China plans to build a scientific research station on the moon's south pole within the next 10 years, China National Space Administration head Zhang Kejian says.
The economic behemoth posted its biggest slowdown in growth since 2009 in the most recent quarterly postings, but commentators say rapid growth was never sustainable.
Protestors descended on an area popular with mainland Chinese shoppers in Sha Tin, a town between Hong Kong island and the border with China.
The protest in Sheung Shui, not far from the Chinese city of Shenzhen, started peacefully but devolved into skirmishes, with demonstrators throwing umbrellas at police who retaliated by swinging batons and firing pepper spray.
Demonstrators march around government headquarters with a mock coffin of Carrie Lam as calls grow for her to step down.
The spacecraft on desolate asteroid Ryugu, some 300 million km from Earth, is on a mission of collecting samples in hopes of finding clues to the origin of the solar system.
The multi-billion dollar deal has angered Beijing, which considers Taiwan to be its province.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s statement on killing a controversial extradition bill has been met with more fury than pacification.
The bill, which would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China to face trial, sparked huge and at times violent street protests and plunged the former British colony into turmoil.
Violence broke out again on Sunday night after a huge march in front of a train station which links Hong Kong to mainland China.
Hong Kong student protestors plan to demonstrate in the city's tourist districts where dozens of visitors come from mainland China. With this move they want to show their grievances and explain why their opposition to the extradition bill.
Chief Executive of Hong Kong Lam wants to meet the student union of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, but the union turned the invitation down saying they think the leader is not "sincere" and they want a open-door meeting.
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