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September 14, 2014
China completes construction of advanced space launch facility
Beijing (SPX) Sep 12, 2014
China has finished building of its fourth and most advanced space launch center, a senior space official said. Yang Liwei, deputy director of the China Manned Space Agency, said in Beijing on Wednesday that infrastructure construction on the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the southern island province of Hainan has been completed and that the station will soon become operational. "The center is basically ready for spacecraft launches," he said. Yang also said the nation's space pro ... read more
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More than half of Chinese see war with Japan: poll
More than half of Chinese people think their country could go to war with Japan in the future, a new poll revealed Wednesday, after two years of intense diplomatic squabbles. ... more

China's Space Station is Still On Track
China has recently disclosed some more developments in its space laboratory and space station program. We can expect China's next space laboratory, Tiangong 2, to launch in 2016. The large Chinese S ... more

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for Beijing and Moscow to offer each other a "helping hand" in the face of external challenges, at talks with his counterpart Vladimir Putin in Tajikistan Thursday, state media reported. ... more
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Three condemned to die for 'China's 9/11' mass stabbing
Three men were condemned to death Friday and a pregnant woman given life in prison for a mass stabbing that killed 31 people in China, a court said, an attack authorities blamed on separatists from largely Muslim Xinjiang. ... more


China warns citizens to avoid Philippines
China on Friday warned its nationals to avoid visiting the Philippines, citing a foiled bomb plot against the Chinese embassy in Manila and the danger of criminal gangs. ... more

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Uighur academic to appear in Chinese court next week
A prominent Uighur academic, charged with separatism by Chinese prosecutors, will appear in court on Wednesday, his lawyer said. ... more

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks in Vienna
Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US still concerned after arms treaty talks with Russia

US general Allen to head anti-jihadist coalition

Obama waits for Congress on Syria rebel aid

Why an air campaign agains ISIS is not enough

US insists no anti-jihadist coordination with Assad

Kurdish female fighters face jihadists in Iraq's north

China offers Russia 'helping hand' in Xi, Putin talks


India and China in wary dance as Xi visits South Asia
China's president will kick off his first South Asia tour with a visit to Beijing's latest investment in Sri Lanka, a $1.4-billion port city development to include a marina and a Formula One track - all just 250 kilometres (150 miles) from India's coast. ... more

China shows off new missile test on primetime television
China has unveiled its latest military hardware on primetime television, an advanced air defence system that reports said has a "high success rate" destroying incoming missiles and aircraft. ... more

Vietnam accuses China of attacking fishermen
Hanoi has accused Chinese sailors of attacking a group of Vietnamese fishermen near a disputed island chain, the latest in a string of maritime spats between the communist neighbours. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


China launches remote sensing satellite
China successfully launched the Yaogan-21 remote sensing satellite into preset orbit at 11:22 a.m. on Monday Beijing Time (0322 GMT) from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The carrier rocket, a ... more

Taiwan, China reopen free trade talks amid protest
Taiwan and China resumed talks Wednesday at an undisclosed location on a goods free trade agreement, sparking a protest against secrecy by demonstrators suspicious of closer ties with Beijing. ... more
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Whale huddle braces for clash over Japanese hunting

New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA


Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum
Even without knowing much about the different parts of the brain, the "cerebellum" just sounds necessary for survival. But after a woman in China came to the emergency room complaining of dizziness and nausea, doctors were flabbergasted to find the woman was missing the small but vital portion of the brain. ... more

Chinese activist's trial postponed as lawyers protest
Defence lawyers for a respected Chinese activist who organised protests against censorship boycotted his trial Friday forcing it to be postponed. ... more

Hong Kong activists 'astounded' by Chinese official's comment/lll
Hong Kong democracy activists on Thursday expressed shock and incredulity after a Chinese official was quoted as saying that the fact they are still "alive" reflects well on Beijing's tolerance. ... more

Mother of Briton murdered in China renews compensation call
The mother of a Briton whose murder led to the downfall of high-flying Chinese politician Bo Xilai has hit out at Beijing for failing to pay compensation over his death, saying it left a "stain" on China's reputation. ... more

China demand to fuel Hong Kong iPhone grey market
Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering US$2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China. ... more


Chinese output growth slows to five-year low in August
China's industrial production growth slowed sharply in August to its lowest level for more than five years at 6.9 percent, official data showed Saturday, intensifying concerns for the world's second-largest economy. ... more

China fines Volkswagen affiliate $40.5 mn for price-fixing
An affiliate of German carmaker Volkswagen has been fined more than $40.5 million for price-fixing in China, authorities said Thursday, the latest company to be punished under a sweeping anti-monopoly crackdown. ... more
Space News from
Ariane rocket launches Asia-Pacific telecoms satellites

SpaceX's next cargo launch set for Sept 20

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

NASA has some advice for how you can find aliens

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

Nicaragua asks U.S. for help investigating meteorite crater

Black hole seeking telescope will be carried by giant balloon


IEA cuts oil demand outlook on weaker growth in Europe, China


China puts offshore reserve areas on auction block


China August inflation eases to 2.0% on-year: govt


India reverses plan to impose solar panel duties


Chinese premier vows to punish corporate lawbreakers


China's promised reforms moving too slowly: EU businesses


Work on Nicaragua canal to begin in December


Ikea reports strong sales: Chinese take to kit furniture


China to launch second space lab in 2016: official


China, Russia to build seaport: report

IEA sees oil demand slump on Europe, China slumps

It's the Pits: Ancient peach stones offer clues to fruit's origins

Turkey in talks with France over missile purchase: Erdogan

China's President Xi to visit India next week

Hu's he? China's ex-president drops down rankings: paper

China warplane interception 'unsafe', 'unprofessional': US official

India expects 'substantial' results from Xi visit

Philippines' Aquino to seek Europe's help in China sea dispute

Taiwan oil supplier fined $1.67 mn over gutter oil

McDonald's sales hit by China meat scandal

HK pro-democracy leaders shave heads in protest

China's graft crackdown hits France's wine, spirits exports

China August trade surplus hits fresh record of $49.8 bn

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Japan PM travels to South Asia to offset China influence

Mongolia balances between the dragon and the bear

Chinese president's Pakistan visit postponed due to protests

Sorrow and frustration of MH370 families six months on

Hong Kong tests for tainted Taiwan cooking oil

China sees huge benefits from lower oil prices

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