An international team led by Chinese scientists discovered and located the first persistently active repeating fast radio burst (FRB) with the help of the world's largest radio telescope, China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), which indicated the evolution of FRBs and may help scientists understand the origin of the brightest radio waves emanating from billions of light years outside the galaxy.
China's Tianhe space station core module and Tianzhou-3, -4 cargo spacecraft combination has received a new crew of taikonauts, some 10 hours after the mission was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Northwest China's Gansu Province on Sunday.
China's Shenzhou-14 crewed spaceship successfully docks with Tianhe space station core module
A joint commission on space cooperation of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) was established, kicking off a new chapter of joint observation and data sharing of remote sensing satellites among the five member states, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Wednesday.
Chinese aerospace experts on Thursday slammed NASA's Administrator Bill Nelson for his "ridiculous" and "outrageous" remarks after the senior official alleged that China is "good at stealing" American designs in a "space race."
The world's first ship with an intelligent unmanned system was launched in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province on Wednesday.
The first clinic research of China's antiviral oral drug against SARS-CoV-2, VV116, was published on Tuesday. The study shows the drug can effectively treat patients infected with the Omicron variant with mild symptoms in early stages.
The first image of the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way was unveiled on Thursday thanks to the efforts of astronomers from around the world, including 17 from China.
Chinese researchers have detected water-bearing minerals on Mars by analyzing data collected by the country's Zhurong rover that is currently trekking on the surface on the Red Planet.
As this year's first supply run for the construction of China's space station, the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft successfully carried out a fast rendezvous and docking with the Tianhe core module on Tuesday morning.
Tasked to ferry supplies for the following Shenzhou-14 manned spaceflight mission and materials for the in-orbit assembly of China Space Station, Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft riding atop the Long March-7 Y5 carrier rocket took off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in South China's tropical island province of Hainan on Tuesday early morning around 1:56 am.
A Chinese research team has adopted a new strategy to design a new COVID-19 vaccine that has shown to be highly effective in mice and macaques against infections by Delta and Omicron strains.
Having bagged numerous milestones in the space sector in 2021 and in the middle of a busy schedule for China's space station construction missions, China kick-started its annual Space Day of China celebrations themed “Space inspires dreams” on Sunday in South China's tropical island province of Hainan, home to Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, known as the home port of space station launch missions.
China is planning on building an asteroid monitoring and defense system, and plans to carry out a technical experiment as early as 2025 on a threatening asteroid by closely tracking and attacking it to change its orbit, China National Space Administration (CNSA) deputy head Wu Yanhua disclosed on this year's Space Day of China, which fell on Sunday.
Despite the fact that production of COVID-19 vaccines has expanded vigorously around the world, many countries still have an urgent need. The key issues to be addressed currently are vaccine accessibility and affordability, areas where China has done a good job and has become a leader in the world by committing to make vaccines a global public good, experts said at a panel themed "Narrowing the Vaccine Gap" at the 2022 Boao Forum for Asia on Wednesday.
A new study reported record low Antarctic sea-ice extent in February, showing for the first time the sea-ice extent in the Antarctic shrank to below 2 million square kilometers since 1978, the launch of satellite observations of the poles.
As Zhai Zhigang, Wang Yaping and Ye Guangfu, crew of the Shenzhou-13 mission, have completed exactly 180 days working and living inside China's orbiting Tianhe space station core module on Thursday, many are counting the hours for their glorious return to Earth after a six-month mission, the longest in the country's aerospace history.
Members of the American space community, including former NASA astronauts, were invited by the Chinese Embassy in the US to a space Q&A session on Saturday. During the event, three Chinese taikonauts connected with US students to answer their questions and make demonstrations in space.
Automatic throat swab robots have been launched in China to collect samples in COVID-19 testing, with reasonable sampling accuracy and efficiency. The developers said that they have gotten inquiries from several Chinese cities such as Omicron-hit Shanghai, and the robots could replace humans in this process in the future.
China's Shenzhou-13 crew to return to Earth by mid-April, preparation underway: CMSA
With the precise control and close monitoring of ground controllers, China's Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft made its re-entry to Earth's atmosphere at 6:40 pm on Thursday after detaching from the Tianhe space station core module earlier this week, the Global Times learned from the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).
A species of diurnal owls was identified from a piece of fossil found on northeastern edge of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau in China, giving clues on how the diurnal birds evolved in the mostly nocturnal species.
