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Late Chinese leader Li Peng cremated
Late Chinese leader Li Peng was cremated in Beijing on Monday.
Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, Wang Qishan and Jiang Zemin attended the funeral at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery on Monday morning, paying their respects to Li and offered his family their condolences. Hu Jintao, who is not in Beijing, sent a wreath and his condolences.
Li passed away due to illness in Beijing on July 22 at the age of 91.
Li was extolled in an official statement as an excellent member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a time-tested and loyal communist soldier and an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, statesman and leader of the Party and the state.
He had served as a member of the Political Bureau and member of the Secretariat of the 12th CPC Central Committee, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the 13th, 14th and 15th central committees of the CPC, premier of the State Council, and chairman of the ninth National People's Congress Standing Committee. (Xinhua)
Core module of China's space station enters flight model phase
The core module of China's space station has passed comprehensive tests and vacuum thermal tests for its preliminary prototype, and it's currently preparing to start its flight model phase.
China's space station is made up of the "Tianhe" core module, "Wentian" experiment module I and "Mengtian" experiment model II, with a total weight of over 60 tons.
The space station can accommodate three people and is capable of supporting the installation of more than 10 tons of equipment load.
China has also finished the development of its preliminary prototype for the carrier rocket, Long March-5B. It's currently conducting flight product production and an engine reliability growth test. (China Plus)
China's diagnostic technology gets US FDA approval
A new diagnostic technology developed by Chinese scientists for improving coronary heart disease treatment has received market approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to China's Ministry of Science and Technology on Monday.
The technology, Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system, was jointly developed by Pulse Medical Imaging Technology (Shanghai) and a group of researchers with Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Based on the computational analysis of X-ray coronary angiography, the system can obtain QFR noninvasively, which can evaluate coronary artery blockage and functions and help doctors decide whether a patient needs to have surgical and interventional heart procedures. (China Daily)
South Koreans, Russians returned days after boat drifts to North Korea
Two South Koreans and 15 Russians returned to South Korea on Sunday, following 10 days of detention in North Korea after their fishing boat drifted into North Korean waters, officials said.
The crew members were aboard a Russia-flagged fishing boat when it was detained by North Korea on July 17 after leaving South Korea's eastern Sokcho port a day earlier.
In a Facebook message, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang said the "coordinated work of the Russian diplomatic agency" led to their release. (China Plus)
Russia introduces emergency mode in four regions over wildfires
Russia has declared a state of emergency in forests located in four Siberian and Far East regions due to mass wildfires, the Russian Aerial Forest Protection Service said Monday.
The state of emergency was declared for the entire Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk regions and parts of the Republic of Buryatia and Sakha Republic, the service said in a statement.
By Monday, the wildfires were raging on nearly 3 million hectares in Russia, and extinguishing activities were underway in an area of 89,506 hectares. (Xinhua)
At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot
Authorities say at least 52 prisoners have been killed by other inmates during a riot at a prison in northern Brazil.
Inmates also set part of the Altamira prison on fire, preventing authorities from entering parts of the facility. The total number of victims could rise.
Authorities say a fight between criminal groups erupted on Monday. (AP)
Scientists discover Tyrannosauripus in East China
Paleontologists from China and the US have found a Tyrannosauripus footprint fossil in eastern China's Jiangxi Province, marking the first discovery of its kind in China.
The paleontologists inferred the trackmaker's body length from the footprint, suggesting the dinosaur could be as long as 7.5 meters, roughly the size of the Qianzhousaurus, a type of tyrannosaurid previously found in Ganzhou. (Xinhua)
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