective airbags, China's quality watchdog said. ... more

Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays
The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues at Sou ... more

China signs Balkan bullet train deal to drive Europe trade
China signed a huge deal Wednesday to finance a high-speed bullet train between Budapest and Belgrade, a key link in Beijing's expanding network for getting its goods to European markets. ... more

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Five countries vie for S.Africa nuclear build
South Africa has chosen five countries to compete for its nuclear power programme, the government said Wednesday, as it looks to the controversial energy source to boost flagging output. ... more

China steps up plan for new export corridor into Europe
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang met central and eastern European leaders Tuesday in a summit to cement Beijing's plans for a new transport network to funnel exports into Europe. ... more
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Preparing for an asteroid strike

Signs of Europa Plumes Remain Elusive in Search of Cassini Data

ISS Experiment May Hold Key to Alzheimer's Cause

All Four O3B CommSats Put Into Orbit

XCOR Announces Further Progress on XCOR Lynx Spacecraft


China snaps up UK wind farms


France's Areva to equip four Chinese nuclear reactors


Chinese power companies pursue smart grids


Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report


Dongfeng, Huawei partner for Internet-enabled cars


Huawei Makes Largest 12-Month Gains in the Global PV Inverter Market


New generation of Star Tracker from Terma


Forced confessions 'not rare' in China: state media


China's mountain hermits seek a highway to heaven


Global redistribution of phosphorus use could improve food security

Chinese sugar firm seeks compensation from Madagascar after riots

Oil Price Tumbles After OPEC Releases 2015 Forecast

Chinese slowdown further drag on oil

China December manufacturing index falls to 7-month low: HSBC

Sri Lanka opposition puts China's port project on notice

Alibaba boss taps up Taiwan youth amid protests

China's Xi says Nanjing Massacre undeniable on 77th anniversary

No Pope meeting for Dalai Lama as Vatican eyes China ties

No signs North Korea ready for nuclear talks: US envoy

Chinese PM in talks with east and central European leaders

Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on

Ecuador hydropower plant accident kills 13, injures 12

China extends $2bn credit line to Angolan state oil firm

China's Baidu to invest in taxi app Uber: report

France's Accor in strategic alliance with China's Huazhu

China angles for Central America influence in US 'backyard'

China developing space-based 3D printing machine

Ties with Taiwan intact despite poll results: China envoy

China says veteran Mongol activist released

China media says Hong Kong protest movement 'defeated' after clearance

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