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N°138  December 2015 9 p. 310 kb

The story of the month reports the 2015 Nature Index China. In science and technology, China successfully launched its first dark matter satellite Wukong. China strongly commits to the development of quantum communication. China to strive for greater clout on the internet through global governance. China' s Nobel Prize win generates debate over the role of TCM. China to partner with Russia on nuclear cures for cancer. Another species of Chinese orchidaceae family discovered in Yunnan.


N°137  November 2015 8 p. 228 kb

The story of the month reports the China Vocational Education Research Institute's interim report on the development of vocational education in China. In research, China will launch its dark matter satellite in mid-December. Nature Publishing Group releases a landmark white paper on research in China. China is to build the world's biggest animal cloning factor in Tianjin. China seeks robot technology cooperation opportunity worldwide. In education, State Council calls for more top-level universities. In health, A new gene resistant to last-resort antibiotics found in animals and people in China.


N°136  October 2015 8 p. 258 kb

The story of the month reports the State Council's announcement to promote the big data industry in China. Shanghai introduces smart street lamps for public WiFi access. China schedules the construction of the world's largest particle collider. In medical research, Chinese scientists have tested a promising Ebola vaccine and might have found a new stem cell treatment against Alzheimer. In aerospace, China has begun to develop its first wide-body jetliner. China sets up civil satellite systems for remote sensing, communications and navigation by 2020.


N°135  September 2015 9 p. 119 kb

The story of the month reports the latest science and technology development implementation plan of China. In research, EU and China will launch a mega-size co-funding mechanism. China launches new long march rocket with 20 satellites aboard. Tsinghua Holdings plans USD 78.4 million for tech transfer. China Issues guideline for big data promotion with Guizhou being the first pilot city. China aims to land Chang'e - 4 probe on far side of moon. China set to launch “hack-proof” quantum communication network. In health, China announces stem-cell rules.


N°134  August 2015 9 p. 250 kb

The story of the month covers Shanghai Jiaotong University's latest Academic Rankings of World Universities 2014. In research, China will restrict drone and supercomputer export. China is prioritizing the development of chips technology. Zhongguancun Reports rise in patents, R&D investment. China's Sky Eyes help protect world heritage Angkor wat. China's first cloud hospital opens in Ningbo. In education, Zurich University of the Arts opens a design school in Shenzhen, marking the first Swiss higher education establishment in China.


N°133  July 2015 9 p. 227 kb

The story of the month covers Shanghai's grand plan to become a global innovation hub. In education, Tsinghua University works with Washington University to launch Global Innovation Exchange. China and Germany partner in the field of vocational education. In research, Alibaba and CAS will join efforts in quantum computing. CAST will play a bigger role in research management. Hebei city looks to become the robotic hub in China. Chinese researchers look to build their own collider.


N°132  June 2015 9 p. 320 kb

The story of the month covers Chinese government pays high attention to the cultivation of innovation and career – creating talents. In science and technology, China and Europe announce joint satellite mission. China's big biotech bet starting to pay off. Breeders in China have discovered the secret for creating rice varieties. In education, The Chinese Ministry of Education is calling for more foreign universities to accept the Chinese gaokao exam. University Teachers encouraged launching start-ups. China's vocational institutions train 130 million graduates. In health, Chinese scientists claim to have found a way to change the genetic make-up of a popular type of rice, which could require less fertilizer and thus help the environment.


N°131  May 2015 8 p.  384 kb

The story of the month covers “Made in China 2025” plan, which is designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power. In science and technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Genetic Resources R&D Center holds groundbreaking. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) will launch a new project to attract and support urgently needed talents in worldwide. Shanghai approved a draft plan for building the city into a technological innovation center. Chinese scientists are planning to launch a dark matter probe satellite by the end of 2015. In education, More than 30 measures will be introduced by the Ministry of Education to support students starting their own businesses, and for innovation in scientific and academic research. Chinese colleges face recruitment crisis. In health, China steps up pollution control.


N°130  April 2015 8 p.  299 kb

The story of the month covers Ministry of Science and Technology of China carried out a survey to understand the demands of China's scientific researchers for large research infrastructure and equipment. In science and technology, China's agricultural authority is set to conduct more comprehensive assessments of hybrid rice varieties. Chinese Academy of Sciences starts an investigation on the interaction mechanism between groundwater resource exploitation and regional climate . China's satellite navigation system expands coverage globally by 2020. Researchers gathering in Beijing aim to speed up biological databases. China mulls inland nuclear power plants. In education, The Ministry of Education in China is creating an online information management system for transnational education partnerships . The online education in China is booming.


N°129  March 2015 9 p.  315 kb

The Story of the month covers the Chinese government's decision to stop authorizing or funding science and technology projects directly. In science and technology, China made observation data from the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) available to scientists worldwide as China aims to be a leader of innovation. In education, there is a detailed report of Chinese President Xi Jinping's initiatives to launch for the “One Belt and One Road" scholarship. The annual APAIE conference was held in Beijing in March and China's higher education sector is expected to see similar dramatic growth. Reform of the national college entrance exam became one of the most heated topics in China. In health, Public satisfaction with and confidence in the country's food safety has dropped compared with 2014. The Ministry of Environmental Protection reveals PM2.5 sources.


N°128  February 2015 9 p.  296 kb

The story of the month covers the Ministry of Education (MOE) has published its key points of work in 2015. In science and technology, China completed its first high level biosafety laboratory. China is setting up genetically modified organism (GMO) study, supervision and education. China's Ministry of Science and Technology released a new plan that to have 5 million “new energy” (mostly electric) cars by 2020. Researchers from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other institutions are developing a technique which makes it possible to obtain diagnostic, three-dimensional images in real time. A national innovation zone opened in the Binhai New Area industrial park in Tianjin China. In education, the number of Chinese overseas students is keeping increase. In health, a documentary on air pollution of China aroused heated discussion.


N°127  January 2015 8 p.  315 kb

The story of the month covers Ministry of Science and Technology announced a key reform in China's research landscape. In science and technology, China plans to build smog-dispersing labs around Beijing. The central government of China aims to streamline administration of scientific programs and encourage innovation. China is seeking to boost its soft power by developing “a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics”. Chinese scientists construct first Mycobacterium Tuberculosis proteome microarray. Europe and China are planning a joint robotic space mission for launch in 2021. The State Council, China's cabinet, issued guidance on development of cloud computing. Critics pounce on China's top science prize 2014. In education, a survey conducted by Ministry of Education demonstrates that science graduates earn most in China.




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