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combustible ice;South China Sea

China's Mining of Combustible Ice Beats Expectations[Jun 23, 2017]

China has extracted about 235,000 cubic meters of the combustible ice from the South China Sea, beating previous expectations for the mining operation. China has beaten expectations in completing the trial explorations of combustible ice using local innovations in technology and engineering. It marks a historic breakthrough.

Jiaolong;submersible;Xiangyanghong

China to Upgrade Submersible Jiaolong Before 2019[Jun 23, 2017]

China plans to upgrade its submersible Jiaolong before 2019, scientists said Thursday. The 39-year-old Xiangyanghong 09 is also set to retire after carrying Jiaolong for hundreds of dives since 2009. A new mothership for Jiaolong is under construction, and is scheduled to be launched around the end of 2018.

Global Innovation Index;GII;WIPO;World Intellectual Property Organization;innovation

China Moves up List of Top 25 Innovative Economies[Jun 22, 2017]

China has moved up the list of the world's top 25 innovative economies, rising three notches from 25 to 22, with strong performance in several indicators, according to the latest Global Innovation Index (GII) released last week. . The rankings are a leading benchmarking tool for business executives, policy makers and others seeking insight into the state of innovation around the world.

cargo spacecraft;Tianzhou-1;space experiment

China's Cargo Spacecraft Starts Independent Operation[Jun 22, 2017]

After flying with the Tiangong-2 space lab for about two months, China's Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft on Wednesday separated from the space lab and entered a stage of independent operation. In this stage, Tianzhou-1 will orbit about 390 km above the Earth, conducting a variety of experiments.

database;scientific project;Shanghai

Database Boosts Shanghai's Technology Aim[Jun 22, 2017]

Shanghai is to set up a database of government subsided research. The idea is to allow agencies to help to pitch scientific projects and bring more resources to support projects from an early stage. The database initiative is part of an action plan to boost Shanghai's capacity to transform scientific and technological research results into commercial initiatives, the city's science and technology commission said yesterday.

innovation;development strategy;S&T

China's S&T Innovation Delivering Global Benefits[Jun 20, 2017]

China is achieving landmarks in science and technology at breakneck speed. A string of achievements including Tianzhou-1, X-ray spcace telescope and C919, shows the country's innovation-driven development strategy is paying off.

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