Is there a solution to the global immunization inequality? Should China and the US cooperate on promoting COVAX? Global Times reporter Xie Wenting (GT) interviewed Gargee Ghosh (Ghosh), president of Global Policy & Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on those topics.
The first locally manufactured commercial launch vehicle in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province and the region hardest hit by the COVID-19 epidemic at the beginning of 2020, is now undergoing final-stage testing and is ready for launch anytime, according to developers on Sunday.
As China has scheduled 11 launch missions in the next two years for the building of its first space station, a private space technology start-up based in Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province has been keeping its pace close to the national program, with an ambitious goal of initiating an orbital space biology lab around 2025, firm founder Cheng Wei told the Global Times on Sunday.
More than 300 days after its failed maiden flight in 2020, China's new generation medium-sized carrier rocket, Long March-7A, made a huge comeback with a successful launch from the Wenchang Space Launch Center, in the tropical island of Hainan in South China. Take-off went as planned, sending a technology verification satellite into preset orbit on early Friday morning, the Global Times learned from space authorities.
China aims to complete the construction of the 5G network during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period, when countless progress will be made in network speed and coverage, while continuing to develop vertical applications, a senior official said on Monday.
The newly-developed tool to recognize the faces of golden snub-nosed monkeys could be used in the research on a wide range of rare animals, including pandas, a Chinese professor told the Global Times on Thursday.
Development for a fusion version of China's potentially reusable medium-sized launch vehicle, the Long March-8, has been initiated, and it is hoped that the new rocket will carry out key technology demonstration tests for vertical take-off and vertical landing (VTVL) in 2021, said Jiang Jie, a leading expert with the project developer China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) on Thursday.
Top Chinese infectious disease expert, Chen Wei, whose team developed China's first one-dose COVID-19 vaccine, made a call for reflection on the construction of the country's national biosafety system.
The Jielong-3, or Smart Dragon-3 (SD-3) solid-fuel launch vehicle, which is capable of sending up to 20 satellites in one go, has gained project approval and is expected to make its maiden flight by 2022, Global Times learned from the developer China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) on Wednesday.
The Chinese minister of Ecology and Environment has urged the trading in national carbon market to start before the end of June, while requesting to consider the implementation of carbon emissions peak and carbon neutrality as key political tasks.
While its own people in Texas are in dire straits amid an electricity-related crisis, the US has turned its attention to the Mekong water resource issue, while turning a blind eye to China's efforts to resolve the problems.
China's new generation heavy-lift carrier rocket, which is capable of carrying a 100-ton payload to the Moon, has basically concluded its feasibility studies and entered the last phase of getting state approval, according to Luan Enjie, former head of the China National Space Administration.
Dubbed the largest, most advanced rover the US space agency NASA has ever sent to another world, "Perseverance" nailed its safe landing at the preset site on Mars on Thursday, drawing a conclusion to its 203-day journey, covering more than 470 million kilometers from Earth.
Following the Hope orbiter from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Tianwen-1 Mars probe from China, US NASA's Perseverance rover is homing in on the Red Planet and is expected to perform a "most precise" landing on Earth's neighbor on Thursday.
Tianwen-1, China's first Mars probe, successfully reached the Red Planet on Wednesday at around 7:52 pm, homing in on the Earth's planetary neighbor after an epic seven-month journey of nearly 500 million kilometers.
Given concerns that wealthy states are fueling a gap in COVID-19 vaccine access around the world, rich states, which are jostling for early jabs, are urged to share, not hoard, at the virtual Davos Agenda 2021 summit of global leaders on Tuesday.
Developers of the Long March rocket family have recently disclosed more exciting details of China's space endeavors in 2021, which is expected to see more than 40 launch missions including those tasked for the building of the country's first ever space station.
Vaccine distribution is a magic mirror, showing which countries really care about human rights and which countries just talk about it.
Turkey announced on Wednesday that the country has so far vaccinated 1.04 million citizens during the first week of its nationwide mass inoculation program against COVID-19.
