Acording to a talk at Beijing Cyber Security Conference, around 48.5 percent of China’s government agencies and 56.3 percent centrally-administered state-owned enterprises have deployed security operation centers, and the response time to security events has been reduced to less than one hour from about three days in 2016.
In the first half of 2019, more than 100 million enterprises’ computers had security software installed, while the number in 2016 was around 60 million. The repair cycle for computer system vulnerabilities has dropped to 16 days from 35 days in 2016. In a special campain, the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security and State Administration for Market Regulation evaluated more than 400 popular apps on the collection of personal data, and around 100 apps were asked to make improvements in data protection.
Xinhua-net news release, September 10, 2019
Acording to a talk at Beijing Cyber Security Conference, around 48.5 percent of China's government agencies and 56.3 percent centrally-administered state-owned enterprises have deployed security operation centers, and the response time to security events has been...
After a visit of China's Prime Minister LI Keqiang to Japan, the development of hydrogen-based fuel cell cars in China gains momentum. The official development plan now provides for 50,000 vehicles by 2025, and car manufacturers such as BAIC, SAIC, Great Wall Motors...
The name of the new member of the news team is XIN Xiaomeng. She was created by Xinhua News Agency and the search engine Sogou and will make her debut during two sessions of the Chinese legislature meeting in March. She will be accompanied by a male AI trained in...
In a review in Currrent Biology published on January 24, researchers around LI Yiming of CAS Institute of Zoology discuss evidence that economic corridors between core cities and key ports along traditional international transport routes may also lead to the...
According to a rating by People’s Daily, an official newspaper of China’s communist party, the following 10 achievements were most noteworthy: Discovery of the first millisecond pulsar by China’s spherical radio telescope FASTSuccessful launch of the environmental...
The image was sent back via the relay satellite Queqiao, which was operating around the second Lagrangian point of the earth-moon system, about 455,000 km from the earth, where it can see both the earth and the moon's far side. ©China National Space Agency CAS...
The database, jointly developed with CAS Kunming Institute of Zoology, hosts 127 resequenced dog genomes and a canine gene database. It is the first integrated resource dedicated to domestic dogs and wild canids, providing a variety of data services and online...
Last week, China launched No. 18 and 19 of the Beidou-3 series satellites (BDS). The basic constellation of 20 Beidou-3 satellites will be completed by year's end. By then, the network will provide basic navigation service for countries or regions involved in the Belt...
According to Guangzhou Daily, Chinese banks experiment with a combination of face identification and finger vein authentication for idendity protection at self-service terminals. Compared with other biometric technologies, finger vein authentication cannot be stolen....
Eleven Chinese researchers and 19 Russians participated in the second joint Sino-Russia Arctic expedition, which started in Russia's eastern port of Vladivostok on Sept 6. After overcoming extreme weather and traveling 12,000 kilometers, they returned to the port of...
According to the Beijing Economic and Information Committee, Beijing Municipality wants to achieve full application of smart connected cars with automatic operation (L4 level) for the winter olympics in 2022. A demonstration system of efficient and safe traffic...
The State-owned space and defense company has over 170,000 employees, 8 own acadmies and a dozen listed companies. In revenues, it is number 4 in the world after Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed Martin. It is involved in the following activities. Space missions.From 1978 -...
According to China's National Bureau of Statistics, the number of 4G users at the end of 2017 was 977 million, 70.3% of all mobile phone users. In 5G, China is on top of the world with the development of standards and experiments. Optical broadband is becoming...
The Ministry of Science and Technology recently confirmed that the rare metal resources of Karakorum in Xinjiang are comparable to the rare metal metallogenic areas in western Sichuan. The exploration and evaluation was done both by remote sensing in the alpine region...
In some office buildings smart delivery robots are being tested to deliver food inside the building. The delivery robot is about half the height of a person. The customer places the order via his mobile phone, and the food delivery staff inserts the food and scans the...
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CAS Institute of Microbiology develops new microdroplet reaction screening device, coupled to cell sorting by FACS
The nanodrop system achieves nanoliter volume addition of different reagent components through high-precision micro-volume control. It is compatible with 96 and 384-well plates and can be programmed according to the pre-filled mineral oil plate. The minimum volume that can be accurately filled with a low-cost probe is 1 nL, and the volume standard deviation is less than 11% when the loading volume is 5 nL. The droplets can be by centrifugation. Multi-step reactions and concentration gradient configurations can be achieved by multiple injections of reagents. The system was used for PCR screening and single-cell phenotypic screening of pathogenic microbial single-cell resistance genes. It was also fused to a FACS system and used for single cell gene expression analysis of animal cells.
CAS news release, October 10, 2019
The newly confirmed recoveries are 358 million tons, and expected reserves amount to 693 million tons. China Petroleum also announced that in the Sichuan Basin shale gas survey, cumulative confirmed reserves amounted to 1,061.03 billion cubic meters. This year’s production is scheduled to be 7.7 billion cubic meters, with an annual production capacity of more than 10 billion cubic meters by the end of the year.
Japan JST China news, September 30, 2019
On Oct. 11, a first glance at China’s Mars rover was released. It is planned to be launched in 2020 and land on Mars in 2021.
China Global Televsion Networks, Oct. 11, 2019
A group at the Institute of Microbiology of CAS has described a novel microbial fuel cell. Genetically modified cyanobacteria assimilate CO2 in visible light to form D-lactic acid, which they cannot utilize and excrete into the medium. A second microorganism, Shewanella bacteria, oxidises the D-lactic acid and conducts the electrons formed via a membrane protein complex to an electrode. In this way, the bacterial consortium produced an unprecedented average energy density of 135 mW.m2 for 40 days.
