China to launch new icebreaker in 2014

2011-11-02 17:22:03

China's new icebreaker is set to be launched in 2014 and will conduct scientific marine research tasks, Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday.

China takes a key step closer to space docking

2011-11-02 07:20:48

Following a successful launch on Tuesday morning, the unmanned Shenzhou VIII spacecraft was sent on its way to the country's first rendezvous and docking exercise to be held overnight,Wednesday to Thursday, space officials said.

Launch was key to China's space program

2011-11-01 11:51:45

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang, who supervised the Shenzhou-8 blastoff on site, said Tuesday morning the successful launch signals one key step closer to a victory of China's first space docking.

Shenzhou VIII off to rendezvous in space

2011-11-01 07:42:55

If all went as planned, China's unmanned Shenzhou VIII spacecraft is now on its way to a rendezvous with the Tiangong-1 space module circling hundreds of kilometers above the Earth's surface.

China says launch of Shenzhou VIII successful

2011-11-01 07:01:41

The spacecraft is heading to rendezvous with the Tiangong-1 for China's first space docking.

China Southern puts A380 back into service

2011-10-31 17:20:07

China Southern Airlines' Airbus A380 superjumbo was cleared for operation Monday after being grounded for two days due to a mechanical fault, China National Radio's website ( reported.

China to launch spacecraft Shenzhou-8 Tuesday

2011-10-31 10:38:28

The unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou-8 is scheduled to be launched at 5:58 am Tuesday.

Aerospace officials confident in space docking

2011-10-31 16:47:14

Aerospace officials are confident of a successful space rendezvous and docking between orbiters, despite the inherent challenges and risks, a spokeswoman for China's manned space program said on Monday.

1st manual space docking hopefully 2012

2011-10-31 16:13:52

China plans to fulfill its first ever manual space docking by 2012, probably with women astronauts, a China manned space program spokeswoman said Monday.

China, Germany to operate experiments on Shenzhou-8

2011-10-31 11:25:44

A China manned space program spokesperson said Monday that Chinese and German scientists are going to operate 17 space experiments on life science on the Chinese spacecraft Shenzhou-8.

A bridge too close

2011-10-31 08:42:32

A stranded cargo ship in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. The ship, loaded with 7,000 tons of sand, crashed into Jiaojiang Bridge at 10 am on Sunday.

New manned space mission planned by 2012

2011-10-31 11:09:54

A China manned space program spokesperson said Monday that China is going to conduct another manned space mission by 2012.