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October 22, 2014
China to send orbiter to moon and back: report
Beijing (AFP) Oct 22, 2014
China will launch its latest lunar orbiter in the coming days, state media said Wednesday, in its first attempt to send a spacecraft around the moon and back to Earth. The spacecraft, which has not been named, will launch between Friday and Sunday, China's official Xinhua news agency reported. It is China's first lunar module capable of returning to Earth, which will require withstanding the high temperatures that develop when a probe re-enters the terrestrial atmosphere. It is intended to t ... read more
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China's space policy gets even tighter
Anyone who watches China's space program is well aware of the nation's information policies. China has never been as open as we would like. We can understand that China operates under a different po ... more

China Launches New Satellite Via Orbital Carrier Rocket
China has launched its new Yaogan-22 remote sensing optical satellite into scheduled orbit Monday, Chinese News Service reported. The satellite was launched atop a Long March 4C rocket, which ... more

Work completed on satellite launch center in Hainan
Construction of the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in Hainan province, China's fourth and most advanced space launch center, has been completed and it will soon become operational, People's Daily ... more
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India says no compromise with China on territory
India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country's new national security advisor said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. ... more


Iran, powers resume expert-level nuclear talks Wednesday
Expert-level talks between Iran and world powers aimed at clearing the path toward a nuclear deal will be held Wednesday and Thursday in Vienna, a top Iranian official said. ... more
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Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles: report
Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported Sunday. ... more

UN rights chief says in talks with China on Tibet visit
The UN's new human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday said he was in talks with China over a planned visit to Tibet. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
U.S. holds test on Aegis tracking capability

Thales providing satcom capability to Qatar

Successful test for India's Nirbhay cruise missile

Israeli minister airs Iran nuclear concerns at Pentagon

More sightings of 'foreign sub' as Sweden says it could use force

India says no compromise with China on territory

Pakistan air strikes kill 28 militants: officials


China's Xi to tighten control at key Communist conclave: experts
China's Communist rulers gather next week for a key meeting devoted to the "rule of law", but observers say the conclave will in fact mark another tightening of control by party leader Xi Jinping after crackdowns on internal dissent and graft. ... more

Chinese scientist proposes new scientific satellites
A Chinese scientist has proposed a series of satellites to monitor "global change," or planetary-scale changes concerning the Earth. Speaking at the ongoing Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposi ... more

China, Russia mull high-speed Moscow-Beijing rail line: reports
China and Russia are considering building a high-speed rail line thousands of kilometres from Moscow to Beijing that would cut the journey time from six days on the celebrated Trans-Siberian to two, Chinese media reported Friday. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


Chinese power companies pursue smart grids
After conducting an investigation about the current state of the operation of medium voltage distribution grids and the integration of distributed generation (DG) of renewable resources across China ... more

Australia poised to seize assets of corrupt Chinese: report
Australia is poised to help China seize assets from corrupt officials and assist Beijing in extraditing economic fugitives, a report said Tuesday. ... more
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Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists create possible precursor to life

Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii

The breathing sand

Autism autism evolved recently in human history

Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change

WSU researchers see how plants optimize their repair


Social trust eroded in Chinese product-tampering incident
For about a decade, Chinese consumers weren't getting what they paid for when they purchased Wuchang, a special brand of gourmet rice that has a peculiar scent. The quality was being diluted when le ... more

Dongfeng, Huawei partner for Internet-enabled cars
Telecommunications giant Huawei and Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor Corporation have launched a project to develop Internet-enabled cars, beginning with the installation of mobile Internet devices i ... more

Chinese group only bidder for Mexico high-speed train
A Chinese-led consortium was the only group to enter a bid for a high-speed train project connecting Mexico City and the central city of Queretaro, the transport ministry said Thursday. ... more

Volvo says will recruit 1,300 in Sweden as sales boom
Chinese-owned Volvo Car Group said Thursday it was expanding its Swedish workforce by about 1,300 as sales peak, bucking trends in the global auto industry which has been cautious about a gradual recovery. ... more

China overseas investment almost doubles in September: govt
China's overseas investment almost doubled year-on-year to $9.79 billion in September, the government said Thursday, again exceeding incoming funds even though they recovered from multi-year lows. ... more
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China's Xi echoes Mao on the arts: state media
China's President Xi Jinping has told artists not to chase popularity with "vulgar" works but promote socialism instead, with state media on Thursday comparing his remarks to a speech by Mao Zedong. ... more

Beijing expresses concern over India's planned road on border
India plans to build a highway along its remote, disputed border with China in the country's northeast, an official said Wednesday, prompting concern from Beijing. ... more
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Hubble uses gravity lense to find extremely distant galaxy

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SSL Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers For Intelsat 30

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China says no need 'so far' for PLA deployment in Hong Kong


Ball in Japan's court for Xi-Abe talks: China envoy


Money grows on trees with great walnuts of China


Drop in China, HK demand dries up Bordeaux wine sales


SOCAR signs pipe contracts for TANAP gas line through Turkey


Son of China's former premier quits investment bank


China's ailing moon rover weakening


Moscow and Beijing 'natural allies' Putin tells China


Uighur group condemns sentencing of 12 to death in China


China crab industry feels pinch from graft crackdown

All systems go for Power of Siberia gas pipeline, Gazprom says

CNOOC expects 40,000 bpd from South China Sea startup

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

Japan lawmakers to visit controversial war shrine

Li pledges China will boost innovation, creativity

China, Russia seek 'international justice', agree currency swap line

Zimbabwe signs $1.5 bn power deal with China's Sinohydro

Taiwan upholds jail term for retired major turned China spy

Mainlanders risk backlash to support Hong Kong protests

12 condemned to death for attack in China's Xinjiang: media

China police hold activists 'over Hong Kong interview'

China's Li in Russia for Putin talks

Li visits Germany, China's 'anchor' in Europe

China's economic rise challenges IMF

Mozambique's Frelimo accused of timber smuggling to fund vote drive

Brazil beef exports soar on Chinese, Russian demand

China exports and imports surge ahead of expectations

No need for big stimulus in China: PBOC economist

China's Li discusses Russia deals ahead of Putin talks

Cameroon vows to 'totally wipe out' Boko Haram after hostages' release

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