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Shijian 13;communication satellite

Powerful New Satellite to Be Launched in April[Feb 17, 2017]

China will launch its most advanced communications satellite in April as it builds a large capacity network that will enable passengers on jetliners and high-speed trains to use the internet. Shijian 13, developed by the China Academy of Space Technology, will be lifted on a Long March 3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province.

technology cooperation;international cooperation

China Open, Active in Technology Cooperation[Feb 17, 2017]

China will continue to be open and active in its technological cooperation on the world stage, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday. In June, Beijing will host the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, followed by the Fifth BRICS Science and Innovation Ministerial in July. In addition, dialogue on innovation and technology will be held with Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel and other countries this year to facilitate practical cooperation.

scientific expedition;South China Sea

Chinese Scientists Join IODP Expedition to South China Sea[Feb 09, 2017]

Dozens of scientists from different countries are set to start an expedition to the South China Sea, to explore the formation of the sea as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). The scientists will explore the lithosphere extension during the continental breakup, by drilling four sites to a depth of 3,000 to 4,000 meters in the northern area of the South China Sea. The study will contribute to understanding how marginal basins grow.

bullet train;high speed rail;high speed train

China Sees Faster Trains Ahead[Feb 08, 2017]

China is expected to supply next-generation bullet trains capable of traveling at 400 km per hour for Russia's Moscow-Kazan line by 2020, which could enhance the country's position as the world's leader in high-speed rail products and services, said an expert working on the project.

ocean expedition;scientific expedition;Jiaolong

Chinese Scientists Start 38th Ocean Expedition Trip[Feb 07, 2017]

Chinese scientists started their 38th ocean scientific expedition on Monday, with the country's first deep-sea manned submersible Jiaolong. The researchers will carry out surveys in the northwest Indian Ocean, the South China Sea, Yap Trench and the Mariana Trench in the west Pacific Ocean.

diseases resistant;insect resistant;genome-wide chip;breeding chip;Heilongjiang;genome wide

China Scientists Develop Diseases and Insects Resistant Rice with Genome-wide Chip[Feb 06, 2017]

A new rice variety, developed with genome-wide breeding chip technology, will be grown in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, China National Seed Group announced Saturday. "The use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers have caused environmental and food safety problems," said ZHANG Qifa with Chinese Academy of Sciences. "But the genome-wide chip helps develop a new variety to cope with the problem."

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