Data acquired by the lander of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has provided the first-ever evidence of the in-situ detection of water on the moon, indicating that there is as much as 120 parts per million of water (as hydroxyl and/or H2O) in the lunar regolith. Space analysts said Sunday that this fresh discovery of a key resource on the moon is great news for humanity's endeavor to build and operate research stations and even migration to Mars.
China and Russia will sign a new space Cooperation Program for 2023-2027 next year, which will include a plan to create an open and inclusive International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) by 2035, Russia's national space agency Roscosmos told the Global Times in an exclusive interview.
China is developing a heavy carrier rocket that can launch spacecrafts as heavy as 150 tons, the same as the Tiangong space station, Wu Yanhua, deputy head of China's National Space Administration (CNSA), told China Central Television on Monday.
Shenzhou-13 spaceflight mission commander Zhai Zhigang and the youngest member of the crew, Ye Guangfu, safely returned to China's Tianhe space station core module at 0:55 am Monday, Beijing time, after a smooth spacewalk that lasted for about six hours, according to an official release by the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
Shenzhou-13 taikonauts are conducting second extravehicular activities on Sunday, according to China Manned Space Engineering Office.
A dinosaur embryo perfectly preserved inside a fossil egg, the most complete specimen ever recorded in scientific studies, was found in China according to research by an international team of scientists.
The Beijing Institute of Electronic Engineering will form a virtual space collaborative editing platform for combat mission design, based on new virtual environment interaction concepts such as metaverse and virtual twin, in order to provide a technical basis for multi-player collaborative scene editing for military training and other applications, according to a military requirement announcement released by the institution, the Securities Times reported on Wednesday.
Vaccine producers and research institutes in China, including the country's two leading manufacturers Sinopharm and Sinovac, as well as researchers at the University of Hong Kong, said they are making major progress in studying the Omicron variant, merely half a month after the WHO defined the new mutant as “a variant of concern.”
With an unprecedented speed, China's indigenous Long March rocket family has recently accomplished its fourth 100 launches with 33 months, manifesting high frequency space launch missions by the series has become a new normal and the rapid growth of the country's comprehensive strength and advancement of its science and technology, developers and industry analysts hailed on Sunday.
China and Arab States will jointly implement at least five pilot projects based on China's domestically developed BeiDou, or BDS (GNSS) technology, in key application domains from 2022 to 2023, according to a latest action plan signed by both sides at the Third China-Arab States BDS Cooperation Forum on Wednesday.
Two medications were approved for market use by China's top medicine regulator on Wednesday, marking an important step in the country's efforts in the race against time to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.
Chinese scientists developed two simulations of a human body infected with COVID-19 to assist future research on precision therapy and the testing of efficacy and safety of vaccines and drugs.
Zhongshan, China's comprehensive scientific research training vessel with the largest displacement and the most advanced technological equipment, will make its maiden voyage to South China Sea on Sunday.
The China-Russia Consortium (CRC) space weather center was established in Beijing on Tuesday, a move to accelerate the development of meteorological services for international civil aviation and enhance China's international influence in the sector, according to the China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
Chinese private rocket firm iSpace announced that it has completed an investigation into its rocket launch failure on August 3, adding that it will ramp up efforts in management and technology improvement, the Global Times learned from the firm on Tuesday.
China has delivered a successful coordinated deep-sea exploration trial with the country's unmanned submersible Haidou-1 and the manned Fendouzhe, or Striver, marking major strides from "entering" to "expediting" in the field.
China's first interplanetary probe mission has come to its final stage of global remote-sensing exploration of the Red Planet after the Tianwen-1 orbiter successfully completed its fifth brake and entered a new mission orbit automatically late Monday, according to project insiders on Tuesday.
The China-made ECMO devices have been successfully applied in clinics with good effect, announced the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi'an Jiaotong University on Monday, saying this has broken the monopoly of foreign products in this medical field and achieved a breakthrough in the independent development of domestic major medical devices.
On Saturday in Beijing, leading scientists shared their latest findings and cutting-edge global technology updates, which are set to push the boundaries of human imagination and could also have implications for everyday life.
As the heroes of the Shenzhou-13 crew are setting a new national milestones in space, the Chinese public is overwhelmed with excitement and emotion. On late Sunday night, Chinese netizens expressed their congratulations and admiration to spacewalking taikonauts, Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping.
