WeChat makes inroads abroad

2013-02-26 10:12:20

Tencent Holding Ltd is seeing a shift in the demographics of the user base of its WeChat messaging application, as international users start to adopt the mobile service.

Chinese scientists decipher moso bamboo genome

2013-02-26 06:57:52

Chinese scientists announced Monday that they have decoded the genome for moso bamboo in hopes of improving the breed and using the plant as an alternative to wood.

Chinese developed plane engine almost complete

2013-02-24 19:45:30

Chinese scientists and technicians will soon complete an indigenous, large aircraft engine that can equip the Y-20, the country's first domestically developed strategic airlifter.

China's mobile telecom market sees rapid growth

2013-02-22 22:22:08

China's mobile telecomm market witnessed rapid growth last year, as the country has begun to lead global technological advancements in this field.

Asteroid scare prompts calls for space research

2013-02-22 08:06:25

With images of fireballs slashing through the skies over Russia still fresh in people's minds, China's top asteroid scientist called for greater research into the dangers asteroids pose.

Chinese scientists identify prehistoric species

2013-02-21 22:49:04

Chinese scientists have announced that they have identified an enigmatic prehistoric insect, with a research paper published by academic journal "Nature“.

One-fifth of Chinese satellites exceed expected lifespan

2013-02-21 18:08:50

More than 20 percent of China's operating satellites are working beyond their expected lifespan, Chinese media reported on Feb 21.

Wen urges breakthroughs in Sci-Tech innovation

2013-02-21 16:13:24

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday urged China's science administrators, business leaders and scientists to race to make breakthroughs in scientific and technological innovation.

Scientists find smoking-dementia link

2013-02-21 13:25:46

A research team led by Chinese scientists has linked smoking to higher risks of dementia, Health News, a national health-centric newspaper.

Officials mull nuclear power for ships on polar missions

2013-02-21 07:44:56

China's polar expedition ships may use nuclear propulsion in the future, experts said, after one of the country's leading shipbuilders announced it has begun developing key technologies for nuclear-powered vessels.

China to build earthquake warning system

2013-02-20 07:46:43

China is planning to build a national earthquake monitoring and warning system in five years.

Navigation system set to soar

2013-02-20 07:15:10

Beidou satellite navigation system will soon benefit hundreds of millions of users, and provide a cheaper alternative than the Global Positioning System.