Science and Technology

Apple fails to present iPhone 12 due to ‘strategic mistake’ in 5G: Analyst

Left Review Online September 23, 2020

Apple fails to present iPhone 12 due to ‘strategic mistake’ in 5G: Analyst

Apple held its usual fall announcement on Tuesday, introducing a series of new products including new Apple Watch and a new iPad. However, there was a conspicuous absence during the event - the much-awaited iPhone 12. Liang Zhenpeng, senior industry analyst, told the Global Times on Wednesday that...more

Shockwave of US’ Huawei ban hits technology sector

GT staff reporters September 22, 2020

Shockwave of US’ Huawei ban hits technology sector

The Trump administration's export ban on Huawei, which took effect on Tuesday (US time), is already sending shockwaves through the technology world, industry watchers said. The ban, intended to cut off the Chinese tech giant's chip supplies, will slam Huawei's capabilities - especially in 5G and high-end smartphones...more

Beijing achieves full coverage of 5G independent networking

Left Review Online September 15, 2020

Beijing achieves full coverage of 5G independent networking

Beijing has become the second city in China, after Shenzhen in South China's Guangdong Province, to achieve full coverage of 5G independent networking, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Wednesday. As of the end of July, Beijing has opened 44,000...more

Chinese company begins vaccine trials on minors; Xi’an denies inoculation

Hu Yuwei September 10, 2020

Chinese company begins vaccine trials on minors; Xi’an denies inoculation

A Chinese vaccine maker has begun COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials on minors to better understand the vaccine's safety and efficacy to a wider population, the Global Times learned on Tuesday. The China National Biotec Group (CNBG) of SinoPharm, China's leading vaccine producer with two inactivated vaccine candidates for...more

Private satellite firm building factory in China

Zhang Hongpei September 5, 2020

Private satellite firm building factory in China

Commsat, a Chinese commercial space start-up, announced Tuesday that it has started to build a satellite factory in China with annual production of more than 100 satellites, which will weigh more than 100 kilograms each. The program, in Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province, marks the first major project in the...more

COVID-19 antibodies may decay faster than expected, resulting in ‘second infection’: Chinese epidemiologist

Zhang Hui and Liu Caiyu August 30, 2020

COVID-19 antibodies may decay faster than expected, resulting in ‘second infection’: Chinese epidemiologist

The COVID-19 vaccine that countries around the world are racing to acquire may not be able to provide permanent protection, and recipients who recover from the infection may become reinfected even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, a Hong Kong virologist told the Global Times after a recent study...more

China captured 62 million samples of malicious internet attacks in 2019; US was No.1 attacker

Left Review Online August 18, 2020

China captured 62 million samples of malicious internet attacks in 2019; US was No.1 attacker

More than 62 million samples of malicious computer programs were captured last year in China, with the US accounting for 53.5 percent of all overseas attacks, according to the 2019 China Internet Network Security Report released by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China...more

Science Center Honors Fidel Castro in Nicaragua

Left Review Online August 14, 2020

Science Center Honors Fidel Castro in Nicaragua

Managua, Aug 13 (Prensa Latina). This Thursday, 94 years after the birth of Fidel Castro, historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, a science center in the fields of western Nicaragua honors his legacy in this country to which he was linked by so many historical ties. The Comandante...more

Organic Farming in DPRK with Help of Mud Snails

Left Review Online August 9, 2020

Organic Farming in DPRK with Help of Mud Snails

Pyongyang. An organic farming with help of mud snails is widely introduced into farms of the DPRK. It is an advanced farming method that helps increase the grain output without using chemical fertilizers and agrochemicals in rice culture. According to an official concerned, this method has been applied...more

China’s daily COVID-19 testing capacity hits 4.84 million

GT Staff Reporters August 8, 2020

China’s daily COVID-19 testing capacity hits 4.84 million

China's COVID-19 testing capacity can fully meet domestic demand, authorities said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China's daily COVID-19 nucleic acid testing capacity hit 4.84 million at the end of July, with 4,946 institutions and more than 38,000 technical staff now...more

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

Zhao Yusha August 8, 2020

WHO admits Wuhan may not be virus origin, offsetting rumor

WHO's admission that Wuhan may not be the origin of COVID-19 may put to rest conspiracy theories that have put the central Chinese city and China in a bad light over the virus' origin, Chinese epidemiologists said. They urged for more research on transmission channels and virus host...more

TikTok buyout ‘a ruse’ to take down Facebook’s rival: Insiders

GT staff reporters August 8, 2020

TikTok buyout ‘a ruse’ to take down Facebook’s rival: Insiders

The plan to force TikTok US business to be divested could be a ruse for the US government and tech giants including Facebook to take down the short video platform and allow Facebook to fill the void, industry insiders told the Global Times Tuesday. US President Donald Trump...more

US degrades from innovator to digital rogue

Wang Wenwen August 7, 2020

US degrades from innovator to digital rogue

The US is showing its nature as a digital rogue state, as TikTok waits for its destiny. US President Donald Trump threatened to shut down this widely popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app in the US. He also said he was ready to approve a purchase of the US operations...more

Zhong Nanshan team and AI Lab develop deep-learning model that can predict COVID-19 progression

Left Review Online July 29, 2020

Zhong Nanshan team and AI Lab develop deep-learning model that can predict COVID-19 progression

Tencent-affiliated artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory AI Lab and the medical team of top Chinese physician Zhong Nanshan have jointly revealed the results of a research project, which can predict the likelihood of COVID-19 developing to a critical stage using AI technologies. They jointly developed a deep-learning model which...more

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved for Phase III clinical trials in Bangladesh

GT Staff Reporter July 26, 2020

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine approved for Phase III clinical trials in Bangladesh

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Beijing-based Sinovac Life Sciences Corp has obtained preliminary approval in Bangladesh for entering phase III clinical trials, the company said Monday. "Our vaccine has received approval from a national drug research council in Bangladesh and is waiting to obtain final approval from...more