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The use of bow and arrow for hunting and warfare dates back to the Paleolithic period in many parts of the world. Thousands of years ago, the crossbow was then invented by Chinese on the basic bow design, expanding the use of mechanical and hand-held weapons, and revolutionizing the battlefield.
C919 concluded its first commercial flight, making China the third in the world to have produced its own commercial large passenger aircraft, after the U.S. and Europe.
China's 29th National Science and Technology Week ran from May 20 to 31 across the country. It featured China's major sci-tech achievements in recent years including a series of activities such as science popularization events, by liaising with relevant departments and localities.
The Chinese delegation to the World Health Assembly (WHA) held a media briefing in Geneva on May 20, saying that it will fully participate in the deliberations on more than 70 topics this year, including prevention and response to public health emergencies, universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases, and the 2024-2025 planning and budgeting programme.
On the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 8,830 meters above sea level, stands the world's highest weather station. Set up in May 2022 by Chinese scientists a few steps away from Mount Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, the station had its first visit from a scientific expedition on May 23, to gather information and conduct maintenance.
The latest Nature Index data show that Chinese authors made the greatest contribution to high-quality natural science research in 2022, ranking first for the first time in terms of share of publications in high-quality journals, surpassing the United States.
Science and Technology Backyard (STB) was originally put forward by China Agricultural University (CAU) in 2009 as a new model for nurturing postgraduate students who study agriculture within the country. One of the criteria was that students had to stay in rural areas for two years to deal with grass roots situations farmers face daily.
China has been gathering advantageous resources for efficient management of saline-alkali land. Its efforts have witnessed progress in terms of the comprehensive utilization of saline-alkali land nationwide.
The Qin bronze chariots refer to two sets of large painted bronze models of chariots and horses, and their carriages, excavated in 1980 from the mausoleum of the first Qin emperor, Qin Shi Huang (247-220 BC), in Lintong, Shaanxi province.
In April, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), China's "artificial sun," realized a 403 -second steady -state long -pulse high confinement mode plasma operation, a world record and a concrete step forward towards the exploration of clean energy generated by nuclear fusion.
Wang Zhigang, minister of science and technology, said, "We hope this program will encourage more Chinese and French research teams to participate in sci-tech exchanges and cooperation, and encourage institutions to establish joint laboratories and other long-term cooperation platforms."
U.S. chip export controls will not affect China's 30-year head start in nurturing its stockpile of rare earth metals, skilled chip designers and engineers, and thousands of indigenous suppliers.