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December 18, 2012
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China Makes First Asteroid Fly By
Beijing (XNA) Dec 17, 2012
China's space probe Chang'e-2 has successfully conducted a maneuver in which it flew by the asteroid Toutatis, about seven million km away from the Earth. Travelling in deep space, Chang'e-2 made the flyby on Dec. 13 at 16:30:09 Beijing Time (08:30"09 GMT), the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) announced on Saturday. The flyby was the first time an unmanned spacecraft launched from Earth has taken such a close viewing of the asteroid, nam ... read more
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NUKEWARS

China resists moves to sanction N. Korea: diplomats
China is resisting US-led efforts to order new sanctions against North Korea over its rocket launch and the UN Security Council could take weeks to decide a formal move, diplomats said. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

PM-in-waiting says disputed islands are Japan's
Shinzo Abe, the man set to become Japan's next prime minister, wasted no time after his election victory on Sunday in staking Tokyo's claim on islands at the centre of a dispute with China. ... more
SUPERPOWERS

China commentary urges policy shift as Japan votes
China's state media Sunday urged Japan to seek a post-election foreign policy that will improve relations with its neighbours, as Japanese voted in a poll likely to bring in a more hawkish administration. ... more
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SUPERPOWERS

China commentary urges Japan not to pick fights
China's official news agency urged Japan's new leaders Sunday not to "pick fights" with neighbours as election exit polls showed the hawkish Shinzo Abe on course to become the next prime minister. ... more


NUKEWARS

China business is brisk on N. Korea's trade lifeline
On China's economic front line with North Korea, rocket launches are far from traders' minds and few worry about sanctions impeding the flow of cars - or pianos. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Doomsday cult arrests surpass 400 in China
China is stepping up a crackdown on "evil" cults, detaining more than 400 members of the "Almighty God" doomsday sect in just one province, with scores of others held nationwide, state press said Tuesday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Stately pleasure dome rises in China's Chengdu
A thousand kilometres from the nearest coast a towering glass wave rolls over the plains of Sichuan, the roof of what Chinese officials say will be the world's largest standalone structure. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
US military's robot space plane lands back on Earth

Russia to Create Space-Based Ballistic Missile Warning System

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

China cracks down on doomsday rumours: state media
China has detained dozens of people, some of whom it terms doomsday cult members, as part of a nationwide crackdown on rumours about a supposed forthcoming apocalypse, state media said Monday. ... more
SINO DAILY

Testing time for China's migrant millions
Dozens of frustrated parents crowded into a Beijing office, surrounding an education official and brandishing copies of the constitution to demand their children be allowed to take an exam. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Conservatives win Japan poll: broadcasters
Japan's conservative opposition swept to victory in polls Sunday, broadcasters said, in an apparent shift to the right as tensions rise with China and the economy continues to stumble. ... more
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FARM NEWS

Brazil fears mad cow case will force cut in beef prices
Brazil is worried that fears over a single case of mad cow disease from more than two years ago could force it to slash its beef prices, after China, Japan and South Africa this week suspended imports. ... more
TRADE WARS

WTO appoints panel to probe China, US trade disputes
The World Trade Organization on Monday established a panel to look into a complaint from China against the United States in connection with a string of trade disputes between the two countries. ... more
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Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation

POLITICAL ECONOMY

Markets cheer Japan conservatives' return to power
Investors on Monday cheered after Japan's conservatives swept back to power in national elections, with promises of a fix for the economy and tougher diplomacy in a territorial spat with China. ... more
ENERGY TECH

China makes U.N. appeal for maritime claim
China has submitted to the United Nations what it calls geological evidence that would mean disputed islands in the East China Sea close are Chinese territory. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Incoming Japan PM pledges no compromise on islands
Japan's premier-in-waiting Shinzo Abe came out fighting Monday after his sweeping election victory, saying there can be no compromise on the sovereignty of islands at the centre of a dispute with China. ... more
ENERGY TECH
AIG raises $6.45 bn in final stake sale of insurer AIA

China says more cities record home price rises

Migrant workers rally over Hong Kong working conditions


ENERGY TECH
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Brazil fears mad cow case will force cut in beef prices

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ENERGY TECH
DR Congo leader says defence top priority after rebel takeover

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French push Algeria to join Mali incursion


ENERGY TECH
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Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

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POLITICAL ECONOMY

Japan economy woes may temper Abe's zeal: analysts
Shinzo Abe's thumping majority gives him freedom to push his hawkish foreign policy agenda, but Japan's powerful business lobby may temper his more extreme instincts, particularly on China, analysts said Monday. ... more
TRADE WARS

China says more cities record home price rises
The cost of new homes increased in more Chinese cities in November than in the previous month, official figures showed Tuesday, despite efforts from the government to keep the market in check. ... more
TRADE WARS

Foreign investment in China falls again in November
Foreign direct investment in China fell in November for a sixth straight month, the government said Tuesday with the outlook expected to remain weak in 2013 due to global uncertainties. ... more
ENERGY TECH

Coal use set to surpass oil in a decade: IEA
Coal is set to surpass oil as the world's top fuel within a decade, driven by growth in emerging market giants China and India, with even Europe finding it hard to cut use despite pollution concerns, according to a report published Tuesday. ... more
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FAST TRACK

China's longest high-speed railway to open Dec. 26: report

POLITICAL ECONOMY

China to boost domestic demand in 2013: state media

TECH SPACE

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TRADE WARS

Britain looks to Chinese tourists for Christmas cheer

NUKEWARS

Launch thrusts N.Korea back on US agenda

NUKEWARS

North Korea successfully launches long-range rocket

SINO DAILY

US lawmakers, Chinese friends seek Liu Xiaobo release

FLORA AND FAUNA

China development threatens wildlife: WWF

SINO DAILY

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TRADE WARS

Chinese cities becoming too costly for expats: survey

Chinese firm to build electric cars in Bulgaria: report

BHP Billiton sells stake in Australian LNG

China's accelerating overseas buys raise fears

Environmental satellite produces first photo of Earth

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