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Chinese satellite takes high-resolution pictures of Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At a ceremony for a new satellite, China’s showed off aerial pictures of several cities, including downtown Taipei, inciting fears that the footage could be used by ...

Netizens concerned by Chinese rocket flying south of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — What a Taiwanese netizen on Thursday night (Dec. 23) described as a "UFO" flying off the southern coast of Taiwan appears to have been a Chinese rocket, accordin...

China says moon rocks offer new clues to volcanic activity

BEIJING (AP) — Moon rocks brought back to Earth by a Chinese robotic spacecraft last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday. ...

China plans to unveil drones, moon rocket at air show

ZHUHAI, China (AP) — A military drone whose manufacturer says it can cruise for 20 hours at 15,000 meters (50,000 feet) was among Chinese warplanes, missiles and other weapons technology shown in publ...

China launches main part of its 1st permanent space station

BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday launched the main module of its first permanent space station that will host astronauts long-term, the latest success for a program that has realized a number of its g...

China launches first Tiangong space station module

The core module for China's first permanent space station, set for completion by the end of next year, blasted off from Earth on Thursday. The launch represents the latest success for the country...

Yemen rebels: Fighters shot down Saudi-run drone near border

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels shot down a Chinese-made, Saudi drone along the border with Saudi Arabia, a Houthi spokesman said. Houthi military spokesman Bri...

Chinese capsule returns to Earth carrying moon rocks

A Chinese lunar capsule returned to Earth on Thursday (Dec. 17) with the first fresh rock samples from the moon in more than 40 years, offering the possibility of new insights into the history of the ...

China prepares for return of lunar probe with moon samples

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ground crews are standing by for the return of a lunar probe bringing back the first fresh samples of rock and debris from the moon in more than 45 years. The...

China spacecraft collects moon samples to take back to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft took samples of the moon's surface Wednesday as part of a mission to bring lunar rocks back to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government said, adding...

China says probe sent to retrieve lunar rocks lands on moon

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese robot probe launched to return lunar rocks to Earth landed on the moon Tuesday, the government announced. The Chang'e 5 probe “successfully landed on the moo...

China's Chang'e 5 lands on the moon

China successfully landed its unmanned Chang'e 5 probe on the surface of the moon on Tuesday, according to Chinese state media. The probe "successfully landed on the moon in the pre-selected...

Video shows Chinese Long March rocket disintegrate after liftoff

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Communist China's vaunted space program had another setback when a Long March rocket exploded shortly after liftoff on Thursday (April 9). At 7:46 p.m. on Thursday,...

US rejects China claim of weaponizing visas

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. is rejecting Chinese accusations of using the withholding of visas as a weapon following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to ...

China says US has 'weaponized' visas to target exchanges

BEIJING (AP) — China is accusing the U.S. of having "weaponized" the issuing of visas following the reported inability of a top Chinese space program official to obtain permission to travel to a key c...