Monthly archives: August, 2018

Future of flight seen through a microscope Chinese scientists aim to revolutionize aviation with nanoscience

An Airbus A350 XWB is displayed at the International Aerospace Exhibition held in Berlin in April. Photo: IC The dream of flight has evolved from wood and metal to modern composite aircraft. Now, Airbus and Chinese scientists are aiming to revolutionize aviation with super-tiny nano-materials. “It represents the future,” said Michel Tran Van, general manager …

Chinese lawmakers voice support for amendment to criminal procedure law

Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday voiced their support for a draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law during panel discussions at the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. According to the draft amendment, a default judgment can be applied to not only corruption-related criminal cases, and also serious cases endangering state security …

Didi under fire after second murder in 3 months Latest murder of a female passenger sparks widespread public criticism, prompts authorities to consider tougher regulations

Photo: IC Recent incidents in the ride-hailing sector have aroused widespread online debate in China. The Global Times spoke with a group of Didi Hitch drivers and employees concerning the safety issues of this growing internet giant, the most valuable unicorn backed by Alibaba and Apple. Some observers have suggested that Didi should have done …

China’s draft code hints at end to family planning Demographers weigh incentives to address declining birthrates

The removal of contents related to family planning policy in a draft civil code is the latest official signal from China that it may soon scrap the policy, as the country’s demographic structure undergoes fundamental changes, demographers noted on Tuesday. Considering the changes in the country’s demographic situation, provisions related to family planning in current …

China enters ‘5G sprint period’ , goes all out to become world network powerhouse Nation brings forward commercial launch date of technology to 2019, on track to become world’s network powerhouse

China Tower’s exhibition booth at the Smart China Expo in Southwest China’s Chongqing Photo: Zhang Hongpei/GT With international standards for 5G now in place, countries like China that aspire to lead in the technology have been entering a “sprint period” and are heading toward the commercial launch of the upgraded wireless network. As 5G is …

China’s AI industry needs more fundamental research in real economy Industry needs more fundamental research in real economy, stronger talent cultivation: experts

Visitors watch robotic arms play instruments during Smart China Expo in Southwest China’s Chongqing on Thursday. Photo: Zhang Hongpei/GT As China rapidly builds momentum in becoming a global innovation center for artificial intelligence (AI), the country’s integral players who focus on advanced technology should “search deeper into fundamental research and applications in the real economy,” …

The plight of Chinese furniture firms In wake of rise in bankruptcy filings, industry expected to improve production, enhance services: experts

Workers assemble cupboards at a factory in Zouping county, East China’s Shandong Province. Photo: IC With China’s furniture industry falling into uncharted waters every day, the recent news that the sector’s two star companies have filed for bankruptcy has brought it to its knees.  Based in East China’s Fujian Province, haolaiwuchugui.com (Haolaiwu) and Chengfeng Furniture …

Semiconductor pioneer hopes to push China to the cutting edge with massive new project

Zhang Rujing, founder of China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation Photo: VCG After being hit by US sanctions on ZTE Corp, China is seeking to bring its own semiconductor industry to the cutting edge to prevent dependence on foreign technology. Zhang Rujing (Richard Chang), known as the “father of the Chinese semiconductor” and founder of China-based …