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Chinese affordable lung cancer drug hits market

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Updated: Feb 20,2017 10:14 AM     Xinhua JINAN — A generic targeted drug to treat cancer manufactured by a Chinese pharmaceutical company hit market over the weekend. The new gefitinib cancer-treating drug, whose Chinese commercial name is Yiruike, was produced by Qilu Pharmaceutical (Qilu). Its release ends an almost decade-long monopoly by Iressa, developed by British […]

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China starts developing 256-slice CT scanner

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Updated: Feb 19,2017 10:26 AM     Xinhua HANGZHOU — China on Feb 18 launched a program to develop its own 256-slice Computerized Tomography (CT) scanner to gain a footing in the manufacturing of advanced medical imaging equipment. The program is led by MinFound Medical Systems Co. Ltd (MinFound), based in Zhejiang province, and joined by nine […]

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Happy 65th Birthday to Johann Schneider-Ammann President of Switzerland born February 18, 1952

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Johann Niklaus Schneider-Ammann (né Schneider, born 18 February 1952) is a Swiss businessman and a politician. Schneider-Ammann is married, has two children, and lives in Langenthal, Canton of Bern, Switzerland. The son of a veterinarian born in Sumiswald, Switzerland, Schneider-Ammann graduated as an electrical engineer from the ETH Zürich in 1977, and obtained a Master […]

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Happy Independence day to Gambia – Independence from the United Kingdom on February 18, 1965.

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The Gambia (i/ˈɡæmbi.ə/), officially the Republic of the Gambia,[3][4][5][6] is a country in West Africa that is entirely surrounded by Senegal except for its coastline on the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country in mainland Africa.[7] The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation’s namesake, […]

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Happy Independence day to Kosovo – Independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008. (Only partially recognized)

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Kosovo (/ˈkɒsəvoʊ, ˈkoʊ–/;[8] Albanian: Kosova or Kosovë [kɔsɔva]; Serbian Cyrillic: Косово) is a disputed territory[9][10] and partially recognised state[11][12] in Southeastern Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Republika e Kosovës; Serbian: Република Косово Republika Kosovo). Kosovo is landlocked in the central Balkan Peninsula. With its strategic […]

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Russian-Uruguayan talks

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Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of Uruguay Tabare Vazquez. February 16, 2017 18:15 The Kremlin, Moscow With President of Uruguay Tabare Vazquez. On the agenda were various bilateral cooperation matters and prospects for expanding trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties and developing foreign policy cooperation in various international organisations, primarily the UN, and in regional integration organisations. Following the talks, the two presidents signed a Joint Declaration and witnessed the signing of a package […]

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Dubai to use Chinese-made passenger drone

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Fan Feifei and Xu Jingxi Updated: Feb 16,2017 9:18 AM     China Daily Dubai’s road and transportation officials and staff members from China’s drone manufacturer Ehang Inc pose for a photo with an Ehang 184 passenger-carrying drone in Dubai of the United Arab Emirates on Feb 13, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] Drones are no longer just for carrying […]

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China, Russia discuss energy cooperation

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Updated: Feb 16,2017 7:34 AM     Xinhua Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (R) meets with Russian natural gas company Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller in Beijing, China, Feb 15, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua] BEIJING — Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli met with Russian natural gas company Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller on Feb 15, calling for steady development of bilateral energy cooperation. Zhang said […]

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