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China Launches Two BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellites on Single Carrier Rocket[Nov 06, 2017]

China launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. China plans to building BeiDou into a global positioning and navigation system by around 2020, making it the third country in the world after the United States and Russia to operate its own navigation system.

Springer Nature;young scientist;Nature

Tencent Announces Partnership with Springer Nature[Nov 06, 2017]

Chinese tech behemoth Tencent Holdings Ltd inked a strategic partnership with leading science publisher Springer Nature on Saturday in an effort to encourage young scientists to make breakthroughs on science and technology. According to the deal, Springer Nature, home to some of the best-known names in research, educational and professional publishing, will unearth and encourage potential young scientists with a strict examination system, while Tencent will be the supporter.

satellite navigation;navigation system

China Upgrades Satellite Navigation System[Nov 06, 2017]

China launched the first satellites in the third generation of its Beidou Navigation Satellite System on Friday night in the first step of establishing a vast positioning and navigation network with global coverage. Two third-generation Beidou satellites, the first of their type, were lifted atop a Long March 3B carrier rocket at 7:45 pm from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province on Sunday night and have been placed in medium Earth orbits thousands of kilometers above the Earth.

coconut;genome sequencing

Chinese Scientists Complete Genome Sequencing for Coconut[Nov 03, 2017]

Chinese scientists announced Thursday that they had completed sequencing the genome of the coconut. Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences sequenced and assembled the genome of the coconut, laying solid foundations for further research of functional genes of the coconut and Palmae family.

academic science paper;citation;credibility

Nation's Papers Gain Global Credibility[Nov 03, 2017]

China's academic science papers have moved into second place for global citations, behind the United States, according to a report released on Tuesday. The 2017 edition of Statistical Data of Chinese Science and Technology Papers shows that the nation's science papers have been cited more than 19.35 million times over the past decade, ahead of those from the United Kingdom and Germany.

Nature Index;research activity;contribution to paper;scientific productivity

Beijing, Shanghai Most Scientifically Productive Cities in China: Nature Index[Nov 02, 2017]

China's Beijing and Shanghai has been named by the Nature Index as China's most scientifically productive cities, which also enjoy the highest city-to-city collaboration in the country. Nature Index says China's economic rise dramatically boosted research activity across the country, including the two leading cities.

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