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October 24, 2014
China launches first mission to moon and back
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2014
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. ... read more
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New lunar mission to test Chang'e-5 technology
China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launche ... more

Next Chinese mission to moon will return to Earth
This week China will launch a new lunar orbiter, which, in contrast with previous space probes, will return to Earth after orbiting the Moon, China's official Xinhua news agency reports. Ye Pe ... more

China Completes Country's Largest Spaceport
Construction of the fourth and the largest spaceport in China in the country's southern city of Wenchang has been completed and it is ready for launch, People's Daily reported Friday. Completi ... more
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Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more


Dances with wolves in China's wild west
Facing down a pack of snarling wolves - the symbol of the Uighur minority in China's violence-wracked far west - businessman Yang Changsheng offered a sausage in friendship. ... more
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Mapping drone prompts China to scramble fighter jets: report
China deployed more than 1,200 troops and scrambled fighter jets in response to an unauthorised flight near Beijing airport by what turned out to be a mapping drone, state-run media reported Thursday. ... more

China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more
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Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria


China's Secret Moon Mission
Soon, a rocket will launch a Chinese spacecraft to the Moon and back. It's the first time that China has attempted this long and perilous journey. It should be a great achievement for the nation, wo ... more

Japan deputy PM directly urges China to hold summit
Japan's deputy prime minister on Wednesday urged China to allow a summit between the Asian rivals as he met a top Beijing official, he said. ... more

China ponders action against Hong Kong stars
The powerful Youth League of China's ruling Communist party has opened a poll on possible sanctions against Hong Kong celebrities who support the city's pro-democracy demonstrators - including boycotts, bans and Internet censorship. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Vietnam freed blogger to win allies in China dispute: analysts
Vietnam's sudden release of a top dissident who was shuttled from jail to the United States is part of an attempt to secure powerful allies amid a simmering maritime dispute with China, analysts said Wednesday. ... more

India says no compromise with China on territory
India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country's new national security advisor said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. ... more
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Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation


Cause of aging remains elusive
A report by Chinese researchers in the journal Nature a few months ago was a small sensation: they appeared to have found the cause for why organisms age. An international team of scientists, headed ... more

Hong Kong protests: saving the movement's art
A band of Hong Kong art guardians are on constant standby at the city's sprawling protest site. Their mission: to swoop in and save a vast array of creative works - including the towering "Umbrella Man" statue - if the police move in. ... more

Cultural Revolution evoked with China mass sentencing
Chinese officials sentenced eight criminals and paraded another 16 suspects in front of 5,000 spectators, prompting criticism by domestic media Thursday, which drew parallels with the bloodthirsty chaos of the Cultural Revolution. ... more

Beijing embraces 'rule of law with Chinese characteristics': Xinhua
China's Communist rulers declared Thursday that the country would embrace the "rule of law with Chinese characteristics", official media reported after a key party meeting touted as heralding legal reform. ... more

US, China can tip balance in climate quest: study
The United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas polluters, could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming, researchers said Tuesday. ... more

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China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean: report
China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region. ... more

Boeing and Chinese firm to turn "gutter oil" into jet fuel
US aircraft maker Boeing has set up a facility with a Chinese firm to transform waste cooking oil - the source of repeated food safety scandals - into jet fuel, it said Wednesday. ... more
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Chinese scientist proposes new scientific satellites

China overseas investment almost doubles in September: govt

Iran, powers resume expert-level nuclear talks Wednesday

Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles: report

UN rights chief says in talks with China on Tibet visit

China's Xi echoes Mao on the arts: state media

Chinese group only bidder for Mexico high-speed train

Volvo says will recruit 1,300 in Sweden as sales boom

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China's ailing moon rover weakening

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China crab industry feels pinch from graft crackdown

All systems go for Power of Siberia gas pipeline, Gazprom says

CNOOC expects 40,000 bpd from South China Sea startup

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