In 2010, Professor Zhang Meiyun, from the Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, and collaborators proposed to the government that coal fly ash could be used as a filler in paper. Photo: Handout

Chinese scientists turn black coal by-product into white paper

  • After nearly a decade of research, fly ash could reduce amount of wood pulp used in paper production
Topic |   China science

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In 2010, Professor Zhang Meiyun, from the Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, and collaborators proposed to the government that coal fly ash could be used as a filler in paper. Photo: Handout
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China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play a key role in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg

Shenzhen takes on new role as basic research centre after earning reputation for rapid product development

  • Often called China’s Silicon Valley, the city has been named as the location of the country’s fourth major national science centre
  • Shenzhen ranks well behind Beijing and Shanghai when it comes to government support in basic science
Topic |   China technology

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China plans to let Shenzhen City, which borders Hong Kong, play a key role in science and technology innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Photo: Bloomberg
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