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  1. News - China

    China targets 15 pc of satellite launch market

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 04:39pm

    ... China is looking to increase its share of the global commercial satellite launching business, targeting a 15 per cent share by 2020. China has just 3 per cent of the market now, but the goal laid out on Saturday by a leading space programme official points to its ambitions to be a major player in space. The deputy head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, Liang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1169890/china-targets-15-pc-satellite-launch-market
  2. News - China - SPACE

    China launches first 'routine service mission' into space

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 04:09pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre, Inner Mongolia binglin.chen@scmp.com The mainland's ambitious space programme has finished its experimental phase and begins regular service missions, authorities say First 'routine' mission set to go The "first routine service flight in China's manned space programme" has entered its final countdown, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1257775/chinese-astronauts-take-skies-they-mark-decade-human-spaceflight
  3. Credibility lost in space?

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching On July 27, 1998, China issued a white paper on defence in which it declared: 'Outer space should be used exclusively for peaceful purposes to benefit mankind.' ... in the UN on keeping outer space free of weapons. As recently as last October, when it issued a white paper on its space activities, China asserted that its goals in space are to 'explore outer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579389/credibility-lost-space
  4. Launch hits new level of precision

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com An unmanned spacecraft that was launched from Jiuquan, Gansu, yesterday set a record for precise space delivery, underlining China's ability ... deliver a payload to any location, which means we can also bring down any object in near space.' The Chinese military conducted a test in 2007, destroying an out-of-service weather satellite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983608/launch-hits-new-level-precision
  5. Business - China Business - PROPERTY

    Tier-2 Chinese cities facing glut of office space

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Huge increase in supply likely to put developers under pricing pressure Tier-2 mainland cities face glut of office space The rapid development of new central ... international property consultant CBRE. In second-tier cities such as Tianjin, Shenyang and Chongqing, the stock of office space will more than triple between 2013 and 2016, according to a research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1213452/tier-2-mainland-china-cities-face-glut-office-space
  6. The space race nobody wanted

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Mainland China has been exceedingly careful to assure the world that its rise will be peaceful. But it shot itself in the foot with its space test last month, which demolished ... consistently advocated the peaceful development of outer space and opposes the arming of space and military competition in space.' Now we know that Beijing was secretly working on space weapons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581972/space-race-nobody-wanted
  7. Can China really afford its space ambitions?

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

    ... China is no different from many other countries when it comes to the way it views its space programme. Here as elsewhere, the programme is wrapped up in ideas of scientific progress, military advantage and national pride. And here as elsewhere, the stated goals are grand and the sums involved are large. China expects to launch a shuttle carrying astronauts into space ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/423833/can-china-really-afford-its-space-ambitions
  8. Wrestling with the spectre of an arms race in space

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Deep Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Deep Kisor Datta-Ray China's anti-satellite missile test might appear to mark a dramatic about-face from its decade-long denunciation of weapons in space. Arguably, however, the controversy would never have occurred if the US had heeded international calls- China's voice being the loudest- for a treaty to protect space. That bid having failed, Beijing's move must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579241/wrestling-spectre-arms-race-space
  9. Space city in the desert not so secret

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre binglin.chen@scmp.com Dongfeng Space City sounds hi-tech but it looks plain. If not for a few long-range missiles painted with Maoist slogans standing on roadside lawns, a visitor would hardly know that this little town in the heart of the Gobi desert was the birthplace of China's missile and space programmes, and still one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004392/space-city-desert-not-so-secret
  10. Two big steps for China in space

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the crew attempt a difficult manned docking with the Tiangong-I space module, a critical step in the nation's ambitious plan to build a space station by 2020. A Long March 2F rocket carrying ... and expanded the solar panels on each of its sides about 10 minutes later. At 6.57 pm, the commander-in-chief of the nation's manned space programme, General Chang Wanquan, declared the launch ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004228/two-big-steps-china-space

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