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Hyper sonic Aircraft tested by China

Hyper sonic Aircraft tested by China

Beijing In a "technological breakthrough," China has successfully tested its first wave rider hypersonic aircraft that can carry nuclear warheads and break through any current generation anti-missile defense system due to its high speed and "unpredictable trajectory".
The test of the Xingkong-2, or Starry Sky-2, was conducted in a target range located in northwest China on Friday, China's state media reported. It flew independently, made large-angle turning manoeuvres and landed in the targeted area as planned.


Launched in a rocket, the wave rider was released in the air after about 10 minutes. It flew independently, made large-angle turning manoeuvres and landed in the targeted area as planned.

The flight vehicle reached 30 km in altitude at Mach 5.5-6, a statement by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) under China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp said.

The wave rider is expected to be tested more frequently …

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

Which Satellite Launches By China ?

China on Tuesday launched Gaofen-11, an optical remote sensing satellite, as part of its high-resolution Earth observation project. It will aid in the Belt and Road Initiative.
The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. The Gaofen-11 satellite was launched on a Long March 4B rocket at 11 am from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua news agency reported. It was the 282nd flight mission by a Long March carrier rocket.

BRICS Summit Updates 2018

BRICS Summit Updates 2018, Xi Jin Ping conveyed to Modi that he was very happy to accept his invitation to visit India for an informal summit.
Indian interlocutors said that the seeping of democratic order, and the consequent democratisation of the BRICS order, has been an Indian imprint on the Johannesburg declaration, which is different from previous BRICS declarations. The emphasis on inclusivity has also increased in the Johannesburg declaration, as “inclusive” was mentioned 19 times, as compared to 9 times in the Xiamen declaration. “These are the most important takeaways from the Indian point of view, that we have been able to put democracy and inclusiveness in the lexicon in a more pronounced manner,” one of the Indian interlocutors told The Indian Express. Sources said that the Chinese lexicon of a prosperous, shared future and win-win cooperation from previous SCO summits has now given way to a more Indian and South African lingo — of a representative world order approach. The B…

Russia, Iran ,China Pose Grave Cyber Espionage Threat To US

Russia, Iran ,China Pose Grave Cyber Espionage Threat To US


The National Counterintelligence and Security Center in its annual report 'Foreign Economic Espionage in Cyber' released yesterday said countries with closer ties to the US have also conducted cyber espionage to obtain US technology. 
"Despite advances in cybersecurity, cyber espionage continues to offer threat actors a relatively low-cost, high-yield avenue of approach to a wide spectrum of intellectual property," it said. 
"We anticipate that China, Russia, and Iran will remain aggressive and capable collectors of sensitive US economic information and technologies, particularly in cyberspace. All will almost certainly continue to deploy significant resources and a wide array of tactics to acquire intellectual property and proprietary information," said the report. 
China, according to the report, has expansive efforts in place to acquire US technology to include sensitive trade secrets and proprietar…

'5 Sheds, 90 Army Tents, 30 Heavy Vehicles' Ramping Up 'Activity' in Doklam

'5 Sheds, 90 Army Tents, 30 Heavy Vehicles' Ramping Up 'Activity' in Doklam
Chinese are resuming the same project — to connect Doklam (or Doka la as India officially refers to it) to the rest of its network of roads — whose development led to protests from India and the 73 day stand-off between troops from both countries in June last year, before a "disengagement" was announced on August 28. Sources say that a "major construction" work is right now going on in the area.

Sources say that between eight to ten construction vehicles have been seen in the area, five temporary sheds have been constructed possibly to conceal the construction activity from Indian satellites, nearly 90 tents have been pitched to house Chinese military and workers. Also 30 heavy vehicles have been seen in the area.



The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang was quoted as saying, “China is exercising its sovereignty in its own territory. It’s legitimate and justified. Just…

PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Modi Meets Chinese President Xi Jinping

PM Narendra Modi, who is in Johannesburg to attend the 10th BRICS Summit, met Xi for the third time in nearly four months.Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Chinese President Xi Jinping here to discuss furthering the friendship between India and China. PM Modi, who is in Johannesburg to attend the 10th BRICS Summit, met Xi for the third time in nearly four months. The two leaders held a two-day informal summit in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late April and then they met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, China in June. "Furthering India-China friendship. PM @narendramodi and President Xi Jinping hold talks on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in South Africa," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

Blast In Beijing News

Blast In Beijing NewsA blast was reported near the United States Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning. The explosion reportedly took place in front of the US Embassy in Beijing when a man tried to hurl a homemade bomb into the gated compound. Eyewitnesses say ‘large explosion’ outside US Embassy in China’s capital.

