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The Mongolian Sandwich

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Mongolia has two neighbours, China and Russia. Both of these countries are huge and have dominated Mongolia for several centuries, despite Mongolia being a sovereign republic. Mongolia is rich in natural resources such as copper, coal, gold and other minerals, which are providing new paths for success and prosperity. Its biggest market is China, while to the north, Russia forms an alternate route to other markets.

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India’s First Affordable Tablet Finally Makes its Debut

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

India’s very own lowcost tablet (perhaps a challenge to Nicholas Negroponte’s $100 laptop) is the result of a technical collaboration between India’s leading scientific and technology institutes – IIT and IISc, Bangalore.

Priced at Rs.1,500 (US$35) this will be the world’s lowest-priced tablet, and it is expected to be available to every Indian student in schools and colleges.

China’s Seabed Mapping Speeding Up

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

China, as per its Twelfth Five Year Plan for 2011-2015 and Gao Zhiguo, the director of the China Institute for Marine Affairs of the State Oceanic Administration, is poised to achieve further economic boom as per the last decade through exploration and development of the marine economy.

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A Chinese Space Station by 2020: Heavenly Palace

Monday, December 5th, 2011

China has successfully launched its first module Tiangong-1, known as ‘Heavenly Palace’, from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, beginning a new era in the Chinese Space program. The future of Chinese space activity will now revolve around completing the space station.


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