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China First Lunar Rover December Launchc
2013-11-26 10:27:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report from China’s state-run media agency Xinhua, the world’s most populous nation will launch a rocket in early December carrying its first lunar rover. Named via an online poll, the rover has been dubbed Yutu, or “jade rabbit,” after the pet of the moon goddess Chang’e who, according to Chinese folklore, flew up to the moon after swallowing an immortality pill. The rabbit’s image is supposedly visible from...

China Launches Tianlian I-03 Satellite
2012-07-28 05:31:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China just keeps on keeping on with its space program, sending off its Tianlian I-03 satellite into orbit on Thursday. The satellite launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province, according to Xinhua news agency. Tianlian I-03 flew aboard a Long March-3C carrier rocket to space, and it will be joining up with two other satellites that are already waiting for it to arrive in orbit. The satellite will...

Chinese Astronauts Complete First Attempted Manual Docking
2012-06-25 04:19:07

A trio of Chinese astronauts manually docked the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft to an orbiting laboratory module on Sunday, achieving success in the first such attempt in the history of that nation's space program, the Xinhua News Agency has reported. The three-person Shenzhou-9 crew -- 33-year-old Liu Yang, 43-year-old Liu Wang, and 45-year-old mission commander Jing Haipeng -- placed their vehicle into docking position outside the Tiangong-1 space lab at 12:48pm, and reconnected with the module...

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2012-06-12 06:44:37

China announced on Monday that its Jiaolong deep-sea submersible is now ready to attempt the country´s first 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) manned dive. The three-man submersible vessel is being carried by the Xiangyanghong 09 ship, which arrived at the designated dive area of the Mariana Trench -- the deepest spot on Earth -- on Monday morning, according to China´s official Xinhua news agency. Depending on local weather and sea conditions, the Jiaolong will dive six times --...

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2011-07-26 10:31:35

A Chinese submersible has completed the country's deepest manned dive in international waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, official news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The Jiaolong -- named after a mythical Chinese sea dragon -- reached a depth of 16,591 feet below sea level, Xinhua said. "Such a depth means the Jiaolong is capable of reaching over 70 percent of the sea beds in the world," Xinhua said, quoting head of diving operations Wang Fei. "It will pave way for a...

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2010-10-10 08:10:00

Scientists and explorers from China are seeking international help to launch a widespread hunt for the country's answers to Sasquatch, known as the "Yeren," or "wild man." At least 400 people have reported sightings of the Yeren -- a half-man, half-ape creature -- in a remote, mountainous region in the central province of Hubei, according to state news agency Xinhua. After several expeditions were conducted in the 70s and 80s - with findings of hair, footprints, excrement and a nesting area...

2010-08-09 05:24:00

BEIJING, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: XSEL), ("XSEL" or the "Company") today announced that, on August 5, 2010, the Company was notified by the Staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC that it has not regained compliance with the minimum $1.00 bid price requirement set forth in Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). As a result, the Company's ADSs would be subject to delisting from The NASDAQ Global Market unless the Company requests a hearing...

2010-07-19 22:21:00

BEIJING, July 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL" or "the Company") (Nasdaq: XSEL), a leading media group in China, announced today that it filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on July 15, 2010. The annual report on Form 20-F can be accessed on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at http://www.xsel.com ....

2010-07-14 02:56:00

BEIJING, July 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: XSEL), announced today that it has entered into an agreement (the "Amendment") to restructure the terms of its secured convertible loan facility with affiliates of Patriarch Partners LLC ("Patriarch"), a global investment firm based in New York. Under the terms of the Amendment, the Company repaid $16,343,960, and Patriarch agreed to lend the Company an additional $7.6 million...

2010-05-19 04:45:00

BEIJING, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL" or the "Company"; Nasdaq: XSEL), a leading media group in China, has entered into an agreement to sell the entirety of its equity interest in two of its print advertising companies, Beijing JinGuan XinCheng Advertising Co., Ltd and Beijing Jingshijinguan Co., Ltd, to an independent, non-affiliated purchaser. "This transaction will provide the Company with significant capital which we...


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