China becomes world’s top smartphone producer

China becomes world’s top smartphone producer

Chinese shipments of smartphones totaled 224 million units in 2012, making the country the world’s largest smartphone producer, official data showed Wednesday. In 2012, over 730,000 Chinese apps were launched on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad platforms, and the number of apps in China Mobile’s online Mobile Market approached 150,000, according to a statement […]

China’s cabinet approves science infrastructure plan

The State Council, or China’s cabinet, has approved a plan on infrastructure construction for major science and technology projects for the next two decades. According to a statement released Wednesday after an executive meeting of the State Council, the Medium- and Long-Term (2012-2030) Plan on Infrastructure Construction for China’s Major Science and Technology Projects aims […]

China promotes Beidou technology on transport vehicles

Major transportation vehicles in parts of China are now required to use homegrown Beidou Navigation Satellite System (BDS), according to the country’s transport authorities Monday. All tour coaches, long-distance scheduled buses and vehicles for transporting dangerous articles, should install the BDS service when they renew mobile navigation terminals, according to a Ministry of Transport (MOT) […]

China continues as world’s top automaker, market

China continues as world’s top automaker, market

China remained the world’s largest producer and market for automobiles for the fourth consecutive year in 2012, according to data released Friday by the country’s auto industry association. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said in a statement posted on its website that the country’s auto sales last year hit 19.31 million units, up […]

Toshiba settles in Chongqing

Japan’s Toshiba Corporation determined to build its global laptop base in Chongqing on January 8, 2013, aiming at producing high-end laptops and tablet PCs. The settlement of this laptop base marks the overall accomplishment of Chongqing’s strategic layout of “5+6+700” (which means 5 brands, 6 OEMs and over 700 parts producers). Tan Jiangang

China no longer reliant on satellite image imports

China’s first high-resolution, stereo mapping satellite Ziyuan III meets international standards, ridding the country of its reliance on imports of satellite images. It was announced at a seminar reviewing the research and development of Ziyuan III held on Wednesday, one year after the satellite was launched. China used to import over 90 percent of its […]

Three Gorges project generates record power

The Three Gorges Power Plant, China’s largest hydropower project, generated 98.1 billion kilowatt-hours (kwh) of electricity in 2012, a record high, according to an announcement from the China Three Gorges Corporation on Tuesday. The power generation volume grew 25 percent year on year and accounted for about 14 percent of the country’s total power generated […]

China to boost biotech industry

The Chinese government will give a boost to the biotechnology industry in order to tackle problems related to population growth, food safety, energy conservation and environmental protection, the State Council said Sunday. The government aims to double the share of GDP that the sector’s value-added output accounts for by 2015 from the 2010 level, according […]

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