China News Digest for May 21 - May 27, 2016
China Outlines Innovation-Driven Development

China is counting innovation as pillar of economic development. The country's science and technology minister says nine areas will be at the center of efforts to drive innovation, focusing on converting technical fruits into business.   

Wokji (Chinese)

Chang'e 5 Lunar Probe to Land on Moon and Return in 2017

China will send lunar probe Chang'e 5 to land on the moon and return with lunar samples in the second half of 2017, according to State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) on Friday. It will be the first time a Chinese probe to land on the moon, collect samples and return to Earth, and the third stage of China's lunar exploration endeavor, said the SASTIND.

Chinese Province Aims to Lead Big Data Charge

On Tuesday, China's Premier Li Keqiang and senior ministers gathered foreign and Chinese high-tech executives in the capital of Guizhou to stump for the goal of building a big data industry. Big data is a hot computing field that involves crunching the massive amounts of data collected by Internet companies to discover trends. Guizhou wants to attract everything from the server farms that store the data to the engineers that design programs to sift through the information.

Wokeji (Chinese)


China to Protect IP, Won't Over-Regulate Innovation: Premier Li

The New York Times (English)

Chinese Vice Premier Stresses Supply-Side Structural Reform

Xinhua  (English)

The State Council issued "Guiding Opinions on Deepening Integration of Manufacturing and the Internet"

Four Ministries Issued "Internet + Artificial Intelligence Three-Year Action Plan"

"13th Five-Year" Scientific and Technological Innovation Plan got through review

National Science and Technology Major Project "13th Five-Year" Planning Committee Held Plenary Meeting

China-EU Digital Cooperation Promising

Xinhua (English) 

China Pushing for Green Transport Revolution

People's Daily (English)

Mass Innovation Gets into the "Fast Lane"
Wokeji (Chinese)

AIAA Awards Chinese Scientist its Top Prize

People's Daily (English)

China May Build World's Largest Optical Telescope in Aperture

People's Daily (English)

Bus Project Finds a Way Around China's Traffic Jams: Gliding Above Them

The New York Times (English)

China Nuclear Company to Build Pant in Sudan

People's Daily (English)

Huawei Sues Samsung Over LTE Patents

People's Daily  (English)

Foxconn Replaces 60,000 Workers with Robots

People's Daily (English)

Kuka's CEO Says Chinese Bidder Could be a Growth Driver

The New York Times (English)

Qualcomm Will Make China-Customized Chips Through Chinese Venture

IPO Hurdles Hurt Tech Startup Valuations

"Technology + Capital" Help to Boost Beidou Chip Industry
SASTIND (Chinese)

China's New Aircraft Carrier Still Needs Time Before Launch, Expert Says
People's Daily (English)

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