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February 09, 2017
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China says both sides will lose from conflict with US



Sydney (AFP) Feb 8, 2017
Beijing has played down the prospects of conflict with the United States over the South China Sea in the wake of aggressive rhetoric by Donald Trump's administration, saying both sides would lose. China asserts sovereignty over almost all of the resource-rich region despite rival claims from Southeast Asian neighbours and has rapidly built reefs into artificial islands capable of hosting military planes. The islands are considered a potential flashpoint and recent comments from White House spok ... read more

NUKEWARS
S. Korean theme park in China halted amid missile tension
A South Korean conglomerate has been forced by Chinese authorities to suspend a multi-billion-dollar theme park project, as tensions grow over the deployment of a US missile defence system. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
China makes progress on second aircraft carrier
China is advancing through the production of its second aircraft carrier, photos taken at the vessel's construction site in the port city of Dalian reveal. ... more
AEROSPACE
Taiwan to build new jet trainer fleet by 2026 in defence push
Taiwan officials said Tuesday a new generation of locally built jet trainers would be completed by 2026, part of a push to strengthen the defence industry against a growing China threat. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Chinese aircraft carrier program to make new advances in 2017
The progress of China's aircraft carrier program continues to move forward into the new year after achieving a number of milestones in 2016. In November 2016 the Soviet-era Liaoning, Beijing's ... more
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NUKEWARS
China Boosting Nuclear Capabilities, Narrowing Gap With US, Russia
China is likely to change the rules of the game in the Asian-Pacific region: in the coming years Beijing may narrow the gap with the US in terms of strategic nuclear capabilities, Russian military e ... more
MISSILE NEWS
China to sell new AR-2 missile to foreign countries
China plans to sell its new drone-capable air-to-surface AR-2 missile to foreign customers, according to the country's state-run media. ... more
THE PITS
Beijing's mayor vows step away from coal
The mayor of Beijing said the city would move to improve air quality across the region by taking a dramatic step away from the use of coal. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES
Philippines seeks US, China help to combat sea pirates
The Philippines is seeking US and Chinese help to guard a major sea lane as Islamic militants shift attacks to international shipping, officials said Wednesday. ... more
FARM NEWS
Syngenta says profits down as ChemChina takeover looms
Swiss pesticide and seed giant Syngenta said Wednesday that restructuring costs hit 2016 earnings, even as its planned takeover by ChemChina looks set to be completed by the middle of the year. ... more
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China tightens smog data controls amid public anger
China has established a single network to monitor air pollution levels across the country, as the government attempts to control the spread of information about the country's toxic smog in response to rising public anger. ... more


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INTERN DAILY
Vatican row as China invited to organ transplant meet
Ethics experts and human rights lawyers slammed the Vatican Tuesday for inviting a top Chinese health official to an organ trafficking summit despite concerns the Asian giant still uses tissue from executed prisoners. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Shifting monsoon altered early cultures in China
The annual summer monsoon that drops rain onto East Asia, an area with about a billion people, has shifted dramatically in the distant past, at times moving northward by as much as 400 kilometers an ... more
SINO DAILY
Exile, jail, abduction: the hazardous lives of China's rich
The mysterious case of a billionaire who went missing from Hong Kong last week, reportedly abducted by mainland security agents, has underscored the precarious lives of China's ultra rich. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
EU to phase out China solar panel duties
The EU said Wednesday it aimed to phase out anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panel imports after 18 months, ending a bitter dispute with one of its largest trading partners. ... more

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China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
China's plans for deep-space exploration included two Mars missions and one Jupiter probe. China plans its first Mars probe by 2020, said Wu Yanhua, vice director of the China National Space Administration. A second Mars probe will bring back samples and conduct research on the planet's structure, composition and environment, Wu said. Also on the agenda are an asteroid explorat ... more
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory

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Top tech companies argue against Trump travel ban
Dozens of top tech companies - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter - have filed a joint legal brief arguing against President Donald Trump's travel ban. The brief was filed late Sunday with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of an ongoing lawsuit against the ban. It charged that the ban "inflicts significant harm on American business, innovati ... more
Chinese FM to visit Australia in wake of Trump tiff

