By 2025, over 15% of all Chinese should be “scientifically literate citizens” According to a plan compiled by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the China Association for Science and Technology, by 2025 at least 15% of all Chinese citizens should be “scientifically literate”. Scientific literacy refers to the spirit of scientific aspiration, the […]

Ministry of S&T and Finance Ministry announce “Enterprise Technology Innovation Plan” China’s Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Finance have jointly developed the “Action Plan for Enhancing the Technological Innovation Capability of Enterprises (2022-2023)”. It calls for policies such as tax concessions for high-tech enterprises, a mechanism for enterprises to participate in national science and technology innovation decision-making, a directory of key areas in which […]

China’s antarctic research stations Among China’s antarctic research stations, Dome A is located at 4093 m and offers an excellent opportunity for astronomy. China’s Antarctic research stations. (Photo by Li Zhengyang)   Photo shows astronomical equipment at the Kunlun station, which is located in Dome A, the peak of Antarctica’s inland icecap. (Photo by Li Zhengyang)  

Graphene: efficient material to extract gold from electronic waste Reduced graphene oxide (rGO) provides an ultrahigh capacity for the selective extraction of gold ions present in ppm concentrations (>1000 mg of gold per gram of rGO at 1 ppm). The excellent gold extraction performance is accounted to the graphene areas and oxidized regions of rGO. The graphene areas spontaneously reduce gold ions […]

Clean Energy Innovation Institute opened in Yulin, Shaanxi Province The institute was constructed by Yulin Municipal Government and is managed by CAS Dalian Institute of Chemical Engineering. It aims to solve key technical problems of energy security and energy industry. At present, CAS has achieved demonstration plants for coal-to-olefin (DMTO), coal-to-ethanol (DMTE) and syngas-to-olefin (OX-ZEO) in Yulin. Dubbed “Yulin Innovation Institute” the focus is […]

Low speed MAGLEV test line opened in Jiangxi Province A 800 m trial line using rare earth permanent magnetic levitation (PML) technology was built in Xingguo County, Jiangxi Province. It was jointly developed by the Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, China Railway Liuyuan Group (CRL Group), China Railway Hi-Tech Industry Co., Ltd. and China National Rare Earth Functional Material Innovation Center. Designed maximum speed is 80 […]

China reports significant increase of power battery output According to the China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance, China’s output of power batteries surged 175.6 percent year on year to 253.7 GWh in the first seven months of 2022. 153.8 GWh of lithium iron phosphate batteries were produced, up 227.1 percent from a year ago, and the output of ternary lithium batteries stood at 99.5 GWh, […]

China launches ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite “Goumang” China launched a terrestrial ecosystem carbon monitoring satellite “Goumang” for carbon sink measurement. The satellite is able to detect and measure such factors as vegetation biomass, atmospheric aerosol and chlorophyll fluorescence through comprehensive remote sensing means, including laser, multi-angle, multi-spectral, hyperspectral, and polarization. Equipped with laser radar, multi-angle and multi-spectral camera, hyperspectral detector and polarization imager, […]

Sea farming platform prototype built in Guangdong The CAS Guangzhou Institute of Energy Research and Guangdong Haiwei Agricultural Group will build a 30,000 m2 semi-submersible deep-sea farming platform  in Zhanjiang, Guangdong. The sea farming platform is planned to combine high-end fishery and tourism. It is  86 meters long, 32 meters wide and 16.5 meters high, has an effective aquaculture water body of […]

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