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China plans to send spacecraft to moon and back

Oct 24, 2014

China plans to send spacecraft to moon and back

Beijing China plans to launch a new lunar mission in the next few days to test technology that is likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar
Hong Kong Protesters to hold vote on continuing struggle on streets

Oct 24, 2014

Hong Kong Protesters to hold vote on continuing struggle on streets

protesters' unhappiness with a Beijing-dictated plan to have a 1,200-person committee pick candidates for the city's top leader in 2017 elections
China launches experimental moon orbiter as test run for 2017 mission

Oct 24, 2014

China launches experimental moon orbiter as test run for 2017 mission

Beijing China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned
Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village

Oct 23, 2014

Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village

and specifies universal suffrage for choosing its leader as an ultimate goal.But Communist Party leaders in Beijing have insisted on screening
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

Oct 23, 2014

U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

treaty on civil and political rights ratified by Hong Kong, agreed the move after voicing concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the former British
China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

Oct 23, 2014

China vows better rule of law, but no word of disgraced security chief

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party unveiled legal reforms on Thursday aimed at giving judges more independence and limiting local officials
North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns - tour operators

Oct 23, 2014

North Korea to bar foreign tourists over Ebola concerns - tour operators

they said came through official channels in Pyongyang and Beijing."It is unknown how long this closure will be in effect, and due to the very
China says wants closer military ties with Iran

Oct 23, 2014

China says wants closer military ties with Iran

BEIJING (Reuters) - China wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on
China's Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs

Oct 23, 2014

China's Guangdong to ban officials with overseas kin from top jobs

BEIJING (Reuters) - The wealthy southern Chinese province of Guangdong plans to ban officials from senior or sensitive government positions if they
U.S. Ebola 'czar' starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

Oct 22, 2014

U.S. Ebola 'czar' starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive

in Beijing, where the IFRC was holding a conference. "Those are not solutions."A group of some 50 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Liberia