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October 31, 2014
Burning passion: Chinese rich pay sky-high meteorite prices
Urumqi, China (AFP) Oct 30, 2014
One small cheque to a businessman, one giant leap for a meteorite: after journeys of millions of kilometres, rocks formed from the primordial soup of the solar system have landed on the walls of a Chinese showroom. For some of China's wealthy, the terrestrial trappings of fast cars, designer bags and deluxe apartments are worthless compared to bounty from outer space. Tong Xianping is among the Chinese entrepreneurs paying astronomic prices and making an impact in one of the world's more arcane ... read more
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China to keep closer eye on military spending: Xinhua
China intends to improve efficiency in military spending through tighter monitoring of how funds are used, state media reported Sunday. ... more

China's Main Competitor in Space Exploration is India, Not Russia
China's principal competitor in space exploration is India, not Russia, researcher at the Russian Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies Vasily Kashin told RIA Novosti on Friday. " ... more

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China
Japan's increased scrambling of military aircraft in response to Chinese flights is endangering safety between the Asian powers in the air and at sea, Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday. ... more
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China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border
The Chinese Defense Ministry warned India against the planned construction of new borderline outposts in the impugned territory of the eastern part of India's Arunachal Pradesh region, saying New De ... more


China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader
A senior Hong Kong lawmaker was expelled from a prestigious Chinese government body Wednesday, in a sign that Beijing will not tolerate dissent from loyalists over pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous city. ... more
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Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party
Communist power is a "fundamental requirement" to ensure the rule of law in China, a party official said Thursday, days after a meeting of the organisation's top leaders in Beijing. ... more

Taiwan bans high-level officials from studying in China
Taiwan has banned its senior officials from studying in China for "national security" reasons in the latest dispute overshadowing improved ties with China, an official said Wednesday. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Back to Cold War as Russia probes NATO defences

Japanese aircraft scrambles endangering safety: China

China Concerned by India's Moves to Secure Northeastern Border

China punishes HK lawmaker for criticising leader

Chinese Communist leadership 'fundamental' to rule of law: party

Canadian military receiving satellite-on-the-move communications system

Iraq Sunni exiles say bombs cannot defeat IS


Wenchang to launch China's next space station
China's fourth space launch center, the Wenchang satellite launch center in south China's Hainan Province, will launch the country's space station and cargo spacecrafts. Tao Zhongshan, chief e ... more

India's Modi pledges to modernise Vietnam's defences
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Tuesday to strengthen Vietnam's military following talks between leaders of the two allies, in a move likely to rankle neighbouring nuclear-armed giant China. ... more

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media
Far fewer Chinese couples applied to have a second child than expected after a relaxation of the country's "one child" policy, state-run media reported Thursday, highlighting the ageing nation's demographic challenges. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


China's 31st Antarctic expedition sets out
Chinese research vessel and icebreaker Xuelong (Snow Dragon) set off on Thursday from Shanghai on the country's 31st Antarctic expedition, scheduled to return in April next year. An important ... more

China 'vulnerable' to Ebola outbreak: expert
China is "vulnerable" to the deadly Ebola outbreak due to the soaring number of Chinese working in Africa and poor infection control at home, a co-discoverer of the virus warned Thursday. ... more
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Oceans arrived early to Earth

America votes

Emerging disease could wipe out American, European salamanders

Magma pancakes beneath Lake Toba

Fewer Chinese couples want second child than expected: media

Clean Smell Doesn't Always Mean Clean Air

Restoring wetlands can lessen soil sinkage, greenhouse gas emissions


Umbrella-shaped ultramarathon to support Hong Kong protests
Two Hong Kong expatriates Wednesday ran a 102 kilometre (63 mile) ultramarathon following a course in the shape of a giant umbrella to support pro-democracy protests in the southern Chinese city. ... more

Study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at plant evolution
Scientists from North America, Europe and China have published a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of ... more

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket
China has launched its new Yaogan-22 remote sensing optical satellite into scheduled orbit Monday, Chinese News Service reported. The satellite was launched atop a Long March 4C rocket, which ... more

Solar Glass Price Plunge to Cease as Trade Sanctions Take Effect
After falling by about 50 percent from 2009 through 2014, pricing for solar glass is set to commence a rebound starting next year, as anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union go into effect ... more

China to merge two top state-owned train makers: Xinhua
China will soon merge its two biggest train makers to create a multi-billion-dollar firm as it seeks export markets for its high-speed railway technologies, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing sources in the firms. ... more

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China to help map Guyana's mineral resources: minister
Guyana has asked China to help map its gold, diamond and other geological resources, a top official said Sunday. ... more

Alibaba's Jack Ma tops China rich list: Forbes
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is China's richest person with a fortune of nearly $20 billion, as billionaires increase despite a slowdown in the country's economy, Forbes magazine said Tuesday. ... more
Space News from
Orbital Sciences Considers Replacing Russian Engine Used on Antares

Antares rocket launch failed due to possible engine flaw

NASA Completes Initial Assessment after Orbital Launch Mishap

Getting to Know You, Rocket Edition: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage

Russia Puts Meridian Communications Satellite Into Orbit

FY 15 launch schedule kicks off with GPS IIF-8 liftoff from 'The Cape'

NASA to work with cargo partners despite rocket crash


Tanzania to start major port construction in 2015


Chinese power companies pursue smart grids


Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report


Dongfeng, Huawei partner for Internet-enabled cars


US space budget still exceeds rest of world's combined


China plans to scrap death penalty for 9 crimes: Xinhua


China tycoon reveals foray into space: report


China Communist party to keep grip on legal system: Xinhua


Afghanistan's Ghani, China's Xi pledge long-term partnership


Top Chinese diplomat in Hanoi to ease territorial tensions

Xi's all that: State media hail Chinese chief's 'busy' work life

Japan, China officials hold informal talks on preventing conflict

Abducted Chinese worker freed in Sudan: minister

China to build Antarctic airfield: report

China oil demand near decade high for September

China launches first mission to moon and back

New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth

China's lunar orbiter modifies orbit

Former Japan PM to meet with China's Xi: report

Cause of aging remains elusive

Hong Kong protests: saving the movement's art

Yahoo profit surges on Alibaba divestment, mobile

New 3D technology promises greater energy efficiency

Manufacturing moving from China to US: survey

China and 20 other countries sign up to regional bank

Firm in China's first bond default to be restructured

China to send orbiter to moon and back: report

Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report

China's space policy gets even tighter

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