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Chinese Nuclear Physicist Receives Nation's Top Science Award[Jan 10, 2015]

Chinese nuclear physicist Yu Min who was behind the country's first successful hydrogen bomb test won China's top science and technology accolade on Friday. Chinese President Xi Jinping presented the award to Yu, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, at an annual ceremony held to honor the most distinguished scientists and research achievements.

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Chinese Academy of Sciences Excludes Officials as Academician Candidates[Jan 09, 2015]

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has excluded officials as candidates from the latest round of academician elections in a bid to reduce interference. The CAS has made it clear that civil servants and Party officials are disqualified as candidates, said a CAS statement on Wednesday.

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"Second Glacier Inventory of China Dataset" Is Released[Dec 16, 2014]

The Second Glacier Inventory of China (SGI-China) was formally released by the Cold and Arid Region Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI) in Beijing on Dec. 13. It updates an earlier inventory completed in 2002.

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China Exclusive: Countdown to China's New Space Programs Begins[Dec 09, 2014]

China hopes to put a rover on Mars around 2020, complete a manned space station around 2022 and test a heavy carrier rocket around 2030, a top space scientist revealed Sunday. Lei Fanpei, chairman of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), the main contractor for the space program, revealed the details in an interview with Xinhua after the launch of CBERS-4, a satellite jointly developed with Brazil, from the Taiyuan base, by a Long March-4B rocket.

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China Gears up for Lunar Mission after Round-trip Success[Nov 03, 2014]

The head of China's lunar probe program has called for a thorough analysis of data collected from the test lunar orbiter, which returned Saturday, to speed up work on Chang'e-5, the star of the 2017 lunar mission. With the test lunar orbiter landing early Saturday in north China after an eight-day flight, China joined the Soviet Union and the United States and became the third nation to realize a return mission to the Moon.

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New Lunar Mission to Test Chang'e-5 Technology[Oct 23, 2014]

China will launch a new lunar mission this week to test technology likely to be used in Chang'e-5, a future lunar probe with the ability to return to Earth. The experimental spacecraft launched this week is expected to reach a location near the moon and return to Earth, according to the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense on Wednesday.

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