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November 05, 2017
NUKEWARS
China raps US sanctioning of bank over North Korea ties



Beijing (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Beijing on Friday hit back at a US decision to exclude a Chinese bank from the American financial system over its alleged ties to North Korea, slamming the move as "long-armed jurisdiction". Washington had alerted other businesses in June that it planned to take the action, but it finally went into effect on Thursday, just as President Donald Trump was to set off on an Asian tour. China "strongly opposes the long-armed jurisdiction imposed by any country," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hu ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
China unveils massive island-building vessel
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has unveiled a massive ship described as a "magic island maker" that is Asia's largest dredging vessel, state media reported Saturday. ... more
NUKEWARS
US cuts off Chinese bank over North Korea ties
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The United States excluded China's Bank of Dandong from its financial system on Thursday, alleging that it has helped North Korea evade financial sanctions to launder funds. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang. ... more
DRAGON SPACE
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new ... more
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SUPERPOWERS
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have held their largest-ever joint maritime rescue exercise, signalling a lull in South China Sea tensions. ... more
SPACEMART
New Chinese sat comms company awaits approval
Beijing (XNA) Nov 01, 2017
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, a major space contractor, is considering the establishment of a satellite company to tap the space-based communications market, according to a project insi ... more
SINO DAILY
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported Saturday. ... more
WATER WORLD
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
President Alassane Ouattara on Thursday inaugurated a huge Chinese-funded dam in southern Ivory Coast designed to boost the country's power capacity by nearly 14 percent. ... more
SINO DAILY
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
LGBT rights campaigners have hit out at Hong Kong's government after it announced it would appeal a landmark decision granting a British lesbian the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner. ... more


Alibaba launches electronic trading hub in Malaysia

NANO TECH
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Chinese researchers have found that nano-diamond has significant impact on the performance of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs). The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRFs were found ... more
INTERNET SPACE
China's answer to Kindle raises $1.1 bn for Hong Kong listing
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese internet giant Tencent's e-book arm has raised US$1.1 billion for a Hong Kong listing next week, reports said Wednesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
China's three big airlines see rise in Q3 net profit
Shanghai (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China's three biggest airlines have reported a rise in third-quarter net profit on strong domestic travel demand. ... more
SINO DAILY
Philippine Everest conqueror sets sail for China
Manila (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
After conquering Mount Everest, Philippine adventurer Carina Dayondon is set to sail to China aboard a wooden replica of an ancient boat in the hopes of boosting national pride in a forgotten maritime prowess. ... more



