China's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) will in the next five years work to foster basic research through applications, strengthen the country's strategic sci-tech capabilities, and facilitate institutional reform, said Minister Wang Zhigang in Beijing on Tuesday.
Here we list China's top 10 scientific and technological accomplishments during 2020:
Recently, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) announced plans to continue to strengthen research and strive for key breakthroughs in hydrogen energy and fuel cell technology, so as to provide strong technical support for the development of China's fuel cell commercial vehicle industry.
A team of experts from the Shenzhen Intellectual Property Rights Protection Center attended the 22nd China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province from Nov. 11-15. The team was present to carry out comprehensive intellectual property rights (IPR) services such as policy publicity and rights protection guidelines, as well as on-the-spot protection of IPR with law enforcement officers.
"What's important about research into the history of science and technology (S&T) is to reveal the laws and truths implied in historical materials in order to guide current development," said Han Qide at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society for the History of Science & Technology (CSHST) last Saturday.
China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 had traveled more than 300 million kilometers by the early morning of Nov. 17, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
Four scientists shared their thoughts on how to best understand and practice the spirit of scientists in the new era and how to promote scientific and technological innovation.
A Chinese research team has recently disclosed the transmission mechanism of novel coronavirus in minks and found that vaccination is a potential strategy to prevent minks from transmitting the virus.
The new height of Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, is 8,848.86 meters, according to a joint announcement made by China and Nepal on Tuesday.
"Scientific and technological innovation has always played an important role in national development and human progress, and its role is becoming increasingly prominent and ever more important," said Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology, at the press conference introducing the guiding principles of the fifth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee held on Oct. 30 in Beijing.
China's HL-2M tokamak, commonly known as the new-generation "artificial sun," was powered up and then completed its first plasma discharge on Dec. 4, laying a solid foundation for building the country's R&D capacity on a nuclear fusion reactor.
The Technology Empowering the Future：China-Malaysia Think Tank and Media Cooperation Forum was held on January 15, 2021.Representatives from Chinese and Malaysian media think tanks and sci-tech enterprises conducted in-depth discussions on "Empowering the Future through Technology -- New Prospects for Digital Cooperation between Think Media in the 5G Era".
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