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China's R&D Spending up 11.6 pct in 2017[Feb 14, 2018]

China's spending on research and development (R&D) grew faster in 2017 as the country continued to push for innovation-driven development. Preliminary calculations showed that R&D spending rose 11.6 percent year-on-year to 1.75 trillion yuan (about 280 billion U.S. dollars) in 2017, 1 percentage point higher than in 2016.

deep-sea subsurface mooring;Antarctic water

China Launches Deep-sea Subsurface Moorings in Antarctic Waters[Feb 14, 2018]

China has launched two sets of deep-sea subsurface moorings in Antarctic waters in an effort to monitor seawater over the long term in a high-tech engineering move. They contain a main floating body, cables, a sea current meter, conductivity-temperature-depth system and a release. The data, especially recordings made under extreme weather conditions, is of great research value and scientific significance.

science push;basic science;technological powerhouse

Target Set for Science Push[Feb 13, 2018]

China will build quality laboratories, nurture top talent, take part in more international projects and improve policies for basic science projects to become a global technological powerhouse by 2050, officials said on Sunday. The new efforts feature in a document published by the State Council on how to comprehensively improve basic science research capabilities.

BeiDou-3;twin satellites;navigation satellite

Twin BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellites Sent into Orbit by Single Rocket[Feb 13, 2018]

China sent two satellites into orbit on a single carrier rocket for its domestic BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) on Monday. The twin satellites, which form a network with four previously launched BeiDou-3 satellites, were the fifth and sixth satellites in the BeiDou-3 family. They entered orbit more than three hours after the launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

technical transaction;technical contract;transaction volume;transaction;transformation

China Sees Robust Technical Transaction[Feb 12, 2018]

More than 367,000 technical contracts were signed in China in 2017, up 14.7 percent from the previous year. The transaction volume of the contracts totaled 1.34 trillion yuan (213 billion U.S. dollars), with a year-on-year increase of 17.7 percent. Electronic information, urban construction and social development, and transportation are the top three fields that gained the most value.

basic science research;basic science

China's Basic Science Research Funding Doubles in 5 Years[Feb 12, 2018]

China's financial input in R&D of basic sciences doubled in the past five years from 41.2 billion yuan (about 6.5 billion U.S. dollars) in 2011 to 82.3 billion yuan in 2016. The percentage of funding for basic science R&D in the central government's total financial input in science and technology has reached the level of developed countries.

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