China rolled out the largest integrally formed propellant tank bottom of the new launch vehicle in the country, which was built using new spinning technology developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) with a diameter of 3.8 meters, The Paper published on Tuesday.
The Chinese Zhurong Mars rover will perform a radio test with the Mars Express of the European Space Agency (ESA) next month after it survived the almost one-month solar outage.
Closely following the heart-stopping and spectacular launch of the Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft on Saturday, China has made another breakthrough in its aerospace technology, as researchers at the Academy of Aerospace Solid Propulsion Technology (AASPT) announced on Tuesday they conducted a successful running test of a domestically developed solid rocket engine, with a thrust of more than 500 tons, in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, setting a world record in the field,
Prioritizing the lives of the Shenzhou-13 crew, China has placed the Shenzhou-14 manned spacecraft and Long March-2F Y14 rocket in position for an emergency response. If an emergency occurs, the Shenzhou-14 would conduct a space rescue of the Shenzhou-13 taikonauts as soon as eight and a half days, the Global Times learned from the country's manned space project insiders on Monday.
The SARS-CoV-2 is not manmade and it is highly likely that the virus did not originate in the place that saw the first coronavirus outbreak, said a renowned virologist suggesting that resources should be mostly invested in looking for the origins in Southeast Asia.
With the unveiling of the crew of three taikonauts of the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft that will fly to China's space station on early Saturday, Chinese netizens are excited for the epic mission, especially for Wang Yaping, who will be the country's first female taikonaut to stay in China's space station and conduct spacewalks, inspiring millions of women as they gaze upon the sky with an indescribable pride for the growing power of women in today's society.
China urged relevant foreign space agencies and organizations to pay attention to the data on the Chinese spacecraft that are kept updated on the website of the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) to avoid possible space collisions and ensure the safety of Chinese taikonauts, a spokesperson of the CMSA said on Thursday during a press briefing prior to Shenzhou-13's launch.
A fuel replenishment aircraft was designed as a result, leading to its debut at this year's Airshow China.
A closed-door workshop on the international lunar research station was held in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province on Monday. The event was jointly hosted by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
After concluding a spectacular Shenzhou-12 manned mission, China on Monday delivered the national flags of Pakistan and Namibia that were carried to China's space station onboard the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft to country representatives at a ceremony held in Beijing. Seeds, scientific payloads, and other experimental materials that traveled on a three-month tour in space with the craft were also presented at the ceremony.
China's first solar probe, next-generation manned rocket for lunar explorations and a super-heavy-lift launch vehicle will be on the spotlight in the long-awaited Airshow China which will take place from September 28 to October 3 in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province.
The return capsule of the Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship is about to enter the Earth's atmosphere, and the air and ground searching teams have arrived at the designated areas for the search and retrieval of the capsule.
When the US government blocked the last way out for Huawei to get access to key semiconductor supplies on September 15, 2020, it may not have imagined a year later, the besieged Chinese tech giant has not only made progress in transforming itself from hardware maker to a software provider, but is also well positioned to continue its lead in defining the next generation technology.
Recently, the Department of Orthopedics at Tangdu Hospital of Air Force Military Medical University successfully performed an "anterior and posterior scoliosis-correction of cervicothoracic spinal deformity, spinal hernia release, and dural hernia repair" for a patient with "congenital cervicothoracic spinal deformity combined with spinal cord herniation". According to the scientific and technological novelty report, the surgical treatment was the first of its kind ever in the world.
The newly developed and recently unveiled prototype miniature helicopter drone, a possible means to support China's Mars missions, is designed to become a navigator for the Mars rover. It will greatly boost the latter's ability to explore valuable targets on the surface of the Red Planet, the project leader said on Monday.
Advanced technologies related to the current hottest topics, such as virus prevention, carbon emission reduction, and the winter Olympics are now on display at the ongoing 2021 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS).
Practicing Tai Chi, drinking Kung Fu Tea, making yoghurt… Taikonauts onboard China's Tianhe space station core cabin delivered a special virtual tour to nearly 300 youths from Hong Kong via an Earth-space video call on Friday, introducing their daily life and work as well as experiments they have conducted in space, drawing rounds of cheers and awes from a thrilled audience.
