The Macao Science-1 satellite, China's first high-precision geomagnetic field detection satellite, was put into operation on Tuesday. Jointly carried out by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government, the satellite project has pioneered a new model for technological innovation cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and will significantly elevate the country's proficiency in space magnetic field detection technology.
By Fan Anqi | 2023/11/29 1:31:34
  • Taikonauts, aerospace experts visit HK, Macao, deepen cooperation in space exploration

    Taikonauts and Chinese experts in the aerospace industry kicked off a six-day visit to the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions on Tuesday, which is expected to further deepen cooperation between the SAR governments and the China National Space Administration (CNSA) in aerospace exploration and make further contributions to the development of the country's space industry.

    By Du Qiongfang and Fan Anqi | 2023/11/28 23:42:53
  • China's manned space engineering project delegation kicks off six-day visit to HK and Macao SARs

    A delegation of China's manned space engineering project is paying a six-day visit to Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions from Tuesday through Sunday, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/28 13:54:33
  • Astronomers spot planet where sand could form clouds & rain

    An exoplanet that astronomers previously described as "puffy" has a new potential explanation for its unique atmospheric characteristics: it might have clouds made of sand instead of water, and "rain" sand back down on the surface.

    By Sputnik | 2023/11/17 10:53:26
  • Near-Earth asteroid discovered by Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory assumed as the closest one yet to Earth

    The Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently discovered a second near-Earth asteroid, which astronomers said is possibly the closest near-Earth asteroid to the Earth discovered by China.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/10 1:24:27
  • Fossils show Jurassic ancestors of 'underwater vampire' actually flesh-eating, not blood-sucking

    Living jawless fish, especially lampreys, have become a highly studied animal group for evolutionary developmental biologists and ecologists and are even regarded as a model for research in vertebrate evolutionary biology.

    By Global Times | 2023/11/4 1:18:11
  • China, US, UK sign declaration to lay groundwork for AI global governance

    China, the US, the UK and the EU have signed a declaration in UK that posits artificial intelligence (AI) poses catastrophic risk to humanity, while also noting the "need for international action" on such risks.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/11/2 21:11:08
  • Chinese eVTOL aircraft completes test flight in Shanghai

    China's first domestically developed and manufactured electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft has completed its test flight in Shanghai, offering new options for urban short-distance transportation.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/31 23:09:23
  • China makes breakthrough in obtaining kilogram-level molybdenum isotope

    China has achieved a major breakthrough in obtaining kilogram-level abundance 99 percent molybdenum-100 isotope for the first time, marking a significant milestone in the independent supply of key materials for molybdenum isotopes in China. There are numerous application prospects, including medicine, basic physics and other fields, its developer, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/26 23:54:37
  • Chief scientist outlines space plans for next 15 years

    Regardless of the US' suppression of China's development in the space sector, which has been no less than that of the chip industry, China's capabilities in moon and planetary exploration have advanced to a world leading level, according to Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program and an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, on Sunday. Wu, who is also the chief scientist and director of China's Deep Space Exploration Laboratory (DSEL), made the remarks during his keynote speech at the opening ceremony for the 25th Annual Meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology, the most important gathering of the Chinese scientific circle, held this year in Heifei, capital city of East China's Anhui Province, on Sunday.

    By Deng Xiaoci in Hefei | 2023/10/22 20:40:10
  • China achieves first commercial satellite-ground laser high-speed image transmission test, a significant communication breakthrough

    A laser communication ground station independently developed by a satellite manufacturer and constellation operator in Northeast China's Jilin Province has successfully carried out a satellite-based high-speed laser image transmission test using a propriety satellite Jilin-1 MF02A04 star-borne laser terminal.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/12 12:26:30
  • Guizhou scientists discover fast radio burst for the first time with FAST

    Southwest China's Guizhou Province scientists discovered for the first time a new fast radio burst (FRB) which possibly came from a cosmic explosion 6 billion years ago. The discovery was made with the help of China's 500-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST).

    By Global Times | 2023/10/9 21:10:56
  • China's first nuclear power plant with super-large cooling towers being built in Guangdong

    State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) announced on Sunday that phase one construction of its Lianjiang nuclear power plant started on September 29. As the country's first nuclear power plant with super-large cooling towers, it is expected to reduce the amount of sea water used and to generate up to 70.2 billion kWh annually after its construction.

