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August 21, 2014
Sun's activity influences natural climate change
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Aug 19, 2014
For the first time, a research team has been able to reconstruct the solar activity at the end of the last ice age, around 20,000-10,000 years ago, by analysing trace elements in ice cores in Greenland and cave formations from China. During the last glacial maximum, Sweden was covered in a thick ice sheet that stretched all the way down to northern Germany and sea levels were more than 100 metres lower than they are today, because the water was frozen in the extensive ice caps. The new study ... read more
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China's first private rocket firm aims for market
Hu Zhenyu, 21, founder of Link Space, China's first private rocket firm, does not want people to call him a "rocket scientist" but a rocket entrepreneur. Rocket launches have traditionally bee ... more

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary
China's state propaganda machine is seizing Friday's 110th anniversary of Deng Xiaoping's birth to highlight similarities between President Xi Jinping and the paramount leader who set the country on the road to economic prosperity while crushing dissent. ... more

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets
One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy is being investigated on suspicion of leaking secrets after resigning, his superior said Wednesday, in the latest political scandal to rock the island. ... more
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China paper denounces 'rampant rascality' of Australia tycoon
A Chinese state-run newspaper on Wednesday called on Beijing to "teach Canberra a lesson" after Australian tycoon and politician Clive Palmer labelled the Communist government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade. ... more


Pope's message lost on China?
When Pope Francis sent an unprecedented message to Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, it went missing - an apparent technical glitch laden with symbolism. ... more
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China troops enter disputed India territory: sources
Chinese troops have advanced in recent days into disputed territory claimed by India, echoing a similar incursion last year that raised tensions between the two rival giants, official sources said Tuesday. ... more

Taiwan launches probe into ex-China affairs official
One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy has resigned and is under investigation over suspicions related to "national security", authorities said Tuesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
USAF selects GenDyn to study ICBM guidance system

New F-16 configuration features AESA radar

China likens Xi to Deng Xiaoping for anniversary

Harris' tactical manpack radio gets NSA certification

British Falklands warship towed away for scrap

Military sensor needs focus of Swedish symposium

Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets


Pope says he wants to visit China
Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job". ... more

Philippines protests Chinese patrols over sea bank
The Philippines said Monday it would protest to China about what it called Beijing's increasing patrols in a disputed area of the South China Sea believed to hold vast oil and gas resources. ... more

Tide turns for shark fin in China
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banquet tables and a celebrity-driven ad campaign. ... more
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China arrests three over deadly factory blast: Xinhua
China on Wednesday arrested three managers of a Taiwanese-invested car parts factory where a massive explosion this month killed 75 people, state media said. ... more

France fights back Asian hornet invader
They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poisoned rods and even chickens. ... more
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Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs dominated the Late Cretaceous skies

Older coral species more hardy

Science team criticizes adoption of 'novel ecosystems' by policymakers

Waterloo makes public most complete Antarctic map for climate research

Evolution of marine crocodilians constrained by ocean temperatures

Seafood substitutions can expose consumers to unexpectedly high mercury


'Safer' pesticide could create toxic mercury: study
A compound in pesticides that replaced another banned for its harmful effects, may threaten humans and wildlife by reacting with mercury in natural water to form a toxic chemical, researchers said Tuesday. ... more

China arrests nearly 1,000 'cult' members: Xinhua
China has since June arrested nearly 1,000 members of a Christian sect which Beijing refers to as a "cult", state media said on Tuesday. ... more

Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'
Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra Tuesday as "hugely damaging". ... more

Russia readies for construction of gas pipeline to China
Construction on a natural gas pipeline meant to feed the Chinese market is set for the beginning of September, a Russia official said Tuesday. ... more

Japan's NSK says hit with $28.5mn fine by China regulators
Japanese auto parts maker NSK said Tuesday it had been hit with a $28.5 million fine for violating China's anti-monopoly laws, part of a wider crackdown that has ensnared major firms including Audi and Chrysler. ... more


China to spend $1-bn. on massive Caribbean resort
Chinese investors are to plunge more than US$1 billion into developing Antigua and Barbuda's first mega-resort, creating 1,000 jobs for the tiny cash-strapped nation. ... more

Snoozing China air traffic controllers force jet to delay landing
A Chinese aircraft was forced to delay its landing after two air traffic controllers nodded off, reports said Tuesday, sparking a wave of online anger about airline safety. ... more
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Mercedes-Benz accused of 'price-fixing': China media


Foreign investment in China slumps in July: govt


US hospital firm: Chinese hackers stole patient data


HK pro-government activists rally against Occupy protest


The East is wed: China seeks brides for richer, for poorer


Glaciers on Tibetan plateau warmest in 2,000 years


China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium


China sidelining coal through more natural gas consumption


WTO confirms China rare earth trade limits break rules


Robo-cook: android restaurant boots up in China

Pope pushes dialogue with Asian nations like China

China launching 'severe' cyber attacks on Taiwan: minister

Hong Kong legal body votes to oust its pro-Beijing president

Japanese politicians visit controversial war shrine

Enforced silence at China's Cultural Revolution museum

China rights lawyer malnourished after prison: family

China issues draft property registration rules

CNPC vetting subsidiaries for corruption

US dominates Chinese world university rankings

Bald ambition: Chinese county exports human hair to Africa

Pope sends rare goodwill message to China

China orders 'patriotic' anti-fascist series on TV

China Sends Remote-Sensing Satellite into Orbit

BMW's Chinese dealers fined over price-fixing

Beijing hits out at US South China Sea proposal

China's oil imports account for more than half of supplies

Indonesia ready to mediate in South China Sea, says Widodo: report

Chinese ex-military leader under graft investigation: report

US reassures China as 2,500 Marines head to Australia

China to test recoverable moon orbiter

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