China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

Aug 24, 2016

China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

China has shown off the first images of the rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020 to explore the surface for three months, the latest aim of its ambitious space program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man ...

Aug 24, 2016

Tokyo confirms Kanagawa man charged in China for alleged spying

One of four Japanese who were arrested by Chinese authorities between last year and early this year over alleged involvement in spying activities has been indicted, sources privy to Sino-Japan relations said Tuesday. The man from Kanagawa Prefecture was detained in May last year ...

Aug 22, 2016

Chinese envoy's visit Taiwan met with protests

A Chinese envoy arrived in Taiwan Monday for a city-to-city dialogue, amid a chill in relations between the sides following the inauguration of the island’s independence-leaning President Tsai ing-wen in June. The visit by Shanghai Communist Party official Sha Hailin marks a rare point ...

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

Aug 22, 2016

After Rio, Olympics headed for Asian venues seen as safe

For the Olympics, it’s so long Rio, hello Asia. The next three Olympics are headed for relatively calmer ports of call in South Korea, Japan and China following the organizational drama surrounding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia and the Summer Games in Brazil, ...

Aug 22, 2016

China stages live-firing drills in Tonkin Gulf amid tensions

China’s coast guard launched live-firing exercises in the Tonkin Gulf on Monday, the latest in a series of military drills that come amid renewed tensions among disputants to territory in the South China Sea. The Maritime Safety Administration said ships and boats were barred ...