On April 20, 2020, President Xi Jinping went to Zhashui, Shaanxi to inspect the work of poverty alleviation and praised that the small fungus has formed a large industry.
Compared with the spring festivals before the COVID-19 pandemic, the celebration in this year is quite different. Many Chinese people chose not to go back to hometown as people are encouraged to stay where they are and celebrate the Spring Festival, so did a group of foreigners who work in China.
China's Civil Code, adopted at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) in May 2020, includes tightened provisions on human gene editing to minimize the threats the technology poses to "personality rights," ethics, and public interests.
China will build more than 600,000 5G base stations in 2021, according to a press conference held by the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in January.
Qingdao Port of Shandong Port Group opened three new international sea routes on Jan. 19, bringing the number of the company's container routes to 305.
With one year to go until the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the meteorological services for the Games are ready to be tested in a series of winter sports events this year, announced the Meteorological Center for the Games under the China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
The first China-developed hydrogen fuel cell hybrid locomotive, designed by CRRC Datong Co., Ltd, rolled off the production line on Jan. 27, marking a key breakthrough in China's hydrogen energy utilization technology and railway locomotive equipment.
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China has been taking action to prevent and tackle risks posed by inbound COVID-19 variants, according to a news briefing held by the State Council's inter-agency task force on Jan. 9.
A prototype high-speed train that uses high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev technology was unveiled in Chengdu, capital of China's southwest Sichuan province. The prototype marks a breakthrough in China's HTS high-speed maglev technology.
According to the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), important new progress has been made in the research of quantum communication and quantum networks. Taking advantage of high-quality entangled photon pair sources, scientists have realized long-distance quantum entanglement purification through 11 km fiber for the first time, with purification efficiency more than 6,000 times higher than the international level.
The Technology Empowering the Future：China-Malaysia Think Tank and Media Cooperation Forum was held on January 15, 2021.Representatives from Chinese and Malaysian media think tanks and sci-tech enterprises conducted in-depth discussions on "Empowering the Future through Technology -- New Prospects for Digital Cooperation between Think Media in the 5G Era".
China held a ceremony in Beijing for honoring people fighting COVID-19 with national medals on September 8. To know more about the international reactions, Science and Technology Daily Reporter Zhang Jiaxing interviewed Dr. Lawrence Banks and Dr. Alessandro Marcello from International Centre Engineering and Biotechnology.