A concrete bookstore under construction in Wisdom Bay innovation park in Shanghai will be the first 3D-printed bookstore in China, and it is due to open to the public at the end of January.
China successfully conducted the year's first space launch early on Wednesday, sending the Tiantong 1-03 mobile telecommunication satellite into a preset orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, marking a perfect start to what is expected to be a fruitful year in aerospace development.
Tests on the prototype of China's first space-borne comprehensive solar observation satellite will come close to completion by the end of January, and the spacecraft is expected to be launched by 2022, according to Gan Weimin, chief scientist with the program.
China's Standardization Administration announced four BDS (BeiDou Navigation Satellite System) related standards, which was published on its official website, the website of BDS' WeChat account revealed on Saturday.
Scholars from a Chinese university and several research institutions published a thesis in British weekly scientific journal Nature that confirms the feasibility of establishing space-ground quantum communication work. This lays the scientific and technological foundation for achieving a quantum communication network that covers the world.
Central China's Hubei Province will be home to the country's first high-end boar selection and breeding demonstration base, where cloning technologies will be applied to protect endangered local boar species. This base is intended to break the foreign monopoly of some top breeds and make China's pork industry independent.
Approximately 10 percent of the observation time will be allocated to the global astronomy community this year.
With Chang'e-5 probe making a perfect conclusion to its 23-day journey to the moon, bringing back soil from Earth's celestial neighbor, Central China's Hunan Province, the hometown of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong, will be one of the sites where the moon samples are stored, to commemorate the leader and his passion for space exploration, China National Space Administration (CNSA) said on Thursday.
China seeks to strengthen its cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization and other countries to achieve deeper participation in global intellectual property governance, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said on Thursday.
Researchers have mapped the distribution of bee species to study the size and diversity of their global population.
An agricultural machinery innovation center in China has developed a prototype of an electric-hub driverless tractor.
The Long March-5 Y5, China's state-of-the-art carrier rocket and strongest member of the Long March launch vehicle family, blasted off early Tuesday morning from the Wenchang Space Launch Center located in South China's Hainan Province, successfully sending the Chang'e-5 lunar probe into planned orbit.
China launches Chang'e-5 mission via Long March-5 rocket to retrieve Moon rocks.
Researchers race to design a vaccine to stop a pandemic in its tracks in less than a year.
When John Hibbs' daughter Xanthe received her first bank card in the mail, the six-year-old spent the next week Googling how to buy a horse.
China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 had traveled more than 300 million km by early Tuesday morning (Beijing Time), according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
None of the 80 infected subjects who received fluvoxamine treatment for 15 days experienced deterioration in their health, while six persons in the placebo group all suffered deterioration, according to the research.
The Western civilisation since Industrial Revolution two and a half centuries ago has been thriving on fossil fuel-powered machines. And commercial production of electricity with coal-fired generators began around one and a half centuries ago.
Canada introduced a bill that would strengthen the broadcast regulator and allow it to collect up to C$830 million ($630 million) by 2023 from online streaming companies such as Netflix and Amazon to fund Canadian content.
The importance of science development and cooperation between all people seems unprecedentedly apparent this year, as the world witnesses how global scientists work together amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in curing patients and developing vaccines, top scientists worldwide pointed out on Friday.
NASA and SpaceX are targeting 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14, for the launch of the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program, NASA announced on Tuesday.
NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the moon, the agency announced on Monday.
China's CO2 emissions could plateau by 2025 before beginning to decline around 2030 with reinforced management policies in emission reduction, according to a report on China's low-carbon development published by a top environment institute on Monday.
China will strengthen the deployment of flu vaccines nationwide and expand vaccination availability in preparation for the upcoming flu season as the country plans to carry out comprehensive prevention measures for both potential influenza and COVID-19 waves.
China successfully launched two environmental monitoring satellites at 11:23 am on Sunday via a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
England and Wales launched a COVID-19 smartphone app on Thursday, allowing users to trace contacts, check the local level of risk and record visits to venues such as pubs, four months after the technology was promised to the public.
