Tag: China

Newly Discovered Virus Infecting People In China May Be Transmitted By Ticks

The taiga tick could be spreading the Alongshan virus, which has sickened more than 80 farmers and forestry workers in northeastern China. What are the symptoms of the infection and how is it treated?

Public Health May 30, 2019

Rare Albino Panda Spotted At Nature Reserve In China

An all-white giant panda, believed to be an albino, was spotted inside a nature reserve in Sichuan, China. An expert said the existence of the rare albino panda can be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Animals May 27, 2019

Chinese Space Program Suffers From Launch Failure

The Thursday launch of China's Long March 4C rocket ended in failure. The mission was meant to place a Yaogan satellite, which analysts believe is used for military reconnaissance purposes, into orbit.

Space May 25, 2019

Mysterious Source Of Ozone-Destroying Chemicals Traced To East China

Scientists have traced East China as the mysterious source of rogue carbon emissions that destroy the ozone layer. The findings of the study will help act as a map that could check out which provinces in China are causing rogue emissions.

Earth/Environment May 23, 2019

1.2 Million Pigs Culled In Vietnam In Effort To Combat African Swine Fever Spread

African swine fever virus has been detected in 29 provinces across Vietnam. According to the Southeast Asian country's government, over 1.2 million pigs have been culled to prevent the further spread of the highly-contagious and deadly disease.

Public Health May 15, 2019

Can Brain Implants Treat Drug Addicts? Chinese Doctors Use Eye Deep Brain Stimulation For Opioid Addiction Treatment

Imagine a magical machine that can switch off addiction in the brain. That machine is what Chinese researchers are using to treat methamphetamine and opioid addiction in patients for the first time ever.

Biotech May 9, 2019

African Swine Fever Plaguing China's Pigs Can Impact The Whole World: Expert

The highly contagious and deadly African swine fever is wreaking havoc in China, leading to a shortage of pork that could affect the global market. China is responsible for a huge chunk of the world's pig population.

Animals April 28, 2019

China Wants To Build A Moon Base In The Lunar South Pole

China is setting its sights on the Moon. After the successful landing of its rover in the lunar far side this year, China announced that it will construct a scientific research station in the Moon's south pole.

Space April 25, 2019

China Releases New Images Of Dark Side Of The Moon

China is serious about its lunar and deep space exploration. The rover and lander tandem Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 sent back fresh images showing the far side of the moon.

Space April 24, 2019

China Opens Desert Facility For Teens To Simulate Living In Mars

A simulated Mars base camp welcomed 100 students on Wednesday, April 17, for the first time. The facility allows visitors to experience what it would be like to live on the surface of the Red Planet.

Space April 18, 2019

Chinese Experiment Creates Super Monkeys With Human Brain Genes

Gene-hacked monkeys that had human brain genes in their genomes appeared to be smarter than their unaltered peers. However, the scientific community raised ethical questions on the use of transgenic monkeys for experiments.

Animals April 12, 2019

Scientists Solve Mystery Of Why China's Terracotta Army Weapons Are So Well Preserved

Do the weapons from China's Terracotta structures have the earliest form of anti-rust technology? A new study sheds light as to what really keeps the ancient weapons in great shape.

Ancient April 5, 2019

Nokia Phones In Europe Reportedly Send Data To China

A number of Nokia 7 Plus phones in Norway have reportedly sent private user data to a server in China. HMD Global said it already fixed the problem, but Finnish data protection ombudsman wants to know more.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2019

Dozens Of New Species Discovered In Fossil 'Treasure Trove' In China

Researchers are describing a treasure trove of fossils along a river in China. Half of the dozens and dozens of fossils are of previously undescribed creatures, and they suspect there are more.

Ancient March 21, 2019

US Seizes 1 Million Pounds Of Smuggled Pork From China Amid African Swine Fever Concerns

1 million pounds of smuggled pork from China were seized by federal agents in New Jersey. The illegally imported meat was hidden in containers of laundry detergents and ramen noodles.