Long March-6A, China's new-generation medium-sized launch vehicle, conducted a successful maiden flight at 5:50 pm on Tuesday from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province, sending two satellites into preset orbits.
China has determined more than 40 chemical elements in the lunar soil samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 mission with nuclear technology, a scientist team revealed on Sunday. The discovery will serve as an important reference for the study of the formation and evolution of the Moon and will also boost the utilization of lunar resources, experts said.
Based on monitoring data collected by China's Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) and European Space Agency (ESA) Gaia Mission, astronomers have obtained the most accurate information so far concerning large samples of stellar ages, and their work suggests that the Milky Way is older than has long been believed.
The Shenzhou-13 taikonauts successfully delivered a second live session of the Tiangong classroom lecture series from China's Tianhe space station core module some 400 kilometers above Earth on Wednesday, and this time students from the Xinjiang Uygur and Xizang autonomous regions joined the interesting space-Earth interaction.
Chinese human genetic resources will be banned for use abroad, China's Ministry of Science and Technology stipulated in its draft rules for the implementation of the regulations on the management of human genetic resources. The proposal was released on Tuesday for public consultation.
China has successfully completed final tests on the last set of high-thrust hydrogen-oxygen engines that will power the Long March-5B Y4 carrier rocket to ferry the country's space station Mengtian laboratory module into orbit, the Global Times learned from project insiders on Tuesday.
With the development of space tours during the 14th Five-Year Plan period, the general public in China may have a chance to visit the country's space station in the next decade, revealed China's first astronaut Yang Liwei, China's, a month before the Shenzhou-13 crew wrap up their epic six-month stay in their space home.
China plans to retrieve samples from Mars by 2030, said Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration program and member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). China will also study plans for exploration of the boundaries of the solar system, Wu noted.
China to send six taikonauts in two batches to space this year: chief designer of manned space program
To help with holding a “green” Winter Olympic Games, the refrigerant used in ice hockey and curling venues provides a 65 percent reduction in global warming potential (GWP) in a cost-effective and energy efficient way, the manufacturer of the refrigerant told the Global Times on Friday.
Multiple Chinese authorities including the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the country's top economic planner, will start the construction of computing centers in multiple provinces and regions across China while planning a total of ten national data center clusters across the nation, an official from the NDRC said on Thursday.
Postgraduates of China's largest developer and producer of carrier rockets the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) have envisioned a reusable transport system that will commute between a future space station in the Mars orbit and the outpost facility on the surface of the Red Planet.
China will realize three firsts in its space station mission in yet another ambitious aerospace year with more than 50 scheduled launches. The country will achieve the first combined flight of six spacecrafts, the first six-month-stay of taikonauts, and the first time for two crews to stay in orbit simultaneously, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced in a blue paper released on Wednesday.
More than 1,200 hydrogen-powered vehicles are being used in the three competition zones of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, marking the largest demonstration of such vehicles in the history of the Olympics, according to a hydrogen energy institute in Zhangjiakou.
The Cyberspace Administration of China (GAC) is mulling regulations for deep synthesis technology in China, in order to protect people's legitimate rights and interests.
With 207 orbital launches in the past five years, China's space industry has expanded to new horizons in the starry ocean of the vast cosmos, a newly released white paper on the country's space plans showed.
The Space Debris Monitoring and Application Center of the China National Space Administration sent out a warning on an extremely dangerous rendezvous on Tuesday between the Tsinghua Science satellite and Russia's Cosmos 1408 debris. An expert on space debris told the Global Times on Wednesday that the data released showed that there was a high chance of collision between the debris and the satellite on Tuesday.
Zhuque-2, a new methane-liquid oxygen fueled rocket built by Chinese private company Landspace which is believed to be the strongest rocket developed by a Chinese private-sector company, is set to make its maiden flight this year, sources with the Beijing-based company told the Global Times on Wednesday.
Staff at the Xi'an Satellite Control Center successfully launched a new satellite, China's first in 2022, refuting doubts over the Chinese aerospace industry's 2022 schedule amid outbreaks of COVID-19 throughout the country.
The domestically designed and built, world's largest 140-meter-class pile-driving barge Yihang Jinzhuang, equipped with the Beidou Satellite Navigation System, was delivered in Nantong, East China's Jiangsu Province last Friday.
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.