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July 23, 2014
Lunar rock collisions behind Yutu damage
Beijing (XNA) Jul 23, 2014
Ailing Chinese moon rover Yutu, or "Jade Rabbit," might have been damaged by knocking against rocks on a lunar surface that is more complicated than expected, its designer has said. Yutu, China's first moon rover, drove onto the lunar surface on Dec. 15 last year during the Chang'e-3 lunar mission, but in January it suffered a "mechanical control abnormality" which has continued to trouble it ever since. The rover was tested in Beijing, Shanghai and the desert in northwestern China before it ... read more
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This time for the PLA: Chinese army shows off dancing robots
To the sound of Shakira's Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) robots demonstrated their dance steps, screaming recruits drilled with bayonets and tanks rolled as China's military offered a rare moment of openness Tuesday. ... more

China's Xi in Cuba on last stop of Latin America swing
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba late Monday, officials said, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology. ... more

Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived Sunday in Venezuela, the third leg of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region and sealing energy deals. ... more
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China's Fast Track To Circumlunar Mission
Earlier in Space Daily, this analyst presented circumstantial evidence for a future Chinese astronaut mission to the Moon. China seems to be planning a circumlunar flight for the near future, which ... more


Size and age of plants impact their productivity more than climate
The size and age of plants has more of an impact on their productivity than temperature and precipitation, according to a landmark study by University of Arizona researchers. UA professor Bria ... more
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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo
Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides. ... more

China meat scandal spreads to Japan in Chicken McNuggets
A scandal involving expired meat sold by a China unit of US food supplier OSI Group spread to Japan Tuesday, as McDonald's confirmed that the now shut factory provided Chicken McNuggets to its restaurants. ... more
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IBM's Watson advises US soldiers on life after service

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

Saab buys ThyssenKrupp's Swedish submarine shipyard

Rising civilian deaths fuel outrage in Pakistan offensive

USAF orders ground approach radar for Saudi Arabia


China domestic abuse victims voiceless as network disbands
The beatings began a month after the wedding, she says. For more than two years the kicking, pushing and slapping continued, as Ma Shuyun's husband - who had wanted a son - abused not only his wife but also their baby daughter. ... more

China's rich pimp their planes as jet market takes off
When a Chinese customer asked for the interior of his new Bombardier Challenger 850 jet to be covered with pricey black carbon fibre, the designer was shocked - but happy to oblige. ... more

Town 'sealed off' after man dies of plague in China
A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday. ... more
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China shuts meat producer supplying KFC and McDonald's
Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald's and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China's latest food safety scandal. ... more

Veteran Hong Kong activists urge Britain to speak up for freedom
Leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists on Sunday urged Britain to defend freedoms in its former colony instead of its "shameful" pursuit of trade with China. ... more
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NASA Starts Campaign To Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

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Chinese Communist Party in ideology crackdown: paper
China's ruling Communist Party has demanded that government officials be prevented from "being disoriented and losing themselves" to the influence of Western ideals, a newspaper with close ties to the party reported Monday. ... more

Mudslides kill 14 in southwest China, 11 missing
Fourteen people were killed and 11 others are still missing after mudslides swept through two villages in southwest China on Monday following days of heavy rain, state news agency Xinhua reported. ... more

China's Xi eyes increased investment in Cuba
Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuba on Tuesday to expand investment in the fellow communist nation, his last stop on a four-country Latin American charm offensive. ... more

Failed Marx letter sale disappoints Chinese capitalists
A letter by the late Karl Marx, the German philosopher who offered an alternative to capitalism, has failed to sell in Communist-ruled China because the auctioneer set too high a price. ... more

China's Xi signs Venezuela resource deals on LatAm blitz
Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a raft of oil and mineral deals with Venezuela Monday, his latest stop on a Latin American tour showcasing China's growing influence in the region. ... more


China Internet population reaches 632 million: govt
China is now home to 632 million Internet users, a government agency said Monday, although use of social networks has dropped amid a crackdown. ... more

China's Xi hails 'new horizons' in ties with Argentina
Relations between Argentina and China are poised to reach unprecedented "new horizons," Chinese President Xi Jinping told lawmakers in Buenos Aires during a summit visit Saturday. ... more
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China moves oil rig out of waters claimed by Vietnam

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Oil market enjoys China-inspired gains

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