China launched the satellite on Aug. 16, 2016. It is nicknamed "Micius," after a fifth century B.C. Chinese philosopher and scientist. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)
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BEIJING -- China welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to ease sanctions on Sudan, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said at a routine press briefing on Wednesday.
China opposes unilateral sanctions imposed on a country, and hopes for an earlier and comprehensive elimination of the unilateral sanctions on Sudan, according to spokesperson Hua Chunying. http://xhne.ws/6waHd
BEIJING -- China hopes Britain and the European Union (EU) can reach a win-win agreement through negotiation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Hua Chunying's remarks came after British Prime Minister Teresa May said in her speech on Tuesday that Brexit would produce a new and equal partnership between her country and the EU. http://xhne.ws/1oJnw
BEIJING -- China's quantum communication satellite, launched last August, is officially operational after four months of in-orbit testing, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Wednesday.
Testing of the satellite, payloads and space-ground links have been completed, the CAS said, adding that everything was operating properly. http://xhne.ws/N9Wnn
BEIJING -- Some 400,000 families, or 1.4 million people, living in areas known to be geological disaster hot spots will be relocated, according to a government plan released Wednesday.
These families live in areas where geological disasters can not be prevented or reduced through human intervention, according to the plan, and they will be moved by the end of 2020. http://xhne.ws/jsloy
GENEVA -- China will offer 200 million yuan (29 million U.S. dollars) of new humanitarian assistance to help Syrian refugees and displaced people, President Xi Jinping said here Wednesday.
He made the remarks while delivering a keynote speech at the United Nations Office at Geneva. http://xhne.ws/9hVOQ