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June 27, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July



Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test processes for the new Dongfanghong-5 satellites and carry out in-orbit experiments. After arriving at t ... read more

SINO DAILY
Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover
Hong Kong (AFP) June 27, 2017
When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space ... more
CYBER WARS
China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada
Ottawa (AFP) June 26, 2017
China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday. ... more
THE STANS
Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
Islamabad (AFP) June 25, 2017
Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. ... more
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MISSILE DEFENSE
S. Koreans march to protest US missile defence system
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. ... more
NUKEWARS
China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea
Washington (AFP) June 23, 2017
China's top diplomat told Donald Trump that Beijing was willing to keep working with Washington to defuse tensions on the Korean peninsula - days after the US leader implied that Chinese efforts had failed. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Panda conservation offers broad ecological benefits, research shows
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Panda conservation benefits a variety of plants and animals, not just pandas, new research proves. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
New landslide hits China disaster area
Beijing (AFP) June 27, 2017
More rock and mud fell on Tuesday at the site of a major landslide that buried a mountain village and scores of people in southwest China last weekend, state media said. ... more
SINO DAILY
China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report
Hong Kong (AFP) June 23, 2017
President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists. ... more
SINO DAILY
Beijing shopkeepers protest evictions
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
Over 100 shopkeepers at a popular Beijing market held a rare street protest Friday against what they call unreasonable eviction as the Chinese capital seeks to curb population growth. ... more


Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

SINO DAILY
China court slashes jail term for debt-collector killer
Beijing (AFP) June 23, 2017
A man given a life sentence for killing a debt collector in China had his jail term slashed to five years on Friday after a higher court ruled his actions had been "defensive". ... more
SINO DAILY
Liu Xiaobo: Freed Chinese intellectual spoke out for change
Beijing (AFP) June 26, 2017
Liu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize from behind bars, was for decades a vocal champion of democracy and human rights until Chinese authorities locked him up for speaking out. ... more
UAV NEWS
China drone king turns to farming
Shenzhen, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
China drone-maker DJI is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photos to fend off growing competition in the global remote-controlled aircraft market. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide
Diexi, China (AFP) June 25, 2017
Rescuers kept digging through rocks and earth for more than 90 people still missing Sunday after a huge landslide entombed a village in southwest China, but some relatives lost hope of finding them alive. ... more



