China produces key component for nuclear fusion facility
A world-class ion cyclotron resonant heating(ICRH) antenna, a key part of nuclear fusion facility, was delivered to a French institute in Anhui Province on Monday.
China scientists develop space 3D printer
Researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have successfully developed the country's first space 3D printer.
China develops 300-megawatt nuclear reactor cooling pump
A Chinese firm has developed the country's first 300-megawatt nuclear reactor cooling pump and is ready for bulk production.
China's "Tianqin" program starts infrastructure construction
China started to build infrastructure for its gravitational wave research project "Tianqin" in the southern coastal city of Zhuhai on Sunday.
Major Events in 2003
11th Session of China-Japan (Kumamoto) Industrial Technology Symposium was held in the city of Kumamoto, Japan with the theme of “Biotechnology and its Industrial Development”. Vice Minister Ma Songde of MOST, President Ono Shigeru of Kyushu-Yamaguchi Economic Federation and Director General Nishimura Masao of Kyushu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan attended the meeting. China-US Workshop on SARS was held in Beijing. Participants included Vice Minister Li Xueyong of MOST, Vice Minister Huang Jiefu of the Ministry of Health of China, Vice President Chen Zhu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Acting Deputy Chief Dan Morris of the US Mission in Beijing, US expert Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, and other officials and experts.
Mega-projects of Science Research for the 10th Five-Year Plan
To meet new challenges and demands after China’s WTO accession, and cater to domestic strategic economic restructuring, the Ministry of Science and Technology, with the approval of the 10th session of the State Science and Education Steering Group, has decided to organize and implement 12 mega-projects of science research based on the 863 Program and the National Key Technologies R&D Program. Through the implementation of dedicated projects, the Ministry hopes to take favorable positions in the science frontier in the 21st century and achieve significant technical breakthroughs, leading to industrialization in major fields related to national socio-economic development, all within 3 to 5 years.
National Basic Research Program of China(973 Program)
Basic research is a driving force for the progress of human civilization, a source and backbone of S&T and economic development, a precursor of inventions and new technology, and a cradle of S&T talents. Continuous fast socio-economic growth imposes increasingly higher demands on basic research while many scientific issues press for solutions derived from in-depth basic research. Significant breakthroughs from basic research often trigger remarkable changes in economic and social sectors. On June 4, 1997, the State Science and Education Steering Group decided to formulate “The National Plan on Key Basic Research and Development” and organize the implementation of the “National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program)”. The purpose of these two initiatives was to strengthen basic research in line with national strategic targets.
Key Technologies R&D Program
The Key Technologies R&D Program is the first national S&T program in China. It aims to address major S&T issues in national economic construction and social development. Initiated in 1982 and implemented through 4 Five-year Plans, the Program has made remarkable contributions to the technical renovation and upgrading of traditional industries and the formation of new industries. It has also boosted the sustainable development of our society and enhanced the national S&T strength and innovation capacity.