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First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Bejing - France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.

China Communist Party agrees to amend constitution at key conclave

Bejing - China's Communist Party announced Saturday that it agreed to amend its constitution, ahead of a keenly-watched congress, with speculation mounting that leader Xi Jinping's name will be added to the document, enshrining his legacy.

A changing China on view in New York art show

New York - A generation of artists deeply marked by the Tiananmen Square massacre, globalization and the liberalization of China's economy is at the heart of a new exhibition at New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accord

Montr - Some 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa: study

Yaound - Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption, according to a report published Thursday.

Boeing tips China to need $1.1 tn new planes over next 20 years

Bejing - Boeing says China will need more than a trillion dollars-worth of new airplanes over the next two decades as the cash-rich middle class grows and infrastructure projects pick up.

Surviving baby panda in 'perfect health' says French zoo

Saint-aignan-sur-cher - The first baby panda born in France is in good health and feeding from its mother, staff at Beauval Zoo said Saturday, as they came to terms with losing its twin.

Silk Way: In China, high security for off-road race

- Dozens of police officers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles guard the camp of an international off-road race across China's troubled far-western region of Xinjiang.

Chinese man wins suit over forced conversion therapy

Bejing - A Chinese court has ordered a psychiatric hospital to compensate and apologise to a gay man who was forced to undergo conversion therapy -- a ruling hailed by LGBT rights groups.

Tiananmen: US calls on China to respect human rights

Washington - US President Donald Trump's administration called on China Sunday to respect human rights and release from prison those jailed for trying to keep alive the memory of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement.

China's Tencent 'deeply sorry' for Russia WeChat block

Bejing - Chinese internet giant Tencent said Saturday it was "deeply sorry" its messaging app WeChat was blocked in Russia, adding it was in touch with authorities to resolve the issue.

200 protest in Paris over police killing of Chinese man

Paris - More than 200 people in Paris joined a fresh protest Thursday over the killing by police of a Chinese father of five, an incident that has caused tensions with Beijing.

Op-Ed: Stop torture and eating alive of frogs and fish in Japan/China

Be warned, this is not for the squeamish, but it is important for the world to put an end to the practice, in some countries, of eating higher order animals that are still alive and breathing. These are animals with fully developed nervous systems.

Tiananmen rocker Cui Jian not to play Lunar New Year gala

Beijing - Chinese rocker Cui Jian, who inspired the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement, will not perform on state television's annual new year gala, his manager said Saturday, following a surprise invitation to appear.

China seeks to 'limit game hours'

The Chinese government has clamped down on the amount of time youngsters can spend playing online games
 

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