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February 07, 2016
China Conducts Final Tests on Most Powerful Homegrown Rocket
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 07, 2016
China's largest and most powerful rocket the Long March 5 underwent final tests at the Wen-chang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province. The rocket's first flight will be conducted in September, according to a senior project manager. The Long March 5 is China's latest and most technologically advanced rocket. The tests were conducted for more than 130 days of September last year. The Chang'e 5 lunar probe, which will land on the moon and take samples before returning to Earth, also ... read more
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China releases images captured by HD earth observation satellite
China released first images captured by the nation's most sophisticated observation satellite Gaofen-4 on Wednesday, including one showing the capital city Beijing amid heavy smog. Each of the ... more

China to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in five years
China plans to launch nearly 40 Beidou navigation satellites in the next five years to support its global navigation and positioning network, a spokesperson said Wednesday. By the end of 2018, ... more

China expresses regret over North Korea rocket launch
China on Sunday "expressed regret" over North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket, after Pyongyang said it successfully put a satellite into orbit. ... more
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Direct talks between Kabul and Taliban expected this month: officials
Direct peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban are "expected to take place" by the end of the month, representatives from four countries involved in pre-cursor roadmap negotiations said in a joint statement issued Saturday in Islamabad. ... more


Pakistan wants as many Taliban groups as possible to join talks
Pakistan said as many Taliban groups as possible must be persuaded to join any upcoming peace discussions with the Afghan government, as a third round of four-country talks aimed at reviving negotiations with the insurgent group began Saturday. ... more

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Yacht-builder Ferretti opens security and defense unit
Ferretti Group, an Italy-based yacht maker now owned by China's Weichai, has unveiled a new security division, with its first fast patrol vessel expected in May. ... more

Madonna embroiled in Taiwan-China row over flag
Pop diva Madonna has waded into the war of words over Taiwanese identity after draping herself in the island's flag, sparking ire in China, where any suggestion of independence is scorned. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

S. Korea, US to discuss deployment of US missile system

Five questions about N. Korea's latest rocket and satellite launch

Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch

UN Security Council to hold emergency talks on N. Korea

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Rise in number of suspected jihadists blocked from leaving Australia


Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake
Rescuers raced against time Sunday to free more than 100 people buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 19 dead, as an investigation was launched into the building collapse. ... more

Eleven dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings
A powerful earthquake in Taiwan felled a 16-storey apartment complex full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations Saturday, with at least eleven dead and more than 30 feared trapped. ... more

New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition
While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can. ... more
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Reddest red envelope: Chinese Communist party hands out cash
China's Communist Party has found a new way to court technology-savvy web users, setting phrases by President Xi Jinping as the password for electronic "red envelopes" of online cash offered ahead of the Lunar New Year. ... more

Three missing Hong Kong booksellers held in China: police
Chinese police have said for the first time that they are holding three Hong Kong booksellers who went missing on the mainland last year, sparking accusations that Beijing has "total contempt" for the law. ... more
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Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

Eleven dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

Brazil's anti-Zika war goes house to house

New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

Volcano in southern Japan erupts in fiery show of nature

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' over drought

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures


China calls for more than 120 to be punished over chemical blast
China on Friday quietly released the findings of an inquiry into its worst industrial accident in years, calling for 123 people connected to the deadly chemical blast to be punished. ... more

China acquits four after over two decades in jail
Four men jailed in China more than two decades ago for murder were acquitted Thursday, state media reported, the latest in a series of wrongful convictions overturned in the country. ... more

China jails 14 over factory blast that killed 146
Chinese courts have jailed 14 government officials and company executives for up to seven-and-a-half years over a 2014 factory explosion that killed 146 workers, the official Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday. ... more

Flying solo: Chinese woman only passenger on New Year flight
A Chinese woman heading home for the holidays had a commercial airline flight all to herself after gruelling delays winnowed down other passengers. ... more

China legal aid centre closed over foreign donations: media
A women's legal aid centre shut down in Beijing was probably ordered to close because it took money from overseas donors, state media said Tuesday after US presidential hopeful Hilary Clinton backed its founder. ... more

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China drafts nuclear safety law
China is to speed up drafting of the nuclear safety law and atomic energy law, a white paper on its nuclear emergency preparedness said on Wednesday. Since China started to build its first nuc ... more

Total lands Chinese LNG deal
French energy company Total said Thursday it signed a breakthrough binding agreement for the delivery of liquefied natural gas to the Chinese market. ... more
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China echoes concerns over N. Korea rocket launch plans

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China launches 21st Beidou navigation satellite

China grapples with contradictions over currency

China's major military restructuring aimed at closing the gap with US

Xi consolidates military control: Chinese media

Chinese envoy in N. Korea amid sanctions push

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China cuts downpayments on some home purchases

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China says US island sail-by 'dangerous and irreponsible'

Japan doubles number of F-15s on southern island of Okinawa

China arrests fourth Japanese over spying: Tokyo

China jails employees of US food firm over meat scandal

China arrests 21 over $7.6 bn Ponzi scam: report

China court acquits man after two decades in jail

China punishes 27 officials over teen's wrongful execution

Hong Kong press freedoms decline in 2015: report

China-based startup aims to monitor pollution

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