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July 24, 2016
China's Midea snares near-86 percent stake in Germany's Kuka
Shanghai (AFP) July 20, 2016
Chinese appliance giant Midea said Wednesday it has secured almost 86 percent of German industrial robotics supplier Kuka, giving it overwhelming control despite controversy in Europe over its multi-billion-euro offer. Midea offered 115 euros per share for Kuka in June, valuing the firm - one of the world's leading manufacturers of industrial robots - at 4.6 billion euros ($5.1 billion). By Friday the offer had been accepted for 72.18 percent of Kuka stock, according to a statement posted by M ... read more

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China's satnav industry grows 29 pct in 2015
The output value of China's satellite navigation and location-based service industry grew 29.2 percent year on year in 2015, with the country's self-developed BeiDou Navigation Satellite System maki ... more

China commissions space tracking ship as new station readied
China on Tuesday formally commissioned its next-generation Yuan Wang 7 ocean-going ship for tracking and controlling spacecraft, after a two-month trial period, Chinese media reported. Accordi ... more

China's second space lab Tiangong-2 reaches launch center
China's second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2, which may enable two astronauts to live in space for up to 30 days, has been delivered to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The lab was sent from B ... more
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SE Asia deadlocked as S. China Sea split deepens
Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's toughest security challenge. ... more


China's workforce may decline 23% by 2050: official
The size of China's workforce may decline by as much as 23 percent by 2050, a government official said, as the population of the world's second-largest economy rapidly ages. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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China slams US Republicans for 'groundless accusations'
China on Thursday warned the Donald Trump-fronted US Republican Party against making "groundless accusations" after it accused Beijing of cultural genocide and said its economy was based on piracy. ... more

Divide and rule by Beijing throws ASEAN into disarray
Southeast Asian nations are in unparalleled disarray over Beijing's sabre-rattling in the South China Sea, analysts and insiders say, with the fractures set to deepen as staunch China ally Laos hosts top regional diplomats this weekend. ... more
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Iran destroys 100,000 satellite dishes

Germany stresses NATO commitment to allies after Trump comments

SE Asia deadlocked as S. China Sea split deepens

Erdogan's mass appeal saved him on coup night

Turkey shakes up security forces in post-coup crackdown

Clouds gather for Turkey economy after attempted coup

Erdogan's 'secret keeper' under fire over Turkey coup lapse


US navy chief vows more patrols in South China Sea
The top US navy commander vowed Wednesday to continue patrols in the South China Sea which have angered Beijing, after an international tribunal dismissed the Asian giant's vast maritime claims. ... more

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island
Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen headed to an island in the disputed South China Sea Wednesday to protest at an international tribunal ruling which undermined Taipei's claims there. ... more

Beijing to hold South China Sea war games after ruling
Beijing will close off access to part of the South China Sea for military drills, officials said Monday, after an international tribunal ruled against its sweeping claims in the waters. ... more
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Beijing vows to continue S. China Sea construction
Beijing will "never" stop building in the South China Sea prematurely, a top military official has vowed, despite an international ruling that its actions were illegal. ... more

Taiwan ramps up training after deadly missile gaffe
Taiwan Wednesday said it was ramping up defence training and guidelines after a missile was accidentally launched towards China, killing one person and triggering a stern response from Beijing. ... more
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Tide-triggered tremors give clues for earthquake prediction

Fire clues in cave dripwater

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Oceans May be Large, Overlooked Source of Hydrogen Gas


China firm fined for pollution in landmark case
A Chinese environmental group has won a landmark public interest lawsuit against a glass manufacturer, with the firm fined more than $3 million for excessive pollution, a court said. ... more

Parasites hitch ride down Silk Road
Merchants plying the ancient Silk Road between China and the Mediterranean moved more than gold, fabrics, spices and tea - they also exported gut parasites, researchers said Friday. ... more

Nearly 100 dead or missing from China rains
Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left nearly 100 people dead or missing, official figures showed. ... more

Chinese relatives demand truth about tourist bus inferno
Grieving relatives of 24 Chinese tourists who died in a bus inferno in Taiwan have demanded answers from authorities, after the worst road accident ever to hit mainland visitors. ... more

Taiwan lawmakers, fishermen protest at disputed island
Taiwanese lawmakers and fishermen were heading to an island in the disputed South China Sea Wednesday to protest an international tribunal ruling that undermined Taipei's claims there. ... more


Air pollution up in a third of Chinese cities: Greenpeace
Air pollution levels rose in nearly a third of Chinese cities monitored in the second quarter, environmental campaign group Greenpeace said Wednesday. ... more

China rain leaves one dead, 34 missing: report
At least one person was killed and 34 missing as torrential rain pounded northern China, state media reported Wednesday. ... more
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Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted

PACE will help uncover new information about health of our oceans

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Taiwan buses recalled after deadly fire disaster


US warns against devaluation ahead of G20 finance meeting


Volvo Cars confident of setting sales record


New UK finance minister to talk up trade on China visit


MH370 hopes 'fading', search suspension looms


S.Korea's Samsung invests $450 mn in China carmaker


Chevron to send more gas to China


Transport ministers to discuss future of MH370 search


EU dodges China market status question


E.Asian shipping emissions kill tens of thousands: study

More Chinese vessels to sail the Arctic: shipping firm

Credit Card-Sized Magnifiers: A Sign of the Times

Disney theme park in Shanghai nears a million visitors

Beijing policies driving Chinese Muslims to IS: study

Philippines rejects China conditions for sea row talks

Chinese national jailed for hacking US defense firms

Taiwan to make lunar lander for NASA moon-mining mission

Chinese liberal magazine in limbo after forced reshuffle

Taiwan bus inferno kills 26, mainly China tourists

Tokyo seeks to pressure Beijing on S China Sea ruling

Philippines to send envoy to China over sea row

China must abide by same rules as everyone else: Biden

Beijing faces S.China Sea rebuke at Europe-Asia summit

ASEAN to keep mum on South China Sea ruling: diplomats

Vietnam detains activists after South China Sea ruling

Raytheon gets $291M Sidewinder missile contract mod

China rejects Hague tribunal judgement: foreign ministry

Facts on Philippines v China

Oil prices brush off Chinese woes in wake of Nice attack

China 'may build nuclear plants' in South China Sea

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