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October 27, 2017
SUPERPOWERS
Tillerson starts talks in India dominated by China



New Delhi (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday started talks with Indian leaders expected to highlight the strong alliance between the two nations, with both anxious to counter China's growing influence. Tillerson arrived from Pakistan, India's arch-rival, where he was given a low-key reception after US complaints about Islamabad backing Taliban militants on its soil. In New Delhi Tillerson was to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He started the ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
'Xi Dada' casts a long shadow over China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chinese politics have increasingly become a one-man show, with President Xi Jinping as the indisputable star. ... more
TAIWAN NEWS
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday that the end of China's landmark party congress signals an "opportunity for change," as she called for dialogue with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China's new leadership: Ageing men seen as no threat to Xi
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
The six dark-suited Communist Party officials joining President Xi Jinping on China's highest decision-making body are all men in their 60s, suggesting he has no plans to groom a successor any time soon. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump congratulates Xi after Chinese leader tightens grip on power
Washington (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
President Donald Trump congratulated Xi Jinping on Wednesday, after the Chinese leader solidified his grip on power at a landmark Communist Party Congress. ... more
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Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated their growing military ties. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Xi joins Mao in Communist constitution, tightening grip on China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Xi Jinping was elevated to the pantheon of China's most powerful leaders Tuesday as his name was enshrined in the Communist Party constitution alongside Chairman Mao. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China, ASEAN eyeing trust-building naval exercise: Singapore
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
China and Southeast Asian nations may hold a joint naval exercise next year to help build trust, Singapore's defence minister said Tuesday, following years of acrimony over rival claims in the South China Sea. ... more
SINO DAILY
What is Xi thinking? China's leader makes the constitution
Beijing (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
China's most powerful leader in decades entered Communist Party folklore on Tuesday when cadres voted overwhelmingly to engrave the Xi Jinping way into their constitution. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking ligh ... more
SINO DAILY
China's Xi welcomes 'objective' media at restricted event
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
President Xi Jinping Wednesday encouraged members of the press "to visit and see more of China" when he unveiled his new leadership - but five Western media outlets were excluded from the event. ... more


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INTERN DAILY
A third of adults in China suffer high blood pressure: study
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
More than a third of adults in China suffer from high blood pressure, but only one in 20 are able effectively to manage their condition, according to research published Thursday. ... more
SINO DAILY
Fears mount over bookseller 'freed' by China
Hong Kong (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Concern was growing Wednesday over the whereabouts of dissident publisher Gui Minhai, who failed to contact his family after Chinese authorities said they had released him from detention. ... more
CAR TECH
Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen said that revenues grew strongly in the third quarter, powered by the recent acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall, but car sales stalled in the key market of China. ... more
TRADE WARS
At a forgotten Pakistan port, China paves a new Silk Road
Gwadar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Remote and impoverished, Pakistan's Gwadar port at first glance seems an unlikely crown jewel in a multi-billion-dollar development project with China aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road. ... more



Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Jing Haipeng, the first Chinese astronaut to go into space three times, has voiced his desire to go into space again as a further demonstration of his loyalty to the Communist Party of China (CPC). "I'm eager to go to space again, be a pioneer in the battle one more time," said the 51-year-old major general and delegate to the ongoing 19th National Congress of the CPC. "Let the vastn ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
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At a forgotten Pakistan port, China paves a new Silk Road
Gwadar, Pakistan (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Remote and impoverished, Pakistan's Gwadar port at first glance seems an unlikely crown jewel in a multi-billion-dollar development project with China aimed at constructing a 21st century Silk Road. Situated on a barren peninsula in the Arabian Sea, Gwadar, or the "gate of the wind", owes its fortuitous selection as Pakistan's next economic hub to its strategic location near the Strait of Ho ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Japan bank CEO quits over claims of $2.2 bn in bad loans
Paris (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
France seeks 'green veto' in EU-Canada trade deal
Beijing (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Brie trade agreement: China lifts soft cheese ban
'Xi Dada' casts a long shadow over China
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chinese politics have increasingly become a one-man show, with President Xi Jinping as the indisputable star. When Xi took the stage Wednesday to reveal the new members of the Communist Party's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee, he spent less than two minutes introducing his fellow committee members. He then launched into his own vision for the country as the six stoney-faced men ... more
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Tillerson starts talks in India dominated by China
Berlin (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
NATO ill-prepared for a Russian attack: report
Beijing (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
China's new leadership: Ageing men seen as no threat to Xi
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors near the southeastern city of Ulsan. ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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MP asks Facebook about Russian-linked ads in Brexit vote
London (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
A British parliamentary committee investigating "fake news" and suspected foreign interference in politics said Tuesday it has asked Facebook for details on Russian-linked ads used during the Brexit vote and June's general election. Damian Collins, the chairman of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, said the information he requested was similar to that already provided by the so ... more
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
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South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors near the southeastern city of Ulsan. ... more
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
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Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Australia's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of the innovative $160 million Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable energy project, after securing financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project is owned by Kennedy Energy Park Holdings Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdin ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Edinburgh (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
Air pollution cuts solar energy potential in China
Princeton NJ (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
China is rapidly expanding its solar power supply, hoping to meet 10 percent of the nation's electricity needs with solar energy by 2030. But there's a problem: severe air pollution is blocking light from the sun, significantly reducing China's output of solar energy, particularly in the northern and eastern parts of the country. This issue is worst in the winter, when - according to resea ... more
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Guelph, Canada (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
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Dutch know-how may have gone into arms of mass destruction
The Hague (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The Dutch government has admitted that technology from the Netherlands may have been used to develop weapons of mass destruction in Iran, Pakistan or Syria. Dutch intelligence services have received "indications in a number of cases" that "Dutch technology was used in programmes of weapons of mass destruction or for the means of transmission in Iran, Pakistan or Syria", the outgoing minister ... more
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Philippines says sanctions strengthen Kim as Chinese, SK defence chiefs meet
Bangkok (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
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Washington (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
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State Department approves Kuwaiti M1A1 tank deal
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
The U.S. State Department approved Kuwait's possible purchase of hundreds of M1A1 Abrams tanks from the United States. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages the Foreign Military Sales program, said the proposed deal for 218 tank hulls with 120mm guns and AGT-1500 engines carries an estimated value of $29 million. The Kuwaiti purchase would support the gulf c ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
New Zealand buying U.S. sniper rifles
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Oct 25, 2017
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Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Russia handed over army trucks and thousands of assault rifles to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as the two nations celebrated their growing military ties. Duterte accepted the weaponry during a visit to a Russian naval ship docked in Manila, the latest move to embrace Russia and China while distancing the Philippines from its longtime ally and mutual defence partner, the ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
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London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
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Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duel
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
In scenes reminiscent of films like "Transformers", a giant US robot fighting machine swung a "chainsaw sword" to chop a Japanese opponent into submission in a battle watched by tens of thousands online. The two massive and heavily armed machines went claw-to-claw at an abandoned steel mill in Japan, firing cannons and smashing each other in a days-long duel. California-based firm MegaBo ... more
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
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India top court bans dirty fuel to fight Delhi's bad air
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
India's top court Tuesday banned the use of petroleum coke - a cheap but dirty fuel - in New Delhi's neighbouring states, the latest crackdown aimed at improving air quality in one of the most polluted cities in the world. The Supreme Court also ordered a ban on the sale and use of furnace oil - a polluting refinery by-product - in industries in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and R ... more
Santiago (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Chile to ban plastic bags in coastal regions
Rome (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Schools closed over fears of toxic wind from Italy steel plant
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
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Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen said Thursday that the end of China's landmark party congress signals an "opportunity for change," as she called for dialogue with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Tsai was speaking publicly for the first time since Xi was handed a second term during the 19th Communist Party meeting that concluded this week, which cemented the Chinese president's grip on power. ... more
Beijing (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
China ready to 'defeat' Taiwan independence: Xi
Taipei (AFP) Oct 13, 2017
Taiwan president to visit Pacific allies amid China pressure
Taipei (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Taiwan to bolster military but still seeks peace: president
UN pushes Kurd talks; Iraq, Turkey dismiss offer to freeze vote
United Nations, United States (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
The UN Security Council on Thursday urged the Iraqi government and regional leaders in Kurdistan to set a timetable for talks to end a crisis triggered by last month's Kurdish referendum on independence. The appeal from the top UN body came after Baghdad dismissed an offer from Iraqi Kurdish leaders to freeze the outcome of the referendum, which delivered a resounding yes to independence, an ... more
Washington (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
NATO to press Moscow on reported support for Taliban
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Iraq Kurds offer to freeze independence vote
Arbil, Iraq (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Iraqi Kurd parliament delays elections for 8 months
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