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giant panda;origin

Expert Says Evidence of Giant Pandas' European Origins Lacking[Jan 15, 2018]

Canadian and French researchers have discovered the teeth of an ancient animal that resembles a modern-day giant panda during excavations in the Hungarian town of Rudabanya. But Chinese paleontologist HUANG Wanbo from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of Chinese Academy of Sciences said the conclusion is not well-grounded.

resources exploration;land exploration;exploration satellite

China Launches Land Exploration Satellite[Jan 15, 2018]

China launched a land resources exploration satellite into a preset orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert at 3:10 p.m. Saturday Beijing Time. A Long March-2D rocket carried the satellite into space. The launch was the 263th mission of the Long March rocket series.

twin satellites;BeiDou-3;navigation satellite

China Sends Twin BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellites into Space[Jan 15, 2018]

China on Friday sent twin satellites into space on a single carrier rocket, as part of efforts to enable its BeiDou system to provide navigation and positioning services to countries along the Belt and Road by the end of 2018. The Long March-3B carrier rocket took off from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwestern province of Sichuan at 7:18 a.m. This is the first launch of the BeiDou satellites in 2018, which will see intensive launches throughout the year.

Antarctic water;microplastic;marine pollution;water pollution

Chinese Scientists Discover Microplastics in Antarctic Waters[Jan 12, 2018]

Chinese scientists on the latest Antarctic expedition have - for the first time - discovered the presence of microplastics in Antarctic waters. Microplastic are pieces of plastic less than 5 mm in size. Microplatics are quickly becoming a major source of marine pollution.

artificial intelligence;AI

Chinese, French Institutions Strengthen Cooperation in AI[Jan 11, 2018]

An alliance between Chinese and French universities and institutions to promote artificial intelligence (AI) was established Tuesday. Eight education institutions from China and France, including Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University and Sorbonne University, established the France China AI Consortium Tuesday in Beijing.

R&D spending;research and development

China's R&D Spending Increases over Five Years: Minister[Jan 10, 2018]

China's research and development has made notable progress in the past five years due to increases in spending, Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang said. The expenditure in research and development in 2017 accounted for 2.15 percent of GDP, catching up with the average 2.1 percent of 15 of the nations in the European Union.

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