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October 01, 2017
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China launches three satellites



Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
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MOON DAILY
Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: report
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme. ... more
NUKEWARS
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
China said Thursday North Korean companies operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
The often difficult relations between the world's greatest powers, China and the United States, appear to be improving again as the pair work to resolve the North Korea nuclear stand-off. ... more
AEROSPACE
Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China
Tianjin, China (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing. ... more
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Space Cooperation Between China, Russia Needs Long-Term Mechanism
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 24, 2017
With China and Russia poised to deepen cooperation on space exploration, a long-term mechanism is needed to realize the full potential of their joint resources. Scientists in Russia's Novosibi ... more
CYBER WARS
China fines tech firms over online content
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China has fined several of the country's biggest technology firms for failing to remove illegal online content as the authorities intensify their policing of the internet. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Panda diplomacy: Two giant pandas from China land in Indonesia
Jakarta (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Two giant pandas from China arrived in Indonesia on Thursday in an act of "panda diplomacy" aimed at celebrating 60 years of bilateral ties. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA
Chinese buyers fuelling ivory surge in Laos, report says
Nairobi (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Surging demand from Chinese visitors has made Laos the world's fastest-growing market for ivory, conservation group Save the Elephants said Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hundreds mark third anniversary of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Hundreds gathered outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong Thursday to mark the third anniversary of mass pro-democracy rallies known as the Umbrella Movement, as fears grow over Beijing's tightening grip on the city. ... more
FARM NEWS
Bulgarian village goes Chinese in yoghurt craze
Momchilovtsi, Bulgaria (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
The Bulgarian villagers hunker over their books, struggling with their Mandarin words and characters. But they are not going to China - the Middle Kingdom is coming to them. Because of yoghurt. ... more


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FROTH AND BUBBLE
Nestle tackles 'ocean-polluter' tag in Philippines
Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
Global food and beverage giant Nestle vowed Tuesday to address allegations by Greenpeace that it was polluting the world's oceans with cheap plastic packaging for its Philippine products. ... more
CHIP TECH
China-backed fund to buy British chipmaker after US snub
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Canyon Bridge, an investment fund backed by a Chinese state-owned group, is to acquire the British electronics company Imagination Technologies, shortly after being barred by Washington from buying US chipmaker Lattice Semiconductor. ... more
TRADE WARS
Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine a magnet for Chinese cash
Bangkok (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Battered by global outrage over an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar has found comfort in an old friend - China, an Asian superpower whose unflinching support is tied to the billions it has lavished on ports, gas and oil in violence-hit Rakhine state. ... more
TRADE WARS
US commerce secretary hopeful about Trump-Xi trade talks
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday said he was optimistic about trade talks between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping when they meet in November. ... more



