China’s Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

China’s Three Gorges Dam at full capacity

The giant and controversial Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River  started working at full capacity on Wednesday as the last of its 32 generators went into operation. Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project and largest base of clean energy

Extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake hit Xinjiang, China

Extremely dangerous M6.6 earthquake hit Xinjiang, China

Earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.6 hit northern Xinjiang, China on June 29, 2012 at 21:07 UTC. Epicenter was located 99 km (61 miles) S of Dushanzi, China (43.444°N, 84.725°E).. The Chinese seismological authorities reported a depth of 7 km at a magnitude

ESA – China collaboration takes Earth observation to new heights

ESA – China collaboration takes Earth observation to new heights

European Space Agency – ESA and China (Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)) have been cooperating through the Dragon Programme since 2004 to encourage the use of Earth observation in China. Building on the success of the past years, the programme is taking on

Shallow and deadly earthquake M 5.7 hit Sichuan-Yunnan border region, China

Shallow and deadly earthquake M 5.7 hit Sichuan-Yunnan border region, China

M5.7 earthquake hit Sichuan-Yunnan border region, close to Lijiang City, China on June 24, 2012 at 07:59 UTC according to China Earthquake Administration. There are at least 900,000 people who live within a damaging radius. CEA reported the depth of hypocenter

China achieves first manned space docking

China achieves first manned space docking

China completed its first manned space docking on Monday, June 18, 2012 as a spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully coupled with an orbiting module, in a major milestone for its ambitious space programme.The docking to Tiangong-1 space lab was done by

China launched first manned crew to their future space station

China launched first manned crew to their future space station

On June 16, 2012 People’s Republic of China (PRC) successfully launched their first manned crew to Tiangong-1 space lab. Not only will this soon become their own space station but this is the mission when first Chinese woman was sent to space.Chang Wanquan, Chief

Lake Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake parched

Lake Poyang, China’s largest freshwater lake parched

Cracks are seen on the dried riverbed of Poyang lake, China’s largest freshwater lake, in Duchangcounty in East China’s Jiangxi province. The surface water of the lake has shrunk toless than 200 square kilometers, one-twentieth of its

China blasts first Space Lab Tiangong 1 to orbit

China blasts first Space Lab Tiangong 1 to orbit

China launched their first space station module into orbit today (Sept. 29), marking a major milestone in the rapidly expanding Chinese space program. The historic liftoff of the man rated Tiangong 1 (Heavenly Palace 1) space lab on a Long March 2F rocket took

Mass fish death in E China county, cause unknown

Mass fish death in E China county, cause unknown

Millions of dead fish have been found in several townships in the county since Aug 31, with reported loss of up to hundreds of millions yuan. The cause of the mass death remains unknown. Fishermen said it could be due to the pollutant discharged from the enterprises