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July 30, 2014
China releases geoinformation industry plan
Beijing (XNA) Jul 29, 2014
China issued its first development plan for the geographic information industry, according to an announcement from China's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. China sees the geoinformation industry as a new source for economic growth and plans to establish a comprehensive industry system with independent intellectual property rights by 2020. China will focus on developing remote sensing services as well as manufacturing surveying and mapping equipment and naviga ... read more
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China puts powerful former security chief under investigation
China's ruling Communist Party said Tuesday it has launched an investigation into former security chief Zhou Yongkang - one of its most powerful figures - in a bold move in the country's deepening anti-corruption crackdown. ... more

Canada says China hacked science agency computers
Canada accused China on Tuesday of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied. ... more

Dozens killed in terror attack in China's Xinjiang: Xinhua
Chinese police shot dead dozens belonging to a knife-wielding terror gang in Xinjiang, state media said Tuesday, in the latest bout of violence to rock the far western region home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority. ... more
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China's Xi approaches Mao in state media mentions: study
Chinese President Xi Jinping's name has graced the pages of the Communist Party's flagship newspaper more frequently than any other leader since founding father Mao Zedong, according to researchers. ... more


Ex-military attache at Taiwan US mission under scrutiny
A senior Taiwanese military officer who served at the island's de facto US embassy has been placed under investigation after failing a lie detector test, the defence ministry said Monday. ... more
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No show for North Korean defector artist in China
An art exhibition in China by a North Korean defector has been cancelled, gallery staff said Monday, with reports saying the show had been dismantled on official orders. ... more

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy
Nepal said Tuesday it had agreed to allow a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk to be cremated in Kathmandu, overturning an earlier ban which had sparked claims that it had caved to pressure from China. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Russia has violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile: US

US vows strict monitoring of any Iran nuclear deal

After shaky start, Ukraine turns eastern offensive around

China puts powerful former security chief under investigation

LockMart Completes GMLRS Alternative Warhead Tests

Missile decoy system on Australian, U.S. warships to be upgraded

Aviation officials call for anti-air weapons law, better threat data


Hong Kong leader says Occupy protest would be 'illegal'
Hong Kong's leader declared a planned occupation of the city's financial district by pro-democracy campaigners illegal Tuesday, and warned senior officials not to support the movement. ... more

Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?
Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south. ... more

Beijing to weigh administrative duties against climate
The performance of Chinese decision-makers will be vetted in part by their environmental stewardship, a political document said. ... more
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McDonald's holds the beef in China meat scandal
McDonald's outlets across China have yanked their flagship burgers from the menu, the company said Monday, as the American owner of a key supplier embroiled in an expired meat scandal offered consumers a personal apology. ... more

McDonald's Japan halts sales of Chinese chicken after scandal
McDonald's said Friday that its restaurants in Japan had stopped selling products made with chicken from China, in a marked widening of a scandal that saw expired meat sold to fast food giants. ... more
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Chemist develops X-ray vision for quality assurance

New hope for powdery mildew resistant barley

Nuisance flooding increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise

What's the hold up, El Nino?

Alien Atmospheres - Methane, CFCs and other signs of smart ETs

Lead Pollution Beat Explorers to South Pole, Persists Today

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy


Zhou Yongkang: oil man whose well of power finally ran dry
Embattled former top Communist Zhou Yongkang rose through China's state oil industry to become the country's internal security chief - and amassed so much power, according to analysts, that he brought about his own downfall. ... more

China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions
China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. ... more

Chinese smartphone makers win as market swells
Chinese smartphone makers racked up big gains as the global market for Internet-linked handsets grew to record levels in the second quarter, International Data Corp said Tuesday. ... more

Russia inks agreement for floating nuclear plants with China
A subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said Tuesday it signed an agreement to build floating nuclear power plants with China. ... more

Nissan quarterly profit soars on strong China demand
Nissan said Monday that its latest quarterly net profit soared 37 percent to $1.1 billion, as strong demand in China and other key overseas markets offset weaker sales at home. ... more


Chinese regulators visit Microsoft offices: Dow Jones
Officials from China's corporate regulator paid visits Monday to software giant Microsoft's offices in four cities in the country, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ... more

Quantum Dots Boost Conversion Efficiency Of GaAs Solar Cells
A team of scientists from Taiwan has shown that adding CdS or CdSe quantum dots (QDs) to GaAs solar cells could increase their efficiency by nearly 25 percent. The results were reported in Nature la ... more
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Japanese PM opens LatAm tour with Mexico energy deals


China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania


China conducts land-based missile interception test


China to launch satellite for Venezuela


China to launch HD observation satellite this year


China confirms flight delays caused by military drills


China's aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show


Retired China military told to 'return houses' in crackdown


China approves three private banks: regulator


China's biggest moon challenge: returning to earth

Chinese billionaires criticised for giving Harvard $15m

Naval ships from US, India and Japan to start war games

US food firm sorry over China 'bad meat' scandal

China avoids second corporate bond default: report

China's ageing millions look forward to bleak future

Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage

Chinese president wields economic might on LatAm tour

China anti-terror advice: "fight back" or "run away"

Chinese blogger given 6.5 years for 'rumour-mongering'

China censors squash giant inflatable toad reports

China detains five in expired meat scandal: police

Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate

At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash: officials

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba

Beijing shuts large coal power plant to curb smog: report

This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

China's Xi in Cuba on last stop of Latin America swing

Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets

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