A research team in Qingdao, Shandong province, said recently it had succeeded in using hybrid technology to develop a new variety of high-yielding kelp that can bring substantial profits to seaweed farmers. The development of the new kelp variety was the result of 10 years of cooperation between a Qingdao-based team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Oceanology and Dalian Haibao Fishery Co in Liaoning province.
Experts called for more investment in basic research to improve China's science and technology innovation and accelerate the building of a strong scientific and technology powerhouse. China has already put scientific and technological innovation and self-reliance at the core of its development agenda.
Another 268 plants have been added to China's List of Wild Plants under State Priority Conservation, highlighting the central authorities' resolve to protect the country's biodiversity. The list, released by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs on Wednesday, now covers 455 wild plants.
A cluster of Hoya burmanica Rolfe, a rare plant species, has been spotted in its new distribution area in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The plant was recently found by the patrol staff of the Longling Xiaoheishan provincial nature reserve in Yunnan.
Kevin C. Jones, Distinguished Professor at Lancaster University (LU) in the UK, received the Guangdong Science and Technology Cooperation Award earlier this year for his outstanding contributions to scientific collaboration between the UK and China's Guangdong Province, with the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as one of his nominators.
On the campus of the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an elderly man is often seen: he is of average build, with black-rimmed glasses on his round face, a checked shirt neatly tucked into his jeans, and a black backpack over his shoulders, his stride firm and steady – all this reveals a refined and precise scholar.
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