    By Global Times | 2023/10/9 1:43:55
  • China's FAST telescope discovers 76 dim and sporadic pulsars

    Since the discovery of the first RRAT in 2006, more than 160 RRATs have been discovered by radio telescope around the world.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/10/2 17:15:57
  • Shenzhou-16 crew give 1st space lecture, offering data, hope for future civilian taikonauts

    A round candle flame, a water ping pong ball… The Shenzhou-16 crew on Thursday livestreamed their first science lecture from China's Tiangong space station, also the first ever given from the Mengtian lab module. Different from previous lectures that were mostly focused on popularizing science, the new episode provides practical and valuable experimental data for researchers in the field and serves as an inspiration for more scientists to become payload specialists that could one day fly to space themselves in the future.

    By Fan Anqi and Fan Wei | 2023/9/21 22:48:59
  • China displays cutting-edge achievements for National Day of Science Popularization

    China is set to mark its 20th National Day of Science Popularization starting from Saturday. At the Shougang Park in Beijing - the center stage of the national event - people can enjoy a hands-on experience with the country's cutting-edge achievements, ranging from deep-space exploration to the C919 large passenger aircraft.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/9/15 22:06:43
  • China to initiate 3D solar exploration as solar probing satellite Xihe-2 enters demonstration stage

    China plans to initiate the three-dimensional solar exploration project as the solar probing satellite Xihe-2 has entered the demonstration stage, which is significant to the research on the basic physics of the sun and the forecast on potentially disastrous space weather events.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/15 0:43:53
  • China and South Africa sign agreements on International Lunar Research Station program, jointly conducting space exploration activities

    ​Space agencies of China and South Africa signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation at the International Lunar Research Station on September 1, marking South Africa's formal participation in the program. The two sides will conduct extensive collaboration in the demonstration, engineering implementation, operation and application, education, and training of the station.

    By Global Times | 2023/9/8 0:45:15
  • China, India has vast room for cooperation in lunar exploration under BRICS, SCO mechanisms

    The fourth to join the lunar-landing club and the first to land near the moon's south pole, India's Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft notched a historic milestone on Wednesday as it softly touched down on the lunar surface, drawing enthusiastic applause from stargazers across the world.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/8/24 23:26:56
  • New batch of archaeological projects starts excavations in Liaoning Province

    Including a total of seven sites scattering across the province, a new batch of archaeological excavation projects has recently started in Northeast China's Liaoning Province as part of a dedicated inquiry into China's Hongshan Culture.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/23 23:24:44
  • China releases implementation plan for new industries' standards

    China on Tuesday released implementation guidelines as part of standards for new emerging industries, vowing to continuously improve the technical level and internationalization of new industry standards, and to provide solid technical support for accelerating the high-quality development of new industries by 2035.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/23 0:55:49
  • Exclusive: Hong Kong's first-ever and one of the world's largest satellite manufacturing facilities to deliver first satellite by 2024; city to keep up with country's robust advancement in space

    China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has newly launched the city's first and one of the world's largest satellite manufacturing facilities, known as AMC. The facility revealed to the Global Times in an exclusive interview that their first made-in-Hong Kong, high-quality satellite would hopefully be delivered by the beginning of 2024.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/8/7 23:47:30
  • Chinese scientists successfully synthesize magnetic levitation-enabled LK-99 crystal

    A Chinese experimental team released a video on social media on Tuesday, saying that they successfully verified the synthesis of LK-99 crystal that can be magnetically levitate for the first time, with larger levitated angle than that of the previous sample obtained by a South Korean team, which is expected to realize the true significance of non-contact superconducting magnetic levitation. ​

    By Global Times | 2023/8/2 3:50:04
  • Shenzhou-15 crew make first appearance after returning to Earth in June

    The three taikonauts from China's Shenzhou-15 crewed mission, known as the "dream crew," on Monday made their first appearance in public 57 days later after returning to Earth in June. The crem members shared their experience and feeling in the space and deeply felt the wonder of nature, the vastness of the universe.

    By Global Times | 2023/8/1 3:24:33
  • China's first commercial spacecraft launch site in Hainan to commence normalized launch missions in 2024

    China's first commercial spacecraft launch site in Wenchang, South China's Hainan Province, is ramping up the final stages of construction, and plans to commence normalized commercial launch operations in 2024, a representative from the launch site told the Global Times on Wednesday.

    By Ni Hao and Tao Mingyang in Wenchang | 2023/7/26 21:53:59
  • Scientists discover new fish species in the Yangtze River source river

    Scientists identified a new species of fish in the Dangqu River, a source of the Yangtze River, on Monday, bringing the total known fish species in the area from five to six, according to a recent report by the Xinhua News Agency. ​

    By Global Times | 2023/7/25 23:13:25
  • Two-launcher, double-docking manned moon landing more reliable and economic, fully plays China's technology advancement

    The recently revealed primary plan for China's crewed moon landing before 2030 where China in which attempt to use two launch vehicles and carry out two rendezvous and docking missions in lunar orbit, has drawn attention worldwide, and the China Space News, an authority news service for state-owned aerospace contractors, further explained that such plan would be highly effective in using China's most advanced space technology and more reliable and economic given it does not rely on the development of a special super heavy-lift rocket to achieve the goal of sending taikonauts to moon.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/7/25 23:04:42
  • China successfully tests high-thrust engine for moon landing

    China carried out a trial test on Long March-10, a new carrier rocket designed for manned moon landing missions on Sunday, the Global Times learned from the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) 6th Academy.

