popcorn,” said Liu Yueming, a technician in the promotion of scientific cultivation i n the province. “It felt like the surface temperature was as high as 60 C. It’s a catastrophe.” He said that some springs in a village called Haikou had drie d up and the villagers didn’t have enough drinking water. “The village has 29 small water res ervoirs, however, 14 of them have been used up so far. The drought is beyond imagination.” “The villagers are doing everything they can to have enough drinki ng water and then to also save as much as possible for their crops,” he added. The regionRead More →

ark central region-the black hole’s shadow-depicted the black hole at the heart of Messier 87, a massive, distant gala xy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. It is 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the sun. It was one example of the role that Tianma has played in international coordinated observations. Its super sensitivity has made its observations useful as a reference by which other parti cipants in the network can adjust their data, according to the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory. “Tianma elevated the image quality of the EAVN, by about 50 percent, making a great co ntributionRead More →

t in culture and education, attractiveness for foreign investment and consumption scale are also indicators under consideration. Shanghai has the highest infrastructure and cultural environment indexes, and the financi al hub’s talent, technological innovation and financing indexes are in the top three of the country. Although Beijing’s soft environment index ranked first among all Chinese cities, its hard environment index lagged behind due to restriction of natural resources such as air quality, climate and forest coverage rate, the report said. With the best hard environment, South China’s Shenzhen also leads on the country’s technological innovation index. aaart.org.cnRead More →

 at the School of the Humanities and Centre for Bioethics at Huazho ng University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, Hubei province; Zhai Xiaomei, prof essor of bioethics and health policy at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences’ Centre for Bioethics, in Beijing; Zhu Wei, an associate professor at Fudan University’s Centre for Applied Ethics in Shanghai; and Qiu Renzong, a philosophy of sc ience and bioethics professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, in Beijing. “We think the authorities should step up their efforts to improve the governance of et hics in scientific research in light of the loopholes exposedRead More →

 will impact various industries and stimulate the emergence of many new products, services and industries. China Daily’s app was named the “Highly Commended” news app of the year at the newsawards 2019 in London on Wednesday. The result was announced at the gala dinner held at the Royal Lancaster London. Ch ina Daily beat two other nominees – The Independent and the Belfast Telegraph – to win the honor. The China Daily app offers “a powerful mix of technology and innovation, with great clarity on audience needs,” said the judges. The automotive sector will most likely be one of the first industries to rely onRead More →

More than 2.5 million tourists visited West Lake in Zhejiang province over the May Day holiday. What caught the attention of many of them was the presence of a team of eight intern ational students, all wearing yellow vests and Bluetooth headsets, and riding electric scooters. The eight were studying in Hangzhou, Zhejiang’s provincial capital. They are the first internatio nal volunteer team serving at the famous spot, which was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. The foreign volunteers are from India, Mongolia, Banglade sh, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Yemen. “As Hangzhou is seeing an increasing number ofRead More →

l become a platform for people to experience natural beauty and t o better understand, and then materialize, Xi’s wonderful ecological ideas. When the sustainable developme ustin Irwin anad James Berry took turns to steer their boat o n Barkley Lake in western Kentucky, looking for Asian carp. It did not take them long to spot a school of fish. Stopping the boat, Berry started to feed a 180-m eter-long net into the water as Irwin maneuvered the boat to form the net into a large circle. With the net in place, they then steered the boat in a circle, banging the hull with aRead More →

med it was behind the horrific attacks. Yet whoever the perpetrators, the attacks on innoc ent people should be condemned in the strongest terms, and those responsible arrested and punished. Since Sri Lanka has been facing some political and e conomic problems, and increasingly acute social conf licts for the past few years, the attacks seem to reveal not just sectarian disputes but also cer tain people’s dissatisfaction with the situation in the island nation, and the rest of South Asia. The motive behind the attacks could be helplessness and desperation of certain sections of Muslims in South Asia. The rise of Islamic extremism hasRead More →

nergy of all parties, Belt and Road cooperation will definitely become deep and concrete, steady and extensive,” the report said. “The Belt and Road will become a road of peace, prosperity, opening up, green development, innovatio n, connected civilizations, and clean government. It wi ll make economic globalization become more open, inclusive, balanced and beneficial to all.” China will improve its oversight of human related scientific research and medic al tests under draft laws and amendments submitted to China’s top legislature for review on Saturday. Medical and scientific research related to human genes and embryos mi ght present risks to health or violate ethics, andRead More →

US-based tech giant Amazon.com Inc plans to shut down its third-party seller services on its Chinese online marketplace in July, as it shifts its focus to offering Chinese mainland consumers overseas products rather than goods from local sellers. Starting July 18, customers logging in to Amazon’s Chinese web portal will only see a selec tion of goods from its global store, rather than products from local third-party sellers. Amazon said it will keep running its other businesses in China, inclu ding the cross-border shopping business Amazon Global Store; Global Selling, which helps Chin ese merchants sell products abroad; its cloud service platform Amazon Web Services; andRead More →