China to launch Long March-5 Y2 in early July
Beijing (XNA) Jun 27, 2017
China has set the window to launch its Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket between July 2 and 5, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Carrying Shijian-18 communication satellite, the rocket was vertically transferred to the launch area at Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China's Hainan Province on Monday. Shijian-18 will test ... more
Beijing (Sputnik) Jun 23, 2017
With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station
Beijing (XNA) Jun 21, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft completes second docking with space lab
Jiuquan (XNA) Jun 19, 2017
China to launch four more probes before 2021
Macron faces EU summit pushback on Chinese investments
Brussels (AFP) June 22, 2017
A push by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in Europe's key industries faced a setback on Thursday from EU partners who fear a rise of protectionism. European leaders will discuss the thorny topic of international trade on the second day of an EU summit on Friday, as Europe seeks to champion free trade against the protectionist polic ... more
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US aluminum makers point finger at China, call for tariffs
Brussels (AFP) June 23, 2017
Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments
The Hague (AFP) June 22, 2017
China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol
US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
A country armed with nearly one pistol, rifle or shotgun for every citizen, the United States has a worldwide reputation for being gun-crazy. But the reality is much more complex, according to a survey released Thursday, which says gun violence is contributing to significant ambivalence even though it encourages some to arm up. The Pew Research Center survey confirms well-known basics: f ... more
Ulan Bator (AFP) June 24, 2017
Mongolian voters weigh love-hate relationship with China
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 22, 2017
In blow to Britain, UN votes to seek legal opinion on Chagos fate
Washington (AFP) June 22, 2017
US defense contractor accused of spying for China
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
China agrees to fight corporate hacking in Canada
Ottawa (AFP) June 26, 2017
China has pledged not to carry out state-sponsored cyberattacks against the intellectual property of Canadian firms, the two sides said Monday. The agreement was reached as part of ongoing bilateral security and trade talks. Western governments have accused Chinese hackers of stealing valuable proprietary technologies and business secrets from high-tech and pharmaceutical companies, as w ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 22, 2017
China orders halt to video streaming on major websites
Washington (AFP) June 20, 2017
Social media 'bots' from Russia distorting global politics: study
Washington (AFP) June 19, 2017
Data firm working for Trump exposed 198 mn voter files: researchers
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
UK nuclear plant to cost consumers billions more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
A highly-controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday. "The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's deal for Hinkley Point C has locked consumers into a risky and expensive project with uncertain strategic and economic bene ... more
Tokyo (AFP) June 23, 2017
Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit
Paris (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
AREVA obtains transport license for its new cask in France and Belgium
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
NWMO to Focus Field Studies on Fewer Communities
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
With over 20 years in sustainable investment, Thrive Renewables, (previously Triodos Renewables) has provided mezzanine loans for two wind farms in Scotland that will have a combined total capacity of 11.5MW which will generate and deliver clean, smart energy to the UK grid. Once built, these projects will be able to generate enough green electricity for 7,760[1] homes. In partnership with ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy
Houston TX (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water into fresh drinking water. The desalination system, which uses a combination of membrane distillation technology and light-harvesting nanophotonics, is the first major innovation from the Center for Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment ( ... more
Wesel, Germany (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
SOVENTIX and Gentec EPC sign a joint venture agreement to develop solar hybrid projects across Nigeria
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
Pacific island nations get renewable energy support
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Using sunlight to the max
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official
Seoul (AFP) June 23, 2017
North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official said, in an apparent provocation ahead of a summit between President Donald Trump and the leader of South Korea. President Moon Jae-In heads to Washington next week to meet Trump for the first time since taking office in May, as tensions soar on the Korean peninsula over Kim Jo ... more
London (AFP) June 23, 2017
Iran nuclear chief urges West to save historic deal
Seoul (AFP) June 24, 2017
Second N. Korean soldier defects to S. Korea in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 27, 2017
N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler
First upgraded LAV-ATM anti-tank vehicles roll off line for Marines
Washington DC (UPI) Jun 24, 2017
The first two Light Armored Vehicle Anti-Tank Modernization A2s have completed their retrofitting with the Modified Target Acquisition System weapons turret. The upgrade was completed at Production Plant Barstow, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., by Raytheon technicians, the U.S. Marine Corps said on Friday. The MTAS replaces the Emerson 901 turret in use on the LAV si ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Lockheed debuts C-130J variant for special operations forces
Washington (UPI) Jun 26, 2017
Army taps Raytheon for language translation software
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Elbit debuts loitering munition system
Weapons found after shots fired in oil field: Saudi
Riyadh (AFP) June 19, 2017
Saudi Arabia said Monday it had seized weapons from a boat captured after the navy fired warning shots at vessels approaching a Gulf oil platform, at a time of tensions with Iran and Qatar. Three small boats entered Saudi territorial waters at about 8:30 pm on Friday and "headed at speed towards platforms of (the) Saudi oil field of Marjan", a government statement said. Saudi naval force ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 15, 2017
Mattis, Dunford press Congress for increased, stable budgets
Washington (UPI) Jun 14, 2017
Senate narrowly defeats resolution blocking Saudi arms sale
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
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Washington DC (SPX) Jun 26, 2017
Researchers have developed an exoskeleton system that provides personalized support for its user. In healthy volunteers, the optimized exoskeleton reduced energy expenditure during walking by 24%, on average, compared to when the system was not providing personalized support. Exoskeletons can help enhance human abilities, for example by allowing people to lift greater weight or expend less ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Jun 16, 2017
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Facebook gives bots ability to negotiate, compromise
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
Scientists probe role of sunscreen in accelerating coral reef decline
Washington (UPI) Jun 21, 2017
When marine biologist Craig Downs first visited the turquoise-blue waters of Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John in 2005, he arrived on a crucial mission: Find out why the health of the park's coral reefs was declining. Downs, part of a team of experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the University of Central Florida and the University of ... more
West Tabir, Indonesia (AFP) June 21, 2017
Risky gold rush: Indonesia tackles illegal mining boom
Athens (AFP) June 22, 2017
Athens rubbish piles up as Greeks protest contracts
Firozabad, India (AFP) June 25, 2017
Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj
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Taiwan slams UN after students barred from Geneva visit
Taipei (AFP) June 16, 2017
Taiwan fiercely criticised the United Nations on Friday after its students were barred from visiting a public hearing in Geneva as Beijing seeks to further isolate the island internationally. It comes after Taiwan was excluded from a major World Health Organisation meeting last month under pressure from China, which still sees the island as part of its territory. Cross-strait relations ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) May 27, 2017
China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"
Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security
Islamabad (AFP) June 25, 2017
Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns. President Mamnoon Hussain told visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Islamabad that the protection of Chinese citizens working in Pakistan was the "top ... more
Washington (AFP) June 21, 2017
US watchdog decries pricey woodland uniforms for Afghan army
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 21, 2017
Airport in Kazakh capital renamed after president
Kabul (AFP) June 15, 2017
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