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/7/23 13:35:19
  • China's Shenzhou-16 crew complete first extravehicular activity

    Shenzhou-16 crew members Jing Haipeng, Zhu Yangzhu and Gui Haichao successfully completed all the assigned tasks and safely returned to the space research module with the support of the robotic arm after about eight hours of their first extravehicular activity (EVA), the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSA) said on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/21 1:36:12
  • Venezuela joins China-led space program

    “Venezuela is going to the Moon!” Gabriela Jimenez, Venezuela's vice president and minister of science and technology, wrote with great excitement in a twitter post on Tuesday after she signed a joint statement on the China-led International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) with Zhang Kejian, administrator of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday via video link.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/20 2:33:36
  • China's Space seed breeding makes breakthrough, contributing to agricultural technology and food security

    136 types of seeds, including crops, forest vegetation, flowers, and microorganisms will be carried on board the Shenzhou-16 manned spacecraft to start their space breeding journey. These seeds will contribute to the advancement of China's agricultural science and technology and enhance food security, the China Manned Space Engineering Office stated on Wednesday in a statement.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/19 20:39:20
  • China-Canada joint fossil discovery reveals dinosaur fight from 125 million years ago

    An extraordinary story has emerged with the recent discovery of rare fossils dating back approximately 125 million years, through joint efforts between Chinese and Canadian researchers. These fossils unveil a remarkable encounter where a large herbivorous dinosaur fell victim to an attack by a carnivorous mammal.

    By Li Yuche | 2023/7/19 0:50:34
  • Chinese researchers make another new discovery from data acquired by Zhurong Mars rover

    Chinese researchers have made another new discovery while studying data acquired from China's Zhurong Mars rover, confirming that wind and sand activities on the Martian surface have recorded changes in the ancient Martian environment. The discovery, scientists said, may shed light on predicting future climate changes on Earth.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/12 1:41:57
  • China's Long March rocket launch opportunity opens auctions for 1st time

    China's Long March rocket launch opportunity will be auctioned for the first time on Thursday in a move that experts believe will reduce the cost of commercial access to space and boost high demand for commercial space applications. “We will screen the qualifications of the enterprises, including their experience and their use for the space to ensure that the final products launched are contributing to the space industry,” Zhang Peng, the general manager from an aerospace new business information technology company affiliated with the China Great Wall Industry Corporation under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), told the state broadcaster CCTV.

    By Global Times | 2023/7/9 23:17:13
  • Chinese scientists find key evidence for existence of nanohertz gravitational waves

    A group of Chinese scientists have recently discovered key evidence supporting the existence of nanohertz gravitational waves, marking a new era in nanohertz gravitational wave research. The findings have been published online in the academic journal Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics (RAA) on Thursday, the Global Times learned from the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC).

    By Leng Shumei | 2023/6/29 0:59:19
  • Beijing reveals plan to boost local robot industry

    Beijing's local government unveiled a new action plan on Wednesday for industrial innovation and development in the robot industry from 2023-2025, aiming to boost self-development across the supply chain in key technology areas.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/29 0:54:42
  • China's first deep-sea multi-functional scientific investigation and cultural relic archaeological vessel set to be completed in 2025

    Construction on China's first deep-sea multi-functional scientific investigation and cultural relic archaeological vessel officially began in Nansha, Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday. The ship is expected to be completed and put into operation in 2025, CCTV reported on Monday.

    By Chen Xi | 2023/6/27 21:59:02
  • At an altitude of 4,526 meters, China's first 'zero-altitude astronomical observation station' successfully handed over

    ​The high-altitude pressurized liable building independently developed and built by China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Co. Ltd, China's first "zero-altitude astronomical observation station," held a handover ceremony in the Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and was officially delivered for demonstration application, authorities confirmed recently.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/27 14:00:31
  • Chinese internet companies, scholars gather at birthplace of Confucius to discuss how to build safe and reliable AI

    The artificial intelligence (AI) is now the most active frontier of global digital technology innovation, a new track for the digital economy and a new hot spot for international competition. But how to cope with the challenges it has brought so as to build safe and reliable AI is a matter of great concern for all. Representatives of leading internet companies including Baidu, Alibaba, 360 Security Group, scholars and government officials gathered at Nishan, the birthplace of Confucius in East China's Qufu, in an attempt to find an answer.

