China unveils first private commercial medium-sized rocket

China’s first private commercial medium-sized rocket was recently unveiled in Beijing, just five months after U.S. company SpaceX launched its own heavy-lift launch vehicle, Falcon Heavy. The Chinese rocket ZQ-2, powered by liquid methane and liquid oxygen fueled engines, is the most powerful private rocket in terms of operational payload currently under development in China. … Continue reading China unveils first private commercial medium-sized rocket

Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

Bogus claims about the risk of statins – the group of medicines that are said to fight cholesterol – may have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths, researchers have said, after a study found the drugs do not cause the claimed side effects that have deterred many from using them. The research, conducted by … Continue reading Thousands May Have Died Due to Bogus Statin Risks, Says Big Pharma Funded Study

POLICE ADVISE PROHIBITION OF ONLINE PRO-SUICIDE GROUPS

The recent tragic suicide of two university students in Anhui province has triggered increased concern over the mental health of young people. A police investigation showed that the two young victims made a suicide pact via QQ, a popular instant messaging platform. At the same time, a recent survey revealed that there are many such … Continue reading POLICE ADVISE PROHIBITION OF ONLINE PRO-SUICIDE GROUPS

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

Bitcoin rise prompts mining boom

A view of Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province Photo: VCG Merchants at Huaqiangbei sell Bitcoin mining machines. Photo: Courtesy of a local merchant Huaqiangbei used to be a struggling electronics marketplace in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province, but it has recently bounced back thanks to the Bitcoin mining business. “The mining machine business … Continue reading Bitcoin rise prompts mining boom

Experts say this winter’s virus won’t evolve into flu pandemic

The predominant virus strain this winter has caused a particularly aggressive flu season in China. But the outbreak won’t develop into a flu pandemic, as no mutation has been detected in the strains that could affect virus transmission, says an official at National Health and Family Planning Commission. The high season for the outbreak will … Continue reading Experts say this winter’s virus won’t evolve into flu pandemic

Chinese brands rank in 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 report

(Photo/huanqiu.com) Many Chinese brands ranked among the world’s 500 most valuable, according to the Brand Finance Global 500 report released on Jan. 22 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Huanqiu.com reported on Jan. 30. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ranked as the world’s 8th most valuable brand, while Huawei, China’s leading … Continue reading Chinese brands rank in 2019 Brand Finance Global 500 report