Leading Chinese rocket scientist Long Lehao has recently unveiled the country's ambitious manned lunar landing plan, which is expected to be carried out with two rocket launches by sending two taikonauts to the moon by around 2030. Long's comment offers a more detailed picture of the country's major breakthrough in space exploration.
Highly recognized Chinese researchers have come one step closer to bring deadly mosquito-borne diseases under control by applying nuclear technology in eradication projects. The leader of the research team said this is the only modern biological technology that has the potential to eradicate specific mosquitoes in a region and control the transmission of diseases.
After three years of monitoring and testing, Chinese scientists announced that they have found a world-class astro-observation site in Lenghu of Northwest China's Qinghai Province where a major observatory program will be established, the Global Times learned from program insiders on Thursday.
The COVID-19 pandemic was probably caused by trading of animals susceptible to bat coronaviruses, and to locate the virus origins we need to sample over wider geographical areas including China, Southeast Asia and Japan where horseshoe bats inhabit, a new paper said while rejecting the Wuhan "lab-leak" theory.
Taikonauts who have lived and worked in China's Tianhe space station core module for over two months are set to undertake the second round of extravehicular activity (EVA), commonly known as a spacewalk, in the near future, the Global Times has learned from the country's manned space authorities.
Chinese scientists are contributing their wisdom to global and national efforts to slow down climate change, as they have recently compiled China's first global carbon flux dataset based on high-quality data collected by the country's first carbon dioxide (CO2) monitoring satellite, the Global Times learned from the project leader on Monday.
Scientists have found a crescent-shaped meteorite impact crater in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, reportedly the largest meteorite impact crater on Earth in 100,000 years. The finding was published in a research article on the scientific journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science on July 29, co-authored by Chinese scientists from the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and scientists from the University of Vienna in Austria.
The Gezhouba Dam, the first large-scale water control project on the main artery of the Yangtze River, celebrated its 40th anniversary of its commissioning for power generation on Friday, with the production of nearly 600 billion kilowatt-hours of clean electricity.
The China aerial remote sensing system started official operations on Thursday.
China has recently achieved another milestone in the field of rocket debris safety treatment - its first-ever parachute landing of the payload fairing, the Global Times learned from the country's major rocket manufacturer, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle (CALT) on Thursday.
China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for emergency use among population aged between 3 and 17 years old, after phase-II clinic trial data suggests it is at least 98.9 percent effective in producing antibodies, a higher efficacy than in population over 18 years old.
China's domestically developed, reusable suborbital spacecraft made its successful maiden flight on Friday, taking off and returning safely back to Earth. Experts hailed the progress in reusable spacecraft as a major step toward developing self-made space planes, having laid a solid foundation for more Earth-space shuttles.
Chinese plant researchers discovered in June a new population of critically endangered species of Petrocosmea grandiflora and Elaeagnus bambusetorum. The finding came after a series of surveys and collection of germplasm resources in Xiaozhai Tiankeng, also known as the Heavenly Pit, near the city of Mengzi, in Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
China's first batch of rice seeds that traveled 23 days in space on the Chang'e-5 lunar probe in November 2020 have begun yielding grain, which experts said will enrich China's grain varieties and safeguard the country's food security, and also lay grounds for future manned deep-space explorations to the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies.
A set of footprints of carnivorous dinosaurs that were found in a stream in Gulin county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province have been identified and given a name, the Chinese research team investigating the prints announced on Tuesday. The team decided to name the footprint species after the popular Japanese cartoon character Nobi Nobita from the Doraemon franchise to reflect the friendship between Japan and China.
The humoral immune response to SARCoV-2 can last at least 12 months after diagnosis in most recovered patients, a latest study by Chinese researchers revealed. This could help in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapy.
China launched the Tianlian-1 05 into a preset orbit via a Long March-3C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Southwest China's Sichuan Province late on Tuesday, completing the constellation of the country's first-generation data-tracking and relay communication satellites.
Taikonauts Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo completed a spacewalk on Sunday wearing the latest Chinese-designed spacesuits. With this mission China is reaching another milestone in space after that important achievement in 2008.
China has successfully launched the Fengyun-3E satellite on Monday, making it the world's first meteorological satellite that has been sent into the dawn-dusk orbit for civil service. Experts hailed the launch, saying it will fill the gap in observation data, and realize a full coverage of global meteorological changes.
