VC firms feel the chill of sluggish market, but remain warm about future

While Chinese venture capitalists seem to tighten their belts amid the sluggish global economy, they still believe in finding exceptional companies that will grow in the future.

Accompanying satellite sends back images of Tiangong II, Shenzhou XI

The image sent back by an accompanying satellite shows Tiangong II (top) and Shenzhou XI (bottom) in space on Oct 23, 2016.

Astronauts aboard Shenzhou XI have a special companion

The two astronauts aboard Shenzhou XI spacecraft have an unusual companion: a silkworm.

Smart technology to assist cancer treatment

Doctors in some of China's major hospitals may have a new tool soon that can help them provide personalized treatment options to cancer patients.

Chinese scientists discover previously unobserved 'dark matter'

A large number of complex variants in the human genome, known as "dark matter", which have never been observed before, were recently found by Chinese scientists in Xi'an Jiaoting University in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province.

World's largest telescope begins peering into space

President Xi Jinping sends a congratulatory letter to scientists, engineers and builders who contributed to its creation.

National gene bank officially opens

The opening ceremony of China National GeneBank (CNGB) is held in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong province, Sept 22, 2016.

Batch production of Long March 5 underway

Batch production of Long March 5 has begun, said Meng Fanxin, manager of the industrialized base for the carrier rocket in Tianjin.

China's first gene bank to open in Shenzhen

China's first national gene bank, China National Genebank, will open in the southern city of Shenzhen on Sept 22, with the goal of protecting, researching and utilizing genetic resources, Nanfang Daily reported.

Quantum satellite taking on futuristic challenges

Throwing coins from an airplane and getting them to fall into the narrow slot of a moving piggy bank may sound impossible, but this, in essence, is what is being done with China's Quantum Science Satellite.

Mind-controlled tech to aid astronauts

Chinese space scientists are developing technologies that will allow astronauts to use their thoughts to control equipment in spacecraft, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

China may have sole space station

China may be the only country to have a space station in service in 2024, said Lei Fanpei, chairman of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp.

VR technology helps remove rare liver tumor in China

Have you ever wondered how Virtual Reality can help us in real life?

Tiangong-2 space lab enters preset orbit for docking with manned spacecraft

Chinese scientists on Sunday maneuvered the country's Tiangong-2 space lab to a preset orbit 393 kilometers above Earth's surface, in preparation for a planned docking with the Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft set to launch next month.

Space lab begins tests in orbit, prepares for visit by astronauts

China's second space laboratory, the Tiangong II, began conducting in-orbit tests on Thursday, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


China revolutionized the global economy by becoming the world's leading power in manufacturing. And now it has set its sights on a bigger fish: Innovation. It wants to create and produce high-end products, lead in innovative technologies and blaze through the information superhighway.