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Science, Technology and Education News from China - Newsletter
China is the largest developing country in the world. Its rapid economic development has put great pressure on its natural resources and environment. The central government does show its important dedication to positive solutions. Switzerland, with its great reputation in environment protection in the world, is active in helping China on the environmental challenges with financing project and technology transfer. Besides, China is an attractive market for Swiss companies with environmental technology.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2003 between the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Swiss Government aims to strengthen scientific and technological co-operation between China and Switzerland. On the other hand, Switzerland fully participates in the EU' Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) for Research and Development, which provides a new platform for joint research between the two countries in life science, public health, cell biology, nano-materials, fuel cell, etc.

The section of "Environment & Science" of the Swiss Embassy webpage provides useful information on the Swiss Mixed Credit solution for environment protection equipment and services from Switzerland, historical projects financed by the Swiss government, as well as useful links and information on environment in China and Switzerland. As far as Science & Technology in concerned, it provides information on joint research projects and financing solutions as well as useful links and information on science & technology in China and Switzerland.

The newsletter is a press clips for environment and research in China. It also lists recent events and exhibitions related to environment and science in China.

 

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N°159  September 2017 9 p.  298 kb
 

The story of the month covers China's concentration on sci-tech innovation. In science and technology, China formulates national smart car industry strategy. Beidou navigation will cover Belt and Road countries by 2018. China plans to widely promote ethanol gasoline. Chinese spending on innovation, technology is growing twice as fast as in the US, fuelled by cloud services. China's supersonic 'flying train' would race at 4'000kmph. Beijing is to improve urban planning using big data. In health, Beijing issues blueprint to boost life expectancy. In education, China lists 42 colleges it wants to make 'world class' universities.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China formulates national smart car industry strategy
2. BeiDou navigation to cover Belt and Road countries by 2018
3. China plans to widely promote ethanol gasoline
4. Chinese spending on innovation, technology growing twice as fast as in the US
5. Faster than hyperloop: China's supersonic 'flying train' would race at 400kmph
6. Beijing issues blueprint to boost life expectancy
7. China lists 42 colleges it wants to make 'world class' universities
8. Beijing to improve urban planning using big data

 

   
N°158  August 2017 9 p.  298 kb
 

The story of the month covers Chinese science teleported into the lead in quantum race. China gives nod to car-sharing services. Ofo lands in Austria. Macau teams up with Alibaba to turn smart city vision into reality. JD.com offers US$15m prize to find top drone-delivery experts and solutions. Belt and Road countries to enhance health cooperation: communique. China highlights importance of vocation schools. Premier Li calls innovation best way to compete. Baidu offers facial recognition technology to help Beijing airport streamline boarding, traffic.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China gives nod to car-sharing services
2. Ofo lands in Austria
3. Macau teams up with Alibaba to turn smart city vision into reality
4. JD.com offers US$15m prize to find top drone-delivery experts and solutions
5. Belt and Road countries to enhance health cooperation: communique
6. China highlights importance of vocation schools
7. Li calls innovation best way to compete
8. Baidu offers facial recognition technology to help Beijing airport streamline boarding, traffic

 

   
N°157  July 2017 7 p.  283 kb
 

The story of the month covers China embraces Amazon's unmanned store concept as part of country's efforts to redefine retail experience. China ranks 3rd in scientific papers with int'l co-authorship. AI is estimated to create over 100,000 jobs in one Chinese province alone. Baidu unveils plans for open AI ecosystem development. China tops the world in renewable energy production according to BP report. China strengthens national clinical research centers. China committed to applying AI in judicial work. A declaration was signed to boost BRICS educational cooperation. China calls for health education courses at colleges.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China ranks 3rd in scientific papers with int'l co-authorship: report
2. AI to create over 100,000 jobs in one Chinese province alone
3. Baidu unveils plans for open AI ecosystem development
4. China tops the world in renewable energy production: BP report
5. China strengthens national clinical research centers
6. China committed to applying AI in judicial work
7.Declaration to boost BRICS educational cooperation
8. China calls for health education courses at colleges

 

   
N°156  June 2017 9 p.  294 kb
 

The story of the month covers the intelligent manufacturing highlighted by Sino-Swiss cooperation. China successfully launches x-ray satellite. Solar-powered craft can drone on for months, reaches new high. China emphasizes peaceful space exploration. Beijing's first driverless subway line starts test run. China's two supercomputers are still world's fastest as U.S. squeezed out of 3rd place. Guideline was issued to ease shortages of medicine. Sleek new bullet trains enter service. China is intending to take lead with national AI plan.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China successfully launches x-ray satellite
2. Solar-powered craft can drone on for months, reaches new high
3. China emphasizes peaceful space exploration
4. Beijing's first driverless subway line starts test run
5. China's two supercomputers still world's fastest as U.S. squeezed out of 3rd place
6. Guideline issued to ease shortages of medicine
7. Sleek new bullet trains enter service
8. China intending to take lead with national AI plan