China's bold pledge to be carbon neutral by 2060, a goal far exceeding any climate action by the US, will see the country focus on renewables and revolve its economy around green growth, say Chinese environmentalists who are urging action plans to be set for low-carbon growth over the coming decades to reach a net zero carbon footprint.
China successfully launched its HY-2C ocean-observation satellite into planned orbit on Monday afternoon via a Long March-4B carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.
China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe successfully completed its orbital correction for a second time as of 11:00 pm Sunday Beijing time, after 60 days into its journey to the Red Planet, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday morning.
The latest Shanghai-based study has found that the majority of recovered COVID-19 patients have persistent immune protection and vaccination may trigger a durable immune response.
Beijing has once again become the top global science city, and a total of six Chinese cities, including Shanghai which ranked fifth, made it to the top 20 of the Nature Index global science city 2020 rankings, marking the rise of Chinese cities in the field of global scientific research.
Nearly two-thirds of people in leading Western European countries would consider augmenting the human body with technology to improve their lives, mostly to improve health, according to research commissioned by Kaspersky.
ADE has been observed in many viruses, especially the notorious dengue disease and feline infectious peritonitis, a progressive and fatal disease caused by the feline coronavirus that is closely related to novel coronavirus, which led to people's concerns, Gao told the Global Times.
Leaf-like ancient creatures that lived at the bottom of an ancient sea about 550 million years ago, have been discovered in the Shibantan biota in the Three Gorges region of Central China's Hubei Province, by the early life research team of the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGPAS), in collaboration with American scholars, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Tuesday.
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.
A paralyzed man who could only communicate by blinking his eyes, used a brain implant to say "Hello" through a computer, reportedly the first in the world, which touched medical staff at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official highlighted at the organization's most recent press conference that patient zero is not necessarily found among the first cluster of coronavirus cases, suggesting that Wuhan, where the first COVID-19 outbreak was reported in China, may very well not be the source of the epidemic and bringing the hunt for patient zero back into spotlight.
After China and the United Arab Emirates launched probes to Mars this summer, a possible living space for mankind, the UAE Ambassador to China said Thursday he sees great potential for cooperation, as China and the UAE have moved humanity to further levels of advancement.
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule returned from the International Space Station and splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 pm ET Sunday: NASA
China launched a Mars probe on Thursday, designed to complete orbiting, landing and roving in one mission, taking the first step in its planetary exploration of the solar system.
China's Embassy to Bangladesh confirmed with the Global Times that Ambassador Li Jiming has said that he would be willing to be the first volunteer for the upcoming phase III clinical trial of a vaccine candidate developed by Chinese company Sinovac Life Sciences Co., Ltd. in Bangladesh.
For fish inhabiting the immense darkness of the deep sea, being ultra-black offers great camouflage in a fish-eat-fish world. Scientists studying some of these exotic creatures now have unraveled the secret behind their extreme color.
Chinese scientists say they have sequenced 11,000-year-old human DNA - the oldest ever found in South China -suggesting possible signs of human migration in southern China some 22,000 years ago.
Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Co announced on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine collaboration with Brazilian immunobiologic producer Instituto Butantan has received approval from the Brazilian regulator for phase III clinical trials.
Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate is the world's first to enter phase three human clinical trial which will begin in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday. It is also the first overseas clinical trial for a Chinese-grown vaccine, and is seen as an important step toward putting the vaccine into use and benefiting all humanity.
The final satellite in China's BeiDou system is set to be launched 9:43 am Tuesday. The launch was previously postponed due to technical issues found at pre-launch test on June 16.
China-proposed Cyber Mimic Defense (CMD) system successfully blocked 2.8 million times of attacks from top world white-hat from 14 countries in 48 hours at a cyber security contest.
