Western powers that led the space race for the past 55 years now face stiff competition from China . On Monday, a Chinese Long March 3B rocket successfully lifted off to carry the country's 12th and 13th global navigation satellites into orbit
US Diplomat In China For Talks On Escaped Activist Chen Guangcheng Ahead Of Bilateral Summit: Report
A senior US diplomat arrived in Beijing Sunday ahead of schedule as the reports of US protection to escaped Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng triggered tension between both the countries. Kurt Campbell, US Assistant Secretary of State, reached Beijing ahead of the annual high-level US- China diplomatic and economic talks scheduled to start Thursday. The US embassy officials refused to explain the reasons for the advancement of Campbell's visit, but an Associated Press report said that the diplomat was expected to discuss issues ranging from the US support to the escaped blind human rights activist to proposed arms sale to Taiwan
Sunday Times Rich List: Britain’s Richest Get Richer Despite Eurozone Crisis, Lakshmi Mittal Retains Crown
Europe's plundering financial crisis has hardly impacted the UK's richest, according to the Annual Sunday Times Rich List. The list reveals that Briton's richest has got richer despite the economic crisis when most of the average Britons' income and savings depleted due to inflation, according to Reuters
The US and India are in the final stages of signing an $8 billion defense deal that would make India a key market for the US foreign military sales, US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell said at her first public speech in New Delhi on Friday, Reuters reported.