04 October 2014
Premier Li Keqiang will visit Germany, Russia, Italy and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) headquarters from Oct. 9 to 15. [...] Germany is China's biggest European partner in trade, investment and technological cooperation. Bilateral trade volume last year exceeded 160 billion U.S. dollars. Xiong Wei of the Chinese Foreign Affairs University said cooperation in innovation, especially in industrial informatization, finance and aviation and space technology, will give new impetus to China-Germany ties.
30 September 2014
Chinese space authorities have publicized the first batch of photos captured by Gaofen-2, the country's most advanced Earth observation satellite so far. A total of 15 high-resolution photos have been sent back by Gaofen-2, which was launched in August. The photos include images of downtown Beijing and the bund area in Shanghai. Gaofen-2 can capture the image of a meter-long object from space in full color.[...] Gaofen-2 is the second of seven satellites to be launched as part of China's indigenous high-definition observation project. The overall Gaofen project is expected to be operational by 2020.
01 October 2014
British space journalist Clive Simpson reports from the IAC2014 in Toronto on his website: "Russian cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev - a veteran of the Mir space station and three US space shuttle missions – was denied a visa to attend a prestigious annual space conference in Canada this week. He was one of eight Russian space leaders and an unspecified number of Chinese officials who all failed to obtain visas for the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) being held in Toronto. Both countries had been expected to field high-ranking representatives on an influential panel featuring the heads of the world’s major space agencies."
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30 September 2014
As reported by numerous sources, high ranking officials from the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos and from the Chinese National Space Administration were denied visas to Canada and were thus unable to attend the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, currently being held in Toronto, Canada. As a result, the traditional Heads of Agency panel was severly limited in its international representation, but still showcased an impressive line-up, featuring the Heads of NASA, ESA, JAXA, the CSA as well as ISRO and the Mexican Space Agency AEM.
Find a thorough report on Spacepolicyonline.com