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China 2020 and 2030 energy plans

China’s total primary energy consumption is expected to have reached 4.36 billion tonnes of coal equivalent in 2016, up 1.4 percent compared to 2015. China’s total non-fossil fuel consumption rose to 13.3 percent of the total this year, up 1.3 …

China will help Iran redesign Arak nuclear reactor

China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor. The core of the reactor was removed as part of an international agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting …

China has successful Long March 7 launch and mission

A Long March 7 rocket lifted off Thursday with Tianzhou 1, an unpiloted refueling freighter heading for China’s Tiangong 2 mini-space station to conduct several months of robotic demonstrations, practicing for the assembly and maintenance of a future permanently-staffed orbital …

The Case that Europe is a superpower

Many view Europe as a spent force in global politics. Conventional wisdom states that world politics today is unipolar, with the United States as the sole superpower. Or perhaps it is multipolar, with China, India, and the rest rising to …

Russia hypersonic Zircon missile reaches 6200 mph

Russia’s new hypersonic anti-ship Zircon missile has reached eight times the speed of sound (about 6100 mph) during the test, a source with Russia’s defense sector told TASS. The source noted that Zircon missiles can be launched from universal launching …