    By Liu Caiyu in Qufu | 2023/6/26 23:07:29
  • China Space Station rolls out first-ever extravehicular radiation biology experiment payload to accumulate key supporting data for future manned moon landings

    The China Space Station has successfully rolled out the outside Mengtian lab module, its first extravehicular radiation biology experimental payload, which is a device designed to study biological experiments under space exposure, and relevant tests have been carried out, the Global Times learned from the National Space Science Center (NSSC) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences on Thursday.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/6/15 18:14:24
  • China's first civilian taikonaut ignites young generation's dreams of space and beyond

    Gui's story has touched many people's hearts. He has become an idol for countless children and a benchmark for many young people striving for success. The pair of glasses that Gui wore to space, which was also one of a kind as no taikonaut had worn them before, also became a source of inspiration for many schoolchildren, igniting their dreams.

    By Fan Anqi and Xu Yelu | 2023/6/15 0:37:08
  • China successfully tests parachute system, narrowing rocket debris landing area by 80%

    China has successfully tested a parachute system during a recent launch of a Long March-3B carrier rocket, confirming an ability to narrow the landing area by 80 percent, making the landing more precise, the Global Times learned from the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) on Friday.

    By Fan Wei | 2023/6/10 1:15:03
  • Chinese researchers discover chemical imprint of oldest stars in universe

    Chinese researchers have successfully proven the existence of the very massive first-generation stars, which are the oldest stars in the universe. After years of work, they have discovered the chemical signature of these stars for the first time, a breakthrough that holds significant importance for understanding the origins and evolution of stars.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/8 2:29:11
  • China's newest quantum computer Wukong is expected to launch in July: report

    ​China's newest quantum computer Wukong is expected to launch in July, which is now in the final stage of debugging and adjustment by its developer Origin Quantum Computing Technology Co, according to media reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/8 0:02:00
  • China's largest solid propellant rocket fires 26 satellites into orbit, setting country's new record

    China launched its largest solid propellant rocket Lijian-1 on Wednesday, successfully sending 26 satellites into preset orbit and setting the country's new record for launching multiple satellites in one go. The satellites will mainly provide commercial remote sensing information services.

    By Fan Wei and Fan Anqi | 2023/6/7 22:33:53
  • Scientists make breakthrough in dinosaur evolution research

    Analysis of large amounts of dinosaur and bird fossils has suggested that the evolution of primitive birds was slow and the diversity of body shapes dropped, which is opposite to the common belief that quick and major changes occur when a new species is taking shape.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/5 23:03:47
  • China releases first national standard for blockchain technology to accelerate development

    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released the country's first national standard for blockchain technology, aiming to accelerate development of the emerging industry, according to media reports on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/6/2 0:24:03
  • 'One of a kind' mainland-Macao satellite a result of intl collaboration: chief scientist

    The "Macao Science 1" satellite that the Chinese mainland and Macao co-developed was “one of a kind” featuring great uniqueness and innovation. It is a result of international collaboration by leading scientists from around the world and has in turn attracted many Western institutes to join the work, Zhang Keke, chief scientist of the "Macao Science 1" satellite, told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/6/2 0:10:57
  • US, European scholars call for space collaboration with China, as 'science has the power to unite people'

    ​As China completed another feat on Tuesday, sending the country's first civilian taikonaut to China's space station, stargazers worldwide expressed willingness to carry out more cooperation with China in the aerospace field, despite an ever-intense China-US relation. Although the US government has not stopped their smears and attacks on China's space development, some academicians and institutes from the West are willing to collaborate with China for the advancement of science, as there is no border, no politics in the vast universe, Olivier Contant (Contant),the French-American Executive Director of the International Academy of Astronautics, and Erick Lansard (Lansard), a professor at the Nanyang Technological University, told the Global Times (GT)in an interview.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi | 2023/6/1 14:30:58
  • China unveils Shenzhou-16 crew for space station mission, launch scheduled on May 30

    The China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) unveiled the crew of upcoming Shenzhou-16 manned spaceflight mission on Monday.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/5/29 18:48:18
  • Chinese researchers find way to manufacture highly flexible, paper-thin solar cells

    Chinese researchers have developed a special technology to tailor the edges of textured crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells, based on which the solar cells can be bent and folded like thin paper, allowing for broader application and use.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/25 22:14:03
  • Huawei completes switch from US products to in-house system in 88 overseas units

    Chinese technology giant Huawei has successfully replaced internal software management systems it once sourced from US vendors with its own in-house version in 88 overseas subsidiaries, as the company continues to reduce foreign reliance amid prolonged US curbs.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/24 0:16:38
  • New archaeology era for shipwrecks discovered in South China Sea

