New Thai-Chinese High Speed Rail

November 26, 2023 CEN 0

Over the past decade or so, China has also been working hard to promote cooperation with Southeast Asian countries, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative has become an important platform connecting various Southeast Asian countries. Through the Belt and Road Initiative, China has invested in and constructed a large number of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, among which the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway and the China-Laos Railway are among the most […]

Nature’s soil seed banks: Saving plant communities?

November 9, 2023 CEN 0

A research team of Chinese scientists is investigating the potential for natural soil seed banks to help plant communities to resist the detrimental impact of environmental disturbance, including climate change. Unlike most other biological groups, plant species can possess dormant life-history stages such as the soil seed bank, which may help plants adapt to environmental changes. The scientists, six from Yangtze University, Hubei and one from Tianshui Normal University, Tianshui in China […]

BRI boosting world science

November 6, 2023 CEN 0

China’s BRI is boosting science, says journal Nature. THE WEST MUST ENGAGE, NOT WITHDRAW The following is an excerpt from the editorial on 24 October 2023 in the world’s leading science journal, Nature. In science, the BRI is coming into its own. In 2019, Nature travelled to a large construction site where a new university was being built. The Pak-Austria Fachhochschule, a collaboration between Austria, China and Pakistan, opened in 2020. Its first […]

Spreading science to Global South

November 6, 2023 CEN 0

Article by Alex Lo, from the South China Morning Post. Belt and Road Initiative is spreading science and technology across Global South. The 10th anniversary of the massive global infrastructure program recalls how it is working closely with developing countries to acquire much-needed technical know-how for growth and development.SCMP According to the standard Western narrative, China’s Belt and Road Initiative is all about laying debt traps and building white elephants […]

Growing rice in the Dubai desert?

November 1, 2023 CEN 0

Chinese scientists successfully grow rice in Dubai desert. Rice is a food staple of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) yet the country is almost wholly reliant on food imports and food security is a national priority. In 2018, the UAE launched its National Food Security Strategy to increaseproduction by 30-40% in 10 years. The UAE’s plan is for half the food consumed in the Emirates to be produced locally by […]

China approves GM corn and soybean

October 29, 2023 CEN 0

China’s Food Security: Commercial use of genetically modified corn and soybeans approved. According to a report in the South China Morning Post, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has approved genetically modified (GM) varieties of corn and soybean for commercial use after years of trials and public controversy over the technology’s safety. The shift comes as China renews its focus on food security and self-sufficiency, particularly for the mostly […]

China and Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

October 13, 2023 CEN 0

In November 2022, Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. He spoke of the historic achievements made in wetlands conservation in China.“We have increased the area of wetlands to 56.35 million hectares, put in place a protection system, and enacted a Wetlands Conservation Law. Wetlands have become an integral part of […]

A New History of the Chinese Zodiac

October 12, 2023 CEN 0

“My work has taught me that without humans, animals continue to thrive, but without animals, humans can barely move forward.” Professor Yuan Jing, Institute of Archaeology, CASS. When archaeologists unearthed homo erectus remains — the famous “Peking Man” — from a cave in what is now suburban Beijing in the 1920s, it made headlines around the world. But Peking Man wasn’t the only thing archaeologists found at the site: The […]

Drones monitor China CO2 emissions

October 11, 2023 CEN 0

Chinese Researchers Develop Carbon Observation Network to Measure Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions In 2021, global anthropogenic CO2 emissions reached a staggering 40.0±2.9 billion tons. Managing anthropogenic emissions, especially from major industries, is crucial for addressing global warming and promoting sustainable growth. However, existing emission records lack transparency and accuracy due to limited knowledge of CO2 emissions from cities and key sectors, leading to uncertainty in the global carbon budget. Recently, a […]

Chinese Cities In World Best for Science

October 10, 2023 CEN 0

Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing Among World’s Best Science Cities. Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing scored in the top six on a ranking of the world’s top municipalities that have the best conditions to nurture innovative scientific and technological talent, according to a report released at the ongoing Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai. Shenzhen came in second place, Shanghai fourth and Beijing sixth, according to the report which was carried out by the […]