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China launches first satellite named after county

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:39:16 GMT

China on Friday launched two high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08, into the preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:12 p.m. Beijing Time. Jilin-1 Video 07, also named Deqing-1, was China's first satellite named after a county in east China's Zhejiang Province.

Troops, cameras, radiation: China preps for North Korea crisis

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:17:29 GMT

China has ramped up security along its border with North Korea, installing new surveillance cameras, deploying extra security forces and operating radiation detectors as it braces for a potential crisis. Bellicose rhetoric between Washington and Pyongyang has raised fears in China of a conflict that could send millions of North Korean refugees across the 1,420-kilometre border, and of nuclear fallout that could hit Chinese towns.

How the Victoria and Albert Museum in China signals a new design for Shenzhen

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:22:56 GMT

The first thing anyone tells you about Shenzhen, the city in southern China that borders Hong Kong and has a population of at least 12 million, is that it was once a sleepy fishing village. As with its neighbor, which began British colonial life as an unpromising rocky outcrop in the South China Sea , the tale of an unpromising beginning emphasizes the vast distance traveled.

Petition Summary: Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, China, Korea, and Turkey

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:46:36 GMT

On January 17, 2018, the American Line Pipe Producers Association filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on imports of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Canada, Greece, India, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey. The merchandise covered by this investigation is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe, more than 406.4 mm in nominal diameter , regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling.

UPDATE 3-As gas crisis hit, China coal miners, utilities ramped up output

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:58:54 GMT

The jump came as millions of homes across northern China used more electricity and gas to heat their homes after being forced to switch from coal. It also reflects a ramp-up in coal-fired power use due to the gas shortages caused by the ambitious plan, undermining the government's long-term plan to boost clean energy use and wean the nation off its most-used fuel.

How is China persuading graft suspects in Canada to - surrender'?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:18:37 GMT

'Don't even think about it. Don't even consider it. Not for a second. They can't be trusted.

Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:27:35 GMT

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland, China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's 100 years of independence. Four-year-old male panda Hua Bao and three-year old female Jin Baobao were welcomed Thursday in a ceremony at Helsinki airport attended by the Chinese ambassador to Finland and Finnish officials.

Pair of Chinese giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:27:34 GMT

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland, China's gift to mark the small Nordic nation's 100 years of independence. Four-year-old male panda Hua Bao and three-year old female Jin Baobao were welcomed Thursday in a ceremony at Helsinki airport attended by the Chinese ambassador to Finland and Finnish officials.

Exports, consumers drive China's 6.9 percent growth in 2017

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:39:35 GMT

In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Cities in China's Hebei province still top list of smoggiest places

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:17:43 GMT

Smoke rises from a chimney among houses as new high-rise residential buildings are seen under construction on a hazy day in the city centre of Tangshan, Hebei province Feb 18, 2014. SHANGHAI: China's Hebei province was the location of six of the country's 10 smoggiest cities in 2017, the same as the previous year, despite a campaign to improve air quality during the winter when smog levels peak, according to environment ministry data published on Thursday .

Politics weighs heavily on foreign businesses in China

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:40:49 GMT

In this March 13, 2017, photo, Chinese security officials stand outside of a Lotte Mart supermarket that was closed under orders from the municipal fire department in Beijing. Politics weighs more heavily on foreign companies in China than it has in nearly three decades, as companies face pressure on many sides from Chinese President Xi Jinping's more nationalistic stance and twin campaigns to tighten the ruling Communist Party's political control and have it play a more direct role in business.

'Dead Pigs' First Look: Sundance World Cinema Title A Snapshot Of Modern China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:54:45 GMT

First-time filmmaker Cathy Yan 's time in China as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal has led to Dead Pigs , which is set to play in the Sundance Film Festival 's World Cinema Dramatic Competition section. The film, set between Shanghai and the provincial town of Jiaxing and with a cast including Vivian Wn, Zazie Beetz and David Rhysdahl, has its world premiere Friday at the Prospector Square Theatre in Park City.

AWS Does What it Needs to Do to Achieve Growth in China

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:09:07 GMT

A while ago I wrote a post detailing just how different it is for technology vendors wishing to do business in China. I explained the slightly bizarre situation and how it might seem weird for these big hulking technology vendors like Amazon and Microsoft to cower in the face of government regulations.

Development: China to launch first student satellite for scientific education

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:33:50 GMT

China's first nano-satellite with primary and middle school students involved in the development and building process will be launched into space Friday. The satellite, named after late Premier Zhou Enlai, was sent from its production base in Huai'an Youth Comprehensive Development Base in east China's Jiangsu Province to Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China's Gansu Province, where a "CZ-11" solid fuel rocket is scheduled to put it into orbit Friday.

China blue-chips ease as consumer, real estate firms take breather; Hong Kong down

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:08:47 GMT

China's blue-chips fell on Wednesday morning as investors pocketed gains in consumer and real estate firms. ** China does not need to raise benchmark interest rates in the near-term as market rates and corporate borrowing costs have gone up amid a deleveraging drive, a central bank advisor said in remarks published on Tuesday.

China Automotive Systems (CAAS) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:02:20 GMT

According to Zacks, "China Automotive Systems is a holding company and has no significant business operations other than their interest in Genesis in which they manufacture power steering systems and other component parts for automobiles. " Separately, ValuEngine cut China Automotive Systems from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd.

China's Biggest Stocks Are Simply on Fire

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:23:13 GMT

Traders are taking China's big-cap shares to the most extreme divergence against the rest of the market on record. The enthusiasm for the biggest players in industries ranging from home appliances and brewery to insurance has extended into 2018, as companies including Gree Electric Appliance and Wuliangye Yibin maintained their outperformance by topping the ranks of gainers.