    China's manned submersible Shenhai Yongshi (Deep-sea Warrior) placed underwater permanent survey markers at the core areas of two Ming Dynasty-era sunken ships in the South China Sea after conducting preliminary search and image recordings on Saturday, opening a new chapter in China's deep-sea archaeology. An underwater archaeological investigation formally kicked off on Saturday for the two ships discovered last October in the South China Sea, said China's National Cultural Heritage Administration on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/21 23:34:49
  • China launches 1st mainland-Macao cooperation space science satellite

    On Sunday afternoon, China successfully launched the Macao Sicence-1 space satellite for scientific use , the first of its kind. The satellite was jointly developed by mainland and Macao agencies, Global Times learned from China National Space Administration (CNSA.)

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/5/21 19:30:36
  • China to push AI-enabled economic, social development

    China will build a batch of regional highlands and technological platforms for artificial intelligence (AI), in a bid to deepen enterprise-led integration of industry, research and application, and promote AI-enabled economic and social development, Wang Zhigang, Chinese minister of science and technology, said at a major AI event on Thursday.

    By GT staff reporters in Tianjin | 2023/5/19 1:29:49
  • Tianjin University launches high-speed noninvasive BCI system with 216 targets

    Tianjin University's neuroscience team has made a groundbreaking achievement by launching a high-speed brain-computer interface (BCI) with 216 targets during the 7th World Intelligence Congress 2023.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/18 22:06:20
  • How space refrigerators are reshaping vaccine delivery and food transportation?

    In an industrial park in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province, the local government has harnessed cutting-edge aerospace technology to propel the development of intelligent medical refrigerators and cold-chain logistics, which has become a new engine driving economic growth in the region.

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/18 22:01:35
  • China's largest seawater uranium extraction test platform put into operation

    China's largest seawater uranium extraction test platform has been successfully launched and made accessible to the public in South China's Hainan Province.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/18 20:58:34
  • 2023 ZGC Forum to focus on AI, quantum science, brain computer interface: officials

    The 2023 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Forum will focus on the frontier science and innovation achievement, including artificial intelligence (AI), quantum science, brain computer interface as an embodiment of China's innovation-driven growth, officials told a media briefing on Monday.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/15 20:24:17
  • Space 'a channel to connect' that transcends differences

    From space robots to greenhouse gas remote sensing, from placing fish on the space station's dinner table to mutagenesis of rose essential extraction… The first International Space Science and Scientific Payload Competition kicked off in Foshan, South China's Guangdong Province on Thursday, attracting youths from across the world to vie for a "ticket" to participate in the China Space Station and the International Space Station (ISS).

    By Fan Anqi and Cao Siqi in Foshan | 2023/5/11 22:05:14
  • China successfully launches flagship cargo mission supporting China Space Station's new operation phase

    China successfully launched the Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft into designated orbit on Wednesday at around 9:22 pm, achieving a key victory of the first launch mission to the China Space Station since the Chinese crewed space outpost entered a normal operation and development phase at the end of 2022. Carrying the Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft, China's Long March-7 Y7 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province on Wednesday. After a flight lasting 10 minutes, the flagship spacecraft for the China Space Station new phase entered its preset orbit, which, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), marked the success of the launch mission.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/5/10 22:41:14
  • China's reusable experimental spacecraft successfully lands after 276 days in orbit

    After 276 days in orbit, China's reusable experimental spacecraft landed at its planned site at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province on Monday, and Chinese space watchers said it was a milestone in China's efforts to develop a fully reusable space transportation system. The success is an important breakthrough in China's research on reusable spacecraft technologies, which will provide more convenient and affordable round trips for the peaceful use of space, the Xinhua News Agency said on Monday.

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/8 23:16:46
  • Assembly of Tianzhou-6 spacecraft, Long March 7 Yao-7 transferred to launch area, launch imminent

    The assembly of the Tianzhou-6 cargo spacecraft and the Long March-7 Yao-7 carrier rocket were both vertically transferred to the launch area on Sunday, the Global Times learnt from the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO).

    By GT staff reporters | 2023/5/7 17:25:17
  • Tianzhou-5 spacecraft detaches from China Space Station, makes room for upcoming cargo delivery mission

    The Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft has detached from the China Space Station complex and entered an independent flight phase, the China Manned Space Agency announced on Friday, a move seen by experts as being part of preparations for the upcoming cargo supply run scheduled for early May.

