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June 14, 2017
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Trudeau under pressure to reject China bid for satellite firm



Ottawa (AFP) June 13, 2017
Pressure ratcheted up Tuesday on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government to effectively deny a Chinese firm's purchase of Canadian satellite communications company Norsat, over national security concerns. Its purchase by Hytera Communications was approved earlier this month, after a routine security analysis. But since then, opposition parties, two former Canadian spy masters and a US congressional commission have raised concerns over the sale, which was put on hold Monday after a US hedge fu ... read more

GPS NEWS
BDS Precise Service System covers over 300 Chinese cities
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
The Precise Service System of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has been used in creating 317 smart cities in China, according to the Smart BDS Precise Application Summit opened on Monday ... more
DRAGON SPACE
Seeds of 5,000-year-old tree bud after returning from space
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts last year. Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by t ... more
ENERGY TECH
Scientists propose new method to correct common power problem in microgrids
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 08, 2017
Scientists from the Northeastern University, China, have developed a new method to diagnosis a serious electrical problem in microgrids. They published their work in IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica S ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China to open space station to scientists worldwide
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
China will open its space station to scientists worldwide after the station is completed around 2022, according to a Chinese space expert. Wei Chuanfeng, a researcher at the Institute of Manne ... more
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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 p ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
China delivers diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-sceptic government. ... 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
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


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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
WATER WORLD
DRCongo seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam
Kinshasa (AFP) June 13, 2017
The Democratic Republic of Congo said Tuesday it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid. ... more



Seeds of 5,000-year-old tree bud after returning from space
Beijing (XNA) Jun 14, 2017
Seeds from an over 5,000-year-old cypress in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have sprouted after being taken into space by Chinese astronauts last year. Twenty-eight seeds had sprouted by the end of May, Zhao Xia, from the rare tree germ plasm resources group, said Monday. The seedlings are now between three to five cm tall, according to Zhao. The over 20-meter-tall cypress ... more
Beijing (XNA) Jun 08, 2017
Reusable craft are in CASIC's plans
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2017
What China's space ambitions have to do with politics
Beijing (XNA) Jun 12, 2017
Moon or Mars - humanity's next stop
China-backed bank boasts rising lending power
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank expects to more than double its lending power for regional projects over the next five years, a top executive said, denying it was an arm of the Communist Party. The brainchild of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the multilateral financial institution was launched in January 2016 to counter Western dominance of the World Bank and the Interna ... more
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) June 13, 2017
ECB swaps some dollar reserves for renminbi
Sydney (AFP) June 13, 2017
Crown staff charged in China gambling crackdown
Beijing (AFP) June 14, 2017
China factory output rises in May but officials guarded
Trump says US committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
US President Donald Trump said Friday that the United States remained committed to NATO's mutual defense pledge, after he failed to endorse it in a speech in Brussels last month. Amid worries by Washington's European partners that the US leader had not fully bought into the Atlantic alliance, Trump told reporters: "I'm committing the United States to Article Five. Certainly we are there to p ... more
Washington (AFP) June 9, 2017
Pentagon praises 'very helpful' Russia in southern Syria
Astana, Kazakhstan (AFP) June 9, 2017
India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc
Prague (AFP) June 9, 2017
Juncker says Europe can no longer 'outsource' protection
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
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
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
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
SeaGlass brings transparency to cell phone surveillance
Washington (UPI) Jun 5, 2017
Saab starts cyber-security company
Tallinn (AFP) June 3, 2017
'Tallinn Manual 2.0' -- the rulebook for cyberwar
Integrated Air and Missile Defense 2017 - Sept 27-29 - Washington DC
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
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
Berlin (AFP) June 7, 2017
German court nukes tax on power firms
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
ADB: Asia-Pacific growth tied to renewables
Anaheim, CA (SPX) May 28, 2017
GE Energy Financial Services Surpasses $15 Billion in Renewable Energy Investments
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
U.S. states taking up wind energy mantle
InterDrone 2017 Las Vegas - Sept 6-8
Simulations pinpoint atomic-level defects in solar cell nanostructures
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
To understand the nature of something extremely complex, you often have to study its smallest parts. In trying to decipher the universe, for example, we search for gravitational waves or faint waves of light from the Big Bang. And to comprehend the very essence of matter itself, we break it down to the subatomic level and use computer simulations to study particles like quarks and gluons. ... more
Cayce SC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
SCE and G Launches South Carolina's Largest Community Solar Program
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
US official backs clean energy cooperation with China
Washington (UPI) Jun 8, 2017
U.S. solar power gaining momentum
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
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
Trump to host S.Korea's Moon for N.Korea talks
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
European country orders Elbit ground intel systems
Washington (UPI) May 23, 2017
Boeing awarded $1B contract for Redesigned Kill Vehicle
Washington (UPI) May 25, 2017
Orbital ATK supplying Army with .50-caliber ammunition
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 (UPI) Jun 13, 2017
Ukraine touts defense industry to potential customers
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
Apple wants to rock the market with HomePod, faces challenges
San Francisco (AFP) June 7, 2017
Apple's new HomePod speaker may be music to the ears of its loyal fans, but how much it can crank up volume in the smart speaker market remains to be heard. Apple unveiled its long-awaited HomePod at its annual developers conference taking place this week in the heart of Silicon Valley, enticing lovers of its products with a high-end offering in a market dominated by lower-priced devices fro ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
Autonomous machines edge towards greater independence
Beijing (AFP) June 8, 2017
AI gets so-so grade in Chinese university entrance exam
Geneva (AFP) June 8, 2017
AI 'good for the world'... says ultra-lifelike robot
'Green police' to battle Tunisia trash scourge
Tunis (AFP) June 13, 2017
Tunisia on Tuesday launched a special "green police" unit aimed at dealing with the proliferation of waste, a scourge that has worsened dramatically since the 2011 revolution. "May God help you - it's a very difficult mission," Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said at the launch of the unit, with their new uniforms and GPS-equipped pick-ups. The North African country's rubbish woes have wo ... more
Beirut (AFP) June 13, 2017
Garbage dumped in sea off Lebanon sparks outrage
The Hague (AFP) June 8, 2017
Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: study
Austin TX (SPX) Jun 07, 2017
A new hyper-local air pollution map
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China delivers diplomatic punch to Taiwan by winning over Panama
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
China delivered another diplomatic punch to Taiwan on Tuesday by establishing relations with Panama at the expense of Taipei, further isolating the island's Beijing-sceptic government. China, which considers self-ruled Taiwan a renegade province waiting to be reunited with the mainland, has been infuriated by President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to acknowledge the island is part of "one China", ... more
Beijing (AFP) June 13, 2017
Panama cuts ties with Taiwan, switches to China
Beijing (AFP) May 27, 2017
China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"
Penghu'Ercun, Taiwan (AFP) May 25, 2017
Taiwan war games simulate China invasion
Iraq PM Abadi says Kurdish referendum untimely
Baghdad (AFP) June 13, 2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday said he understood the Kurdish minority's statehood aspirations but bemoaned its leadership's decision to hold an independence referendum in September. "Every part of Iraq has aspirations and has a dream, and we respect that, even if we disagree with it," he said, responding to the Kurdish push to achieve statehood. "We live in one homeland ... more
Washington (AFP) June 13, 2017
US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief
Washington (AFP) June 14, 2017
Trump lets Pentagon set Afghanistan troop levels: US official
Jalalabad, Afghanistan (AFP) June 10, 2017
Three US soldiers killed in Afghan 'insider attack'


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