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June 13, 2017
DRAGON SPACE
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics



Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration programs is driven by the same sense of national pride that fueled the "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s, experts told Sputnik. China's space programs topped the What China's Space Ambitions Have to Do With Politicss this week after Chinese authorities unveiled more ... read more

MOON DAILY
Russian aerospace firm to cooperate with China on Lunar exploration missions
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Russia's Lavochkin Research and Production Association is ready to work with China on designing lunar exploration missions, including orbital and return ones, Sergei Lemeshevsky, the Russian company ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China achieves key breakthrough in multiple launch vehicles
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China is working on reusable launch vehicles and has achieved progress in some key areas, a carrier rocket official said Thursday. The processes under development include parachute-landing and ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's space station to help maintain co-orbital telescope
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China will develop and launch a two-meter-caliber space telescope, which will share the same orbit with the country's future space station, said Yang Liwei, deputy director of China Manned Space Age ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Back in 1969, Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." The statement has inspired ever s ... more
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TAIWAN NEWS
Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
Panama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy. ... more
TERROR WARS
China supports Philippines' US-backed fight against Islamists
Beijing (AFP) June 12, 2017
China supports the Philippine government's "anti-terrorism" operations against Islamist militants, the Chinese foreign ministry said Monday after US special forces provided support to Filipino troops. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Friday formally joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, a security bloc spearheaded by China and Russia, despite bilateral tensions bubbling over Kashmir. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, one of the nation's major space contractors, said on Tuesday it is developing reusable spacecraft capable of taking off and landing at airports. Liu ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
North Korea's global coal exports sunk to zero in April, UN data showed, as China choked off imports from Pyongyang to ramp up pressure on its nuclear-armed neighbour. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's 1st astronaut details projects for orbital station, manned lunar visit
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China will launch at least four manned missions with Shenzhou spacecraft before the end of 2022 to build a space station, according to a senior space official. Yang Liwei, deputy head of the C ... more


IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan

SINO DAILY
China web users take aim at property clampdown
Shanghai (AFP) June 11, 2017
Chinese social media users on Sunday angrily criticised a Shanghai government crackdown on unauthorised real estate activity after images emerged online showing an apparent protest in the city over the restrictions. ... more
SINO DAILY
Taiwan lawmakers launch support group for Hong Kong democracy
Taipei (AFP) June 12, 2017
Lawmakers in Taiwan launched a new group to help promote democracy in Hong Kong on Monday, a move likely to rile Beijing ahead of the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city from Britain back to China. ... more
WATER WORLD
Hong Kong activists dress as sharks to protest finning
Hong Kong (AFP) June 10, 2017
Dozens of activists Saturday dressed in bloody costumes sprawled outside one of Hong Kong's most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup to protest against the killing of the marine predators. ... more
FARM NEWS
Spain's 'jamon' conquers China
Jabugo, Spain (AFP) June 11, 2017
The aroma is so extraordinary it's like "a punch in your mouth" says Luqi Wu, one of several Chinese businessmen standing in a cellar in southwestern Spain surrounded by thousands of hanging ham legs. ... more



