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October 23, 2016
Ambitious space satellite projects set for liftoff
Beijing (XNA) Oct 18, 2016
A family of science satellites will be developed by China during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), senior researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences say. Technicians have begun preliminary research on four space-based scientific projects, says Gong Jiancun, deputy director of the academy's National Space Science Center. These are the Solar Wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer, the Water Cycle Observation Satellite, the Einstein Probe, and the Magnetosphere, Ionosphere and Thermosphere ... read more

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China's permanent station plans ride on mission
As a Chinese spaceship rockets through the void toward a rendezvous with a new Chinese space lab, experts say a monumental step in the nation's long march in space exploration is about to occur. ... more

China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea
China has slammed the US for sailing a warship near disputed territory in the South China Sea, saying the move was a "serious illegal act" and "deliberately provocative". ... more

China, Philippines agree to dialogue over Sea disputes
Beijing and Manila will resume talks on their South China Sea disputes, both sides said Friday, an apparent diplomatic victory for China after an international tribunal dismissed its claims to the waters. ... more
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China to enhance space capabilities with launch of Shenzhou-11
Monday's successful launch of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft is another step forward to put China among leading players in space technology, said Alexander Zheleznyakov, a Russian expert on history of s ... more


Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared his "separation" from longstanding ally the United States, in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country's diplomacy towards China. ... more

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Tajikistan starts anti-terror drills with China
Tajikistan began joint anti-terror drills with China on Thursday close near the border with Afghanistan as part of Beijing's drive to boost security in the region. ... more

Philippines' Duterte says 'goodbye' to US ties in Beijing
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said it was "time to say goodbye" to the US during a visit to China on Wednesday, as the combative leader reconfigures his country's diplomatic alliances. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US warns of 'overwhelming' response if N.Korea uses nukes

China slams 'provocative' US sail-by in South China Sea

China, Philippines agree to dialogue over Sea disputes

Russia puzzled by talk of US troop rotation in Norway

Airbus DS contracts with Intelsat General for European Defence Communications

Philippines' Duterte says will not sever US ties

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers


US to deploy missile defense to South Korea 'soon'
The United States said Wednesday that it would deploy a missile-defense system to South Korea as soon as possible, despite opposition from China. ... more

Early fossil fish from China shows where our jaws came from
Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, published in Science, palaeontologists from China and Sweden trace ... more

Typhoon Haima batters Hong Kong as city in lockdown
The usually frenetic streets of Hong Kong were deserted Friday as the city was battered by Typhoon Haima after the storm left a trail of deaths and damage in the Philippines. ... more
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Wealthy Australian families make counter-bid for cattle empire
An all-Australian consortium comprising some of the country's richest grazier families made a counter-offer Sunday for one of the world's largest cattle estates, sparking a bidding war with a Chinese-linked proposal. ... more

Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand collaborate on seismic hazard models
In Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand, one of the largest driving forces behind earthquakes is the active convergence of tectonic plates at rates of four to eight centimeters per year. The plate boundari ... more
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Study finds earliest evidence in fossil record for right-handedness

Receding glaciers in Bolivia leave communities at risk

How snakes lost a blueprint for making limbs


Australian consortium buys power grid after Chinese bid blocked
Half of Australia's largest electricity network has been sold to two local firms for Aus$16.189 billion (US$12.35 billion), after Canberra blocked a Chinese bid citing national security. ... more

'Chinese Netflix' takes on tech titans in US
A Chinese internet colossus referred to as a combination of Netflix, Apple, Amazon and Tesla announced Wednesday it is taking on US tech titans on their home turf. ... more

China to enhance space capabilities with launch of Shenzhou-11
Monday's successful launch of the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft is another step forward to put China among leading players in space technology, said Alexander Zheleznyakov, a Russian expert on history of s ... more

Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. ... more

Chinese astronauts reach orbiting lab: Xinhua
Two Chinese astronauts entered the country's new orbiting space laboratory for the first time on Wednesday, state media reported, as Beijing works towards having its own space station. ... more


China closer to establishing permanent space station
The launch of a new manned space mission brings China closer to the establishment of a permanent space station, international experts say. Chinese taikonauts, Jing Haipeng, 50, and Chen Dong, 37, we ... more

Astronauts enjoy range of delicacies on Shenzhou XI
The two astronauts headed for the Tiangong II space laboratory aboard the Shenzhou XI enjoyed their first meal about four hours after the spacecraft blasted off at 7:30am on Monday. The lunch includ ... more
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China's Xi revives Long March myths to rally party


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South China Sea looms over Duterte visit


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Hong Kong pro-independence lawmakers blocked from taking oath

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Crown shares dive as China detains high-roller chief

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Taiwan calls for renewed talks with China

Xi, Modi hold talks amid India frustrations

China says supports Philippines' Duterte drug war

China data and US banks propel equities higher

Father's last embrace saves girl in China building collapse

Scientists model anti-reflective surfaces after cicada wings

Beijing to merge chemicals giants

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