Super-Earth Size Planet Able to Support Life Found 111 Lightyears From Earth

A team of Canadian and European astronomers has discovered that a distant exoplanet known as K2-18b may be a scaled up version of Earth, capable of holding liquid water and thus having the potential to host alien life. The new research, based on data from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), was published in the peer-reviewed … Continue reading Super-Earth Size Planet Able to Support Life Found 111 Lightyears From Earth

Faraday’s model FF91 might be sold at over 2 million RMB in China

Faraday Future’s (FF) model FF91 is scheduled to be delivered at the end of 2018. The price is expected to reach over 2 million RMB ($317,000) per unit in the Chinese market, a source close to the company told Chinese newspaper Beijing Business Today on Feb. 26. However, the public relations department of Faraday in … Continue reading Faraday’s model FF91 might be sold at over 2 million RMB in China

Elite independent schools from UK lure Chinese talents in Shanghai

A total of 12 elite independent schools from the U.K. came to Shanghai on Sept. 12 for recruitment at the 7th China Summit of the Association of Leading Independent Schools. Nearly 100 Chinese students who had passed a pretest and a written test participated in a one-on-one interview during the event. According to a principle … Continue reading Elite independent schools from UK lure Chinese talents in Shanghai

Chinese naval ship drives away suspected pirate vessels for foreign freighters

On Sept. 27, the supply ship Qinghaihu of the 27th Chinese naval escort taskforce drove away nine suspected pirate vessels for a U.K. container ship and a Maltese freighter. At 9:32 a.m., the two ships sailed to the left of Qinghaihu, and the suspected pirate vessels approached the U.K. ship 10 minutes later. The Chinese … Continue reading Chinese naval ship drives away suspected pirate vessels for foreign freighters

BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS ESTABLISHES LONDON BRANCH

The London branch of the Bank of Communications (BoComm) had its opening ceremony on Nov. 9, reinforcing the influence of China-funded banks in the British capital. Song Shuguang, the chairman of board of supervisors of BoComm, referred to the branch as a “precious achievement” created by a sound China-U.K. financial and trade relationship. The sub-center … Continue reading BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS ESTABLISHES LONDON BRANCH

Stellar Road Runner: Fastest-Orbiting ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Ever Discovered

The Kepler telescope, which has already helped discover some 2,300 exoplanets during its K2 planet-hunting mission, has been instrumental in identifying arguably the fastest-orbiting planet ever discovered. A day on Earth, the time it takes for an Earth to conduct a full revolution, lasts 24 hours, roughly speaking, and a year on Earth takes 365 … Continue reading Stellar Road Runner: Fastest-Orbiting ‘Super-Earth’ Planet Ever Discovered

China’s bomber H-6K designed to fly beyond island chains

China’s bomber H-6K is designed to fly beyond the island chains, said He Shengqiang, leader of the aircraft’s research and development team from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. He said that the mileage, payload capacity and reliability of the H-6K have all met expectations. But the designers will continue to optimize and improve the … Continue reading China’s bomber H-6K designed to fly beyond island chains

China now Asia’s most popular destination for overseas students: China’s education authority

China has become Asia’s most popular destination for overseas students, said Li Hai, deputy director of the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of China’s Ministry of Education, at a press conference on Sept. 28. According to Li, China has stepped onto a new stage of two-way student exchanges. A total of 545,000 Chinese students … Continue reading China now Asia’s most popular destination for overseas students: China’s education authority

Rural Chinese students to visit UK for soccer exchange

Thirteen children from rural areas of Yuzhong County, Gansu province will visit the U.K. for a two-week soccer exchange program before the end of December. Most of the children are from remote mountainous areas. Though some have played soccer outside the province before, this is the first international exchange in which the students will participate. … Continue reading Rural Chinese students to visit UK for soccer exchange

Quarter of Chinese preschoolers spend more than half hour online each day

More than 23% of Chinese children from 3 to 6 years old spend more than half an hour on the Internet every day, according to a report issued at a forum on children’s cyber security. The report said that these preschoolers are similar to adults in terms of their online habits, enjoying online entertainment, shopping, … Continue reading Quarter of Chinese preschoolers spend more than half hour online each day