Economic Watch: China's warming economy new impetus to global growth
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BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Well begun is half done. Off to a good start in 2023, China's economy is seeing a faster-than-expected recovery, which is boosting confidence and nurturing new impetus both domestically and abroad. The robust tourism and consumption boom during the Spring Festival, as well as other indicators, serve as evidence suggesting a promising year. During the seven-day holiday, China sa ..read more
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China starts development of new Fengyun-3 meteorological satellites
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BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The development of China's 4th batch of Fengyun-3 (FY-3) meteorological satellites has been launched, according to the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Upgraded from the FY-1 series, the FY-3 series is the second generation of Chinese polar-orbiting meteorological satellites and is designed to beef up the c ..read more
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China science, technology news summary -- Feb. 8
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BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China. SOFT ROBOT If the shape-shifting android in Terminator 2 was stunning, a new design for a liquid robot has brought the film's marvel closer to reality. Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University, Zhejiang University and Carnegie Mellon University have developed the deformable, magnetically-control ..read more
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China In Eurasia Briefing: Popping Beijing's Bubble 
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Welcome back to the China In Eurasia briefing, an RFE/RL newsletter tracking China's resurgent influence from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Talking China In Eurasia, a new podcast I'm hosting, will air live on Twitter Spaces today at 4 p.m. CET/10 a.m. EST and later be available on RFE/RL's website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and ..read more
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GLOBALink | Singapore's tourism operators welcome Chinese tour groups
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SINGAPORE, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Singapore welcomed the first tour group from China on Monday after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism operators said the resumption of Chinese outbound tourism would boost the travel market in Singapore. Produced by Xinhua Global Service ..read more
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Quake death toll passes 7,000 in Türkiye
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ANKARA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Türkiye's disaster management agency updated Wednesday the death toll from the earthquake to 7,108, with around 40,000 injured. Fatalities are likely to rise as the damage spread over a wide area of 10 provinces, flattening nearly 6,000 buildings. Rescue teams are racing against time, digging trapped survivors out of the rubble amid freezing temperatures. Turkish President ..read more
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1st LD-Writethru: Chinese shares close lower Wednesday
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BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese stocks closed lower Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.49 percent to 3,232.11 points. The Shenzhen Component Index closed 0.62 percent lower at 11,853.46 points. The combined turnover of stocks covered by the two indices stood at 804.8 billion yuan (about 118.8 billion U.S. dollars), down from 841.1 billion yuan on the previous trading day ..read more
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Chinese researchers reveal how silkworms form green cocoons
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CHONGQING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese research team from Southwest University has revealed the genetic mechanism behind the green color of some silkworm cocoons, marking a new discovery in the field of biological coloration. The study was recently published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. Compared with wild silkworms, domestic silkworms have more colorful cocoons, with varieties includin ..read more
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Division and disorder threaten US Kissinger
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America is not fit to face new challenges to the world order, the former US secretary of state claimed Henry Kissinger has accused the US political establishment of a failure to demonstrate "domestic cohesion," warning an audience at an event honoring former President Ronald Reagan that the country could not afford to isolate itself. The US is suffering "domestic division and international ..read more
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China's catering sector sees robust rebound
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© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- At noon outside Makai Restaurant in central Beijing, a long queue of eager customers could be seen almost every day over the past two weeks, as businesses continue to revive following China's optimization of i ..read more
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