    By Global Times | 2023/5/6 0:14:40
  • China to build integrated positioning, navigation system based on next generation of BDS by 2035

    China aims to build a more ubiquitous, integrated, and intelligent comprehensive system with the next generation BeiDou System (BDS) at its core by 2035 to provide efficient positioning, navigation and timing services, according to the China Satellite Navigation Annual Conference held in Beijing on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/27 0:11:42
  • China's unique 'smiling angel' porpoises released into Yangtze River

    Four Yangtze finless porpoises were released into the Yangtze River on Tuesday after being cared for in the National Nature Reserve for Baiji Dolphins in Hubei Province, as part of relocation and protection efforts for the unique species, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/26 23:58:39
  • China to search for habitable planets beyond solar system

    China is planning on a quest beyond the solar system to find habitable planets, and the first search will be carried out in 2030 upon the completion of a basic type of telescope array, Chinese researchers revealed at this year's China Space Day event.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/25 21:06:04
  • China marks its 8th Space Day with impressive accomplishments

    China marked its eighth national space day on Monday, with a grand opening ceremony held in Hefei, capital of East China's Anhui Province. At the event which also kick-started the annual China Space Conference, China unveiled significant accomplishments in the aerospace domain in the past year and outlined exciting plans for future exploration, winning applauds from attendees all over the world.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Fan Wei in Hefei | 2023/4/24 19:45:59
  • China releases first Mars global color images obtained from country's first mission on Space Day

    China on Monday released the first Mars global images obtained from its first Mars exploration mission, providing an improved quality base map for future scientific and exploration tasks on the Red Planet, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced at the opening ceremony of this year's Space Day of China.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/4/24 14:47:44
  • China to accelerate R&D in 6G, optical communication, quantum communication to support industry digitalization: MIIT

    China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) vowed to accelerate the research and development of core technologies in 6G, optical communication and quantum communication to support the country's industry digitalization.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/21 1:04:13
  • Lighter, smaller yet still powerful – miniSAR debuts at world radar expo in Beijing

    The twenty third Research Institute of the state-owned arms giant China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) Second Academy, displayed for the first time its newly developed mini interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) at the 10th World Radio Detection and Ranging Expo in Beijing on Thursday. The device is a small yet powerful millimeter-wave mapping radar that weighs only 4 kilograms and is capable of being carried on smaller drones.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/4/13 23:19:41
  • 403 seconds! Chinese 'artificial sun' sets new world record in sustaining steady-state high-confinement plasma

    China's "artificial sun," the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), which is also the world's first fully superconducting tokamak device in operation, saw a major breakthrough on Wednesday evening.

    By Global Times | 2023/4/13 1:14:12
  • China carries out successful rocket vertical landing at sea

    China recently carried out a successful rocket vertical landing test at sea, with developers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) saying Thursday that the technology would lay the foundation for future applications including a recyclable near-space experiment platform as well as the development of space travel.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/4/5 21:18:17
  • Moon Village Association president hails China's space and lunar explorations

    The moon is the next giant leap of humanity and as such we need to cooperate, not create barriers, senior space policy advisor Giuseppe Reibaldi, president and founder of the Moon Village Association (MVA), told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.

    By Huang Lanlan | 2023/4/2 22:17:45
  • China launches four satellites, establishing first wheel-pattern formation in space

    China successfully launched four interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) satellites developed by Chinese private satellite developer GalaxySpace using the CZ-2D rocket at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province on Thursday, forming the first wheel-pattern satellite formation in the world, GalaxySpace told the Global Times on Thursday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/31 0:26:23
  • China's 'space greenhouse' grows more crops with improved yield, quality

    With the China Manned Space Agency's announcement on Thursday of an open call for space breeding experimental projects, China's “space greenhouse” is ready to embrace the planting of more new species, as recent years have seen a significant increase in the variety of crops that have toured around space. Many of these crops have already entered ordinary households and are served on dinner tables, and space breeding is playing a greater role in contributing to China's food security.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Fan Anqi | 2023/3/29 23:07:25
  • Chinese space telescopes accurately measure brightest gamma-ray burst ever detected, highlighting power of international cooperation

    Together with 40 other research institutions worldwide, the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) released its latest discoveries on Wednesday, including the brightest gamma-ray burst (GRB) ever detected by humans.

