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  1. News - China - SCIENCE

    China marks 10 years of manned spaceflight

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 11:57am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Space programme soars ahead while rival Nasa closed due to shutdown China marks 10 years since it first sent a human into space on Tuesday, with its ... and the US to carry out an independent manned spaceflight. At the time, Beijing was so concerned about the viability of the mission that at the last minute it cancelled a nationwide live television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1331372/china-marks-10-years-manned-spaceflight
  2. News - China

    China pledges to close 2,000 mines by end of 2015

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:05pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China aims to improve safety standards in coal mining industry China has pledged to shut down at least 2,000 small coal mines by the end of 2015 as it tries to improve safety standards in its deadly industry. Mines targeted will be those with an annual output of less than 90,000 tons that fail to adhere to safety rules, and those based on substandard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1330874/china-pledges-close-2000-mines-end-2015
  3. News - China

    China’s electronic cigarette inventor fights for financial rewards

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hon Lik is acknowledged as the first person to develop a viable commercial e-cigarette The Chinese inventor who dreamed up the electronic cigarette ... everyday lives.... I’ve made a big contribution to society,” said Hon Lik, 57, in a cramped office in Beijing, sending tobacco-scented smoke into the air as he puffed on a battery-powered pipe. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1322857/chinas-electronic-cigarette-inventor-fights-financial-rewards
  4. News - China - XINJIANG

    Police arrest 139 in Xinjiang for ‘spreading jihad’

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing State-run media warns of growing religious extremism in western region China has arrested 139 people in Xinjiang for allegedly spreading jihad, state-run media said on Wednesday, as it warns of growing religious extremism in the far western region home to Muslim Uygurs. Beijing has pointed to violent incidents to indicate a rising militant threat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327822/police-arrest-139-xinjiang-spreading-jihad
  5. News - China

    Missing Hungarian wingsuit diver found dead in Hunan province

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 10:30am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese state media reports the body of Victor Kovats was found in Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park A Hungarian wingsuit flyer who went missing after plunging into a valley in China when his parachute failed to deploy was found dead on Wednesday, state media reported. About 200 police and firefighters were involved in the search for Victor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327761/missing-hungarian-wingsuit-diver-found-dead-hunan-province
  6. News - China - PROTEST

    Chinese police ‘fire at Tibetan protesters demanding release of villager'

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 02:38pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Residents were demanding release of villager 'arrested for refusing order to fly national flag' Police fire on Tibetans, report says Security forces ... say Beijing's economic policies in the Himalayan region have largely benefited only Han migrants and that they resent strict limits on Buddhism and Tibetan culture that the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1327099/chinese-police-fire-tibetan-protesters-demanding-release-villager
  7. News - Asia

    Asian dishes, from penis hotpots to snake blood, claim to boost libido

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Holding aloft a half-metre long horse penis, chef Xiao Shan confidently declares it “the most delicious” of the ingredients in a Chinese hotpot of male ... but also as a remedy for diabetes, high blood pressure and other ailments. At the Beijing penis restaurant, customer Wei Jingsheng, 47, is a devoted believer. “It does work very well,” said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1327026/asian-dishes-penis-hotpots-snake-blood-claim-boost-libido
  8. News - China

    Beijing criticised over Tiananmen Square's psychedelic-style vase costing 570,000 yuan

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 03:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Giant vase installed in square prompts scathing criticism online A giant vase installed in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ahead of a national holiday has met ... to the state-run Beijing Youth Daily . The cost prompted critical comments among Chinese internet users - even though the report said that the overall number of flowers used around Beijing for China’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1320593/tiananmen-square-makeover-criticised-over-cost
  9. News - China

    Man who planned Tiananmen anniversary protest goes on trial in China

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 06:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Gu Yimin denies charge of ‘inciting state subversion’ A man who planned a protest on the anniversary of China’s Tiananmen square crackdown went on trial on Sunday for “inciting state subversion”, his lawyer said. Gu Yimin denied the charge at the hearing in the eastern city of Changshu, said Liu Weiguo, one of his lawyers. State prosecutors said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1320672/china-tries-man-who-planned-tiananmen-protest
  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea nuclear envoy seeks talks ‘without preconditions’

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 03:04pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing The main plutonium reactor at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear facility may be back up and running North Korea’s chief nuclear envoy appealed for long-stalled talks on its atomic programme to resume “without preconditions” on Thursday, Korean media said, days after reports it may have restarted a reactor. The comments in Beijing by Pyongyang’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1312243/north-korea-nuclear-envoy-seeks-talks-without-preconditions

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