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Science Dec 02China’s space ambitions include a robot on Mars and a human on the moon
China’s landing of its third probe on the moon is part of an increasingly ambitious space program that has a robot rover en route to Mars, is developing a reusable space plane and is planning to put humans back on…
Science Dec 01China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth
A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon Tuesday to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s, the government announced.
Economy Oct 19China’s economy accelerates as virus recovery gains strength
China’s shaky economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gaining strength as consumers return to shopping malls and auto dealerships while the United States and Europe endure painful contractions.
Economy Aug 11Virus surges make U.S. weak link in global economic recovery
China is up and running and Europe is bouncing back. Businesses that sell to the U.S are wondering and hoping when the U.S. economy will get back into the game.
World Jul 24China tells U.S. to close consulate in growing spat
China ordered the United States on Friday to close its consulate in the western city of Chengdu, ratcheting up a diplomatic conflict at a time when relations have sunk to their lowest level in decades.
World Jul 16China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic
China recorded an unexpectedly strong 3.2% expansion in the latest quarter.
World May 28Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law
China's legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory.
World May 09New outbreaks in Germany, SKorea underline risk of easing up
Fresh coronavirus outbreaks at slaughterhouses in Germany and new cases reported Saturday in South Korea linked to a man who had visited multiple nightclubs highlighted the challenges authorities face as they seek to open up their economies.
Economy Apr 16China tries to revive economy but consumer engine sputters
China, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December, is cautiously trying to get back to business, but it's not easy when many millions of workers are wary of spending much or even going out.
Health Mar 30City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually revives
Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.