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  1. News - China

    China's 2nd woman astronaut blasts off amid doubts about claimed age

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, STEPHEN CHEN

    ... astronaut blasts off Major Wang Yaping became the second Chinese woman in space yesterday, the nation's youngest astronaut to blast off and the first born in the 1980s- if her date of birth announced by Beijing recently can be believed. Wang travelled into space with Major General Nie Haisheng and Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaoguang on board Shenzhou X, which took off from the Jiuquan ...

  2. News - China - SPACE

    Smooth launch for Shenzhou X crew on China's longest manned space mission

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... mission. The two men and one woman will spend a couple of days in the cramped cockpit before docking with the orbiting Tiangong I module, where Major Wang Yaping, the woman crew member, ... in the crew. "I wish you success and look forward to your triumphant return," Xi said. Wang, Major General Nie Haisheng and Senior Colonel Zhang Xiaoguang will spend 15 days in space on what ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Hong Kong has a reputation for freedom … It has a strong tradition of free speech Whistle-blower Edward Snowden   In the vast universe I will be a pupil too. I am willing to share my experience with them Astronaut Major Wang Yaping on teaching children from space   It was a very good experience, a thrilling experience for me Hong Kong's Cheung Wai-on on taking part ...


    Posted Nov 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yun, Deng Yaping, Wang Junxia and Wang Liping, who have entered into the pantheon of greats Xu Haifeng enjoys China's first-ever gold, in free pistol shooting, at Los Angeles 1984. Lou Yun is all concentration on his way to gymnastics glory at Seoul 1988. Deng Yaping heads for a coveted table tennis gold at Barcelona 1992. Wang Junxia leaves the field trailing in her wake as she ...

  5. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Foreign minister Wang Yi calls truth in history, with eye to Japan, in UN speech

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 04:48am by KYODO, Reuters

    ... Agencies at United Nations Wang calls for truth in history, with eye on Japan Foreign Minister Wang Yi repeated an assertion that no one should distort history and that "aggression ... soldiers and civilians dead or injured," he remarked. "History is not to be falsified, and truth is not to be distorted," he added. Wang did not cite any specific country when making ...

  6. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges UN push against terrorist use of social media

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:01am by Angela Meng

    ... terrorist use of social media' Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for strong measures to stop social media being used as a tool to spread extremism, as China backed a move for the United Nations ... groups such as Islamic State, al-Nusra Front and other offshoots of al-Qaeda. Addressing the Security Council, Wang said new steps must be taken to counter the latest developments in terrorism. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Labels don't tell whole story Canadian researchers have found that the majority of herbal products on the market - in North America, at least - contain ingredients not listed on the label. Using DNA barcoding technology to test 44 herbal products sold by 12 companies, University of Guelph researchers found that only two companies provided ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health

    Local women urged to be more vigilant in checking for breast cancer

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Women urged to increase screening schedule With breast cancer being the most common cancer among Hong Kong women, you'd think people would be vigilant about examining themselves regularly for the disease. Unfortunately, the opposite is true - one in two women do not check their breasts regularly, according to a new survey, commissioned ...

  9. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Blind drunk mice reveal effects of alcohol abuse Scientists have shed light on why binge drinking impairs the body's healing process after a bone fracture. Researchers at Loyola University Medical Centre exposed one group of mice to alcohol levels equivalent to three times the legal limit for driving. A control group was exposed to equal ...

  10. Lifestyle - LAB REPORT

    Lab Report: social media and disease, nipple injections and deleted genes

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Social media offers clue to how diseases spread The biological spread of diseases is intertwined with how society responds to those contagions, suggests a new study in Science . Based on this, study author Chris Bauch, a professor of applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, devised a method to tap social media ...




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