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April 18, 2017
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Ticking Boxes with Tianzhou



Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Fairly soon, we can expect the launch of China's first cargo spaceship, Tianzhou 1. The Tianzhou module will fly from China's new spaceport on Hainan Island aboard a Long March 7 rocket. Tianzhou will dock with the uncrewed Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is itself smaller than the cargo spacecraft that will soon visit it. Apart from testing the cargo spacecraft and its docking procedures, there will also be fuel transfer from the Tianzhou cargo ship to the Tiangong space laboratory. The flight ... read more

NUKEWARS
US, China working 'closely' on North Korea: Mattis
Riyadh (AFP) April 18, 2017
The United States and China are working "closely" together over North Korea, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Tuesday, two days after a new missile test by Pyongyang. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan reviews political asylum bid by Chinese tourist
Taipei (AFP) April 18, 2017
Taiwan said Tuesday it was reviewing a request for political asylum by a Chinese tourist, reportedly an anti-corruption activist who was previously jailed on the mainland. ... more
NUKEWARS
China says no political motive as N.Korea flights suspended
Beijing (AFP) April 17, 2017
China Monday denied any political motive in the cancellation of flights by its flag carrier to North Korea, as pressure mounts on Beijing to help curb Pyongyang's weapons programmes. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region. ... more
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N.Korea behavior 'can't continue', Trump advisor warns after missile test
Washington (AFP) April 16, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
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Japan scrambles record number of military jets
Tokyo (AFP) April 13, 2017
Japan's military scrambled a record number of jets last year mostly in response to an increase in approaching Chinese aircraft, the government said Thursday. ... more
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Trump flipflops on NATO, China, Russia, Syria, trade and more
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Donald Trump has long been seen as mercurial, but maybe never quite so much as this past week. ... more
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No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
President Donald Trump is raising pressure on North Korea, touting the US naval "armada" he ordered to the troubled peninsula and promising America will "solve the problem" if China won't help. ... more
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Trump sees global gains from 'chemistry' with China's Xi
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
President Donald Trump waxed lyrical about his good "chemistry" and "bonding" with Chinese leader Xi Jinping Wednesday - a rhetorical U-turn which the White House believes is already paying dividends. ... more


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WATER WORLD
Guinea seizes shark fins from Chinese ships
Conakry (AFP) April 12, 2017
Guinea has seized a haul of shark fins and carcasses from Chinese ships fishing illegally off the coast of the west African country and fined the owners. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE
Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
The RegCM series of models are widely used throughout the world and in China. Applications range from paleo and present-day climate simulation, to mechanistic analyses, studies of atmospheric chemis ... more
SINO DAILY
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. ... more
SINO DAILY
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Gu Chen has slept and worked in the same one-room apartment in Beijing's ancient "hutong" neighbourhood of Beixinqiao all his life. ... more

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Ticking Boxes with Tianzhou
Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
Fairly soon, we can expect the launch of China's first cargo spaceship, Tianzhou 1. The Tianzhou module will fly from China's new spaceport on Hainan Island aboard a Long March 7 rocket. Tianzhou will dock with the uncrewed Tiangong 2 space laboratory, which is itself smaller than the cargo spacecraft that will soon visit it. Apart from testing the cargo spacecraft and its docking procedures, th ... more
Nanjing (XNA) Mar 31, 2017
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Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
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China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
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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
Philippines, US to hold military drills
Manila (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held under Duterte, who has suggested cancelling the drills and called for the withdrawal of American troops, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old allian ... more
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
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Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
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Taiwan reviews political asylum bid by Chinese tourist
Taipei (AFP) April 18, 2017
Taiwan said Tuesday it was reviewing a request for political asylum by a Chinese tourist, reportedly an anti-corruption activist who was previously jailed on the mainland. The man named Zhang Xiangzhong has been identified by local media and a human rights group as the same person who was part of a movement calling for Chinese government officials to disclose their assets. Zhang arrived ... more
Taipei (AFP) April 10, 2017
China bars wife of detained Taiwan activist from visiting
Taipei (AFP) April 7, 2017
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Taipei (AFP) April 7, 2017
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Top US official visits Afghanistan after huge bomb attack
Kabul (AFP) April 16, 2017
US National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul on Sunday days after the American military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on Islamic State group hideouts in eastern Afghanistan, killing nearly a hundred militants. On his first visit to the country as President Donald Trump's envoy, McMaster said on Twitter he was set to hold "very important talks on mutual cooperat ... more
Islamabad (AFP) April 17, 2017
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