Latest news on research and breakthroughs by Chinese scientists, as the country ramps up investment in science and innovation as part of its ambitions to become a world-leading power by 2035, and other developments worldwide.
AstraZeneca decision follows Hong Kong labs move by UN vaccine body and Cambridge University.
Earthshot Prize for start-up GRST and its eco-friendly lithium battery technology shows Hong Kong has what it takes to confront environmental challenges.
The 10th anniversary of the massive global infrastructure programme recalls how it is working closely with developing countries to acquire much-needed technical know-how for growth and development.
‘Oppenheimer’ the movie got on my nerves, so I reread a book by Werner Heisenberg to calm down.
Scientists’ work on mRNA technology paved the way for vaccines in the global fight against Covid-19 and raises Hong Kong hopes of becoming a biotech hub.
Progress in science and other human endeavours depends on global collaboration, which has been put in peril by US-China tensions.
Tsingtuo Group says it has rolled out 0.015mm thin foil, three years after state-owned Tisco achieved the feat, in further boost to domestic sector.
‘Deep sense of crisis’ needed if China is to narrow technology gap and become a world-leading space power by 2045.
Reactor at Shidaowan plant in China’s eastern Shandong province is part of global push for safer, more sustainable and efficient nuclear operations.
Scientist with amber fossils from Lebanese forest uses hi-tech equipment in China to identify preserved mosquitoes.
The technology used to power the giant container could prove safer and more efficient than the uranium reactors currently used to power warships
Game-changing microwave drone weapon could see a permanent shift in military power balance.
Scientists warn of the ‘unprecedented’ threat of climate change on Asian water supply after historical study.
Annual Global Carbon Budget finds emissions likely to grow 1.1 per cent in 2023, partly because of China’s delayed pandemic rebound.
China is embracing the improvements offered by 5.5G to improve network speeds and support smart factories.
Archaeological site is concrete evidence of 5,000 years civilisation and a treasure for the world, the Chinese leader says.
China, the world’s largest tobacco producer and consumer, estimated to contribute around 20 per cent of the global cost.
An injection to treat autism spectrum disorder might be within reach after a scientific trial on mice shows positive results.
Chip war between US and China fails to stop scientists building one of the top supercomputers in the world.
Readers discuss the dangers of ignoring safety requirements for children in cars, the narrow focus of Hong Kong education, a new grant in support of mental health, and more resources for STEM teaching.
Genetic evidence suggests a second wild plant from Mexico may have helped the crop to become adopted as a staple food source across the Americas.
China was found to have the highest death toll related to air pollution, followed by India. Scientists have urged countries to phase out fossil fuels ‘to improve health and save lives’.
From countries joining China’s agricultural monitoring system to Hong Kong’s children suffering from mental disorders, here are a few highlights from SCMP’s recent reporting.
In exception to congressional Wolf Amendment, the space agency is encouraging applications to its Chinese counterpart.
The Chinese network is expected to serve industries ranging from aviation and navigation to emergency services and energy and requires far fewer satellites compared to Elon Musk’s low-orbit constellation.
SpinQ’s QPU chip is a sign of successful venture into standardised mass production of the tech.
Photographs – taken by a Shenzhou 16 astronaut from a few hundred metres above the structure – show its three modules, giant solar panels and robotic arm.
Following the approval of Toripalimab by the Food and Drug Administration, two more Chinese-made cancer drugs have received approval for distribution in the US.
The race for the moon gains momentum as China adds another partner to its lunar base project.
Developing countries sign up to Chinese agricultural monitoring system to help predict market fluctuations.
Simulated war game shows new US stealth bomber may fall foul of missiles using the ‘Qian Xuesen trajectory’.
A new screening model for the type of cancer that killed Apple co-founder Steve Jobs could help save thousands of lives.
An experimental model with the cutting-edge ceramic applied saved over 20 per cent of air-conditioning energy, say scientists who see it as an additional tool to combat global warming.