Monthly archives: October, 2018

China’s huge market scale to drive future robotic export growth: experts China’s huge market scale to drive future export growth: experts

A ping-pong player plays with a robot during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai on September 21. Photo: VCG Summary: China’s exports of robotic parts to South Korea have shot up about eight times in 2016 from the level in 2015 to account for 29.1 percent of South Korea’s total robotic imports, according …

China finds new ways to develop distant-water fishing Industry embraces new opportunities

The national distant-water fishing base in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province Photo: Bai Yunyi/GT Summary: China has become the world’s largest distant-water fishing nation through merging small, weak companies into bigger internationally competitive modern companies, as well as building fishing bases with intelligent technology. Now the country’s fishing industry is facing a bigger opportunity brought …

Will China’s private aerospace firms fall into quagmire like EV makers?

LandSpace launches its first rocket carrying a small satellite at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, Northwest China’s Gansu Province, on Saturday. Photo: VCG Summary: As China’s private aerospace firms take inspiration from SpaceX, China’s electric vehicle (EV) start-ups aim to repeat the success story of Tesla Inc. As start-ups making EVs have run into troubles …

Commercialization key for China’s AI strength

Illustration: Xia Qing/GT China’s passionate pursuit of technology- and innovation-driven development has the country on the lookout for emerging tech trends. In a remarkable sign, artificial intelligence (AI) has over the past few years transformed from a refreshing novelty into a familiar refrain in the Chinese economy. Whether China has already surpassed the US in …

China’s top legislature wraps up bimonthly session

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) closed its five-day bimonthly session Friday, adopting a revised Criminal Procedure Law, revisions to the organic laws of courts and procuratorates, among others. Presiding over the closing meeting, Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, said the NPC attached great importance to achieving judicial reform …

China tightens supervision on false litigation

Chinese procuratorates have tightened supervision on false litigation, which refers to baseless lawsuits without merit. Procuratorates nationwide have presented protests or suggestions against 5,178 cases involving false litigation to courts, amid a national campaign launched in 2015, according to a work report delivered by Procurator-General Zhang Jun at the ongoing session of the National People’s …

China set to further open up its cancer drug market R&D infrastructure needs to be enhanced: expert

Bayer’s exhibition stand during the ESMO Congress 2018 from October 19 to 23 in Munich, Germany Photo: Courtesy of Bayer The cost and short supply of cancer drugs has been a longstanding public concern in China. And the concern is being actively addressed with strengthened efforts by the Chinese government. Meanwhile, more foreign drug firms …

Lawmakers call for expansion of criminal default judgment scope

Lawmakers on Tuesday called for expansion of the scope of a proposed criminal default judgment mechanism during panel discussions at the ongoing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee. Li Zhanshu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, participated in the discussion. According to a draft amendment to the Criminal Procedure Law, a trial …

China’s planted forests break world record: officials

The fourth International Congress on Planted Forests commenced in Beijing on Tuesday. The three-day conference covers a wide range of topics including the sustainability of planted forests in the context of a changing climate. Photo: courtesy of the State Forestry and Grassland Administrations   China’s planted forest coverage tops the world at 69.3 million hectares …