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China to Conduct Several Manned Space Flights Around 2020[May 02, 2017]

China plans to conduct several manned space flights from 2019 to 2022, during which a 60-tonne space station will be assembled and built. The space station program has been progressing steadily with its key technologies and plans already completed and its relevant flight products being tested.

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Chinese Submersible Jiaolong Completes Second Dive in South China Sea[May 02, 2017]

Jiaolong, China's manned submersible, conducted its second dive Thursday in the South China Sea. Jiaolong managed to bring 4.5 kilograms of nodule samples, 7 kilograms of encrustation samples, 8 liters of sea water samples collected near the seabed, eight sediment samples and nine basalt samples from the sea.

Tianzhou;Tianzhou-1;Tiangong;Tiangong-2;space lab

Tianzhou-1 Completes Its First in-orbit Refueling Test[Apr 28, 2017]

China's first cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 on Thursday completed its first on-orbit refueling test five days after successfully docking with the orbiting Tiangong-2 space lab. Zhang Youxia, chief commander of the mission, said the refueling test was successful. The CPC Central Committee, the State Council and Central Military Commission expressed congratulations to the researchers and staff involved in the mission.

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China Vows to Change Scientific Evaluation System[Apr 27, 2017]

China has put increased focus on scientific development in recent years, but the country is still seeking solutions on how to improve its evaluation system. Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, said a committee of senior experts will be formed to carry out appraisals before each major scientific project is launched. In addition, professional agents will be hired to manage each project, instead of government and supervisors of science and technology managing the programs themselves.

Jiaolong;oceanic expedition;South China Sea

China Begins Deep-sea Probe in South China Sea[Apr 26, 2017]

Chinese scientists embarked on a deep-sea mission in the South China Sea on Tuesday, the beginning of the second stage of China's 38th oceanic expedition. China's manned submersible Jiaolong with her crew of scientists arrived in the location aboard the mother ship Xiangyanghong 09 on Tuesday.

R&D;spending;science and technology

China to Raise Annual Per Capita R&D Spending to 500,000 Yuan by 2020[Apr 25, 2017]

China will increase its annual per capita spending on research and development (R&D) to 500,000 yuan (72,800 U.S. dollars) by 2020 from 370,000 yuan in 2014, the Ministry of Science and Technology said Monday. According to the 13th five-year plan for national science and technology talent development (2016-2020) released by the ministry, China had 5.35 million people working in R&D by the end of 2015, the world's largest pool of R&D talent.

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