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November 24, 2015
Construction of China's mega radio telescope enters final stage
Guiyang, China (XNA) Nov 25, 2015
Chinese scientists on Saturday tested the installation of the "retina" of the world's largest ever radio telescope to be completed in September next year. Technicians lifted a 30-tonne feed cabin of the Five hundred meter Aperture Spherical Telescope - or FAST - above a half-finished dish-like reflector measuring 500 meters in diameter and 1.6 kilometers in perimeter. Once completed, the cabin, home to a feed source which collects signals from the universe, will be suspended 140 to 160 meter ... read more
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Chinese, Lao leaders mark successful launch of communication satellite
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Lao counterpart, Choummaly Sayasone, sent each other congratulatory messages on Saturday to mark the successful launch of a Lao communication satellite with a Ch ... more

China's scientific satellites to enter uncharted territory
A series of scientific satellites, including one to probe dark matter, will be launched later this year and next year, said Wu Ji, director of the National Space Science Center under the Chinese Aca ... more

China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia
China came under renewed criticism Sunday over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy. ... more
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Japan backs US South China Sea operations
Japan on Sunday backed the United States sailing warships close to disputed land in the South China Sea but said it had no plans to send its own maritime forces to support the operation. ... more


Australian port lease to China firm under spotlight
Australia is reviewing rules that allow its states to sell strategic assets to foreign firms without federal scrutiny, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he defended a port leasing to a Chinese firm. ... more

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Chinese police shoot dead 28 from 'terrorist group': authorities
Chinese police have killed 28 members of a "terrorist group" in the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, authorities announced Friday, in the bloodiest such operation in months and as Beijing denounces Western "double standards" in the wake of the Paris attacks. ... more

China offers funds in search for missing MH370 plane
China on Saturday pledged Aus$20 million ($14.5 million) to help fund the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the government said in a statement, after the plane vanished in 2014. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Cost of replacing UK's nuclear submarines goes up 6bn pounds

China under fresh fire over sea rows as US courts SE Asia

India test fires Advanced Air Defense missile

British PM David Cameron announces boost in defense spending

N. Korea warns South ahead of shelling anniversary

Hackers may hit home for the holidays

Indonesia joining South Korea's fighter aircraft program


Russia, China agree $2 bln deal for 24 Su-35 warplanes: state firm
Russia and China have agreed on the sale of 24 advanced Sukhoi Su-35 fighters to Beijing, the Russian state holding Rostec said on Thursday. ... more

138 world leaders to attend Paris climate summit: France
A total of 138 heads of state and government so far will attend a climate summit due to kick off in terror-hit Paris on November 30, the French government said Friday. ... more

UN decries Thailand, Vietnam deportations to China
The United Nations on Friday slammed Thailand's deportation of two Chinese refugees, and Vietnam's reported transfer of nine North Korean nationals to China, warning they were at risk of "grave human rights violations" ... more
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Inconvenient truth: China implacable ahead of Paris climate talks
China will not improve on its pledges to control emissions, the country's top climate negotiator said on Thursday ahead of key UN climate change talks in Paris. ... more

China landslide deaths rise to 38
The death toll from a landslide triggered by flooding in China rose to 38 Thursday, with no more missing, officials and state-run media said. ... more
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Scandal-hit Malaysian firm sells power assets for $2.3bln
A debt-stricken Malaysian company linked to corruption allegations swirling around Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday it would sell its power assets to China's biggest nuclear energy producer for $2.3 billion. ... more

Metal prices slide on strong dollar, China woes
The prices of metals slumped to multi-year low points this week owing mainly to a strengthening dollar and persistent concerns over weaker Chinese demand, analysts said. ... more

Coal mine fire in northeast China kills 21: state media
At least 21 people died in a fire at a mine operated by northeast China's biggest state-owned coal company, state media reported on Saturday, the latest accident in the country's trouble-plagued resources sector. ... more

VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal
German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said Thursday it had postponed a planned investment in China. ... more

Protests, South China Sea tensions at Asia-Pacific summit
Police and protesters clashed Thursday outside a gathering of Asia-Pacific leaders who were meeting for a summit dominated by a US-China tussle for regional influence. ... more
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IS 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded
The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed two hostages, one Chinese and a Norwegian, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead. ... more

New superbug resistant to last-line antibiotics: study
Scientists warned Thursday of the "epidemic potential" of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. ... more
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China to deepen energy reform in the next five years


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China tells Obama to keep out of South China Sea disputes


Obama ups pressure on China at Asia-Pacific summit


McDonald's in ex-Taiwan leader's home stirs controversy in China


Australia blocks sale of huge cattle estate to foreigners


China says making 'enormous efforts' against torture


Xi warns of rival free trade pact 'fragmentation'

Mountains may depart, says Tibetan filmmaker

Chinese emissions to rise despite coal peak

Frankfurt yuan trading starts on new China platform

China inks $15 billion nuclear deal with Argentina

S.Africa and China sign nuclear energy cooperation pact

China to launch Dark Matter Satellite in mid-December

China has 'right' to South China Sea islands: senior diplomat

Obama offers SE Asian allies military aid as China tensions rise

China's satellite expo opens

China to better integrate satellite applications with Internet

UN watchdog questions China over allegations of widespread torture

Football: Boos, 'boo' signs for shared Chinese anthem in Hong Kong

China's investment in Africa down 40% on year: govt

CGN wins $7.7 bln Romanian nuclear deal

Philippines, Vietnam to sign strategic partnership

US, Chinese navies train together despite tensions

Wheat disease-resistance gene identified, potential to save billions

China landslide deaths rise to 25

Precarious future: The battle to save Taiwan's Queen's Head

Beauty queen in Miss World standoff with China over rights

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