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Physicist Wang Enge Appointed President Of Peking University

Physicist Wang Enge Appointed President Of Peking University

Wang Enge, PhD ’90, a physicist and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has succeeded outgoing President Zhou Qifeng as president of Peking University.

China Prepares For First Lunar Return Mission

China Prepares For First Lunar Return Mission

An experimental version of the Chang’e-5 lunar explorer will be launched before 2015 to carry out re-entry tests on the capsule, said its chief designer.

Yukiya Amano Reelected As UN Nuclear Agency Chief

Yukiya Amano Reelected As UN Nuclear Agency Chief

Mr. Yukiya Amano has been reappointed to a second term as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda Steps Down

Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda Steps Down

The Asian Development Bank’s longest serving president, Haruhiko Kuroda, stepped down today after eight years at its helm.

Asian American Engineers Honored For Their Contributions To US Research

Asian American Engineers Honored For Their Contributions To US Research

19 senior and upcoming engineers were recognized for their research at the recent Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Awards.

China To Launch Tiangong-2 Space Module In 2015 As Precursor To Space Station

China To Launch Tiangong-2 Space Module In 2015 As Precursor To Space Station

The Tiangong-2 lab module will be launched in two years as a precursor to the building of a space station in 2020.

Japan Asks CITES To Protect Rare Turtle

Japan Asks CITES To Protect Rare Turtle

Japan is asking the world’s governments to help protect the Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, a rare turtle found on only three small islands in the Okinawa group.

Thai Buddhist Leaders Call For End To Ivory Use

Thai Buddhist Leaders Call For End To Ivory Use

Thai Buddhist leaders held on Friday the first-ever Buddhist merit-making ceremony to pray for the tens of thousands of elephants poached annually.

China To Launch Shenzhou-10 Spacecraft Later This Year

China To Launch Shenzhou-10 Spacecraft Later This Year

China’s Shenzhou-10 spacecraft will be launched sometime between June and August, the China National Space Administration announced.

Yingluck Promises End To Ivory Trade In Thailand

Yingluck Promises End To Ivory Trade In Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pledged to end the ivory trade in Thailand at the opening of the CITES Cop16 conference in Bangkok.