Two Chinese astronauts, or taikonauts, stepped out of China's Tianhe space station core module at 8:11 am and 11.02 am respectively on Sunday (Beijing Time), to conduct a series of planned missions, including testing the robotic arm.
Taikonaut Liu Boming has stepped outside the cabin, with his fellow crew member Tang Hongbo coming next.
Two taikonauts onboard China's Tianhe #spacestation core module are expected to perform their first spacewalk on Sunday, marking the start of the 2nd time ever extravehicular activity #EVA is performed in the country's history following Shenzhou-7 in 2008.
A foundation stone laying ceremony was held on Saturday in Xining, Northwest China's Qinghai Province , for the construction of a survey telescope array which will be mainly used to detect space debris in medium and high orbits.
As the "space fever" continues to grip Chinese netizens after China has achieved successive breakthroughs in the aerospace sector, culminating in the recent launch of three taikonauts to China's space station, an article written by China's first taikonaut Yang Liwei describing his one day in space triggered heated discussions on social media platforms, with many saluting Yang's heroic spirit and marveling at the country's significant advancement in space.
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), breakthroughs and achievements were debuted and exhibited to mark the journey of the Chinese railway progress under the leadership of the CPC.
China's first X-ray free electron laser device has acquired femtosecond "water window" band X-ray photos for the first time. The achievement was announced by ShanghaiTech University in a statement on Friday, which said that the progress symbolizes that X-ray FEL research in China has advanced from facility research and development phase to user operation phase which can compete globally.
As the Shenzhou-12 manned mission sent three taikonauts to China's first space station, topics concerning aerospace development have become popular among Chinese people, and even more so for those in Hong Kong, as a "star team" led by top space experts visited local universities and exchanged views with Hong Kong youths, while inviting them to contribute to the country's space exploration.
China's prime rocket manufacturer has unveiled a roadmap for the country's future manned Mars exploration missions, which not only includes manned landing missions but also Mars base building.
The success of China's first manned spacecraft fast docking reflects a steady and robust development of China's automation technology application in space through the decades, Shenzhou-12 mission insiders and space analysts said on Thursday.
The three Chinese astronauts onboard the Shenzhou-12 spaceship entered the country's space station core module Tianhe on Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
A see-off ceremony for three Chinese astronauts of the Shenzhou-12 manned space mission was held in the morning of Thursday at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China.
Chinese scientists and researchers announced on Tuesday the discovery of new fossils from the Ediacaran Period from between 550 and 539 million years ago in the Qaidam Basin, located in Northwest China's Qinghai Province. This is the oldest fossil record found on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, according to a statement shared by the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology with the Global Times on Tuesday.
China plans to carry out near-Earth asteroid sampling and return mission as well as the orbiting probe work of the main belt comet around 2025. And the sampling and return work of the Mars mission will also be carried out by around 2030, Xu Hongliang, the spokesperson of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), said at a press briefing in Beijing on Saturday.
China's space station Tianhe core cabin is expecting its first visitors as the combination of the Long March-2F Y12 carrier rocket and Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft tasked to ferry three astronauts to the space station was vertically transferred to the launch pad on Wednesday.
China successfully tested a 300-square-meter high-tech parachute system during a recent flight of its Long March-3B carrier rocket, marking a technology breakthrough that will enable more precise control of rocket debris after launch and make space launches safer, Global Times learned from the system developers on Monday.
A COVID-19 nasal spray vaccine has applied for emergency use to China's National Medical Products Administration, the prominent Chinese vaccine developer, Chen Wei, revealed on Thursday.
China's first virtual student developed by Tsinghua University met fans on Thursday as she opened an account on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo platform.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced it has approved Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, making it the second vaccine produced in China, after Sinopharm, that has received the approval.
CoronaVac, the COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Chinese producer Sinovac, showed an impressive efficacy in preventing the SAR-CoV-2 variant discovered in Brazil as data indicates that deaths and hospitalizations caused by the virus in the town of Serrana, in the region of Ribeirão Preto, decreased by 95 percent and 86 percent, respectively from February to April, after close to 60 percent of residents in the town were vaccinated.