India's techies fear US crackdown on high-skilled visas

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Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
China data and US banks propel equities higher

No debt-for-equity cure for zombie firms, says China

China's ranks of super-rich rise despite economic slowdown

Trump tells Turkish, Spanish leaders he backs NATO
President Donald Trump told Spain's leader Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday that the United States is committed to NATO, the White House said, despite his past criticism of the transatlantic military alliance. Trump's first conversation with Rajoy since taking office on January 20 served to "reaffirm the strong bilateral partnership across a range of mutual interests," the White House said. "Pre ... more
China says both sides will lose from conflict with US

Moldova president warns NATO over closer ties

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Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief
Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday. "The first shipment arrived on January 26 by plane and the last will arrive tomorrow, Tuesday," said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, according to Fars news agency. Under the nuclear deal signed with world p ... more
France's Areva picks up Japanese investors

Three new uranium minerals from Utah

Russia 'ready' to entirely fund Hungary nuclear plant

Japan taps Elbit subsidiary for cybersecurity training help
Israel's Cyberbit Ltd. is helping launch a cybersecurity training and simulator facility in Japan under a contract from Ni Cybersecurity Inc. Ni Cybersecurity, a Japanese firm, will set up a training facility in Toranomon, Tokyo, to accelerate the certification of new cybersecurity experts and helping organizations improve the skills of their existing staff, focusing on government and f ... more
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Iran imports 149 tonnes of uranium from Russia: atomic chief
Iran will receive the final part of a 149-tonne shipment of uranium from Russia as part of its nuclear deal with world powers, it was announced on Monday. "The first shipment arrived on January 26 by plane and the last will arrive tomorrow, Tuesday," said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, according to Fars news agency. Under the nuclear deal signed with world p ... more
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Prysmian UK to supply land cable connections for East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has secured a Pounds 27 million contract with East Anglia One Limited to supply and install the land cable connection for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Comprising of 102 turbines, the Pounds 2.5 billion wind farm will generate sufficient electricity to power 500,000 homes. The contract involves the ... more
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North Korea Plans to Continue Satellite Launches Despite UN Objections
North Korea intends to continue launching satellites, despite UN Security Council sanctions and resolutions. According to the newspaper Rodong Sinmun, the country will continue to launch satellites when and where its leadership determines. On February 7, 2016, North Korea put a satellite into orbit, violating UN Security Council resolutions. The move is considered threatening since the internati ... more
US, Japan conduct test of joint missile

N. Korea nuclear attack would trigger 'overwhelming response': Mattis

Poland wants US or European nuclear umbrella: Kaczynski

Australia awards competitive ammunition load carrier contracts
Australia's defense ministry has contracted BAE Systems Australia and Sea Box International to competitively develop prototype ammunition load carriers. Under the agreement with Australia's government, each company will design and engineer prototype Unit Load Carriers. Australia's defense minister says the competitive award is critical for building innovation within the country's securi ... more
Army Reserve units getting CROWS gun turrets

U.S. Army spotlights innovative ZH2 vehicle

Austria orders Pandur 6x6 armored personnel carriers

Tales of woe from US military ahead of likely spending boost
Top US generals warned lawmakers Tuesday that aging equipment, chronic underfunding and understaffing have severely impacted military readiness, as the Republican-led Congress hopes to usher in a spending bonanza under President Donald Trump. The president has repeatedly said the vast US military is suffering from massive shortages and has vowed a "great rebuilding" of the armed services. ... more
US military leaders depict shortfalls ahead of likely spending bonanza

Russia to sell off stake in gun-maker Kalashnikov

US defense chief begins Trump's plans to grow Pentagon

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China tightens smog data controls amid public anger

Philippine ministers say mine closure order will cost jobs

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Taiwan economy rallies thanks to electronics demand
Taiwan's economy notched up its best performance in almost two years in the final quarter of 2016, with strong demand for electronics offsetting a plunge in mainland tourists, according to official data released Wednesday. Growth was 2.58 percent year-on-year in the October-December period, the fastest expansion since the first quarter of 2015 when the economy grew 4.01 percent. It was ... more
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