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  1. Science and technology seen as crucial to ensuring food security

    Posted Feb 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com China will keep increasing its investment in agricultural science and technology to ensure food security amid growing pressure on the environment and resources. Beijing should also ensure that growth in government spending on agricultural science and technology 'markedly' exceeds revenue, according to the central authorities' first ...

  2. Serving science and China

    Posted Nov 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to many in this generation. Wei brought the nation modern science by stepping beyond the boundaries of his time. (Indeed, he might not have been a scientist at all.) Wei, the first son of a long ... traditional Chinese education, Wei's uncle, who had become a Christian, sent him to missionary school instead. He emerged educated in maths and science instead of solely Chinese classics, ...

  3. Hopes high for a wealthier, greener and fairer world- Science & Technology

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The mainland has made startling advances in science and technology in recent years, and significant progress is expected in the coming year. Jia Hepeng, editor-in-chief of the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Science Weekly Magazine, says the most anticipated development will be the release of a drug that cures diabetes. 'It's a huge project. Many researchers ...

  4. Science came first but democracy must follow

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the development of science and democracy. For decades afterwards, the movement continued to inspire political debate and protests, most recently the student-led June 4 pro-democracy movement in 1989. ... The slogans of the May 4 Movement calling for the development of science and democracy remain relevant today. While China has made much progress in advancing science, it is still an authoritarian ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Can China regain its lead in innovation?

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says the question of 'how' is what preoccupies policymakers the world over Can China regain its advantage inthe science and technology race? History moves in funny ways. Watching a BBC programme on the power of science, I learned that a retired British East India Company civil servant called John Walsh financed a naval expedition in 1772 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China taking the innovation game to the West

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... in science and technology, R&D and patents. After the second world war, the economies of Europe's leading nations and Japan were too devastated to pose a competitive threat to US ... technologies, medical sciences, pharmaceutical industries, energy and digital communication. In China, the patent kings include ZTE, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, China Academy ...

  7. Bomb, Book & Compass

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Compass includes a list from Needham's life work, the 24-volume Science and Civilisation in China. There, in alphabetical order, are Chinese inventions and discoveries, including everything ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    China suspends 'GM rice' scientist pending further probes by ethics panel

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The researcher, who made contradictory statements during probe, will face further investigation by ethics review committee 'GM rice' scientist suspended over study Chinese health authorities have suspended a go ...

  9. A foil for the West without even trying

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo The world is obsessed with China, Chris Patten recently observed in a China Daily interview. But, despite routine critical reportage on the country, he has said it is in no one's interest to see its society or economy fail. Patten is no doubt ...

  10. News - China

    China's Beidou navigation system expands in Southeast Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 08:39am by Patrick Boehler

    ... will be adopting the navigation system in an initial stage through research and co-operation agreements, China's Ministry of Science and Technology said at the weekend.   Earlier this month, Thailand ... are to join the system in the coming decade, Ran Chengqi, spokesman for the China Satellite Navigation Office, told Xinhua. The Ministry of Science and Technology did not indicate the cost ...




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