China has not only successfully launched its Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft for the country's first Tianhe space station core cabin supply mission on Saturday, but also tested and performed an ultra-fast yet smooth automatic docking of the cargo ship with the Tianhe module - within only eight hours after launch - early on Sunday, achieving yet another spectacular milestone during the country's recent epic advancements on almost all fronts in the space sector within a month.
China launched Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft for China's space station Tianhe core cabin supply mission via a Long March-7 Y3 carrier rocket from Wenchang spaceport in Hainan Province around 9 pm Sat.
China's Tianhe space station core cabin received its first "visiting guest" - the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft early Sunday, about 8 hours after the latter's launch, setting a new record in China's space history.
Chinese vaccine manufacturer Sinopharm said on Wednesday that they had released the world's first report of Phase III clinical trials on inactivated COVID-19 vaccines. The report shows that two inactivated vaccines, developed by the group's Wuhan and Beijing institutes, demonstrated an efficacy of 72.8 percent and 78.1 percent respectively.
Researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences published a report that further refutes the highly hyped theory that the virus came from the laboratory.
Tianwen-1, China's first interplanetary expedition, has spectacularly conquered a new major milestone, with its lander-rover combination successfully soft-landing at the planned site in the southern part of a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia on Mars on early Saturday morning, Global Times learned from the China National Space Administration (CNSA).
The ongoing Phase III clinical trials of one of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, which have been conducted in five Arab countries since the summer of 2020, show an efficacy of 78.89 percent on people aged 18 and above, the company executives said during a seminar about vaccine development held in Shanghai on Thursday.
The probability of China's Long March-5B Y2 rocket causing harm is "extremely low," a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday amid continuous Western hype of the dangerous "out of control" re-entry.
Debris from China's Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket, which sent the first section of China's space station into orbit, is very likely to fall in international waters and people needn't worry, Chinese space analysts told the Global Times on Wednesday.
China sent the first section of its own space station—the Tianhe core module cabin— into preset orbit via a Long March-5B Y2 carrier rocket from Wenchang spaceport in South China's Hainan Province on Thursday, kicking off an intense construction phase of the project.
China's successful space mission which involved sending into space the core module of its Tianhe space station lit up Chinese social media on Thursday, with netizens cheering the launch, expressing their patriotism and best wishes to the development of China's deep space exploration.
Long March-5B blasts off on space station core module launch flight
China's new rocket base specially designed to support seaborne rocket launches, located in the coastal city of Haiyang, East China's Shandong Province, will become operational in May, and it will be capable of general assembly and testing for at least 10 solid-propellant rockets per year, a project leader disclosed to the Global Times on Tuesday.
In the latest show of China's consistent open-mindedness in the space sector, China National Space Administration and its Russian counterpart issued a joint declaration on cooperation in the creation of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS), with the two sides emphasizing the facility is open to all international partners interested in cooperation, the CNSA disclosed to the Global Times on Saturday, which marked the Space Day of China 2021.
A Chinese research team has made an important breakthrough on the application of brain computer interface (BCI) after the country's first closed-loop neurostimulator has proved effective for epilepsy control in clinical applications.
The protection rate of Chinese vaccines can be influenced by many factors and simple comparisons between them and Western vaccines cannot be made, Zheng Zhongwei, director of the Development Center for Medical Science and Technology of the National Health Commission (NHC), and head of the national working group for vaccine development, told the Global Times, urging the public to have confidence in Chinese vaccines.
Russia will withdraw from the International Space Station (ISS) after reaching its planned lifespan in 2024 and is working on a new station to replace it, Russian media reported on Sunday.
The Chinese authorities in charge of the Hongyan project, China's satellite constellation and part of the nation's "new infrastructure" projects, say the project might undergo major changes according to the report from domestic news outlet thepaper.cn published on Monday.
The global hysteria over Bitcoin has caused concern about the connections between mining cryptocurrency and climate change. As China has become a leading miner in the world, recent research by Chinese scientists was published to remind the cost of mining Bitcoin on China's carbon reduction efforts, while some local governments have acted to tackle the mines in order to reduce the use of power in this fledgling industry.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) isolated the first viral strain of the novel coronavirus and handed it over to the World Health Organization (WHO) as early as January 12, 2020, media reported.
The 500-meter aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST), also known as China's Tianyan or "Sky Eye," officially opened to the world on Wednesday and will accept observation applications from scientists around the world.
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.