A blast was reported near the United States Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning. The explosion reportedly took place in front of the US Embassy in Beijing when a man tried to hurl a homemade bomb into the gated compound. However, the bomb exploded before he could have tossed it over the fence, causing confusion and panic in the street. Photos posted on Twitter showed a large amount of smoke and what appeared to be police vehicles surrounding the vast structure in northeastern Beijing on Thursday afternoon. The police is yet to comment on the blast and have not confirmed its nature.

'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Rewrite History of Long-Necked Dinosaurs

'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Rewrite History of Long-Necked Dinosaurs
Scientists on Tuesday announced the discovery of Lingwulong shenqi, an early member of the well-known group of plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods with long necks, long tails, small heads and pillar-like legs. Lingwulong lived 174 million years ago during the Jurassic period.
Its name means “amazing dragon from Lingwu,” the closest city to the site where a farmer spotted the fossils while herding sheep. The scientists excavated bones from at least eight to 10 Lingwulong individuals, the largest of which was about 57 feet (17.5 meters) long, said palaeontologist Xing Xu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who led the study published in the journal Nature Communications.

Lingwulong represents the earliest-known advanced member of the sauropod lineage, as defined by anatomical traits that distinguish them from primitive sauropods that first appeared tens of millions of years earlier.

BRICS Summit Begins Tomorrow

BRICS Summit Begins TomorrowThe summit is being held at a time when unilateral trade actions by US President Donald Trump have set off a global trade war that could cost the world $430 billion by 2020, according to International Monetary Fund estimates. 
The five countries, especially China, which has been the key target of US actions, are likely to protest the protectionist measures of the Trump administration. India is likely to support a generic statement against growing protectionism without naming the US.
What other issues could be discussed?
Cooperation in the areas of counterterrorism, UN reforms, cybersecurity, energy security and global and regional issues are likely to be discussed. The grouping has survived for 10 years despite the inherent contradictions among its members: autocratic governments in China and Russia; the rivalry and border disputes between China and India; South Africa and India competing for permanent membership of UN Security Council. BRICS nations have rais…

Around 5 Billion Cheque Bounce Hits China-Pak Corridor Contractors

Rs. 5 Billion Cheque Bounce Hits China-Pak Corridor Contractors
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor are facing hurdles as Pakistan's National Highway Authority faces a financial crisis, the Pakistani media reported today.
A number of road projects in the $52 billion ,Pakistan-based newspaper Dawn cited sources as saying that contractors stopped work on several CPEC projects after their cheques worth over R s. 5 billion bounced a couple of days ago.
The affected projects include Hakla-Dera Ismail Khan, Western Route of CPEC and all sections of the Karachi-Lahore Motorway. The CPEC passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. It connects Kashgar in western China with Gwadar port in Pakistan, spanning 3,000 kilometres. According to the report, not only the CPEC projects but local industries related to construction and a large workforce of engineers and labourers were also hit by the situation. NHA spokesman Kashif Zaman said the authority issued cheques of R s. 5 billion on June 29 to the firms a…

US Pushes For EU Concessions Amid Trade Stalemate At G20 Finance Summit

US Pushes For EU Concessions Amid Trade Stalemate At G20 Finance SummitThe United States and its European Union allies are at a trade stalemate after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refuses to budge amid fears of an escalating global trade conflict.
In his opening salvo at the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires, Mnuchin urged China and the EU to respect "free, fair and reciprocal trade" amid talk of an escalating global trade conflict, but his French counterpart fired back that the US must "return to reason."
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde opened the summit by reiterating her fears that increasing trade restrictions would hurt global GDP.
Lagarde said that taking into account "current announced and in process measures," an IMF simulation indicates that in a worst-case scenario, a half point would be cut from global GDP, amounting to some $430 billion.
But Mnuchin showed no signs of a US willingness to back down.
Mnuchin was inflexible i…

99 Million Year Old Baby Snake Fossil To Go On Tour In China, US

99 Million Year Old Baby Snake Fossil To Go On Tour In China, US
A 99-million-year-old fossil of a baby snake trapped in amber found in Myanmar will be displayed in China and the US next summer, the research team said Thursday.
This is the first time in history that a baby snake was found in a chunk of amber, China University of Geosciences' Xing Lida, who is leading the research program, told the Global Times on Thursday.
Scientists named the new species "Xiaophismyanmarensis" after its discoverer, Jia Xiao, who found the fossil in Myanmar.
Scientists have also been working on restoring the fossil's complete bone structure using a CT scanner since 2016. 
"The three-dimensional skeletal reconstruction of the fossil took a year and a half before finally being identified as that of a snake," Bai Ming, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Zoology, told the Global Times on Thursday. Xing said scientists believe the baby snake was ni…

