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grain yield;gene viriation

Chinese Researchers Discover Gene Variation Can Increase Grain Yield[Nov 01, 2017]

A group of Chinese researchers discovered recently a certain rice gene can vary in nature that remarkably increases grain yield by 15 percent. The findings were published on Nature Plants by a research team led by professor XING Yongzhong of the College of Life Science and Technology in Huazhong Agricultural University.

citation;science and technology

Chinese Theses Cited 19.4 mln Times in Past Decade[Nov 01, 2017]

Theses authored by Chinese science and technology researchers published in international publications were cited 19.35 million times in the past 10 years, according to the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China. The figure was 29.9 percent higher than in the 2016 report, ranking China the second in the world in terms of citations.

reusable spacecraft;spacecraft

China's Reusable Spacecraft to Be Launched in 2020[Nov 01, 2017]

China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth.

quantum communication network;quantum communication

Quantum Communication Networks Put in Service in Central China[Nov 01, 2017]

A quantum telecommunication network has been put into service in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, the network builder said Tuesday. According to a national plan, the network will be connected to other similar city quantum networks along the Yangtze River.

rare plant;endangered species;nature reserve

Rules on Rare Plants a Boon for Botanists[Oct 31, 2017]

State Council revision streamlines approval process for those taking a walk on the wildside. Along with flora and fauna protection, regulations covering transportation, tour guides and construction projects were revised in line with efforts to simplify administrative approvals, and stimulate market vitality and social creativity.

internet-industrial;innovation;manufacturing;entrepreneurship

Internet-industrial Link to Get Government Boost[Oct 31, 2017]

China will accelerate the development of the internet working with advanced manufacturing to boost innovation and entrepreneurship and the integration of enterprises of various sizes to advance the upgrading of the economy. The decision was made at a State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier LI Keqiang on Monday.

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