Public Health March 18, 2019

China And South Korea To Use Artificial Rain To Reduce Air Pollution

The fine dust levels in South Korea has reached an alarming rate. The country will start a joint project with China and use cloud seeding to wash away the fine dust particles causing air pollution out of the sky.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2019

CRISPR Babies Experiment May Have Been Funded By Chinese Government

Documents examined by medical news site STAT suggest the controversial CRISPR babies research may have been initially supported by the Chinese government. The documents identified three different government institutions in China as funding sources.

Feature | Health February 27, 2019

China Wants To Build Giant Solar Farm In Orbit To Harvest Sun's Energy

China has revealed plans to construct a massive power plant in space to beam back solar energy to Earth. The country is hoping to launch small to medium solar power stations to orbit around the planet by 2025.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2019

US Files Charges Against Huawei Over Claims Chinese Telecoms Giant Stole Trade Secrets, Violated Iran Sanctions

The US Justice Department filed nearly two dozen charges against Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. One indictment claims the Chinese smartphone maker tried to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile.

Business Tech January 29, 2019

Chinese Scientists At It Again With Gene-Edited Monkeys

Five gene-edited monkey clones were born at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China. The latest research is intended to back efforts in testing and developing drugs for the treatment of various human diseases in the years to come.

Animals January 24, 2019

Microsoft Bing Allegedly The Latest Victim In The ‘Great Firewall’ Of China

Bing is the latest serviced based in America to get banned in China. Microsoft has so far been playing nice with the country’s internet policies, but something apparently had to give.

Microsoft January 24, 2019

China's First Plants To Grow On Moon Die After Scientists Shut Down Power

China's first seedling in space sprouted but died soon after when scientists had to shut down power. Evidently, the temperature in the biosphere became extreme and erratic.

Space January 18, 2019

China's Chang'e 4 Mission Sprouts First Plant On The Moon

After landing the first spacecraft on the dark side of the moon, China made another history by sprouting cotton seeds on the lunar surface. What is the objective of this biosphere experiment?

Space January 16, 2019

China Already Planning Next Moon Mission This Year, Mars In 2020

Shortly after the successful landing of the Chang'e-4 probe on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3, China will launch the second of four planned moon missions by year-end. Spacecraft Chang'e-5 will collect samples from the near side of the moon.

Space January 15, 2019

Chinese Retailers Cut Down iPhone Prices Due To Weak Demand

Local resellers in China are giving away huge discounts on iPhones as Chinese consumers continue to go for cost-effective and feature-rich alternatives. Are the latest iPhones still worth the cost?

Apple January 12, 2019

Coke, Other Junk Food Companies May Have Influenced China's Health Policies Through Nonprofit Group ILSI

Coca Cola, McDonald's, Nestlé, and PepsiCo may have influenced China's health policies through the nonprofit group International Life Sciences Institute. An anthropologist from Harvard said ILSI-China enjoyed close ties with Chinese health officials.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Chinese Rover Lands Safely On Far Side Of Moon

On Thursday, the Chang'e-4 space probe landed on the Von Kármán crater within the South Pole-Aitken Basin. This is the first time that the region of the moon, which is forever facing away from Earth, will be explored.

Space January 3, 2019

Chinese Companies Ask Employees To Boycott Apple, Offer Incentives To Buy Huawei Products

Companies in China offer incentives to employees who buy Huawei devices. Some go to the extent of threatening to confiscate employees' iPhones and terminate those who use Apple products.

Business Tech December 25, 2018

China Preparing For Mission To Far Side Of The Moon

China's Chang'e 4 mission is scheduled for liftoff on Friday. The goal of the lander-rover duo is to explore the far side of the moon, specifically the oldest impact basin on the lunar surface.

Space December 7, 2018

South Korea Files Charges Against 9 People Who Leaked Samsung Trade Secrets To Chinese Company

The CEO of Samsung supplier Toptec is among those who were charged for leaking intellectual property to a Chinese company in exchange for $13.8 million. Prosecutors said the supplier sold the technology after its sales dipped.

