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April 22, 2014
China issues first assessment on space activities
Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2014
A leading space research group in China released the country's first assessment of the current situation and future trends of international space activities on Thursday. The report was compiled by the research group of the Qian Xuesen Laboratory of Launch Vehicle Technology. The report showed that space activities have flourished in recent years. Big space powers led in terms of satellite launch attempts and in-orbit assets. Modern facilities and equipment used in space activities are ... read more
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Japan lodges protest against China ship seizure
Japan said Tuesday it has lodged a formal protest against China's seizure of a Japanese ship over unpaid bills dating back to the 1930s, the latest row to underscore their bitter enmity. ... more

Pay rise helps Taiwan make progress towards volunteer military
Efforts to make Taiwan's military an all-volunteer and more professional service - which suffered a setback after the death of a young corporal - have regained momentum following a pay rise, officials said Tuesday. ... more

Japan warns over China ship seizure
Tokyo warned Monday that the seizure of a Japanese ship in Shanghai over pre-war debts threatened ties with China and could undermine the very basis of their diplomatic relationship. ... more
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Japan steps up surveillance posture against China
Japan bolstered its military surveillance capabilities in the southern island region of Okinawa over the weekend, reports said, as territorial tensions with China simmer. ... more


China's shadow to follow Obama around Asia
President Barack Obama will not visit China on his Asia tour next week, but its broadening shadow will be cast everywhere he goes at a time of complex regional disputes and questions about US strategy. ... more
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Japan PM makes offering to war shrine, but skips visit
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a gift to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine Monday, sparking a Chinese charge that he was offering "a slap in the face" to US President Barack Obama days ahead of his visit. ... more

China faces 'most complex time in history' at home and abroad - Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping held the first meeting of a new national security commission on Tuesday, saying China needed a coordinated approach to domestic and foreign challenges, including social ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Sweden to boost military spending over Ukraine crisis

'Russian Facebook' founder flees country after being pushed out

US 'closely watching' for signs of N.Korea nuclear test

Lockheed Martin Team's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Tops 100,000 Testing Miles During EMD Phase

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation after Biden leaves

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Sikorsky, Army demonstrate optionally piloted Black Hawk


Jimmy Carter urges US, China leadership on climate
Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change. ... more

Taiwan sets up sanctuary for endangered humpback dolphin
Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, officials said Monday. ... more

Brits abandon Spain, Chinese flock there: data
Spain's population shrank in 2013 for a second year with foreigners including many Britons abandoning the country, although the number of Chinese there grew, official data showed Tuesday. ... more
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CNOOC boasts of 1st quarter success
China National Offshore Oil Corp. made "significant progress" with its exploration program during the first quarter, its chief executive officer said Tuesday. ... more

China 'very concerned' over workers kidnapped in Sudan
China on Monday expressed worry over the fate of two of its nationals abducted along with others from an oilfield in the war-torn Kordofan region. ... more
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Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Taking the pulse of mountain formation in the Andes

Lab researcher discovers the green in Greenland

Ancient shark fossil reveals new insights into jaw evolution

Chickens to chili peppers

Researchers question published no-till soil organic carbon sequestration rates


China looks toward greener energy future
Chinese Premier Li Kegiang said it was time for policymakers to "wage a war" against pollution by embracing greener energy policies. ... more

China falls for 4x4s at Beijing Auto Show
Bulky, brash and wildly popular in Europe and the US, the urban 4x4 is the latest must-have for Chinese drivers, whose conversion to the cult of the SUV is the talking point of this year's Beijing Auto Show. ... more

Taiwan anti-nuclear activist starts hunger strike
Former Taiwanese opposition leader and anti-nuclear activist Lin Yi-hsiung Tuesday launched an indefinite hunger strike in protest at a nearly completed nuclear facility, while some of his supporters clashed with police. ... more
Brits abandon Spain, Chinese flock there: data

Chinese foreign minister starts Latin America tour

Chinese gold demand may rise 20% by 2017: industry body

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

Genetic study tackles mystery of slow plant domestications

New technique will accelerate genetic characterization of photosynthesis

South Sudan on brink of collapse as war rages

Shot DR Congo park director evacuated to Nairobi

Rival Somali forces face off over flashpoint Sool zone

China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles

Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Luxury and large cars claim China auto show spotlight


Hitachi to provide world's fastest elevator to China
Japan's Hitachi said Monday it will provide the world's fastest elevators, which can clock speeds of up to 72 kilometres (45 miles) per hour, to a high-rise building in China. ... more

Taiwan premier rejects call to scrap nuclear plant
Taiwan's Premier Jiang Yi-huah on Monday rejected a call from the main opposition party to scrap a nearly completed nuclear power plant, despite planned protests including a hunger strike. ... more

China cuts reserve requirements for rural banks
China will cut the amount of funds rural banks must keep in reserve by up to two percentage points, the central bank said Tuesday, easing monetary policy in a bid to boost its slowing economy. ... more

China's Shandong Airlines orders 50 Boeing planes for $4.6 bn
Shandong Airlines, one of China's smaller carriers, said it has agreed to buy 50 passenger planes from US manufacturer Boeing for $4.6 billion, in another sign of the country's growing demand for air travel. ... more
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Upside-down planet reveals new method for studying binary star systems

45th Space Wing supports third SpaceX Launch for ISS Resupply mission

China issues first assessment on space activities

Robonaut from the ISS gets new legs for Easter

Exoplanets Soon to Gleam in the Eye of NESSI

Russia to Test Launch New Angara Rocket June 25


Automakers in China eager to sell - and resell


China's love of luxury cars undimmed by domestic troubles


China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns


Chinese foreign minister starts Latin America tour


Rapid solidification of undercooled ternary Co-Cu-Pb alloy profiled


Japan begins work on surveillance unit near disputed islands: report


Thousands in China protest after officials beat vendor, passer-by: report


China sacks state firm head amid corruption allegations


China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report


Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015

China says massive area of its soil polluted

China court jails four anti-graft activists for protests

Vietnam says 7 killed in shooting on China border

Chinese dream trumps environment as cars sales boom

China gears up for huge car show, eyeing growth prospects

Xi urges China to build up joint space and air power

Australian broadcaster ABC wins landmark China access

'Disgruntled' worker derailed China train: report

Weibo IPO below expectations, raises $285.6 mn

China's maritime area being carved up

Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief

Danone says China recall weighs on first-quarter sales

Thousands of workers strike at China shoe factory

China is advancing Hu Yaobang reforms: state media

China's economy slows sharply in first quarter

Alibaba steals Yahoo's thunder ahead of IPO

Minorities on display in Chinese tourist boom

China condemns British rights report and cancels talks

DNV GL Recognizes Wind Turbine Design by Goldwind

Gulfstream announces 60-plane deal for China

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