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China Launches Zhongxing-2D Satellite[Jan 11, 2019]

China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The Chinese-made communication and broadcasting satellite will provide transmission service for the country's radio, television stations and cable television networks.

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China's Homegrown Anti-cancer Drug Wins International Recognition[Jan 10, 2019]

China's homegrown drug Sintilimab designed for treating relapsed or refractory classic Hodgkin lymphoma has won international recognition, with its clinical trial research published as the cover paper in the January issue of The Lancet Haematology.

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Chinese, Ugandan Universities Agree to Establish Geoscience, Petroleum Institute[Jan 09, 2019]

China University of Petroleum and Uganda's Makerere University have signed an agreement to establish a geoscience and petroleum institute to build capacity in the country's nascent oil and gas sector. Experts will develop joint appropriate academic programs and conducting research.

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China Opens First National Selenium R&D Center[Jan 07, 2019]

China's first national selenium research and development (R&D) center opened Sunday in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province. The center aims to beef up selenium research, standardize the selenium industrial system, upgrade the sector, and offer technical support for selenium-related companies.

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Chinese Scientists Succeed in Developing Clonal Seeds from Hybrid Rice[Jan 07, 2019]

Chinese scientists have succeeded in developing clonal seeds from hybrid rice. The study was published in Nature Biotechnology. Researchers from from the China National Rice Research Institute and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences conducted simultaneous genome engineering of meiosis and fertilization genes in developing the clonal seeds.

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Chinese Researchers Develop Breakthrough Vaccine Against Cervical Cancer[Jan 07, 2019]

Chinese researchers have taken a major step forward in developing a new-generation vaccine that has the potential to protect against almost all of the most potentially lethal forms of human papilloma virus (HPV). The new-generation vaccine candidate will be available for women aged 9 to 45. Its cost will not exceed the current market-available vaccines.


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