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October 09, 2015
China launches cube satellites for civil aircraft tracking
Beijing (XNA) Oct 08, 2015
China has successfully launched three cube satellites (CubeSats), which are expected to help track civil aircraft and ships and avoid tragedies like missing flight MH370. The three CubeSats in a mission coded STU-2 were launched on Sept. 25 and have entered their designed orbit, according to the mission's chief designer, Wu Shufan. The three spacecraft are equipped with polar region observation cameras as well as automatic identification system (AIS) receivers for information from ships and ... read more
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China launches 20th Beidou navigation satellite
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 Sa ... more

NASA/USGS Mission Helps Answer: What Is a Forest
Examining eight different satellite-derived maps of global forest cover, a team of scientists from NASA and other institutions noticed striking differences. The forested area on the maps differed by ... more

China launches commercial remote-sensing satellites
China launched a group of four satellites on Wednesday Oct 7, 2015, at noon for commercial remote-sensing services, an important step in the development of remote-sensing space technology. The ... more
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UN launches audit of funds linked to bribery scandal
The United Nations on Thursday launched an audit to shed light on the relationship between a Chinese real estate developer and a foundation run by his associate who are accused of paying bribes to UN diplomats. ... more


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
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Uber says will expand service to 100 Chinese cities
Car-hailing company Uber said Thursday it is planning to expand into dozens more Chinese cities within a year and invest $1 billion as it looks to ramp up market share in the world's most populous country. ... more

China brushes off IMF warning on 'unprecedented' challenges
The IMF cautioned Wednesday that China faces unprecedented challenges modernizing its economy, carrying risks for the whole world, but a Chinese official brushed off the warning, saying: "Don't worry." ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
NATO moves to bolster collective defense

U.K. Defense Secretary announces more support for Ukraine

Russia denies US claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Pentagon chief warns of Russian casualties in Syria

Suspected Saudi-led air strike kills 28 at Yemen wedding

USAF expands OIR mission in Turkey

U.S. Air Force expands drone training at Holloman


China probes former oil chief for graft
China's ruling Communist party said it is investigating the former boss of state-run energy giant Sinopec for alleged corruption - the latest figure in the oil sector to be probed. ... more

Canada to court Chinese energy investors
The provincial government in Alberta said its energy minister is headed to China to drum up investment interest in the oil and gas sector. ... more

China eyes huge solar-thermal power project
China is planning a series of solar-thermal power pilot projects to help develop the technology. The industrial scale of solar thermal power needs to be expanded, and an industrial chain on th ... more
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China faces 'unprecedented' economic policy challenge: IMF
China confronts a monumental and risk-fraught task as it moves toward a more market- and consumption-based economic model, the International Monetary Fund said Wednesday. ... more

Japan's Abe hails new trade era, hopes China will join pact
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hailed a deal to create the world's largest free trade area Tuesday as the start of a "new century" for Asia, and expressed hope China might one day join the historic accord. ... more
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IMF gloomy on world economy as China slows
The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecasts for the world economy Tuesday, warning of increasing risks from the slowdown in China, which is dragging other emerging markets down with it. ... more

New battle over academic freedom in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy protesters have retreated from the streets of Hong Kong but education is increasingly becoming a political battleground as students and teachers say academic freedoms are under threat. ... more

Exhibition on "father of Chinese rocketry" opens in U.S.
An exhibition, themed on the life of China's late space scientist Qian Xuesen, who is considered "Father of Chinese Rocketry," was staged in California Institute of Technology (Caltech) on Friday. ... more

Four dead as southern China battered by Typhoon Mujigae
Four people were killed Sunday as Typhoon Mujigae ploughed into southern China with forecasters warning it was packing winds of up to 180 km/h (112 mph), state news agency Xinhua reported. ... more

Dalai Lama brushes off health fears after cancelling US tour
The Dalai Lama said he was in "excellent" health Saturday after doctors told him to scrap a tour of the United States as he returned to his home in northern India. ... more
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China eyes oil markets shake-up with new crude futures contract
China is seeking to assert its growing influence on global oil markets with a yuan-denominated crude futures contract expected to be launched this year. ... more

China says two Japanese arrested on suspicion of spying
China said Wednesday it has arrested two Japanese citizens for suspected spying, a move likely to strain already tense ties between Asia's two largest economies. ... more
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EU warns Taiwan over illegal fishing or risk ban


Indonesia defends rail project after Japan angered


China manufacturing continues to shrink: official data


China's Huawei rides Google coattails into new markets


Oil prices spike on Syria, Chinese growth

China to halve car purchase tax amid flagging sales

CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: report

Fitch gives good grade to Chinese oil company

US gathers great Asian democracies to its side

China caps overseas cash withdrawals amid capital flight fears

China industrial profits fall at sharpest rate in four years

Japan factory output shrinks again in August on China slowdown

Goods manufactured in China not good for the environment

China says to cooperate with US on graft, money laundering

China's Xi confident of 'healthy' economic growth

Obama draws pledges of 30,000 troops for UN peacekeeping

China possibly building its own aircraft carrier

China's Xi heads to Washington for likely tough talks with Obama

Thousands evacuated as 'super typhoon' approaches Taiwan

Protesters gather in Hong Kong a year since mass rallies

China puts two democracy activists on trial amid crackdown

'Super typhoon' Dujuan batters Taiwan

Taking greater role, China leader pledges $2 bln to poor

China leader throws support behind UN peacekeeping

China to increase Communist presence in charities, trade unions

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