    By Xu Yelu | 2023/3/29 2:37:52
  • Scientists find hints of new source of water in lunar soil samples from Chang'e-5 mission

    Chinese scientists and their international partners have learned more about the moon after studies and research into lunar soil samples from the Chang'e-5's (CE-5) mission. In the two latest discoveries, researchers found hints of a new source of water on the moon for future explorers and revealed the activities of young basalt on the moon. The Chang'e-5 mission brought 1,731 grams of lunar minerals back to Earth. The landing site in the Northeastern Oceanus Procellarum basin (43.06°N, 51.92°W) of the moon was considered to have one of the youngest basalt units on the lunar surface with rich heat-generating elements such as uranium, thorium and potassium.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/28 23:32:49
  • More Macao youths inspired by China's space achievements, show stronger determination to integrate with mainland: political advisor

    More Macao youths have been inspired by China's outstanding space achievements in recent years and have thus developed stronger confidence and determination to integrate into the nation's development, Chen Jimin, under secretary general of the China Space Foundation and a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), told the Global Times in an exclusive interview on Friday.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/3/11 1:22:40
  • The Wandering Earth II: A happy union between science and film

    In 2023, during the Chinese Lunar New Year, a science fiction film from China called The Wandering Earth II was released globally and received an overwhelming response from audiences. In just the first 3 days, it attracted over 20 million viewers worldwide. The film is set in a future world where the Sun is dying out and Earth is facing an impending apocalypse in just 100 years. Instead of seeking refuge in spacecraft, mankind decides to take the planet with them on a journey out of the Solar System, driven by their longing for their beloved home, Earth.

    By Shu Wang and Ewing Luo | 2023/3/9 14:47:18
  • 60+ launches lined up; new-gen manned launch vehicle & super heavy-lift carrier rocket to debut in 2027, 2030: deputies, political advisors

    In another ambitious step toward becoming a strong space power in the world, China will fully kick off the research and development of its Phase-4 lunar research project and planetary exploration project, as well as the development of the Chang'e-7 and Tianwen-2 probes, deputies of the national legislature political advisors from the space sector told the Global Times on Sunday during the ongoing two sessions. More than 60 launches are scheduled for the Long March carrier rocket series in 2023, and another major rocket family for commercial spaceflights – the Kuaizhou – will also have a tight schedule with 8-10 launches expected this year, the Global Times has learned from Feng Jiehong, a deputy to the 14th National People's Congress (NPC) and head of Aerospace Sanjiang, a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/3/6 0:01:01
  • China to build constellation of very-low Earth orbit satellites

    China is planning on building up a constellation of very-low Earth orbit satellites, and the first launch will be this September, the Global Times learned from China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation (CASIC) on Wednesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/3/2 1:44:07
  • Exhibition showcasing China's manned space achievements kicks off; new-gen manned spacecraft on display for first time

    An exhibition showcasing China's 30 years of achievements in manned spaceflight opened at the National Museum of China on Friday. For the first time, the new-generation of manned spacecraft and the lunar surface lander are on public display, according to China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

    By Fan Anqi | 2023/2/24 20:28:18
  • Tianshan Mountains and surrounding areas are source of world's cold-water organisms: scientific survey

    The discovery of a new species of gammaridea in the Irtysh River of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region proves that Tianshan Mountains and the surrounding areas are the world's origin of cold-water organisms, according to a press conference held by the information office of the region on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/21 23:59:01
  • Shenzhou-14 taikonauts meet press for first time since returning to Earth

    Seventy-five days after having returned to the ground, the Shenzhou-14 crew members met the press on Friday and were in good spirits. They were also in good physical and mental shape, said health experts at the press conference, noting that they have now moved into the recovery observation stage and will be able to return to normal soon.

    By Global Times | 2023/2/17 21:16:03
  • China begins phase-II construction on far-reaching radar system, to boost defense against near-Earth asteroid impact

    The second phase of a high-definition deep-space active observation facility, China Fuyan, which is dubbed as the world's most far-reaching radar system, kicked off in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, the Global Times learned from the project lead Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) on Tuesday. The second phase of the project, codenamed China Fuyan [faceted eye], will involve building 25 radars with a 30-meter aperture, so as to realize the detection and imaging of asteroids over 10 million kilometers away, which will provide strong support for China's near-Earth asteroid impact defense and planetary science research.

    By Zhao Juecheng | 2023/2/14 22:20:05
  • Papers concealing usage of ChatGPT to be rejected or withdrawn

    Following the frenzied interest in ChatGPT, OpenAI's highly regarded chatbot, concerns over academic misconduct by using such AI-enabled tools have arisen. To avoid cheating, some Chinese social sciences journals have released instructions on using artificial intelligence (AI) writing tools, requesting authors who use such tools to acknowledge and explain the usage, or their papers will be rejected or withdrawn.

    By Xu Keyue | 2023/2/14 0:51:57
  • China to study use of AI technology in avoiding space debris

    China will study the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in avoiding space debris, a significant effort to use orbital resources more effectively and strengthen the control of super-large scale constellations, ensuring the safety of spacecraft in orbit and creating a new technology of rapid intelligent calculation capability for preventing large-scale space debris. The project on “intelligent modeling of the complex evolving principle of complex environments for space debris and autonomous monitoring” was launched by the State Key Laboratory of Astronautic Dynamics (ADL), affiliated with the Xi'an Satellite Control Center in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.

