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April 25, 2015
Xinhua Insight: How China joins space club?
Beijing (XNA) Apr 24, 2015
Yu Jun aimed his telescope at a bright star in the night sky. A moment later, a dim light passed across it, along the very path foreign astronomy websites had forecast. "Dongfanghong-1," Yu Jun noted in his observer diary. "I can hardly believe that several decades after its launch, China's first satellite can still be seen. It's amazing," he exclaims. The launch of Dongfanghong-1 on April 24, 1970 marked China's entry into a new epoch of space exploration. But less-well understood is how Ch ... read more
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Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea
Malaysia has called for China to cooperate with Southeast Asia in speeding up talks on a set of rules in the disputed South China Sea, where Beijing's island-building activities have sparked international alarm. ... more

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks
Just hours after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for his first substantial talks with China's Xi Jinping, three of his cabinet ministers Thursday visited the war shrine that Beijing sees as a symbol of Tokyo's violent past. ... more

Philippines accuses China coastguard of armed robbery
The Philippines accused the Chinese coastguard on Thursday of robbing Filipino fishermen at gunpoint during a series of confrontations at a disputed shoal in the hotly contested South China Sea. ... more
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China, Japan leaders meet but wartime legacy casts shadow
The leaders of China and Japan met Wednesday for only the second time since taking office, but the effort to repair badly damaged ties was marred after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier failed to apologise for Tokyo's wartime aggression. ... more


Colombia orders Chinese ship with weapons to sail for Cuba
A court ordered a Cuba-bound Chinese ship loaded with undeclared weapons to sail for Havana on Tuesday, saying the arms could not be unloaded and might pose a safety threat. ... more
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IS group is 'Russia's greatest enemy', not US: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow's greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict. ... more

Chinese and US navies in sporting confrontations
US and Chinese sailors faced off on Chinese soil Tuesday, in sporting clashes between their giant militaries aimed at building trust against a backdrop of tensions over Beijing's assertion of its territorial claims. ... more
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Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

New safety system for unmanned aerial systems in U.S.

Malaysia urges Beijing's cooperation in South China Sea

X-47B unmanned aerial system demos in-flight refueling

Japan ministers go to Yasukuni hours after China talks

New deadly strikes in Yemen despite rebel demands

Northrop helps stabilize Raytheon optical targeting systems


Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media
The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington. ... more

Scientists urge moratorium after Chinese 'edit' human embryos
Global scientists on Thursday renewed calls to halt controversial research to genetically edit human embryos after a Chinese team published details of a breakthrough attempt in this new frontier in science. ... more

China vows crackdown on strippers at funerals
Chinese authorities on Thursday bared the details of their latest anti-vice sweep: a campaign to halt the hiring of strippers at funerals ... more
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Former China provincial governor tried for graft
The former deputy Communist chief of China's Sichuan province was tried for corruption Thursday, a court said, the latest senior figure prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's high-profile anti-corruption campaign. ... more

Earthquake potential where there is no earthquake history
It may seem unlikely that a large earthquake would take place hundreds of kilometers away from a tectonic plate boundary, in areas with low levels of strain on the crust from tectonic motion. ... more
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HK govt unveils vote plan, no concessions to pro-democrats
Hong Kong's government Wednesday announced a roadmap for leadership elections that offered no concessions to the city's democracy camp - prompting a backlash from opposition lawmakers and warnings of more street protests. ... more

Man who defaced Mao picture jailed for 14 months
A man who threw a jar of ink at the imposing portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Beijing's Tiananmen Square has been jailed for 14 months, media said Wednesday. ... more

21 dead in China coal mine flood: official
A total of 21 Chinese coal miners were killed after a shaft they were working in flooded with water, an official told AFP Thursday, the latest incident in the loosely-regulated industry. ... more

Chinese smartwatch makers say clock ticking for Apple
The Apple Watch goes on sale on Friday but Chinese factories are already churning out cheaper alternatives, to the delight of local consumers. ... more

China opens bank card clearing sector to foreign firms
China has announced plans that will allow giants such as Visa and MasterCard to set up credit card clearing services in the country, breaking the monopoly in a multi-trillion-dollar market foreign firms have been trying to tap for decades. ... more
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China manufacturing gauge at 12-month low: HSBC
An index of China's manufacturing activity fell to a 12-month low in April, HSBC said Thursday, indicating further weakness as growth sputters in the world's second-largest economy. ... more

Solar plane Pacific-crossing a 'human challenge'
The pilot set to attempt an ambitious crossing of the Pacific Ocean in a solar-powered plane said on Wednesday that the flight will not only test the aircraft but his own endurance as well. ... more
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China state-owned company unit defaults on bond


Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank's popularity setback for US


Japan PM says may drop formal apology in WWII statement


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Beijing shocks US with progress of airstrip in South China Sea


Air pollution levels drop in China: Greenpeace


China's struggle for water security


Iran wants more non-oil exports, better prices


China property developer's default an 'isolated' glitch: analysts

Luxury auto party over in China as growth slows, graft drive bites

Yutu finds Moon still active in old age

Philippines voices China alarm as US war games begin

China's Xi in Pakistan to unveil $46 bn investment plan

New Zealand PM happy to talk to China about spy claims

Russia's vast Arctic gas project aims to avoid Ukraine deep freeze

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

Chinese imperial palace may sue over replica: state media

Solar plane starts next round-the-world leg in China

Tesla struggling to electrify China car market

China to launch three new free-trade zones

China jails outspoken journalist, 71, for seven years

Tibetan man self-immolates in China: reports

Two 'suspected terrorist elements' shot dead in China

China building runway in disputed South China Sea: reports

US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

China approves nuclear power project

China cuts bank reserve ratio requirement as growth slows

China corporate jet sales 'dire' after graft sweep

Coca-Cola to buy Chinese protein drinks business

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