China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launched three remote sensing satellites Friday on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The Yaogan-30 01 satellites will conduct electromagnetic probes and other experiments. The launch is the 251st flight mission of the Long March rocket family. span class="BDL">Source: a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com">Xin ... more
Beijing (XNA) Sep 22, 2017
China's cargo spacecraft separates from Tiangong-2 space lab
Beijing (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Chinese company eyes development of reusable launch vehicle
Japan raising up to $11.6 bn in postal giant share sale
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Japan said on Monday that it expects to raise more than $11.6 billion by selling off another chunk of the country's massive postal service. The government will sell 914 million Japan Post shares at 1,322 yen apiece, it said in a regulatory filing, with the offering set to raise as much as 1.3 trillion yen ($11.6 billion) if domestic and foreign investors snap up an extra allotment of stock. ... more
Washington Sept 22, 2017
US says NAFTA helps Chinese goods reach American market
Hong Kong (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
US commerce secretary hopeful about Trump-Xi trade talks
Beijing (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
US commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Trump trip
US defence chief in India to boost military ties
New Delhi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Stronger military ties between India and the United States should not affect relations with neighbours such as Pakistan, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said ahead of a visit to New Delhi. The Pentagon chief arrived Monday for a 48-hour trip - the first to India by any member of President Donald Trump's cabinet. "This is a historic opportunity for our two democracies at a time of strate ... more
Istanbul (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Putin heads to Turkey for talks on weapons deal, Syria
Washington (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Seesaw US-China ties on an upswing as Trump plans trip
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Japan opposition unites in election bid to topple Abe
Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets. The massive new ship measures 173 metres in length and has two nuclear reactors with the propulsion power of 60 megawatts. It can crush ice up to three metres thi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
Twitter reveals Russia-backed ads ahead of US election
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2017
Twitter on Thursday revealed that nearly 2,000 ads were placed on the messaging service in 2016 by a Russian media group suspected of trying to interfere with the US presidential election. A Twitter statement said the social media company shared data with congressional investigators about ads from RT, a television group with links to the Moscow government. Twitter said RT spent $274,000 ... more
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China fines tech firms over online content
Montreal (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
Chelsea Manning barred from entering Canada
Beijing (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist Party meeting
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Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreaker
Saint Petersburg (AFP) Sept 22, 2017
Russia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets. The massive new ship measures 173 metres in length and has two nuclear reactors with the propulsion power of 60 megawatts. It can crush ice up to three metres thi ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
BWXT awarded contract extension for nuclear waste facility operations
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
London (AFP) Sept 20, 2017
Against rising headwinds, UK pushes ahead with nuclear projects
French energy company to build wind power sector in India
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
French energy company ENGIE said it teamed up with an investment group to help develop a wind energy program in India, one of the world's fastest growing economies. The company formed a partnership with the Abraaj investment group to develop as much as 1 gigawatt of wind power in the Indian energy sector. "Energy demand is growing tremendously in India, and ENGIE is investing in ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind Atlas
Washington (UPI) Sep 7, 2017
Last of the 67 turbines for a British wind farm installed
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
Kimberly-Clark next U.S. company to draw more on renewables
Flexible semitransparent solar cells made from atomically thin sheet
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
Researchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7% - this is the highest value for solar cells made from transparent 2D sheet materials. Transparent or semi-transparent solar cells with excellent mechanical flexi ... more
Oakland CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
Solar Power Lights Up Amazon Communities Fighting Dirty Energy
Albany NY (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Sep 27, 2017
India gets lending support for a greener grid
N. Korean firms in China ordered to close by January
Beijing (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
China said Thursday North Korean companies operating in the country will have to shut down by January as Beijing applies UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test. The commerce ministry said the companies, including joint ventures with Chinese firms, have 120 days to close from the date the United Nations resolution was adopted, September 11. The sanctions spare, on a ... more
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US presses for more Iran nuclear inspections
New York (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
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Pyongyang (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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African country orders Elbit defense electronic systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Israel's Elbit Systems is providing a wide array of electronic defense systems to an unidentified country in Africa under a $240 million contract. The contract has a two-year period of performance, Elbit Systems said. "We are proud to have won this contract, allowing us to provide our customer with a variety of systems and capabilities from different fields, a growing trend we ha ... more
Washington (UPI) Sep 20, 2017
Meggitt touts small arms training systems
Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2017
Norway signs deal with Saab for Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Washington (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
In first, woman becomes US Marine Corps infantry officer
Saab eyes possible U.S. factory location
Washington (UPI) Sep 19, 2017
A manufacturing capability will be established in the United States by Saab if it wins a contract with the U.S. Air Force for advanced T-X trainer aircraft. Saab, who is bidding with partner Boeing for the award, said it has already started the process to identify sites for the production facility. "The Boeing and Saab T-X is designed and purpose-built for the USAF training missi ... more
London (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
Britain suspends Myanmar training; Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military deal
Washington (UPI) Sep 14, 2017
L3 Technologies acquires Doss Aviation
Washington (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
US Senate passes $700 bn defense spending bill
From self-folding robots to computer vision
San Diego CA (SPX) Sep 25, 2017
From self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and workshop presentations at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (or IROS) which takes place from Sept. 24 to 28 in Vancouver, Canada. UC San Diego researchers also are organizing ... more
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Northrop subsidiary unveils new unmanned ground vehicle
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 26, 2017
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Are plastic nanoparticles causing brain damage in fish?
Washington (UPI) Sep 25, 2017
Fish may be suffering brain damage as a result of plastic pollution. New research shows plastic nanoparticles can end up inside the brains of fish. "Our study is the first to show that nanosized plastic particles can accumulate in fish brains," Tommy Cedervall, a chemistry researcher at Lund University in Sweden, said in a news release. Cedervall and his colleagues tracked the pa ... more
Amsterdam (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
I.Coast toxic spill victims launch new Dutch court bid
Nantes, France (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
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Manila (AFP) Sept 26, 2017
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Fishermen 'kept like slaves' in Taiwan
Taipei (AFP) Sept 19, 2017
A group of foreign fishermen in Taiwan were locked in tiny windowless rooms around the clock to stop them escaping while not at sea, prosecutors said in the island's latest abuse case involving migrant workers. Fishing and boat company owners were among 19 people charged Monday in the southern city of Kaohsiung for illegally holding 81 foreign fishermen in buildings after they had berthed th ... more
Taipei (AFP) Sept 15, 2017
Taiwan jails Chinese grad student for recruiting spies
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist confesses to Chinese subversion charges
Beijing (AFP) Sept 11, 2017
Taiwanese activist pleads guilty to Chinese subversion charges
US airstrike in Kabul causes casualties as Mattis, NATO chief visit
Kabul (AFP) Sept 27, 2017
An American airstrike on insurgents in Kabul Wednesday caused "several casualties" after a missile "malfunctioned", NATO said, overshadowing a high-profile visit by US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg. The US strike was launched in support of Afghan security forces who had confronted militants after they fired a volley of rockets near the capital's international a ... more
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
Kurds face growing isolation; Flights to Iraq Kurd capital to stop Friday
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Sept 28, 2017
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