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China bans exports of nuclear-use technology to North Korea China has banned exports to North Korea of a range of technologies that could be used to build weapons.
15 июня 2016
Xinjiang residents must submit DNA for passports Residents of a border district in China's mostly Muslim region of Xinjiang must now provide DNA samples when applying for passports.
07 июня 2016
Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial tiger temple with skins and fangs.
02 июня 2016
Robot home-help and virtual reality at Taiwan's Computex A knee-high robot designed to help around the house ended up serenading Taiwan's president as Asia's largest tech trade show kicked off Tuesday in Taipei.
31 мая 2016
British 'barbarians' need manners lesson, says China paper in rudeness row The British media is riddled with "barbarians" who would benefit from a lesson in manners from China's ancient civilisation, a state-run newspaper said Thursday after Queen Elizabeth II called some Chinese officials "very rude".
12 мая 2016
Clear, crunchy and counterfeit: China's fake jellyfish A tonne of man-made "jellyfish" has been seized by China's police, adding a new ingredient to the country's long recipe of fake foods.
11 мая 2016
Queen calls Chinese delegation 'very rude' Queen Elizabeth II called members of a Chinese delegation "very rude", in a rare diplomatic gaffe by the British monarch.
11 мая 2016
Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence
03 мая 2016
'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of annual showcase.
03 мая 2016
Elusive Aussie Bitcoin founder a reluctant identity Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, who has revealed himself as the creator of the virtual Bitcoin currency, is an elusive individual.
03 мая 2016
Japan abandons $250mn black hole satellite Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.
28 апреля 2016
Chinese officials under investigation for selling data Hundreds of employees at China's top statistics bureau are being investigated after selling data.
28 апреля 2016
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.
28 апреля 2016
Technology drive sees 'connected car' link-ups in China China has the youngest premium car buyers in the world, and their tech-savvy demand for connected cars is driving international automakers.
27 апреля 2016
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start 'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.
27 апреля 2016
First signs of coral bleaching in Sydney Harbour: scientists Coral bleaching has been detected in Sydney Harbour. The damaging phenomenon is blamed on warming sea-surface temperatures.
19 апреля 2016
China sets death penalty threshold in graft cases Corruption cases involving three million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future.
18 апреля 2016
Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.
13 апреля 2016
Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss The head of US Steel has accused Britain and the wider European Union of negligence over China dumping cheep steel on world markets.
11 апреля 2016
Kazakh women's chess team. ©Daniyar Ashirov Kazakhstan third at Asian Nations Chess Cup Kazakhstan’s national chess team has become third at the classical chess Asia Nations Cup 2016.
07 апреля 2016

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