ros horns, pangolin scales, dried sea horses, red corals, and hawksbill turtles, Zheng said. A major overseas criminal gang once active in smuggling animals to Guangdong province has been busted following the crackdown, he said. He suggested that further special campaigns will be launched to fight against such smuggling in the coming months. Water pollution has forced many regions, especially in southern China, to change their sou rces of drinking water, with many reaching out to the Yangtze River, a report said. The contamination of water bodies has made drinking water in souther n China more scarce, despite a dense network of waterways, according toRead More →

 that they are supposed to pay for themselves, and they should not embezzle funds for other purposes, it said. Research projects that require external help should be made public at the university. If there are profits involved between the research leader and external organizations, they should first sign a contract and submit it to the university, it said. University administrative staff should not seek profits or advantages in applying for and allocating research funds, the ministry said. Researchers should be held responsible for misuse of research funds. T heir research projects will be suspended, their research funds will be recovered and th ey will beRead More →

ipation ever of Nobel Prize winners, with four on the team They were Arieh Warshel, the 2013 Nobel Prize winner in chem istry; Edvard I. Moser, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; Konstantin Novoselov, the 2010 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or medicine; and Michael Young, the 2017 Nobel Prize winner in physiology or med icine. These four were also joined by Les Valiant, the 2010 Turing Prize winner. The survey was conducted by the International Tal ents magazine. The organizer and Dataway provided data analysis of the survey. China Daily cons tructed the official website for the survey and reported on theRead More →

developed three series including M, V and T, with the smartphone business revenue once accounting for 80 percent of its total revenue. The image-editing app developer changed its strategy to social platform on 2018. By the e nd of February, the monthly active users on Meitu platform reached 119.2 million. According to Meitu’s financial report, its revenue from internet business increased 26.3 percent year-on-year to 947.7 million yuan ($141.31 million) in 2018, w ith gross margin from the business surging 134.8 percent to 429.1 million yuan. However, the firm’s revenue from smart hardware slumped 50 .7 percent year-on-year to 184.38 million yuan last year, andRead More →

Scientists have for the first time seen clearly the dynamic structure of the receptor of human parathyroid hormone, of which the s ecretion is closely related to diseases including osteoporosis, hypoparathyroidism, and cachexia. The revelation provides valuable insights into discovering novel therap eutics against such diseases, the group of researchers said at a media briefing on Friday. Patients of osteoporosis, who the National Health Commission in October said number nearly 20 percent of Chin ese over the age of 50, need to take medicines stimulating the human parathyroid hormone receptor. As such medicines are polypeptide, they can only be injected rather than being orally taRead More →

China is planning to build a new Free Trade Zone in the Yangtze River Delta region, China Business Network reported on Wednesday. Deputy Director of the Shanghai Development and Reform Commission Zhu Min made t he announcement at a press conference on promoting high-quality development on Wednesday in Shanghai. Although Zhu didn’t reveal the exact location of the new FTZ, S uzhou Industrial Park in East China’s Jiangsu province is expected to be the spot. Suzhou Industrial Park said to a CBN reporter the FTZ is a national-level plan and the park hasn’t got any news yet. Zhu emphasized the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade ZoneRead More →

ourts around China will hand down harsher sentences, up to and including the death penalty, for gang-related crimes, under a directive released on Tue sday by the country’s leading group pursuing a national crackdown on gang crime. China has taken a tough stance and stepped up its efforts against gangs. In January last year it launched a three-year campaig n against mafia-style gangs and officials who shelter criminal organizations. Chen Yixin, director of the leading group, said at a news confere nce in Beijing on Tuesday that as of March, more than 79,00 0 people had been prosecuted, and trials are crucial at this stage ofRead More →

he bank, said: “Using big data, artificial intelligence and internet technolo gies, we built a platform based on real transactions to meet the financing needs of private enterprises, and realized synergies between finance and industries via smart risk management. “Enterprises need a series of services, including financing, settlement, asset management and sup ply chain management. Our bank is looking to offer comprehensive financial solutions, not just f inancing solutions, so as to join hands with companies in building industrial chains and ecosystems.” Shi Jie, executive vice-president of China Minsheng Banking Corp, said far-reaching changes have taken place in terms of the market and clients inRead More →

The State Council, China’s cabinet, said Wednesday it was necessary to amend laws and suppor ting regulations and policies to ensure the implementation of the foreign investment law. Draft amendments for administrative licensing law, trademark law, construction law and e lectronic signature law were passed Wednesday at a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang. It was also decided at the meeting to submit the draft amendments to the Standing Comm ittee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, for deliberation, according to a statement after the meeting. Suggestions for revisions include adding the principle of “non-discrimination” in administrative lice nsing,Read More →

 of affluent two-earner couples to outbid single people for homes is a real problem,” said Coontz, adding that it’s exacerbated in Amer ica by the extremely uneven quality of local schools, so that people get into bidding wars over homes in good school districts. “We have to think through our housing policies, zoning laws and social investm ents to find better ways to produce affordable housing (for singles),” she added. A rise in single-person households may aid labor market mobility, ac cording to Bachman. With fewer attachments to property and free of marital burdens, the se individuals may be more open to shifting cities forRead More →