Month: March 2021

24-3 Chinese experts train Benin farmers on improved cotton production

Benin is Africa’s largest cotton producer with 714,714 tons of cotton production last year. The China-Benin agricultural pilot center at Seme-Kpodji, about 20 km southeast of Cotonou, has initiated a one-month training session for 225 agricultural operators in Benin on Chinese expertise in farm machinery operation which aims to improve cotton productivity in the country. […]

16-3 China approves recombinant subunit COVID vaccine

China approved a recombinant protein subunit vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use. The vaccine was developed by the CAS Institute of Microbiology and Anhui Zhifei Longcom and is manufactured using CHO cells. It is the fourth vaccine approved in China for emergency use against COVID-19. It is currently in phase III clinical trials in Uzbekistan, […]

23-3 Dalian-Xiamen team achieves CO2 hydrogenation to methanol at reduced temperatures

DENG Dehui from CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and WANG Ye from Xiamen University have achieved hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol at low temperature and with high efficiency. In situ characterizations combined with theoretical calculations demonstrated that in-plane sulfur vacancies on MoS2 were the active centers for catalyzing a highly selective hydrogenation of CO2 to methanol and helped to suppress […]

8-3 China will step-up basic research

According to the 14th Five-Year Plan and the 2035 Long-term Goal Outline Draft, China will formulate and implement a 10-year basic research action plan, focusing on developing Basic Research Centers and basic research expenses. The ratio will increase to 8% or more. China Science and Technology News, March 8, 2021

16-3 Ethiopia inaugurates solar power plant in Gambella, manufactured by China

The off-the-grid solar power plant in Gambella, Ethiopia, financed by the World Bank ‘s African Development Plan and undertaken by a consortium of the State Grid Corporation of China China Electric Power Technology Equipment Co., Ltd. and Nanjing Nanrui Insurance Process Technology Co., Ltd. was inaugurated. The installed capacity of solar power generation of the […]

17-3 China advances in European patent applications

China in 2020 showed the largest increase (9.9%) in patents filed at the EPO in 2020 and is number 2 in non-European applicants, after the USA. The ranking was USA > Japan > Germany > China > France > Korea > Switzerland.

20-3 China extends freight train connections to Milan

Wuhan Asia-Europe Logistics Co. has launched a new extended route for freight service, from Wuhan, Hubei Province, via China’s Alataw Pass and Germany’s Duisburg, arriving in Milan within 21 or 22 days  The first X8015 train was loaded with electronic products, auto parts and epidemic-prevention supplies. This is the 30th China-Europe freight train that has […]

10-3 Sinopec will build up a hydrogen business and transform into a clean energy company

According to the China Hydrogen Alliance, by the end of 2020 China had 7352 fuel cell vehicles and 101 hydrogen fuel stations in operation, ranking second in the world after Japan. By 2050, China’s hydrogen demand is estimated at about 60 million tons. Sinopec, one of the largest petroleum companies in China and owner […]

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