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China to enhance cooperation with developing countries on climate change: vice minister

MARRAKECH, Morocco, China will continue strengthening its cooperation with other developing countries in addressing climate change, Liu Zhenmin, China’s vice foreign minister, said here Monday. China will incorporate its development with the common development of other developing countries and make joint efforts with them to find a low-carbon development path, said Liu in a speech concluding a forum on South-South …

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The First World Medical Robotics Conference Successfully Concludes in Shenzhen, China

The first World Medical Robotics Conference, hosted by Medical Robotics Society (MRS) and organized by ROBO Health Institute, was held in Shenzhen on Oct 29th -30th, 2016. The event was chaired by Yangsheng Xu, dean of Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. The conference was jointly hosted by Hannes Bleuler, Director of Robotics Laboratory at Federal Institute of Technology in …

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Jebsen Funds the National Model of Comprehensive Rural Eye Care Network Building Project with ORBIS and NIHA in China

Jebsen Group will fund the “National Model of Comprehensive Rural Eye Care Network Building Project” as Phase 2 of Project Morning Star. Jebsen to invest RMB 7.4 million over five years. Jebsen continues its partnership with ORBIS, dedicated to sight-saving and visual impairment prevention in China. Since launching Project Morning Star in 2011, and witnessing many great achievements over the …

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A step towards better science for education policy

By Connie St Louis- SciDev.Net Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in the …

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WuXi AppTec Unveils Manufacturing Center for Cutting Edge Cell and Gene Therapies

WuXi AppTec (WuXi), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device technology platform company, celebrated the grand opening of their new 150,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility in an event attended by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack and WuXi AppTec Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Ge Li. The new facility is WuXi AppTec’s third facility in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. When fully configured, …

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China Holds Dialogue for Great Rivers Worldwide

For thousands of years, human civilizations have arisen along great rivers. With the trend of globalization, a question arises: how to thoroughly understand the significance of river civilizations towards human society and reveal the unique value of river civilizations from the perspective of nature and society? On September 20th, the 2016 Great River Forum attracted the world’s attention to Wuhan, …

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Qikun Xue and Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo Awarded the First Future Science Prize

The Future Science Prize, the first privately sponsored science prize in Mainland China, announced its inaugural prize laureates in Beijing on September 19, 2016 after a rigorous selection process lasting a year and half. Qikun Xue of Tsinghua University was awarded the first prize in physical science; Yuk-Ming Dennis Lo, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong was awarded the …

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New Chinese Funded Research and Training Centers Opening in Angola

It was recently announced by the secretary of State for Cooperation in Luanda that China will supporting Angola’s recent endeavor to develop center’s for agricultural research and professional training in Huambo. Angela Braganca explained the announcement after signing the protocol for sending a fourth Chinese medical team, announcing that it is all in a bid to “contribute to the improvement …

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Ghana’s KNUST selected students set to study Science & Technology in China

An exciting new venture has been declared by the delegation from the Wenzhou Municipal in China, where they are offering scholarship packages to elected pupils of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana to travel to Wenzhou, China and study new technology. The Wenzhou Municipal delegation signed a Sister-city relation agreement with the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, …

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Mobile World Congress Brings the First Youth Mobile Festival to China

3 days, more than 10,000 young people, endless fun…. All under one roof! YoMo: introducing STEAM concepts to young people GSMA is introducing the Mobile World Congress’s first ever Youth Mobile (YoMo) Festival to Shanghai, China. With the participation of innovative companies in the Sciences, Technology Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) sectors and with a focus on gaming, robotics, and …

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