British military presence near Venezuela ‘extremely concerning’

BRITAIN’S navy and marines are conducting military exercises close to Venezuela, the Morning Star has discovered. The Mounts Bay, a giant Royal Fleet Auxiliary landing ship, spent New Year in Miami embarking More »

Greek Parliament ratifies ‘North Macedonia’ accord

Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of the neighbouring Former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia(FYROM), ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the More »

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

by Craig Murray Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaido has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of More »

Second woman carrying gene-edited baby, Chinese authorities confirm

A second woman became pregnant during the experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, Chinese authorities have confirmed, as the researcher behind the claim faces a police investigation. He Jiankui More »

Airport strikes across Germany

Staff responsible for checking passengers and cargo have started an 18-hour warning strike at Germany’s biggest airports. An estimated 220,000 passengers are affected. German airport association ADV warned that the strike action More »

 

China | Chang’e-4 finds moon’s far side colder than expected during night

China’s Chang’e-4 probe, having made the first-ever soft landing on moon’s far side, found that the temperature of the lunar surface dropped to as low as minus 190 degrees centigrade, colder than expected.

This is the first time Chinese scientists have received first-hand data about the temperatures on the surface of the moon during the lunar night.

China | La Chine donne un ultimatum à la France de mettre fin au pacte colonial en Afrique

Le pacte colonial (appelé aussi régime de l’Exclusif) est un régime d’échange imposé par les pays européens à leurs colonies au XVIIème siècle et selon lequel la colonie ne peut importer que des produits provenant de la métropole tandis qu’elle ne doit exporter que vers celle-ci

China | Second woman carrying gene-edited baby, Chinese authorities confirm

A second woman became pregnant during the experiment to create the world’s first genetically edited babies, Chinese authorities have confirmed, as the researcher behind the claim faces a police investigation.

He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them contracting HIV.

China | The Domestic Consequences of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’

by Qian Benli

Currently, the prospects of China’s ‘One Belt One Road Initiative’ (hereinafter referred to as OBOR) are dim. An article published in the Financial Times in July this year pointed out that 234 out of 1,674 Chinese-invested infrastructure projects announced in 66 Belt and Road countries since 2013 have encountered difficulties. The most recent and striking problem occurred in Malaysia——newly elected prime minister Mahathir Mohamad canceled the US$20 billion East Coast Rail Link projectright after his official visit to Beijing.

China | China, U.S. Officials Meeting to Discuss Ending Trade War

With the 90-day countdown clock on the U.S.-China trade war “truce” winding down, negotiators for both countries sat down today for renewed talks aimed at ending the dispute between Washington and Beijing.

Although the talks so far have involved mid-level government officials from both sides, China sent Vice Premier Liu He, President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, to attend the first day’s meeting. This development strongly suggests Beijing is putting a high degree of importance on the talks.

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