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Researchers date when ancient birds, feathered dinosaurs began to molt

When did ancient birds and feathered dinosaurs start to molt, and how? Researchers from China and Israel have jointly unveiled the mystery.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/23 10:58:16

Infographic: Tibet Autonomous Region sees substantial development owing to favorable policies, national aid

From September 1 to 9, 1965, the First Session of the First People's Congress of Tibet was held. At this session, Tibet Autonomous Region was founded after almost a decade of preparation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 19:18:40

Domestic anti-virus vaccine on public view for 1st time

Chinese people's confidence in domestic COVID-19 vaccines has grown higher as two Chinese companies presented their candidate vaccines at this year's China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing over the weekend, which demonstrates the country's leading position in pharmaceutical research against the deadly pandemic and would also help promote domestic COVID-19 vaccines in the international market, experts said.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 23:38:40

Endangered monkeys retrieve paradise in China's karst village

In the city of Chongzuo, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, limestone peaks jut up from lush sugarcane fields, where the farmers love to keep an eye for white-headed langurs, one of the rarest primates on Earth.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/2 9:25:33

China seeks to manage supply of horseshoe crab's indispensable blood in race to develop COVID-19 vaccines

Declining number of horseshoe crabs - the alien-looking marine creature with blue blood containing ancient immunity properties that are an essential to develop a COVID-19 vaccine - has scientist, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and local governments worried.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/28 3:18:40

China's largest salt lake reports increased endangered gazelles

The national nature reserve of Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake in northwest Qinghai Province, has seen an increased population of Przewalski's gazelles (Procapra przewalskii), the reserve's administration said.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/26 13:46:48

Xinjiang to become afforested from 2021

Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region plans to plant some 5 million mu (about 333,000 hectares) of trees in the next five years as part of a national afforestation campaign.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/23 15:30:51

Three Gorges Dam to face historic flood peak

The Three Gorges Reservoir is set to receive the largest flood peak since it was built in 2003, but experts noted that despite extreme weather conditions, China is better-prepared to minimize the impact of any natural disaster.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/19 19:21:41

The largest species of Asianopodus footprints found in Xinjiang

The largest species of Asianopodus footprints has been discovered by a research team of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Junggar Basin located in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Scientists say that the large three-toed footprints are a new species.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/7 21:35:42

China saw air quality improve in 2019 while rising ozone pollution causes concerns: annual report

China has seen its major cities' air quality improve in 2019 with the country's efforts to beat the air pollution in the past years, according to an annual report on the country's environment condition on Tuesday. In response to the concerns over ozone density increase, senior officials in the environment authority noted the harm of ozone to humans can be prevented and controlled.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 22:02:10

China's ecology invaded by more than 660 alien species: report

China has found more than 660 alien species, of which 71 have threatened or could threaten the natural ecologic system. Those species have been included in a list, according to an environment report.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/2 13:43:40

Beijing strengthens epidemic control measures among migrant workers to shield the capital

As China's capital, Beijing has strengthened preventative measures for migrant workers living in the city's "urban villages" to control the spread of COVID-19. The city has been given the highest priority after Wuhan in containing the virus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 18:13:40

COVID-19 fight does not lead to pollution: environmental ministry

China has disposed of 136,000 tons of medical waste since the COVID-19 outbreak in late January, environmental authorities said on Tuesday. China has reached the goal of disposing waste the same day it is produced.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 13:53:40

Wuhan virology institute draws suspicion and doubt amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has Asia's highest-level biosafety lab, has been at the center of controversy with some questioning its possible links with the outbreak of COVID-19.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/18 21:38:40

Eaten by ducks, fried for food: Locusts not a threat to China

Growing worries are surfacing that a large-scale locust outbreak may occur in China's border regions, including Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said experts.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/17 18:53:40

Ocean heat signals climate crisis

Climate change will become a more serious question facing the international community in 2020 as global warming results in more extreme weather disasters, the Chinese lead author of a newly released academic paper warned on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 22:03:40

Large flock of endangered storks spotted around China-Russia border lake

Xingkai Lake, a border lake between China and Russia, has seen the arrival of the largest population of endangered oriental white storks this year. Great efforts have been made in recent years to improve the eco-system in the lake area.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/11 14:19:21

Tibetan medical student inherits and promotes ancient heritage

Doctor Lama'ala's consulting room is always the busiest one in the Beijing Hospital of Tibetan Medicine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/28 20:53:42