China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
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Canada: Amazon to add 1,000 jobs in Vancouver
Montreal (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Amazon announced Friday that it will double its workforce in Canada's western metropolis of Vancouver, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of its Seattle headquarters, to 2,000. The company said in a statement it would open a new office in downtown Vancouver in 2020 to accomodate the new staff, which will bring its total number of its employees across Canada to 6,000. "We are among th ... more
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Alibaba launches electronic trading hub in Malaysia
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Hong Kong skyscraper sold for record $5.15 bn
Beijing (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
China cracks down on fraudulent provincial growth figures
As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry
Beijing (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to build a "world-class army" by 2050 is making his neighbours nervous, but analysts say Beijing's military ambitions do not constitute a strategic threat - for now. With purchases and construction of fighter jets, ships and hi-tech weaponry, China's military budget has grown steadily for 30 years, but remains three times smaller than that of the United ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Washington (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
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Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Estonia blocks electronic ID cards over identity-theft risk
Tallinn (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Cyber-savvy Estonia said on Thursday it would suspend security certificates for up to 760,000 state-issued electronic ID-cards with faulty chips as of Friday midnight to mitigate the risk of identity theft. Dubbed E-stonia for being one of the world's most wired nations, the Baltic eurozone state of 1.3 million people issues electronic ID cards giving citizens online access to virtually all ... more
London (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
British MPs ask Twitter for details on Russian-linked accounts
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Amid soaring profits, Facebook vows to curb abuse
Beijing (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
China says social media companies must 'punish' employees
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Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient "molecular trap" that can be recycled and reused. The trap is like a tiny, porous super-sponge. The internal surface area of just one gram of this material could stretch out to cover five 94-by-50-foot basketball courts, or 23,500 square ... more
Sofia (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Bulgaria extends life of Soviet-era nuclear reactor
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
New York sets high bar for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
The state of New York aims to become a new hub for the wind energy industry with its unique geographical position and ambitions goals, a state leader said. New York ranks 11th in the nation in terms of installed wind energy capacity and is the 15th windiest. As of 2014, the state had 20 wind energy projects in service, with a total capacity of 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The state set of ... more
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
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
OMCO Solar expands to met demand for field-fast racking systems
Phoenix, AZ (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
OMCO Solar, a division of OMCO Holdings, has announced a significant expansion to their solar product offerings and construction leadership teams, bringing years of solar experience to support the launch of their exclusive, Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking solution. Chosen as Director of Solar Product Engineering, Matt Kesler will oversee all current and future solar engineering and design op ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
No tariffs, U.S. solar industry leaders say
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
European lender closer to green finance goals
Golden CO (SPX) Nov 01, 2017
Scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
South Korea will not develop nuclear weapons: president
Seoul (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared Wednesday. "A push by North Korea to become a nuclear state cannot be accepted or tolerated," Moon said in an address to parliament. "We also will not develop or own nuclear" arms. In recent months Pyongyang has carried out its sixth nuclear test - its m ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate US resolve
Tehran (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Putin visits Tehran for talks on Syria, nuclear deal
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MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
The Boeing Company and MBDA Missile Systems announced on Tuesday a new contract that calls for 21,000 Diamond Back Wing assemblies for the U.S. Air Force's precision-guided GBU-39 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I or GBU-39 SDB-I The announcement follows several contracts awarded to Boeing by the Air Force, including an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity foreign military sales contr ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 2, 2017
BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology
Washington (UPI) Nov 3, 2017
Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 26, 2017
Lockheed Martin and Spanish shipbuilder Navantia on Thursday renewed their 20-year agreement on surface ships and naval combat systems. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to recognize their history working alongside each other and to seal the renewed agreement, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin announced in a company news release. "The fundamental openness, trust ... more
Manila (AFP) Oct 25, 2017
Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles
Washington (UPI) Oct 13, 2017
Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow
London (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Computers can now beat humans at chess and Go, but it may be a while before people trust their driving. The danger of self-driving cars was highlighted last year when Tesla's autonomous car collided with a truck it mistook for a cloud, killing its passenger. Self-driving cars depend on a form of machine learning called deep learning. Modeled after the human brain, layers of artificial neur ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Survival of coral reefs depends on pollution cuts: study
Miami (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Some corals may naturally adapt to climate change, but their ability to survive could be outpaced by global warming unless cuts are made to greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Wednesday. Coral reefs carry an annual global economic value of $375 billion per year because they provide shelter for fish and marine life, protect shorelines and draw tourism to coastal areas. But climate ... more
Karlsruher, Germany (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
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
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China warns US not to allow Taiwan stopover
Beijing (AFP) Oct 27, 2017
China urged the United States Friday to prevent Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen from making a stopover in American territory during her upcoming visit to three Pacific allies. The statement followed reports that Tsai will transit through Hawaii and the U.S. territory of Guam next week - a trip that comes at a delicate time with President Donald Trump slated to visit Beijing in November. ... more
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Taiwan leader hopes for 'breakthrough' with China
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
Iraq dispute kicks off crisis for Kurdish sports
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Sports clubs and players in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing the threat of a spell on the sidelines as the crisis between the region and Baghdad sees matches suspended and away trips cancelled. For the first time ever, two basketball teams from the region will miss the start of the Iraqi league season, after Kurdish authorities and the central government went from a war of words about a vote for i ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal
Istanbul (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds: Turkish PM
Washington (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
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