Digital industry plays a bigger role in economic growth

BY CHINA DAILY China’s digital economy, which uses internet technologies to empower industries and reshape people’s lives, accounted for a third of the nation’s GDP in 2018, a report tracking the sector’s development said. The volume of the nation’s digital economy expanded to 29.9 trillion yuan ($4.33 trillion) last year, up 12 percent from 2017 and faster than the country’s GDP growth, a Digital China … Continue reading Digital industry plays a bigger role in economic growth

‘Alien’ star provides potential clue about evolution of universe

BY CHINA DAILY Chinese and Japanese scientists have discovered a “chemically peculiar” star in the Milky Way that proves our home galaxy might have grown by shredding and consuming smaller galaxies around it. Scientists believe the technique used for the discovery could help identify more “alien” stars that did not originate in our home galaxy. This allows scientists to better understand the formation and evolution … Continue reading ‘Alien’ star provides potential clue about evolution of universe

China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

BY SILVI WRITER Surgeons in China have been using 5G internet to do surgeries from far away, demonstrating how much the new generation networks could benefit other industries. In medicine, it could help bring top-level healthcare to people in remote areas, or to critical patients that can’t be shifted. 5G has much less latency than 4G, making it not only easier to keep pace with remotely manipulated instruments, but … Continue reading China’s doctors perform different types of 5G-based remote surgeries

China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

BY SILVI WRITER 35 Chinese universities are expected to set up a major in Artificial Intelligence (AI), a milestone to mark the beginning of the country’s AI education in college, the Chinese Ministry of Education said. The list includes some of the country’s leading universities like Zhejiang University, Tongji University, etc, Science and Technology Daily quoted the Ministry of Education(MOE) on Saturday as saying. The … Continue reading China’s universities to set up AI major to boost basic research

China’s Space Lab to ‘serve’ Belt & Road

BY GLOBAL TIMES and SILVI WRITER Tiangong-2, China’s first space lab, is likely to serve major national projects, leading scientific research and economic projects, such as the Belt and Road initiative, scientific research on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration. Data acquired by China’s Tiangong-2 space lab has assisted more than 70 research projects since it began orbiting in space more than 820 days ago, the Global … Continue reading China’s Space Lab to ‘serve’ Belt & Road

Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

BY SCMP   China’s science authorities vowed on Tuesday to get to the bottom of whether biologist He Jiankui (贺建奎) bypassed regulations to create what he says are the world’s first genetically edited children. The commitment came a day after He announced in a YouTube video that healthy twin sisters were born in China earlier this month from embryos he and a team of researchers … Continue reading Was gene-edited twin experiment illegal? China has vowed to find out

Gene editing experiment generates controversy

BY CHINA DAILY   A Chinese scientist’s attempt to produce the world’s first gene-edited babies who are immune to HIV has sparked heated controversy among those in academia and the public. In an online video posted on Monday, He Jiankui (贺建奎), a biological researcher, announced that a pair of twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, were born healthy a few weeks ago through in-vitro fertilization … Continue reading Gene editing experiment generates controversy