    By Fan Wei | 2023/2/8 22:45:54
  • Chief designer discloses China's Phase-4 lunar probe plans

    China will press ahead with the fourth phase of its lunar exploration program in all respects this year, and it is expected to complete the basic structure for the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) on the moon's south pole via the Chang'e-7 and -8 probe missions during this decade, said Wu Weiren, the chief designer of China's lunar exploration program. Wu told state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) on Monday that the Phase-4 missions shall consist of Chang'e-6, -7 and -8.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/2/6 21:21:12
  • President of 77th Session of UN General Assembly thumbs up China's wisdom in coping with water crisis during in-person visit

    The President of the 77th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi visited the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (CIWRHR) on Friday during his trip to China, applauding China's wisdom in dealing with water crises in ways that provides valuable experience to other countries.

    By Hu Yuwei | 2023/2/6 1:28:34
  • Synthesizing COVID-19 mutations technically possible, but difficult: expert

    With the development of molecular biology and synthetic biology, human beings have gained the capability to synthesize viruses. However, it remains difficult to synthesize new viruses in a laboratory, an expert was quoted as saying by Health Times on Sunday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/30 5:08:01
  • China's aerospace development boosted by excellent young team

    A team of top young scientific and technological graduates at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center have played a key role in supporting China's major space programs in recent years, such as the Tiangong Space Station, the Chang'e lunar probes and the Tianwen Mars exploration missions. They have been participants in a number of China's achievements in space including the first-ever visit to the far side of the moon and the close-up visual capture of an asteroid.

    By Deng Xiaoci and Fan Wei | 2023/1/30 3:11:05
  • China's Tiangong space station launches second painting exhibition for teenagers on Chinese New Year's Eve

    China's Tiangong space station launched the second Tiangong painting exhibition on Saturday, representing a special gift sent by the Shenzhou-15 mission astronauts at the Chinese space station to teenagers across the country during the Chinese New Year's Eve.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/21 16:29:01
  • China forms all-weather remote sensing monitoring system for all waters, islands: top aerospace authorities

    China's space technology was deeply applied in the country's various industries in 2022, forming an all-weather remote sensing monitoring system for infrastructure including all sea areas and islands under its jurisdiction, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) said on Wednesday during the release of the Blue Book of China Aerospace Science and Technology Activities.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/19 1:28:24
  • Heavily polluted days in China drop under 1% for first time in 2022: Ministry of Ecology and Environment

    China's overall environmental quality in 2022 showed an improving trend, with the proportion of heavily polluted days dropping to below 1 percent for the first time, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Tuesday.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/17 22:55:07
  • Most frost-resistant Fuxing train to operate in China's northernmost alpine region during chunyun: media

    The CR400BF-GZ train, the smartest and most frost-resistant Fuxing bullet train model, was deployed in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on Monday. It's the coldest and highest region the model has been used in so far. The Fuxing bullet train has a maximum speed of 350 kilometers per hour.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/17 1:34:55
  • Successful launches mark strong start to 2023 for China's space industry

    Marking a good start to another ambitious year for China's space industry, the country successfully carried out two launch missions from different launch sites on Friday, sending China's first all-electric propulsion communications satellite to a preset orbit via a Long March-2C carrier rocket and three other satellites to a designated orbit via a Long March-2D vehicle.

    By Fan Anqi and Deng Xiaoci | 2023/1/13 21:15:15
  • China builds world's first autonomous seaborne drone-carrier

    China on Thursday delivered the world's first seaborne drone carrier, the Zhu Hai Yun, capable of operating on its own. The unmanned carrier can be controlled remotely and navigate autonomously in open water. It will undertake marine scientific research and other observations.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/13 2:01:10
  • China's versatile spacecraft makes multiple science, technology breakthroughs

    The spacecraft code-named SATech-01 was developed by the Innovation Academy for Microsatellite of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and it has been orbiting the Earth for five months.

    By Deng Xiaoci | 2023/1/12 19:15:23
  • Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray appears effective against infection: preliminary reports

    SA58, a new anti-COVID-19 monoclonal antibody nasal spray, has shown favorable efficacy in preventing COVID-19 infection, said two preliminary reports.

    By Global Times | 2023/1/5 1:32:09
  • China-developed new anti-COVID-19 drug approved for clinical application

    A new antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 was approved for clinical application in China recently. The new drug has dual antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects, and has a wide coverage including Delta and Omicron strains, according to one of its developers Air Force Medical University of PLA.

    By Global Times | 2022/12/26 23:45:32