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April 30, 2016
China produces key component for nuclear fusion facility
Hefei, France (XNA) Apr 26, 2016
A world-class ion cyclotron resonant heating (ICRH) antenna, a key part of nuclear fusion facility, was delivered to a French institute in Anhui Province on Monday. The antenna was manufactured by the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of plasma physics (ASIPP), and delivered to the Institute for Magnetic Fusion Research (IRFM) under French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). The antenna, which has reached French nuclear power standard, will be used to heat plasma for ... read more
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South China city gears up for satellite tourism
South China's Wenchang City in Hainan Province is preparing to welcome rocket-watching tourists to the country's fourth space launch center. The city has completed about 70 percent of tourism ... more

China testing own reusable rocket technologies
China is working on its own reusable rocket technologies, a source close to the research told Xinhua Thursday. Chinese experts have already built a prototype model to test theories on the reus ... more

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon
China has denied the US aircraft carrier USS Stennis and accompanying naval vessels permission to make a port call in Hong Kong, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. ... more
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China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea
China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested rockets thought to be capable of reaching American territory. ... more


China warns Southeast Asia over maritime dispute
China urged Southeast Asian nations on Thursday to resolve territorial disputes through dialogue and repeated a warning of "negative consequences" if the Philippines wins an arbitration case in The Hague. ... more

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Chinese officials under investigation for selling data: govt
Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data, the government said Wednesday, despite longstanding doubts over the reliability of official figures. ... more

Pakistan, China building JF-17B prototype
Pakistan and China have jointly started production of the first prototype JF-17B combat jet at the Chendu Aerospace Corporation facility in Chendu, China. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

China rejects Hong Kong port call by US carrier: Pentagon

Marshall Islands welcomes US disaster declaration

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S. Korea

Textron adds VTOL capability to Aerosonde unmanned aerial system


Beijing, Moscow have great potential for space cooperation
Russia and China have several areas of fruitful cooperation, in particular, the construction of engines and various electronic components for space exploration, according to the head of the Chinese ... more

China open to Sino-US space cooperation
China is open to space cooperation with all nations including the United States, the heavyweights of China's space program said on Sunday, the anniversary of China's first satellite launch 46 years ... more

China aiming for reusable manned spacecraft: chief engineer
China is studying how to retrieve and reuse manned spacecraft in its future missions, the chief engineer of the nation's manned space program said on Sunday. "It's our next goal to reuse manne ... more
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China's long march into space
On clear April nights, Zhu Jin, director of the Beijing Planetarium, retreats into the city's quiet, mountainous suburbs and aims a telescope at the sky. "Dongfanghong-1," Zhu whispered as a dim lig ... more

China's top astronaut goes to "space camp"
Liu Wang, one of China's leading astronauts, visited a high school in Beijing Friday and shared his experiences ahead of April 24 celebrations of the launch of the country's first satellite 46 years ... more
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Widespread loss of ocean oxygen to become noticeable in 2030s

Measuring river surface flow with image analysis

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Critically endangered Himalayan wolf needs global conservation effort

Tiny fossil horses put their back into it

Xi move on faction suggests China elite struggle

Million people urge Bayer to stop bee-killer pesticides


Taiwan's president-elect says democracy at heart of China ties
Taiwan's president-elect said Wednesday that democracy would be at the heart of future relations with China after they hit bumps recently over sensitive issues like the forced deportation of Taiwanese suspects from Kenya to the mainland. ... more

UN chief urges end to 'madness' of nuclear weapons testing
UN chief Ban Ki-moon called Wednesday for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the "madness" of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year. ... more

Exiled Tibetans reelect Lobsang Sangay as leader
Exiled Tibetans have reelected Lobsang Sangay as their leader, the election commission said Wednesday, five years after the Dalai Lama ceded political power in a bid to foster democracy and secure his succession. ... more

Japan warship visits Philippines as China sea row festers
A Japanese warship sailed into a Philippine port near disputed South China Sea waters on Tuesday in another sign of deepening security ties between the World War II foes to counter Beijing. ... more

China eyes offshore expansion via floating nuclear plant
China is pushing ahead with its construction of a first-ever floating nuclear power platform, which is expected to add to Beijing's ever-increasing clout in the South China Sea, according to the Chi ... more

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China's Xi stresses Communist leadership over religion
Chinese religious groups must obey the staunchly atheist ruling Communist Party, President Xi Jinping has told a key meeting on religion according to state media, as Beijing tightens controls on civil society organisations and churches. ... more

China to build on disputed Scarborough Shoal this year: report
Beijing will start construction this year on a South China Sea islet within the Philippines' claimed exclusive economic zone as it seeks to project its power in the disputed waters, Hong Kong media reported Monday. ... more
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PetroChina posts first quarterly loss since listing

China's Baidu eyes driverless car production by 2020

China Eastern Airlines to buy 35 planes from Airbus and Boeing

Chinese ship set to be first through expanded Panama Canal

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China's biggest bank ICBC reports rise in bad loans

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FBI chief sees better cyber cooperation from China

Gazprom questions price mechanisms for LNG

Samsung holds lead in flat global smartphone market

Alibaba financial affiliate Ant raises $4.5 bn

Global carmakers see rising competition in China

US Steel files complaint against Chinese steel imports

Hong Kong leader warns independence calls threaten economy

China to become aerospace power by 2030

150 Long March rocket launches scheduled 2016-2020

Obama calls on China to increase pressure on N.Korea

Indonesian navy impounds Chinese trawler for illegal fishing

China defends right to carry out 'normal' missile tests

China aims for deeper space with new generation rockets

India cancels visa for Chinese Uighur activist

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