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3.51-mln-USD Central Gov't Funding in Place for Hong Kong Research Institutions[May 16, 2018]

The first batch of funding, totalling 22 million Chinese yuan (about 3.51 million U.S. dollars), from China's central government to support research institutions in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is already in place. Hong Kong has set up a total of 16 Partner State Key Laboratories and six Hong Kong Branches of Chinese National Engineering Research Centers.

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Chinese, American Scientists Develop Tiny Gel Balls to Predict Cancer[May 16, 2018]

Chinese and American scientists have developed a new technique that uses tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles to better understand the mechanical forces between cells, a move that may predict cancer. This research may unlock some of the mysteries related to embryonic development and cancer stem cells, like tumor-repopulating cells. The study was published on Monday in the journal of Nature Communication.

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region;HKSAR;science and technology

Xi Supports HKSAR to Contribute to National Sci-Tech Development[May 16, 2018]

President XI Jinping has called for enhanced cooperation in science and technology between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the mainland, vowing support for the region to become an international center of innovative technology and for HKSAR scientists to contribute to national strength building in this regard.

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Submersible Jiaolong's New Mother Vessel to Be Named Deep Sea No. 1[May 14, 2018]

China's new mother vessel for the manned deep-sea research submersible Jiaolong will be named Shenhai Yihao (Deep Sea No. 1). Jiaolong, which is undergoing a major maintenance check at the base, will start a global deep-sea scientific exploration mission in 2020. The former mother vessel for Jiaolong was Xiangyanghong 09, which was decommissioned.

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China Set to Publish Official Blockchain Standards in 2019[May 14, 2018]

China is set to publish official standards on blockchain technology next year, with one official telling Xinhua they will "give the industry some guidance" on the technology. Despite efforts to clamp down on the financial risks associated with cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings, the Chinese government has looked to show its support for blockchain development.

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First Carrier Designed in China Begins Sea Trial[May 14, 2018]

China's first domestically designed aircraft carrier set out its maiden sea trial on Sunday morning, indicating it might not be long before it is delivered to the Chinese Navy. The colossal vessel, which displaces 50,000 metric tons, left the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry's shipyard in Liaoning province about 7 am amid thick fog with the assistance of several tugboats before navigating into the sea under its own power.


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