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 […]

Successful flight for China’s first jumbo airfreighter

China on Saturday conducted a successful test flight of its first domestically made jumbo airfreighter. The Yun-20, or Transport-20, is a huge, multi-function airfreighter which can perform various long-distance air transportation tasks targeting cargo and passengers, Xinhua learnt on Saturday. The successful maiden flight of Yun-20 is significant in promoting China’s economic and national defense […]

China’s 1st single-layer graphene of 15 inches thick made in Chongqing

China’s 1st single-layer graphene of 15 inches thick made in Chongqing

A researcher uses a microscope to analyse a touch-screen product made from the 15-inch single-layer graphene in the Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in southwest China’s Chongqing, Jan. 24, 2013. Chongqing Institute recently announced that it successfully made the first single-layer graphene of 15 inches thick which has marked […]

China sets slower energy consumption targets

The Chinese government is aiming to slow energy consumption in the years to come in order to create a greener economy, according to a central government energy plan issued on Thursday. Total energy consumption will be reduced to less than 4 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent by 2015, according to an energy plan for […]

China sets new emission reduction target

China has set a new emissions reduction target for 2013 by promoting an aggregate indicator budget control system for major pollutants, the minister of environmental protection said Thursday. Emissions of chemical oxygen demand and sulfur dioxide in 2013 will be reduced by 2 percent year on year, while that of ammonia nitrogen and nitrogen oxides […]

Chinese vice premier urges efforts to combat copyright infringement

Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan on Friday called for more efforts to continuously fight copyright infringement and counterfeit products. Wang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, stressed that the crackdown on intellectual copyright infringement and counterfeit products is an important task […]