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innovation;breakthrough

Breakthroughs Confirm China's Rise As a Global High-tech Player[Oct 20, 2017]

Innovation is the primary force driving development, and it is the strategic underpinning for building a modernized economy, Xi said in a report delivered to the CPC's 19th National Congress. Progress has already been made in the past five years, and China has emerged as a leader in the field of technology, with breakthroughs ranging from the maiden flight of the country's first homegrown large passenger aircraft to the debut of the fastest train in the world, from the Beidou Navigation Satellite System, which is set to cover the world by 2020, to robotics and artificial intelligence technologies that are widely regarded as the next frontier of growth.

R&D;research and development;GDP

China's R&D Spending Reaches 2.1% of GDP in 2016[Oct 20, 2017]

China's spending on research and development (R&D) accounted for 2.1 percent of GDP in 2016, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced Thursday. The spending reached 1.54 trillion yuan ($233 billion) last year, with over 78 percent coming from enterprises.

deep-sea exploration;submersible technology

China Leads World in Areas of Deep-sea Exploration, Operator Says[Oct 19, 2017]

China is leading the world in certain areas of deep-sea exploration, said a veteran submersible operator on Wednesday. China will continue to improve the efficiency and dive time for Jiaolong, China's first deep-sea manned submersible and contribute more to deep-sea scientific research, exploration and services.

research paper;citation

China Gains Ground in Ranking of Research[Oct 18, 2017]

Academic research papers from China garner the second most worldwide citations, after those from the United States but ahead of those from the United Kingdom, according to a new study. The analysis was conducted by Amsterdam-based information and analytics company Elsevier and commissioned by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

science vessel;Arctic expedition

Science Vessel Returns from Arctic[Oct 11, 2017]

The Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, docked in Shanghai on Tuesday after completing its eighth Arctic expedition. Seven survey stations were established on floating ice bodies during the journey for further scientific research. Xuelong 2, China's first domestically built polar research vessel and icebreaker, is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

Arctic expedition;polar expedition

China's Arctic Expeditions Increase to Once a Year[Oct 11, 2017]

China will double the frequency of Arctic expeditions to once a year from this year, the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) announced Tuesday. Polar explorations will help understanding, use and protection of the Arctic. Melting ice in the Arctic, the most vulnerable area to climate change, has been far beyond expectations. Our knowledge is far from sufficient.

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