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  1. Chinese 'united by manned mission'

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Official praises the leaders who decided to launch the programme 11 years ago China's manned space flight programme has succeeded in bringing Chinese people together, ... of people in Hong Kong and all over the country [to Yang Liwei's successful space flight] shows that the programme has achieved the objective of enhancing the cohesion of the Chinese ...

  2. US wary of a 'space Pearl Harbour'

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... believe China's space programme is not about weather forecasting, scientific exploration or commercial communication, but aimed at preparing it for battle with the US. The reason behind ... Hawks see China's programme as a security nightmare that must be contained One cold January morning on the high plains of Colorado two years ago, officers of the US Space Warfare ...

  3. Diplomatic balancing act for oil exploration

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exxon executives that future mainland business could be jeopardised if it pursued an oil exploration deal with Vietnam's state-owned oil giant, PetroVietnam. The deal, a preliminary co-operation agreement signed in June, involves exploration blocks off Vietnam's southern and central coasts - part of waters China includes as part of its historic claims to large swathes ...

  4. US explores options for ending Korean crisis

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... John Bolton says the North is not Iraq and insists that peaceful nuclear disarmament is President Bush's goal A senior American official visiting China says the US is pursuing 'several tracks' short of an invasion to force North Korea to ab ...

  5. Unmanned module to perform first space docking manoeuvre

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter China plans to launch an unmanned space module, Tiangong-1, in the second half of the year to perform the nation's first space docking manoeuvre, Xinhua reported ... Shenzhou-8 would be sent into space after Tiangong-1 operated smoothly in orbit for two months, he said. Qi said China wanted to accelerate efforts to improve its space technology and the number ...

  6. India and China have different space aims

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Deep Datta-Ray It is wrong to assume that India's gamble for the moon- coming hot on the heels of China's first space walk- signifies competition between the Asian giants. They have completely contrasting aims. India's are primarily economic: it views space as an arena for poverty alleviation and trade. China seeks to pre-empt the militarisation of space ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is now the only true superpower, and it has unrivalled ambitions- whether in space or elsewhere- with its recently announced moon-and-Mars plan budgeted at US$170 billion- or even much more. ... one right. KEVIN CHING, Mid-Levels Space goal How appropriate that President George W. Bush has set his country's sights on Mars. This fully accords with his administration's ...

  8. WikiLeaks reveals secret 'star wars' with US

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... the US told China 'any purposeful interference with the US space system will be interpreted by the US as an infringement of its rights and considered an escalation in a crisis or conflict'. 'The US reserves the right, consistent with the UN Charter and international law, to defend and protect its space systems with a wide range of options, from diplomatic ...

  9. Four cities spread the word on a changing language

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo If we are what we read, then Hong Kong is most concerned about investment, Taipei about politics and assassination, Beijing space exploration, and Shanghai the spread of contagious ... the election and the attempted assassination of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian. Beijing residents set their sights on outer space, as the 'Mars rovers' sent to probe the planet by Nasa, ...

  10. The Planner

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4941. Ends Sept 30 Intimacy Carol Lee Mei-kuen explores her memories of childhood, personal relationships and philosophy on life by playing with light and shadows. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, 10 Chancery ... Norman de Brackinghe's photographic explorations of how texture can be more than the simple appearance of a surface. Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm, YY9 Gallery, G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Rd, Happy Valley. ...




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