China refutes cyber attack allegations

China on Wednesday refuted allegations of hacking activities as groundless, calling for international cooperation to fight cyber crime rather than criticize each other in an irresponsible way. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular press briefing, noting that groundless criticism is “irresponsible and unprofessional, which will not help to solve the […]

Sina Weibo boasts 500 mln users

Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, had attracted over 500 million users by the end of 2012, a year-on-year increase of 74 percent, Sina Corp. announced on Wednesday. Sina Weibo’s active daily users have exceeded 46.2 million, the company said. The site’s revenues totaled 66 million U.S. dollars in 2012, of which 23 percent […]

China promotes use of energy-saving internal combustion engines

China will step up efforts to develop energy-saving internal combustion engines and promote their use in coming years to reduce emissions, according to a guideline issued by the State Council. Energy-saving internal combustion engines will account for 60 percent of the total engines in use by 2015, the guideline issued by China’s Cabinet said. The […]

Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

Northeast China’s first nuclear power plant starts operation

The Hongyanhe nuclear power station, the first nuclear power plant and largest energy project in northeast China, started operation on Sunday afternoon. The plant’s first unit went into operation at 3:09 p.m., said Yang Xiaofeng, general manager of Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. Construction on the first phase of the project, which features four […]

Internet start-ups ease China’s employment pressure

Chinese young people are seriously considering making a living online as the economic slowdown bites China’s more conventional jobs market. An Internet business boom has helped create more than 10 million jobs in China, which greatly alleviates current employment pressure, according to a new report by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MHRSS). […]

China targets reproductive technology abuse

Chinese health authorities on Tuesday launched a campaign to fight against assisted reproductive technology (ART) abuse. Unauthorized ART use, surrogate motherhood and the illegal collection and supply of sperm and eggs, as well as the illegal sale and abuse of ovulation induction medicine, will be targeted, according to authorities. The Ministry of Health and health […]

Sinopec to sell cleaner gasoline in 2014

Sinopec Corp., Asia’s biggest oil refiner, has said it is upgrading desulphurization facilities and will supply cleaner oil products from 2014 over public concerns about oil quality.p Sinopec said in statement on Friday that it will build upgraded desulphurization facilities in 12 refineries by the end of 2013 and will sell oil products that meet […]

Chinese S&T workers urged to show devotion

Senior leader Liu Yunshan has urged science and technology (S&T) workers to show greater devotion to their professional research by learning from two Chinese experts. Liu, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks Wednesday while visiting experts Wu Liangyong and Shi […]

China will build integrated drought and flood prediction platform

In the following 5 years, scientists will build a key technical business system platform for drought and flood prediction in different climate regions of southern China and evaluate risk levels of agriculture and water resources to drought and flood disasters in these regions. On January 25, a project named ‚ÄúVariation pattern, mechanism and relevant influences […]