“Osmosis power plants” could use the potential difference between salt water and fresh water, e.g. in the estuaries of large rivers, to generate electrical energy by reverse electrodialysis. Liping WEN and colleagues from the Institute for Physics and Chemistry at CAS in Beijing investigated suitable composite membranes for this purpose. They produced a nanoporous composite membrane from silk nanofibrils and aluminium oxide as carrier substrate. The negatively charged surface of the fibroin ensures ion transport, while the amphoteric aluminum oxide allows for current flow over a wide pH range. Depending on the salt concentration, energy densities of up to 2.86 W.m2 were achieved.
In an attempt to provide better commuting services for office workers, Shanghai residents in some places can now reserve a seat in a customized bus, with a one-click reservation on their mobile phone via Alipay. The price is 18 ¥, about 1/10 the prize of a taxi. The bus route is calculated by AI according to the homes and destinations of the passengers, and the bus does not stop during the journey, only at the gate of the customer and the sites of the office building, which greatly improves the running speed compared to traditional lines. The “Traffic Brain” software developed by Alipay automatically simulates the route, station and departure schedule. The attendance rate of the line is reportedly above 80% since the launch. A representative of Alipay claims that such kind of customized bus will cover all China within three years.
People’s Daily, September 17, 2019
In the course of an ethnobotanical study, a team under CAI Chuantao as the principal investigator assessed the utilization of traditional medicinal plants by local people in Jingdong, Yunnan Province. The team from CAS Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden recorded a total of 302 traditional medicinal plant species belonging to 117 families and 252 genera. The local Yi community has no porticular wordage for these plants.
CAS news release, September 11, 2019
According to a summary of Japan’s Agency of Science and Technology (JST) of the “Renewables 2019 – Global Status Report” https://wedocs.unep.org/handle/20.500.11822/28496
investments over the past 10 years in renewables were as follows
China 758 billion USD
(Europe as a whole: 698 billion USD)
The world’s renewable energy production capacity (excluding large hydropower plants) in the past 10 years increased from 414GW to 1650GW.
Solar energy investment amounted to 1.3 trillion dollars, accounting for half of the world’s total renewable energy investment of 2.6 trillion dollars.
In 2018, the world’s renewable energy generation accounted for 12.9% of the world’s total electricity generation.
Japan JST China news, Sept. 6, 2019
The equipment is produced by Dongfang Electric who is the first manufacturer in China and the second in the world to obtain a 10MW large offshore wind generator with IEC design certificate. The generator will be installed in Xinghua Bay’s offshore wind farm, Fujian Province.
According to the Statistical Bulletin on Annual Government R&D Expenditure (2018), China spent almost 2 trillion yuan on research and development (R&D) in 2018, up 11.8 percent year-on-year, of which 109.4 billion yuan ($15.2 billion) went to basic research. Universities and state-owned research institutions spent 59 and 42.3 billion ¥, respectively, whereas enterprises accounted for only 3 percent.
Xinhua net news release, Sept. 4, 2019
By scanning the QR codes on the outer walls of such buildings using a smartphone, the history of the building and other information is displayed on the smartphone screen. The city government plans to expand this program to 2180 buildings early next year.
Japan JST China news, September 5, 2019
The satellite called “Ice Pathfinder” (Code: BNU-1) was developed and built by Aerospace Dongfanghong Development in Shenzhen weighs 16 kilograms and carries three experimental payloads-a multispectral camera, a high-resolution visible-light camera and an automatic identification system receiver, a device for ship identification.
The satellite is tasked with observing and monitoring the climate and environment in the Antarctic and Arctic. It is expected to work in a sun-synchronous orbit more than 730 km above Earth for up to two years.
CAS news release, September 16, 2019
China has 39 Beidou satellites in orbit, will complete global network in 2020, seeks interoperability with Russia’s GLONASS
According to China’s Satellite Navigation System Management Office, China’s Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) currently has 39 satellites in orbit. China plans to send five to seven more BDS satellites into space this year and two to four in 2020, which will help fully complete a BDS global network. China promotes integration of BDS with Russia’s GLONASS. While the GLONASS network mostly serves high-latitude regions, China’s Beidou navigation system mainly focuses on providing networks for the low-latitude areas. Bilateral cooperation between China and Russia will create a larger, broader, more stable and more robust satellite network, with more accurate positioning to challenge GPS. Beidou participates in various international organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Maritime Organization. In the future, BDS will be further integrated with the Internet, the Internet of things, 5G and big data.
CAS news release, September 5, 2019
Xinhua-net, September 3, 2019
China is often troubled by haze pollution from accelerating industrialization, in Beijing also from desert dust. As a result, air pollution control has become an important issue, as symbolized by the keyword “Beijing blue” for blue skys in Beijing.
Scientists from the CAS Institute of Atmospheric Physics and Peking University have now defined a Chinese blue days index, which contains a double meanings of sunny days and clean air. The index combines meteorological and environmental data and shows a steady increase in Chinese blue days (CBD) during 1980-2014. Three low-value centers can be found in the southeast Sichuan Basin, southern Hebei, and northeast Guangxi, with annual mean average CBD of 74, 86 and 92, respectively. The minimum/maximum trends (-7.5/9.5 d/10y) appeared in Yangtze-Huai River Valley (YHRV) / southwestern China (SWC). Approximately 42% of stations showed a prominent, increasing trend and approximately 23.4% of stations showed a decreasing trend.
CAS news release, August 31, 2019
The construction of a 1600 m2 Artemisinin research centre was started in Beijing’s Daxin Science Park and is scheduled to go into operation in 2021. It is headed by Professor Youyou TU, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her discovery of the anti-malaria drug in 2015, China’s first ever Nobel Prize. Artemisinin is part of the mugwort Artemisia annua, which has been known for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of malaria.