Business Tech December 2, 2018

China Halts Work Of Scientist He Jiankui Who Claimed He Used CRISPR To Edit Babies' Genes

China on Thursday ordered to stop the work that led to the birth of gene-edited twins. Chinese Vice Minister of Science and Technology Xu Nanping described the work as illegal and unacceptable.

Biotech November 30, 2018

Scientist Responsible For 'CRISPR' Babies Speaks Out And Defends Research

The scientist who claimed to have made the first genetically edited baby has defended the procedure at a conference in Hong Kong. In his speech, he said that he is proud of what he has done.

November 29, 2018

Chinese Scientist Says Gene Edited Babies Now A Reality

A scientist from China admitted that he has genetically edited twin girls to become immune to HIV/AIDS. However, the process has serious implications that might put the children and their future descendants at risk.

November 26, 2018

Mystery Source Of Already Banned Ozone-Depleting Substance Discovered

Researchers found significant emissions of a banned ozone-depleting substance coming from East Asia, particularly from eastern China. Instead of declining after the ban, emissions have even slightly increased.

Earth/Environment October 27, 2018

China Planning To Launch 'Artificial Moon' Predicted To Be 8 Times Brighter Than The Real One

China is reportedly planning to launch an artificial moon above the province of Sichuan by 2020. Should it prove successful, the country will launch three more in 2022.

Feature | Science October 21, 2018

Study Puts Spain In Top Spot When It Comes To Life Expectancy

An average citizen in Spain can expect to live up to the age of 85.8 years old, according to a new study that predicted life expectancy around the world by 2040. The United States, meanwhile, was overtaken by China.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 20, 2018

China Tax Authorities Fine Actress Fan Bingbing For Tax Evasion

Chinese government has fined Fan Bingbing and the companies that she represents with millions of yuan for tax evasion. The 37-year-old actress has appeared in countless Chinese shows and movies and has even garnered international fame.

Celebrities October 4, 2018

Google China Prototype Allows Government To Track Search Queries Of Citizens

Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Google September 17, 2018

Google Employees Resign In Protest Of Project Dragonfly, A Censored Search Engine For China

Seven employees abandoned their jobs at Google in protest of the company's project known as 'Project Dragonfly.' The project was crafted to eradicate content that China's government views as sensitive.

Google September 16, 2018

Air Pollution Can Cause Cognitive Impairment In Brains Of The Elderly

Scientists have found a link to air pollution and cognitive impairment in a recent study. Experts in China tested thousands of people over four years to find out if the poor air quality can affect brain function.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 3, 2018

China Refuses To Share Bird Flu Virus Samples, Placing Thousands Of Lives In Danger

Medical experts around the globe share viral samples with one another to develop treatments and vaccines that will prevent outbreaks of pandemics. However, China has refused to share bird flu samples with the United States for over a year.

Public Health August 29, 2018

Air Pollution Levels In Seattle And Portland Now Higher Than Industrial Cities In China

Hundreds of wildfire across western North America has been sending swaths of smoke to surrounding cities. Seattle and Oregon recorded worse air pollution than China's Beijing in the past couple of days.

Earth/Environment August 24, 2018

Giant Panda Numbers Go Up As Conservation Efforts Continue

The endangered status of giant pandas has further been eased as the rare species continue to reproduce. Officials from China told a state media that the number of giant pandas in the wild has doubled in the past few decades.

Animals August 21, 2018

Apple App Store Takes Down 25,000 Illegal Apps In China

Following complaints from China’s state media, Apple moved for the removal of around 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store. Many of these apps are gambling-related.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 20, 2018

'Monster Hunter: World' PC Version No Longer Available In China, Just Days After Launch

The 'Monster Hunter: World' PC version was recently released, but after just a few days, the RPG is no longer available for sale in China. What happened, and can Capcom do anything about it?

Video Games August 14, 2018

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