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Genomics pioneer and medical reform expert says the answer to China’s health care woes lies in technology and accountability. China’s population is aging at an unprecedented rate. By 2050, the number of over-60-year-olds will have risen from today’s 200 million...
Pollution inspectors have rebuked local governments and the provincial government in China’s southern industrial hub, Guangdong province, for allowing hundreds of thousands of tons of raw sewage to be dumped into waterways every day. Inspectors found that 470,000 tons of...
An apology on Wednesday by United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz failed to quell Chinese furore over the manhandling of an Asian -American passenger on one of the US carrier’s flights. The apology followed a global backlash over the...
Every year, the Chinese state carries out several thousand judicial executions -- more than the rest of the world combined. For the most part, the names of those executed remain secret, known only to their families. All figures about the...
Feng Chongyi has been twice blocked from flying out of the country after conducting research into human rights lawyers in China. Beijing accuses rights lawyers and liberal intellectuals of threatening national security. The Australian government is attempting to mediate the...
China's air quality was markedly worse in the first two months of the year than the same period of 2016 following a series of smog outbreaks in northern China, official data published on Friday showed. China says it is winning...
The residents of Dawu, in central China's Henan province, say they are being killed by their water. The Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River, passes near the village and has been heavily polluted for more than a...
Scientists have warned of rising risks from natural disasters such as storm surges and typhoons, with record high sea levels reported along China’s coast. In its annual reports on the state of the nation’s marine environment, the State Oceanic Administration...
Once upon a time, people looked up at the sky, holding a cup of wine, keeping a long distance, and asked the heavens, "Please tell me, what year is it now in the Heavenly Palace?” On April 12, 1961, Soviet astronaut Yuri...
At the Xinhua gate next to the main entrance of the Forbidden City, this golden sculpture of characters"We serve the people" is very eye-catching. Any government or political party must put up a banner of this kind and the rights of the people be...

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What’s behind China’s space programme expansion

China is a relative late-bloomer when it comes to the world of space exploration. But just 15 years after it first sent an astronaut into...

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