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Take a journey to the heart of Beijing to a place that China’s emperors called home for half a millennium and which is now the city’s biggest tourist attraction
01 The site of student protest and government retaliation
As you approach the Forbidden City you’ll walk through Tiananmen Square, the scene of several infamous demonstrations throughout the 20th century. Most famous of all were the student-led protests that took place between April and June 1989 in the square. The Chinese government ordered troops with tanks and rifles to end the occupation of the square, resulting in an indeterminate number of
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While everyone focused on the US-USSR power struggle, an even more bitter conflict was playing out between the USSR and China
On 2 March 1969, the Strategic Missile Forces went to high alert — their nuclear warheads ready to be loosed at targets 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) away in less than 15 minutes. On the banks of a frozen river, opposing soldiers of two nuclear powers bled to death in the snow, as a cold war that Kennedy didn’t fight and Reagan wouldn’t win turned hot.
This wasn’t East versus West; this was East versus Far East — a murderous
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Britain played an important; but largely forgotten, role in the modernization of the Chinese civil aviation fleet in the 1960s and 1970s, after the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) put a toe in the water and purchased six Viscounts in 1963 and 1964. Its involvement with the Trident came about after Pakistan International Airlines’ decision to sell its four Trident 1Es in 1970 to China United Airlines, the civil transport division of the People’s Liberation Army, within four years of acquiring them.
The aircraft were successful, and CAAC quickly followed up in August 1971 with orders to Hawker Siddeley
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MIANWALI, IN THE Central Command District of the Pakistan Air Force with its eighty plus aircraft, is by far the largest all-Chinese equipped Air Base in the PAF, and possibly in the world, outside of China.
It has an array of types including the FT-5 (MiG-17) Trainer, the F-6 and FT-6 and, more recently it has received the new F-7P and F-7TP from China.
It is, therefore, not surprising that Mianwali is run entirely on the Chinese system ably commanded by it’s popular commander, Air Commodore Amer Ali Sharieff. The Base is situated some 10 miles (16km) south west of
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How far will we go as the lords of Asian hoops invade the nation for the prestigious 2013 FIBA Asia Championship this month? We say:
Manila will be the epicenter of Asian basketball as 16 of the best teams in the continent will slug it for the FIBA-Asia Championship, August 1-11. It promises to be charged up spectacle of topnotch hoops, balls-to-the-wall action, and, of course, bushy crops of facial hair. Only the top three teams will get a Golden Ticket to the FIBA World Championship in Spain next year and have the chance to swap sweat with the likes
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ONCE A YEAR, the Strike Attack Operational Evaluation Unit (SAOEU) conducts a long deployment to the Naval Air Warfare Station at China Lake in California. This year’s deployment was named Exercise HIGHRIDER V. One of the trials conducted during the deployment was to assess the performance of the Paveway III (UK) weapon and fuze against a multi-layered hard target (a bunker). This involved dropping four bombs in all — one from a Harrier GR.7, one from a Jaguar 96 and two from Tornado GR.4s.
China Lake testing.
It is very difficult to conduct weapons trials in the UK — Garvie
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It’s a shame to hide fine china in the cupboard, showing it off only on special occasions. Instead, give your heirloom dinnerware a chance to stand up and be counted, WOOD® magazine’s Jim Boelling, inspired by the shape of an artist’s pallet, set out to enhance the elegance of porcelain with the richness of finely crafted hardwood.
For Starters, Let’s Make The Plate Rests.
Note: Our china display will accommodate a five-piece place setting. You can build it as shown or reverse the cup/saucer position by reversing the pattern. Before you proceed, we suggest you make some mockup plate rests
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In this country every traveler wants to get there at least once in life. Indeed, the reasons to visit a completely different world, ancient civilizations, gave us many incredible discoveries and a lot of useful things typed enough. It seems that China destined to constantly surprise the whole world wonders.
If earlier traveled to the East to grasp the great philosopher and immerse themselves in local exoticism, but now many more want to know the secret of such a rapid progress far the vast country.
The Chinese are now everywhere in the world — always smiling and clicking cameras,
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RUSSIAN STATE arms export agency Rosoboronexport is believed to be in the final stages of negotiations to sell up to 50 Sukhoi Su-33 naval fighters to China in a deal worth up to $2.5 billion, according to a report in Russian news daily Kommersant on October 23. The aircraft, novelised variants of the single-seat Su-27 Flanker, are intended for operation by People’s Liberation Army Naval Aviation (PLANA) units from the former Soviet aircraft carrier Varyag, which China acquired from Ukraine in 1999 and is currently refitting at the Dalian shipyard.
When the deal is finalised, which is expected to be
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In search of new sources of fresh water in the southwest of China cavers descend deep into the earth. Here, in the realm of the world’s greatest caves, stalactites and stalagmites, they risked their lives to be mapped underground rivers.
Groundwater flows in southern China may quench the thirst of millions of people during the drought. But to trace their way through karst formations — not an easy task. After heavy rains the water is rapidly arrives. A dry tunnel cave explorers have to overcome crawl, centimeter by centimeter.
Water from the skyscrapers Professor Yuan Guilin Daosyan trying to resolve
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