A total of 194 new academicians from home and abroad were added to the registry on Thursday by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. An academician is the highest academic title in China for science workers, and the list is expanded every two years.
In recent years, China has focused on ecological projects. Forest coverage rate in China stands at 23.04 percent of the country's total surface and the forest stock volume is over 17.5 billion cubic meters. Every billion cubic meters of forest stock volume allows about 1.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide to be captured by forests. It is estimated that over 40 million hectares of land in China can be turned into forests in the future.
Chinese researchers have obtained 3,133 spectroscopic binary and 132 spectroscopic triple candidates, according to a recent research published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.
A research center dedicated to Northeast Asia biodiversity conservation was established on Saturday in Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang Province. The Northeast Asia Biodiversity Research Center, which is located in Northeast Forestry University, is expected to boost cooperation and exchanges of research institutes in countries including China, Russia, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
An important step came in 2009, when the Wuhan Botanical Garden signed agreements with Kenyan universities to promote China-Africa cooperation on the cultivation of biodiversity talents. From this point on, a number of research institutes under the CAS started cooperating with Kenyan universities, not only on botany but also on other disciplines within the natural sciences.
The Chinese scientific community will collaborate with international peers to deepen research cooperation in frontier sciences, promote openness and inclusivity for scientific undertakings, and jointly tackle major global challenges.
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