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Newswise: Renewable aviation fuels prepare for take-off in Australia
Released: 21-May-2024 1:05 AM EDT
Renewable aviation fuels prepare for take-off in Australia
University of South Australia

Aviation experts from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will work with their Chinese counterparts over the next two years to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in both countries.

Newswise: China’s sinking cities indicate global-scale problem, Virginia Tech researcher says
Released: 18-Apr-2024 2:00 PM EDT
China’s sinking cities indicate global-scale problem, Virginia Tech researcher says
Virginia Tech

A third of China’s urban population at risk of city sinking, according to new satellite data. In an invited article for the journal Science, Manoochehr Shirzaei discusses how this phenomenon points to a global problem: Land is sinking everywhere.

Newswise: The year of dragon: revisiting the Dragon King
Released: 29-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST
The year of dragon: revisiting the Dragon King
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The January 1, 2024, Noto Peninsula, Japan, Mw7.5 earthquake has undoubtedly been one of the most important earthquakes in 2024, causing widespread attention of the seismological community worldwide. In a recent Editorial of Earthquake Research Advances, titled “Tracing the pace of an approaching ‘seismic dragon king’: additional evidence for the Noto earthquake swarm and the 2024 Mw7.5 Noto earthquake”, Liu, Yue, and her coauthors comment on the predictability of this earthquake.

Newswise: What Will It Take for China to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2060?
23-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST
What Will It Take for China to Reach Carbon Neutrality by 2060?
University of California San Diego

To become carbon neutral by 2060, as mandated by President Xi Jinping, China will have to build eight to 10 times more wind and solar power installations than currently exist in the country. Reaching carbon neutrality will also require major construction of transmission lines.

Newswise: Assessing Endosulfan Residues and Farmer Response Post-Ban in China's Cotton Regions
Released: 31-Jan-2024 7:20 AM EST
Assessing Endosulfan Residues and Farmer Response Post-Ban in China's Cotton Regions
Chinese Academy of Sciences

A study focusing on Northwest China's cotton fields by UNDP found persistent endosulfan residues from historical agricultural production despite its ban now.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 4:05 PM EST
When Chinese citizens are surveyed anonymously, support for party and government plummets
University of Southern California (USC)

Chinese citizens who rarely voice open criticism of their government reveal stronger negative views when they can answer questions anonymously, according to a new study published in The China Quarterly.

Released: 24-Jan-2024 3:45 AM EST
Understanding the Integrated Health Management System Policy in China From Multiple Perspectives: Systematic Review and Content Analysis
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The integrated health management system (IHMS), which unites all health care–related institutions under a health-centered organizational framework, is of great significance to China in promoting the hierarchical treatme...

Newswise: Reducing PM2.5 Disparity in China: Progress and Challenges
Released: 27-Dec-2023 7:20 AM EST
Reducing PM2.5 Disparity in China: Progress and Challenges
Chinese Academy of Sciences

PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter) is a critical pollutant affecting air quality and public health. In China, rapid industrialization and urbanization have led to severe PM2.5 pollution, posing significant health risks and environmental concerns.

   
Newswise: Shaping Tobacco Control Messages for the Chinese Lunar New Year Through Effective Short Videos
Released: 11-Dec-2023 7:20 AM EST
Shaping Tobacco Control Messages for the Chinese Lunar New Year Through Effective Short Videos
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The short video themed “Gamified couple at home” was considered as the most suitable one for wide dissemination because of its innovative style and potential effectiveness in changing behavioral intentions of cigarette gifting.

Released: 21-Nov-2023 12:05 PM EST
Does rainfall in southern China contribute to air pollution in the North China Plain?
Science China Press

Researchers found that rainfall in southern China can worsen air pollution in the North China Plain by intensifying a weather pattern that traps pollutants.

Newswise: Advancing Coastal Waterbird Conservation in China: Policy Progress and Challenges
Released: 19-Sep-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Advancing Coastal Waterbird Conservation in China: Policy Progress and Challenges
Chinese Academy of Sciences

This article reviews conservation measures taken in recent decade to protect waterbirds in China's coastal wetlands and provides recommendations for future conservation action from three aspects: policy and administration, habitat conservation and management, and multiparty participation.

Newswise: Experts available to comment on Maui fires, Kansas newspaper raid, Chinese tech investment ban, AI in schools
Released: 15-Aug-2023 10:55 AM EDT
Experts available to comment on Maui fires, Kansas newspaper raid, Chinese tech investment ban, AI in schools
Indiana University

Experts from Indiana University are available to comment on a variety of topics in the worlds of politics, finance, education and disaster response making headlines the week of Aug. 14, 2023.

   
11-Aug-2023 10:40 AM EDT
China’s oldest water pipes were a communal effort
University College London

A system of ancient ceramic water pipes, the oldest ever unearthed in China, shows that neolithic people were capable of complex engineering feats without the need for a centralised state authority, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

Released: 10-Aug-2023 3:35 PM EDT
Effectiveness of video gameplay restrictions questioned in new study
University of York

Legal restrictions placed on the amount of time young people in China can play video games may be less effective than originally thought, a new study has revealed.