Launch of final satellite of China's indigenous BeiDou system has been delayed to indefinite date as technical problems were found with the Long March-3B rocket in pre-launch tests: authorities
China successfully sent a newly developed maritime environment monitoring satellite into orbit at 2:31 am on Thursday, forming the country's first satellite network for civil maritime affairs, which the developer said would bring the country to forefront of the world in terms of marine remote sensing capability, and also a step forward toward being a space power.
China has developed an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate, BBIBP-CorV. Related research and development of the COVID-19 inactivated vaccine was published by "Cell" on Saturday, one of the world's most respected life science academic journals.
NASA and SpaceX launched Crew Dragon spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, carrying two American astronauts to the International Space Station.
China sent two new experimental technology satellites into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province early on Saturday.
NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather.
Israeli researchers have found that derivatives of two Gaucher's disease drugs are effective against coronavirus, the defense ministry said Tuesday.
China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has driven 424.455 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration of the virgin territory.
Chinese researchers have developed catalytic material that can absorb and destroy the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A recent test revealed its virus-destroying efficiency reached 96.5 to 99.9 percent, the Global Times learned from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the project's developer on Monday.
Diseases throughout history were contained after countries implemented prevention measures by developing medicine, disinfectants, and face masks.
Scientists from from the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced Tuesday that they have built the country's first and one of the world's largest solar telescope, to better observe and forecast solar activity.
A total of 152 countries and regions have reported 167,511 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Monday morning, an increase of 13,903 infections compared to the previous day, according to a daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Middle East is facing a harsher situation with COVID-19 than previously with MERS, experts said, as countries weigh China's experience and policies.
203 more deaths from COVID-19 have been reported worldwide in the past 24 hours as of Tuesday morning, lifting the global death toll to 4,012, according to a daily report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday evening.
China launched a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at 7:55 p.m. Monday (Beijing Time), only one step away from completing the whole global system.
WHO said in a Monday briefing that the threat of a pandemic has become very real as COVID-19 has a foothold in so many countries. But it would be the first pandemic in history that could be controlled.
The declining numbers of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China and consecutively increasing numbers globally have drawn international attention with some experts praising China's measures and suggesting more countries should take effective measures while others question whether international organizations, including the WHO, have overreacted to the epidemic.
China's spacecraft Chang'e-4 on the far side of the moon has revealed what lurks below the lunar surface and how it might evolve, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.
Palestinian students in the West Bank have cooperated with US universities to create a smartphone application that can help reduce vehicle emissions around the world.
China sent four new technology experiment satellites into planned orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province Thursday.
US private space company SpaceX launched its fifth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Monday, in an effort to build at minimum a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services.
Israeli researchers have developed a novel method for screening and detecting new efficient antibiotics, Ben Gurion University (BGU) in southern Israel said Tuesday.
Kuwait launched on Sunday the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Festival to promote the scientific awareness in Kuwait.
An international team led by a Chinese paleontologist in Myanmar discovered a large ancient bird from the Cretaceous period and preserved in amber, the team announced on Monday.
By completing the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, an international team of scientists has garnered deeper understanding of cancer, paving the way for more effective treatment, the Wellcome Sanger Institute said on Wednesday.
If you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, new research from Australia suggests it might be worth switching to an alarm which plays melodic music, rather than a harsh beeping tone.
China's lunar rover Yutu-2 (Jade Rabbit-2) has driven 367.25 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said that the novel coronavirus outbreak has become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
WHO Emergency Committee on the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) considered it is still too early to declare a public health emergency of international concern given its restrictive and binary nature, according to a press conference held by WHO on Thursday.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been reported in the United States.
Two female US astronauts wrapped up a spacewalk out of the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday, upgrading the battery for one channel on one pair of the station's solar arrays.
China recently completed an in-flight verification for satellite drag-free control technology, marking a step forward in the country's space-based gravitational wave detection program.
The achievements of a Chinese archeological team carrying out preliminary work to repair temples in Myanmar have made for a great beginning to 2020, which marks the 70th anniversary of China-Myanmar diplomatic ties.