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October 08, 2015
China launches 20th Beidou navigation satellite
Xichang, China (XNA) Oct 08, 2015
China launched a new-generation satellite into orbit that will support its global navigation and positioning network at 7:13 a.m. Beijing Time Wednesday Sept 30, 2015. Launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, the satellite was boosted by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It was the 20th satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), and puts China one step closer to providing an alternative to the U.S.-operated GPS. For the first time ... read more
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Former UN General Assembly head arrested for bribery
A former president of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with taking $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen in a corruption scandal that stunned the world body. ... more

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posts photos of suspected bugging devices
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has posted photos on his Instagram account that suggest listening devices were planted in his Beijing studio. ... more
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China probing provincial governor for graft: state media
The governor of the eastern Chinese province of Fujian and former chief of state-owned energy giant Sinopec is being investigated for suspected corruption, state media said Wednesday. ... more

Hong Kong former leader charged over corruption
Hong Kong's former leader Donald Tsang, who ended his term in disgrace after accepting favours from tycoons, appeared in court Monday charged with misconduct in the latest high-profile corruption case to hit the city. ... more

Chinese herbal expert among Nobel medicine prize winners
A trio of scientists earned the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for unlocking revolutionary treatments for malaria and roundworm, helping to roll back two parasitic diseases that blight millions of lives. ... more
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A trio of scientists earned the 2015 Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday for unlocking revolutionary treatments for malaria and roundworm, helping to roll back two parasitic diseases that blight millions of lives. ... more

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China faces 'unprecedented' economic policy challenge: IMF
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Japan's Abe hails new trade era, hopes China will join pact
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IMF gloomy on world economy as China slows
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World Bank trims Asia forecast but says no China hard landing
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