China's first set of 3D printing tests in space

China’s first in-orbit 3D printing test involved producing continuous carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites. This is the first time this has been done in space by anyone.

China to ban single-used plastic

Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 and in all cities and towns by 2022. The restaurant industry will also be banned from using single-use straws by the end of 2020.

Coronavirus: WHO declares global health emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday declared the coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern. The UN's health arm said the move was to protect countries with "weaker health systems."

Emissions of hydrofluorocarbon gas have grown

Scientists are concerned, because HFC-23 is a very potent greenhouse gas, with one tonne of its emissions being equivalent to the release of more than 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

China to Build a Solar Power Station In Space by 2035

The station would capture the Sun's energy that never makes it all the way down to Earth. The energy would be converted into microwaves or lasers and be beamed back Earth to be used for our consumption.

Chinese worry about rise of facial recognition

China was ranked the worst of 50 surveyed countries in a study looking at how extensively and invasively biometric ID and surveillance systems are being deployed. However, about 70% of Chinese residents believe facial recognition made public places safer.

The largest Passive House project in the world

Gaobeidian Railway City in China has the largest Passive House project in the world, showing how to scale energy efficient building. This single project totals 330,000 square meters of certified Passive House buildings.

China's ultra low-emissions policy worked

  • 20 Oct 2019

 In 2014, China introduced an ambitious policy to rapidly reduce air pollution from coal-fired power stations. And now drops of over 70% in just three years leaves the country with much cleaner air.

The World's Largest Single Radio Dish Telescope, is Now Fully Operational

China’s new radio telescope FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) has double the collecting power of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which has a 305 meter dish. 

CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to help them fend off HIV infection, is also associated with a 21% increase in mortality in later life.

Link between digital media use and depression in adolescents

Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities and less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.

3-D printer threads electronic fibers onto fabrics

Chinese scientists, using a 3-D printer equipped with a coaxial needle, print patterns that can harvest and store electricity onto fabrics, giving it the ability to transform movement into energy.

China Plans a Space-Based Solar Power

China will test the idea of a space-based solar power station that would capture the sun’s energy that never makes it to the planet and use laser beams to send the energy back to Earth. NASA has abandoned this idea decades ago.

China and India help make planet leafier

China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters, are making it leafier - for now, a report says. The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.

China lands Chang’e-4 mission on the far side of the Moon

China has now landed its fourth and most ambitious lunar exploration mission on Thursday, January 3, 2019. This is the first mission to land on the far side of the Moon.