ons in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technolog ies, stipulating that clinical research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ tra nsplants between species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance. Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges. The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016. Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics committee that supervises life science technologies andRead More →

ouths who traveled rose by 101 percent year-on-year, compared with 50 per cent among peers in bigger cities, according to major online travel agency Ctrip. Ruan Tianying, deputy general manager of Western-style food chain Houcaller, said t hat with fastgrowing urbanization in China, lower-tier cities definitely offer great potential. Houcaller, founded in Xiamen, Fujian province, in 1993, plans to operate about 400 store s in 100 Chinese cities, with more than two-thirds of them located in lower-tier centers by the end of this year. Ruan said consumption per capita at Houcaller outlets is about 60 yuan, and about 80 percent of its more than 30Read More →

 of programs and compliance oversight to ensure that the required funds of investment programs are in place on time. The approval mechanism for government-invested pro grams will be further standardized, and major programs must go through procedures suc h as evaluations by intermediary service institutions, the public and experts, as well as risk assessment. Government investment funds must prioritize investments into areas where the market cannot effectively allocate res ources, such social services, public infrastructure and environment protection, the regulation said. It also calls for equal treatment of various types of investment entities, adding that authorities should not set up biased conditions. The premier saidRead More →

A college admissions cheating scheme in the United States has triggered widespread discussio n among Chinese netizens during the four-day May Day holiday after it was reported that a w ealthy family paid $6.5 million to assure their daughter’s admission to Stanford University. Billionaire Zhao Tao, 52, president and co-founder of Shandong Buchang Pharmaceuticals, a company that spec ializes in traditional Chinese medicine to fight cardiovascular disease, reportedly funneled money to William Ric k Singer, the admissions consultant who is at the center of the explosive case brought by US federal prosecutors. The executive’s daughter, Zhao Yusi, also known as Molly Zhao, got a spotRead More →

ial fish, but the ease of catching large quantities makes up for this, both men said. Irwin has turned down a job in Alaska for the summer. Catching carp in Kentucky is a much easier, he said. “Here, the weather is warmer, the climate is better and I get to sleep in my own bed at t he end of the day,” he said, adding that the earnings are comparable to what he would get in Alaska. Irwin and Berry make a good living catching Asian carp, which are so abundant in rivers and lakes that they have become a serious ecological pr oblem forRead More →

us on translational research that applies a new discovery from basic research and moves it along toward clinical practice. “But I think Chinese scientists need to focus more on making innovative and new dis coveries from basic research and develop new methods for cancer treatment from that,” he said. China and the US are working together in many medical research areas, Chen said, citing the clinica l practice cooperation between China and large US pharmaceutical companies, which he said is “huge now”. “The cooperation between specialists and pharmaceutical companies in China and the US can potentially accelerate resea rch and development of new drugs andRead More →

 China’s power generation climbed 4.2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019, official data showed. The pace of growth eased from 8 percent registered in the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. In March alone, power generation rose 5.4 percent from a year earlier, up from a rise of 2.9 percent in the first two months. Generation of hydroelectricity expanded 22 percent year-on-year in March , the highest growth since March 2016, due to abundant water from southern regions. The generation of nuclear power and solar power both posted faster year-on-year growth, at 31.7 percent and 12.9 percent respectively.Read More →

ore powerful momentum into the high-quality development of Chengdu,” he said. “We will do everything possible to create a law-based, internationalized business environment with quality services that facilitate and support development of foreign investment projects.” He emphasized the city plays an important role in China’s national agendas such as the Belt and Road Initiati ve, the Yangtze River economic zone development, and the West China development strategy. “A large number of national strategic opportunities have prese nted themselves in Chengdu… Chengdu is now at the frontier of China’s further ope ning-up, which shores up the city’s fast growth in regional competence and influence,” he said.Read More →

niversity and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Genetics and Development Biology. Their findings were published in the journal Science on Friday. About 20 years ago, scientists discovered that plants, like animals, have robust immune sys tems that can protect them from pathogens including viruses, fungi, bacteria and parasites. Plants also have a unique “lure and catch” immune response to de al with pathogens that have breached their cellular defense, but exactly how this work ed remained unknown, said Zhou Jianmin, a researcher at the institute and one of the main scientists behind the study. To probe this mystery, Zhou and his team investigatedRead More →

  re arguments to be made either way. Ultimately, all the Withdrawal Agreement does is place the UK into a transition p eriod, allowing for future negotiations about where all this ends up. If your biggest fear is remaining in the EU, then this is the case for holding your nose.   Taking back control   If May fails, as is widely expected, then it’s likely that MPs will do everything in their power to take control of Brexit away from the PM.   On Monday, MPs will vote on an amendable motion. This means that the Commons vo tes on a question put forward by the government, whichRead More →