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September 01, 2014
China Aims for the Moon, Plans to Bring Back Lunar Soil
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 29, 2014
Chinese scientists are in the course of developing a recoverable lunar robotic spacecraft Chang'e 5 that is to reach the Moon by 2017 with a mission to deliver samples of rock and soil back to Earth, according to Space Industry News. "The development of Chang'e 5 is proceeding smoothly," a China State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry spokesman Wu Zhijian was cited as saying by an online media publication China Topix. The creation of Chang'e 5 is part of the Chinese Lunar Ex ... read more
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Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems
Taiwan plans to spend Tw$74.8 billion ($2.5 billion) in the next nine years to acquire anti-missile systems to boost its aerial defences against China, a lawmaker and media said Saturday. ... more

China insists on right to choose candidates for HK leader
China Sunday announced rules giving it control over who can stand in Hong Kong's next leadership election, triggering tears and fury in the city where democracy activists vowed to stage a mass sit-in. ... more

Mugabe says 'friendly' China vows to help Zimbabwe economy
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, returning from a state visit to China, said Sunday Beijing had pledged to assist his southern African country's ailing economy "to the best of its ability". ... more
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China defence ministry tells US to stop 'close-in' surveillance
China's military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to "undesirable accidents". ... more


Taiwan says spying allegations won't hurt China ties
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday ties with Beijing will not be affected by his government's probe into a former top negotiator on China policy accused of leaking state secrets. ... more

Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz

Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review

Japan seeks to double budget for disputed islands patrol
Japan's coastguard is to ask for a doubling of its budget to boost patrols around islands that are the focus of a dispute with China, officials said Thursday. ... more

China's Xi meets Vietnam envoy amid strained ties
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday held talks with a top Vietnamese envoy and said the two countries should repair strained relations, state media reported. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US Space Debris Tracking Site To Be Build In Western Australia

Taiwan to spend $2.5 billion on anti-missile systems

N. Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea

Germany to send anti-tank weapons, rifles to Iraqi Kurds

Turkish army warns over 'red lines' in Kurdish peace talks

Israel downs drone from Syria over occupied Golan: army

'Hundreds' of Americans linked to IS: lawmaker


Uighur entrepreneur confronts prejudice in China
Ambitious and apolitical, self-described "good Uighur" entrepreneur Abdulhabir Muhammad initially conceals his proud ethnic identity from his Chinese clients. ... more

Top Chinese official heckled by Hong Kong protesters
A senior Chinese official was heckled by angry Hong Kong protesters Monday as he defended Beijing's landmark decision to control which candidates can stand in the city's next leadership election. ... more

Chinese panda fakes pregnancy to get more food [UPDATED]
Earlier this summer, at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Center in China, the lights were on and the camera was rolling. Film crews and biologists had gathered in anticipation of a rare panda birth - a birth set to be broadcast on live television. The only problem, the 6-year-old expectant mother, Ai Hin, wasn't actually pregnant. The live broadcast had to be called off at the last minute. It turned out, Ai Hin had been faking it all along. ... more
Training Space Professionals Since 1970


China landslide kills seven: report
Seven people died and another 20 were left missing by a landslide in China, state media reported Thursday. ... more

Nouveaux riches and pollutants in new Chinese dictionary
A new Chinese dictionary backed by the national language regulator offers a glimpse into the social and environmental concerns of the citizenry, adding nearly 100 phrases to the lexicon, a report said Thursday. ... more
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Leading Ebola researcher says there's an effective treatment for Ebola

Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Marine protected areas inadequate for protecting fish and ocean ecology

Together, humans and computers can figure out the plant world

Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate

Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins


Hong Kong urged to accept 'imperfect' democracy
Hong Kongers must accept Beijing's version of democracy even if they think it is imperfect because the interests of the city's business community have to be safeguarded, one of China's foremost legal experts said Thursday. ... more

Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone
Li Luming carefully straightens a table cloth in his empty restaurant in Sierra Leone's capital as he laments the damage Ebola has done to business. ... more

Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. ... more

Sweden court accepts receivership for Saab carmaker
A Chinese-owned company set up to take over Saab's assets after the troubled Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on Friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership. ... more

China Southern swings to net loss in first half
China Southern Airlines, the country's biggest airline by fleet size, said Friday it swung to a net loss of 1.02 billion yuan ($165.75 million) in the first half of the year owing to foreign exchange losses. ... more


China manufacturing growth slows in August: surveys
Growth in Chinese manufacturing activity slowed in August, two closely watched surveys showed Monday, losing momentum as a declining property sector and waning stimulus effects weigh on the world's second-largest economy. ... more

Russia to accept foreign currencies for oil payments
Russian oil company Gazprom Neft said it agreed Wednesday to accept rubles and the Chinese yuan for crude oil deliveries. ... more
Space News from
Memory Reformat Planned for Opportunity Mars Rover

Russia's Foton-M Satellite Landing Scheduled for September 1

Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology

Too Early for Conclusions on Galileo Satellites Incident

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA Wrapping Up Acoustic Testing for Space Launch System

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


Alibaba earnings leap on cusp of stock market debut


Fonterra and Beingmate team up on China baby formula


Same-beam VLBI Tech monitors Chang'E-3 movement on moon


Taiwan honours 56,000 WWII soldiers killed in Myanmar


Australia tycoon apologises for calling Chinese govt 'mongrels'


Taiwan says Chinese patrol aircraft entered its airspace


Vietnam jails activists for up to three years


China paper urges 'coercive measures' against HK protesters


Bun in stomach, rather than oven for China panda 'mum'


UK top judge warns Hong Kong of 'vigilance' to protect rights

Long-term gas supplies top Russian, Chinese agenda

France's Peugeot gets approval for China plant: report

China's Microsoft probe extends to browser, media player

China's Xi reassures Mongolia over "independence, integrity"

Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Kurdish rebels abduct 3 Chinese in southeast Turkey: report

China executes Tiananmen Square attack leaders

Families wage citizen campaign to solve MH370 mystery

China legislature meets over Hong Kong election reforms

Speaking in tongues: China divided over the common language

Australia's McGuigan seals wine distribution deal in China

China fines Japanese auto parts firms $200 mn for monopoly

China's Xi hails Mugabe as renowned leader, old friend

China's BOC orders 82 Boeing planes worth $8.8 billion

HP revenue inches up after years of decline

Cooking, pollution linked to high blood pressure in China

China warplane in 'dangerous' intercept with US jet: Pentagon

Tide turns for shark fin in China

China detains film festival officials; Macau holds unofficial democracy referendum

China court frees man after six years on death row

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