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November 26, 2015
China dreams of electric sheep at robot conference
Beijing (AFP) Nov 25, 2015
In a martial artist's white silk pyjamas, a man practised tai-chi in harmony with a motorised arm at a Beijing exhibition showcasing a vision of robots with Chinese characteristics. Vehicles with automated gun turrets sat alongside drink-serving karaoke machines at the World Robot Conference, as manufacturers sought new buyers for their "jiqiren" - "machine people" in Chinese. The push has support at the highest levels of government. President Xi Jinping issued a letter of congratulations for t ... read more
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China to set up BDS international maritime surveillance center
China is planning to build an international maritime surveillance center for the Beidou Navigation Satellite System(BDS), an alternative to U.S.-operated GPS, authorities with the Ministry of Transp ... more

Construction of China's mega radio telescope enters final stage
Chinese scientists on Saturday tested the installation of the "retina" of the world's largest ever radio telescope to be completed in September next year. Technicians lifted a 30-tonne feed ca ... more

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China
Chinese fighter jets thunder through blue skies above an air force base in northeast Thailand, a symbol of the blossoming military and political ties between the junta-run country and its authoritarian northern neighbour. ... more
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Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Lao counterpart, Choummaly Sayasone, sent each other congratulatory messages on Saturday to mark the successful launch of a Lao communication satellite with a Ch ... more


China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory
A series of scientific satellites, including one to probe dark matter, will be launched later this year and next year, said Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Aca ... more

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China says Communist Party officials among Xinjiang attackers
Officials from China's ruling Communist Party have supported violent attacks in restive Xinjiang, a top regional official said in remarks highlighting internal opposition to tough local policies. ... more

Hague court begins hearing into South China Sea row
An international tribunal on Tuesday began hearing a case brought by the Philippines over disputed islands in the South China Sea, in an increasingly bitter row with China. ... more
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Poland wants NATO-Russia deal scrapped: minister

Under junta rule, Thailand pivots towards China

Reality check for Putin after Turkey shoots down plane

Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite

US Engine Dilemma: No Space Without Moscow

Japan rocket launches its first commercial satellite

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory


China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia
China came under renewed criticism Sunday over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy. ... more

Japan backs US South China Sea operations
Japan on Sunday backed the United States sailing warships close to disputed land in the South China Sea but said it had no plans to send its own maritime forces to support the operation. ... more

Xi to bring no new concessions to Paris climate summit
China's President Xi Jinping will bring no new concessions to the negotiating table when he attends key UN climate change talks in Paris next week, a senior Chinese diplomat said Wednesday. ... more
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Chinese media says birth discrimination must end
Chinese state-run media called Wednesday for children born outside the country's one-child policy to be given crucial household registration documents, an issue that has left as many as 13 million in legal limbo. ... more

Fossilized Homo erectus skull found in China
A group of scientists in eastern China's Anhui province recently unearthed a fossilized skull belonging to Homo erectus. The well preserved skull was found at the fossil-rich Hualongdong archaeological site. ... more
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Almost all donated organs unused in China: report
Almost all human organs donated for transplant in China go unused, state-run media said, after years of controversy about the use of body parts from executed prisoners. ... more

Chinese journalist, 71, appeals seven year jailing
A jailed 71-year-old Chinese journalist appealed Tuesday against her seven year sentence, which triggered worldwide condemnation, as lawyers said China had imprisoned two other activists. ... more

Hungary to issue yuan bonds with Chinese blessing
Hungary said on Wednesday it will issue bonds denominated in yuan, a first for any central or eastern European country. ... more

Hong Kong pollution in the spotlight at smart car show
Asian countries are running out of time to combat air pollution, campaigners said Wednesday, as smart car firms converged in Hong Kong to promote clean energy vehicles. ... more

Australia-led group wins $7 bn electricity deal over China bid
An Australia-led consortium of investment funds from Canada and the Middle East won the bid for electricity transmission network TransGrid Wednesday, beating a Chinese challenger in a deal worth Aus$10 billion (US$7.3 billion). ... more
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China proposes firm to fund projects in Europe
China is proposing a financial firm to fund projects in central and eastern Europe, Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday, extending the Asian giant's global reach as it flexes its economic muscles. ... more

Singapore-based leasing firm BOC Aviation orders 22 B737s
Singapore-based aircraft leasing firm BOC Aviation said Tuesday it has ordered 22 Boeing 737 planes worth $2.27 billion at catalogue prices. ... more
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138 world leaders to attend Paris climate summit: France


UN decries Thailand, Vietnam deportations to China


Inconvenient truth: China implacable ahead of Paris climate talks


China landslide deaths rise to 38


VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal


Metal prices slide on strong dollar, China woes


Coal mine fire in northeast China kills 21: state media

Protests, South China Sea tensions at Asia-Pacific summit

China offers funds in search for missing MH370 plane

IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

Russia, China agree $2 bln deal for 24 Su-35 warplanes: state firm

New superbug resistant to last-line antibiotics: study

Commercial sea salt samples purchased in China contaminated with microplastics

China to deepen energy reform in the next five years

Researchers find way to make metals stronger without sacrificing ductility

IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

China tells Obama to keep out of South China Sea disputes

Obama ups pressure on China at Asia-Pacific summit

McDonald's in ex-Taiwan leader's home stirs controversy in China

Australia blocks sale of huge cattle estate to foreigners

China says making 'enormous efforts' against torture

Xi warns of rival free trade pact 'fragmentation'

Mountains may depart, says Tibetan filmmaker

Chinese emissions to rise despite coal peak

Frankfurt yuan trading starts on new China platform

China inks $15 billion nuclear deal with Argentina

S.Africa and China sign nuclear energy cooperation pact

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