What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
Experts told Sputnik they believe China's space ambitions are driven not only by the goal of space exploration itself but also by politics. Tommy Yang - China's commitment to its space exploration programs is driven by the same sense of national pride that fueled the "space race" between the Soviet Union and the United States in the 1960s, experts told Sputnik. China's space programs toppe ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
China's 1st astronaut details projects for orbital station, manned lunar visit
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
China condemns EU for new steel anti-dumping duties
Beijing (AFP) June 10, 2017
China has condemned the European Commission for imposing new anti-dumping duties on its steel products, accusing the EU's executive of making China an industrial scapegoat. The 28-nation bloc said on Friday that it would levy duties of up to 35.9 percent on Chinese hot-rolled flat steel in an attempt to create a level playing field with China as it broadens its campaign to protect Europe's s ... more
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
Chinese exports, imports beat forecasts but analysts wary
Hong Kong (AFP) June 7, 2017
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Japan clears way for first emperor abdication in over 200 years
Tokyo (AFP) June 9, 2017
Japan's parliament passed a law Friday that clears the way for its ageing Emperor Akihito to step down, in what would be the first imperial abdication in more than two centuries. The popular 83-year-old monarch shocked the country last summer when he signalled his desire to take a back seat after nearly three decades on the Chrysanthemum Throne, citing his age and health problems. The un ... more
Kiev (AFP) June 8, 2017
Ukraine MPs back NATO application push
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
Thales opens CyberLab facility in Belgium for training against attacks
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
Thales has launched a new cyber-security center in Belgium that will allow the replicating of network and information systems to prepare for cyber attacks. The company's Cyberlab, located south of Brussels, will also educate students and enhance the skills of cyber-security specialists. "As the recent worldwide cyber-attack WannaCry, which affected in particular the operational f ... more
Seattle WA (SPX) Jun 05, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
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UNIST improves remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances
Ulsan, South Korea (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a method for the remote detection of hazardous radioactive substances. With the help of this newly-developed detection device, the detection of various types of radioactive materials can be done from a remote distance. In their study, published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Nature Communications, Professor Eunmi Choi of Na ... more
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
Tokyo (AFP) June 13, 2017
Japan court clears way for nuclear reactor restarts
Paris, France (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
AREVA-EWN consortium to dismantle the Reactor Pressure Vessel at Brunsbuttel
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
There might be a better way to use wind power, according to a recent paper in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica (JAS), a joint publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Chinese Association of Automation. Scientists from the University of Rhode Island, Florida Atlantic University, USA, and Wuhan University, China, teamed up to find a way to optim ... more
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
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Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
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Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
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US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US Energy Secretary Rick Perry called for Sino-US cooperation on clean energy during a visit to Beijing Thursday, a week after President Donald Trump's much-criticised withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. Trump's decision has jolted the international community and could put China, the world's top carbon emitter, in a position to fill the leadership void on curbing global warming. But ... more
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
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Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
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N Korea fires volley of cruise missiles, fifth test in a month
Seoul (AFP) June 8, 2017
North Korea launched a volley of surface-to-ship cruise missiles off its east coast Thursday, Seoul's defence ministry said, the latest in an accelerating series of tests defying global pressure to rein in its weapons program. The launches come less than a week after the United Nations expanded sanctions against Pyongyang in response to recent ballistic missile tests. "North Korea fired ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Mattis warns N. Korea is 'most urgent' threat to peace
United Nations, United States (AFP) June 8, 2017
UN condemns N. Korean missile launches, but no council meeting
Seoul (AFP) June 9, 2017
N. Korea coal export sinks to zero after China import ban: UN data
BAE Systems integrates motion sensors in GXP software
Washington (UPI) Jun 6, 2017
BAE Systems is helping intelligence analysts identify intelligence threats through the use of motion sensors integrated into its Geospatial eXploitation Products line of software. The capabilities added include complex multi-tracking analytics, movement interpretation, and activity from video, radar, and other types of motion sensors that enable the tracking of people and vehicles, BAE ... more
Washington (UPI) May 30, 2017
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Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
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Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
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Dassault, Indian partner breaking ground on facility
Washington (UPI) Jun 12, 2017
Dassault Aviation and Indian partner Reliance Defense & Aerospace plan to break ground next month on a joint venture facility for Rafale jet fighter components. The investment of Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited is part of Dassault's obligations on Make in India commitments under the Rafale fighter jet deal. The overall deal, worth $8.8 billion, was reached last September for ... more
Washington (AFP) June 5, 2017
US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal
New Delhi (AFP) May 24, 2017
India approves new defence policy to boost local companies
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
BAE receives contract for Royal Australian Navy SATCOM upgrades
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Cars that can drive autonomously have recently made Autonomous machines edge towards greater independences. In the near future, machines that can learn autonomously will become increasingly present in our lives. The secret to efficient learning for these machines is to define an iterative process to map out the evolution of how key aspects of these systems change over time. In a study publ ... more
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
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Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
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Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic that is dumped in rivers and then ends up in the world's oceans is one of the major sources of marine pollution, a new study said this week, with Asian waterways the main culprits. Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every ... more
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Jun 7, 2017
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Paris (AFP) June 7, 2017
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Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
Panama and China announced Tuesday they were establishing diplomatic relations, as the Central American nation became the latest to dump Taiwan for closer ties with the world's second-largest economy. The move prompted an angry response from Taiwan and will likely further strain ties between Taipei and Beijing, which considers the self-ruled island a renegade province awaiting reunification ... more
Beijing (AFP) May 27, 2017
China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
Geneva (AFP) May 22, 2017
WHO meet refuses to admit Taiwan amid China pressure
IS claims killing two Chinese in southwest Pakistan
Islamabad (AFP) June 8, 2017
The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province. The jihadist group made the claim in a brief Arabic message carried by the group's Amaq news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from Chinese or Pakistan officials. Hours earlier, Pakistan's army iss ... more
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
Tehran (AFP) June 10, 2017
Iran opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote
Washington (AFP) June 8, 2017
Kurdish referendum would distract from IS fight, US warns


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