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Past articles by Alice:

India exchange to debut rupee derivatives settled in US dollar

Launch of onshore futures and options unlikely to dent offshore volumes, though → Read More

China’s first lunar leaf dies after Chang’e scientists forced to cut power to stop battery running low

China’s dream of a moon harvest has died young. Just two days after they announced that plant shoots had to come to life on the moon, the Chang’e team said a lack of battery capacity meant they had been forced to cut off the power supply that kept them alive.... → Read More

Chinese yoga student wins US$28,800 payout after leg bone snaps in gym

A Shanghai gym was ordered to pay one of its members 195,000 yuan (US$28,800) after she snapped her thigh bone and was permanently injured trying to follow her yoga instructor’s directions in a class, according to a Chinese media report.... → Read More

Ocean temperatures to rise four times more quickly in next 40 years, warn US and Chinese scientists

The oceans are warming up much faster than scientists had previously predicted, substantially raising the risks and magnitude of natural disasters, a team of international researchers has warned.... → Read More

Chinese hepatitis B carrier asked to quit job after company medical reveals he has virus

A man in southern China who carries the hepatitis B virus was asked to quit his post 10 days after he started work, a newspaper reported on Monday.... → Read More

Onwards to Mars for China’s deep space explorers after Chang’e 4 moon mission success

Buoyed by a world first, Chinese scientists are looking to the red planet to push frontiers → Read More

Say cheese: Chinese lander Chang’e 4 sends big picture of the moon’s far side as science payloads begin work

Chang’e 4, China’s lunar lander, has sent the first panorama photo of the moon’s far side back to Earth, while its rover, Yutu 2, is ready for the next stage of its mission after its first short journey across the surface last Friday.... → Read More

Listening to the Big Bang: China’s lunar lander tunes in to ancient radio signals from across universe

Chang’e 4, China’s lunar lander, began tuning in to the oldest and faintest voices from across the universe using the antennas it carried to the “quiet” far side of the moon.... → Read More

How China hopes to play a leading role in developing next-generation nuclear reactors

Researchers have ambitious plans that could pave the way for cleaner, safer and more efficient reactors that could cut reliance on fossil fuels → Read More

China honours defence engineer Qian Qihu and and radar expert Liu Yongtan in annual science and tech awards

China gave awards to its top scientists on Tuesday, including a defence engineering expert who helped build an “underground Great Wall” and a scientist who worked on the country’s maritime radar system.... → Read More

First photo of China’s lunar rover Yutu 2 leaving ‘footprints’ on far side of moon

China’s lunar craft Chang’e 4 has released its rover Yutu 2 to explore the far side of the moon after making the world’s first soft landing on the moon’s uncharted side on Thursday.... → Read More

What you need to know about Chang’e 4, China’s mission to the far side of the moon

From the myths that inspired the name of the Chang’e landing to the future of space exploration, we take a look at some of the most interesting aspects of this mission → Read More

How good for your health is cutting salt from your diet? Chinese scientists try to find the answer

Most people eat too much salt, but a study conducted in a part of China where the problem is especially serious suggests that reducing consumption by a quarter could halve death rates → Read More

Who will be named China’s next top scientist? The countdown begins

Regarded as the Chinese Nobel Prizes, the annual national science and technology awards have been running since 1955Focus is on original work that could lead international research → Read More

Delayed but still a world first: new breed of nuclear reactor powers up in southern China

Taishan plant beats French and Finnish projects to completion more than a decade after it started → Read More

Storm clouds continue to cast shadows over China’s Sky River rain-making project

Head of research team invites scientists to his laboratory to see for themselves how scheme will workOpponents describe plan to produce more rain to feed Yellow River as waste of taxpayers’ money → Read More

Men ‘detained for burning low-quality coal’ in northern China amid winter crackdown

A Chinese county has detained two men for burning low-quality coal and issued warnings to another 32 people, as authorities in the north clamp down on heating fuel over winter as part of Beijing’s war on pollution.... → Read More

Chinese flying saucer builder enters legal twilight zone after building UFO-inspired drone

A Chinese drone enthusiast has been brought back to earth with a bump after building his own flying saucer because the authorities warned him he did not have the proper permission to fly it.... → Read More

Chang’e 4 to launch China’s bid to be first on dark side of the moon

Lunar lander and rover spacecraft blast off on Saturday in challenging mission to explore moon’s lesser-known far sideSuccess would significantly boost the standing of the Chinese space programme → Read More

Chinese scientist He Jiankui apologises but says he is proud, after gene-edited baby project sparks global controversy

Speaking at international conference in Hong Kong, academic says couples who took part in experiment gave informed consentHe adds that study had been sent to scientific journal for vetting → Read More