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Tools In Lantian County, NW China

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Tools In Lantian County, NW ChinaAncient tools discovered in Lantian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province by a research team consisting of Chinese and British archaeologists suggest that there may have been a hominin presence outside Africa earlier than previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature.
Undated file photo shows archaeologists exploring at an archaeological site where paleplithic tools from the oldest layer of soil were discovered at Shangchen Village of Lantian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. 
In eleven different layers of fossil soils, 80 stone artefacts were found, among which the oldest can be dated to 2.12 million years ago, which are 270,000 years older than the 1.85-million-year-old skeletal remains and stone tools from Dmanisi, Georgia, which were previously the earliest evidence of humanity outside Africa. 

Graphics shows the excavated paleplithic tools and animal fossils from the old…

China Offers Sri Lanka Fresh $295 Million

China Offers Sri Lanka Fresh $295 MillionChinese President Xi Jinping has offered Sri Lanka a fresh grant of 2 billion yuan ($295 million), as Beijing tries to expand its influence in the tiny island country off India's southern tip.
President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka, a partner in Beijing's multi-country Belt and Road infrastructure push, made the announcement on Saturday at a ceremony to mark the start of construction of a Chinese-funded kidney hospital in his home constituency of Polonnaruwa, 230 km (142.92 miles) from capital Colombo. "When the Chinese ambassador visited my house to fix the date for this ceremony, he said that Chinese President Xi Jinping sent me another gift," Sirisena told the gathering. "He has gifted 2 billion yuan to be utilized for any project of my wish. I'm going to hand over a proposal to the Chinese ambassador to build houses in all the electorates in the country," he added. Both the Sri Lankan government and Chinese…

Xi Ends State Visit To U.A.E. With Raft Of Deals Signed

Xi Ends State Visit To U.A.E. With Raft Of Deals Signed

China, EU Are Not Forming Anti-US Bloc

China and the EU on Monday agreed to jointly work to safeguard the rules-based international order, promote multilateralism, and support free trade, a move that experts say is not an attempt to create a bloc to oppose the US for imposing trade tariffs against China and the EU.

The agreement between China and the EU was reached during the 20th China-EU leaders' meeting in Beijing, which was co-chaired by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, European Council President Donald Tusk, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.
China and the EU, as two major forces and economies of the world, have the joint responsibility to safeguard the rules-based international order, advocate multilateralism, support free trade, and promote world peace, stability and development in the current international situation, read a press release from the meeting.
Some Western media and politicians have suggested that China is trying to build an "anti-US allian…

China, Arab states agree to develop strategic partnership

China and Arab states have agreed to upgrade cooperation with a series of measures covering the economy, energy and technology on Tuesday, a move that shows the structure of China's strategy in the Middle East and brings it to new heights, Chinese experts said.
Chinese President Xi Jinping told the eighth ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum (CASCF) that the upgrade creates a "future-oriented strategic partnership of comprehensive cooperation and common development," the Xinhua News Agency reported.
The meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing brought together Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, along with foreign ministers or other ministerial officials from 21 Arab countries, as well as the secretary general of the Arab League. 
Xi said the strategic partnership will be the new historical starting point for friendly cooperation between China and Arab countries. 
This is the third time Xi has articulated China's poli…

India Visit By 10-member Of People’s Liberation Army (PLA),China

The 10-member People’s Liberation Army (PLA), led by the deputy chief of its Western Theatre Command Lt-General Liu Xiaowu, held discussions with Army vice- chief  Lt General Devraj Anbu in New Delhi  “The July 2-6 visit by the PLA delegation to India is in consonance with the vision expressed by PM Narendra Modiand Chinese President Xi Jinping during the informal Wuhan summit in April, where both leaders reaffirmed the need to strengthen bilateral ties,” said an officer

The Western Theatre Command of the PLA, Ren was quoted as saying in the transcript of the media briefing posted on the Chinese defence ministry website today.  "These border-related exchanges between the two sides at different levels will help to strengthen the management and control of border areas. They will also help to build trust between the field troops of the two sides and translate the consensus reached by the two heads of state into real actions," he said.
"Under the guidance of the important conse…