 

   
N°155  May 2017 7 p.  277 kb
 

The story of the month covers China’s efforts on including science in belt and road infrastructure plan. China’s industrial policy will become smarter. China’s next-generation bullet trains with a maximum operational speed of 400 km/h will be ready by 2020. China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology. China completes construction of first Hualong One nuclear project. China's first big data college to offer postgraduate courses was built with the support of Alibaba. Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) establish a 150 billion yuan investment fund in emerging strategic industries. China continues to improve fairness, accessibility of health service. China plans to build an integrated national big data center.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. Industrial policy will become smarter
2. Train capable of 400 km/h ready to boost region's connectivity by 2020
3. China sets up national lab developing brain-like AI technology
4. China completes construction of first Hualong One nuclear project
5. Alibaba to help build China's first big data college to offer postgraduate courses
6. Chinese SOEs establish 150 bln yuan investment fund
7. China to continue improving fairness, accessibility of health service: minister
8. China to build integrated big data center

 

   
N°154  April 2017 11 p.  327 kb
 

The story of the month covers China' s new medical reform. China Swiss researchers have developed a system that enables smartphones to remotely manage and treat diabetes in mice. China aims to learn from Finland and Switzerland for research and innovation. China will be spending 59.4 billion US dollars on robotics and related services by 2020. China's first cargo spacecraft, Tianzhou 1, has completed the first of three fuel resupply tests. China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020. Peking University is to start enrollment for Oxford campus . China is aiming to increase the scale of its cloud computing industry by more than 2.5 times by 2019. Chinese university promotes language studies to support one belt one road initiative. Shenzhen's innovation development.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. Chinese, Swiss researchers use smartphone-controlled cells to manage diabetes
2. Finland, Switzerland apt models for research, innovation
3. China spending on robotics to hit 59.4 bln USD in 2020: IDC
4. Successful fuel test takes China closer to manned space station dream
5. China to conduct several manned space flights around 2020
6. Peking University to start enrollment for Oxford campus
7. China sets ambitious goal in cloud computing
8. University promotes language studies
9. Shenzhen is a hothouse of innovation

 

   
N°153  March 2017 8 p.  287 kb
 

The story of the month covers China is on the path to global technology dominance. China has established the world's largest 5G test field. China has unveiled its first national engineering laboratory for big data distribution and exchange technologies. China will improve its regulatory framework for intellectual property rights to better support innovation. China is building world's largest multifunctional nano research facility. Beijing has introduced a reform plan to end markups on drug prices and adjust prices of medical services. China issues five-year plan on elderly care. Chinese science academy plans to invest 190 mln yuan in major programs.China will take measures to improve vocational education and raise its profile among the general public.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China speeds 5G roll-out with world's largest test field
2. National big data engineering lab unveiled .
3. IP: New legal framework to revamp enforcement in 2020 .
4. China building world's largest multifunctional nano research facility .
5. Beijing pioneers medical reforms to strengthen health care
6. China issues five-year plan on elderly care
7. Chinese science academy to invest 190 mln yuan in major programs
8. Plan to boost profile of vocational education in China

 

   
N°152  February 2017 9 p.  297 kb
 

The story of the month covers China's fintech development. China will send anti-corruption inspectors to centrally-administrated universities. China will continue to be open and active in its technological cooperation on the world stage. More than 90 million Chinese students received financial support from the government in 2016. China will further promote its manufacturing sector under 11 guidelines recently released for implementing the Made in China 2025 strategy. Alibaba calls for tougher laws and punishment for counterfeiters. JD.com sets up world's first low altitude UAV logistics network in northwest China. Baidu authorized to establish national deep learning tech lab.

Contents

Story of the Month
1. China to start anti-graft inspections in universities
2. China open, active in technology cooperation
3. Government funds help over 90 mln Chinese students in 2016
4. Made in China policy gets a guideline boost
5. Alibaba calls for tougher laws and punishment for counterfeiters
6. JD.com sets up world's first low altitude UAV logistics network in northwest China
7. Baidu authorized to establish national deep learning tech lab

 

   
N°151  January 2017 7 p.  275 kb
 

The story of the month covers China released a national plan on protection and application of Intellectual property rights. Shenzhen will accelerate the construction of a number of overseas and industrial innovation centers in 2017. China's has issued a guideline on mobile Internet service management calling for more use of mobile internet service. China has established cooperation ties in science and technology with 158 countries and regions in the world. China's maritime authority has issued a five-year plan on developing ocean renewable energy. China's R&D spending estimated to reach 2.1 pct of GDP in 2016. China's scientific innovation gains momentum in 2016. China issued medical reform plan for 2016-2020. China has unseated North America as the global investment leader in financial technology.

 

   
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