Newswise: Overlooked CO2 Emissions Induced by Air Pollution Control Devices in China's Coal-Fired Power Plants
Released: 8-Aug-2023 8:25 AM EDT
Overlooked CO2 Emissions Induced by Air Pollution Control Devices in China's Coal-Fired Power Plants
Chinese Academy of Sciences

China's rapid industrialization and economic growth have led to an increasing demand for energy, with coal being the primary source of power generation. As a result, China boasts the world's largest fleet of coal-fired power plants (CFPPs), contributing over 60% of its domestic electricity supply. However, the operation of these CFPPs has also resulted in significant air pollutant emissions, leading to adverse impacts on public health and the environment.

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Newswise: Fabrication of Nanoscale Photonic Crystals with Ultrafast Laser
Released: 31-Jul-2023 11:15 AM EDT
Fabrication of Nanoscale Photonic Crystals with Ultrafast Laser
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Photonic crystal structures have excellent light control properties and are hot topics in the field of photonics. For the preparation of photonic crystal structures with nanoscale three-dimensional spatial resolution inside the crystal, new femtosecond laser processing technologies are urgently needed. Scientists in China proposed a photonic crystal structure fabrication method based on nanoscale femtosecond laser multi-beam lithography. The technique will open possible ways to fabricate nanostructures for applications in optical communication and light manipulation.

Released: 14-Jul-2023 2:05 PM EDT
China's extreme poverty rate increased under capitalist reforms
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

It is widely believed that China’s socialist economy had relatively high rates of extreme poverty, while the capitalist reforms of the 1980s and 1990s delivered rapid progress, with extreme poverty declining from 88% in 1981 to zero by 2018.

   
Newswise: Climate effects of future aerosol reductions for achieving carbon neutrality in China
Released: 26-Jun-2023 4:45 PM EDT
Climate effects of future aerosol reductions for achieving carbon neutrality in China
Science China Press

This study is led by Prof. Yang Yang from Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology. when China pursues the carbon neutrality goal and the long-term air quality target, aerosol reductions will cause temperature increase over eastern China and enhance precipitation over southern China.

Released: 15-Jun-2023 1:55 PM EDT
The Air Pollution Complex: improved air pollution understanding in China
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Air pollution in China is generated from many sources and interacts chemically and physically within the atmosphere in ways that can be difficult to predict.

Released: 13-Jun-2023 7:10 PM EDT
Integrating offshore wind into China’s power grid can further carbon neutrality goals
Harvard John A. Paulson School Of Engineering And Applied Sciences

New research published in Nature Communications develops a bottom-up model to test the capabilities of the grid to accommode renewable power variability and to design the optimal investment plans for offshore wind power.

Newswise: Warm and dry climate over China in 2022 with extreme heatwaves and droughts
Released: 26-May-2023 12:05 PM EDT
Warm and dry climate over China in 2022 with extreme heatwaves and droughts
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Weather and climate are important factors affecting economic and social development. In China, the country’s National Climate Center releases an annual climate report that comprehensively covers China’s achievements and progress that year in climate system monitoring, climate impact assessment, and other aspects.

Released: 18-May-2023 7:30 PM EDT
Historical memories have long reach in consumer preferences, study finds
University of Toronto, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Curious about the impact of a re-ignited territorial dispute between Japan and China in 2012, Zhong, now an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management looked at what happened to car sales in the province of Guangxi around the same time. Guangxi had the highest civilian casualty rate of any Chinese province during the war.

Newswise: Emissions reductions of Chinese EVs
Released: 16-May-2023 7:35 PM EDT
Emissions reductions of Chinese EVs
PNAS Nexus

Chinese electric vehicles (EVs) drive larger emissions reductions over time, due to increased operating efficiency and a greener electricity mix, according to a study.

Newswise: Tiempo, educación, persistencia para reducir la brecha en el tratamiento de la epilepsia: la historia de China
Released: 11-May-2023 1:05 PM EDT
Tiempo, educación, persistencia para reducir la brecha en el tratamiento de la epilepsia: la historia de China
International League Against Epilepsy

El Plan de Acción Mundial Intersectorial sobre Epilepsia y Otros Trastornos Neurológicos (IGAP) tiene como objetivo reducir las brechas de diagnóstico y tratamiento de la epilepsia en todo el mundo para 2031. Muchas personas en la comunidad de la epilepsia se preguntan: "¿Cómo hacemos mejorar el acceso a la atención?"

Newswise: Victor Shih Appointed as New Director of UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center
Released: 18-Apr-2023 3:40 PM EDT
Victor Shih Appointed as New Director of UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center
University of California San Diego

Victor C. Shih has been appointed as the new director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, effective July 1, 2023. Shih, the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, is a highly regarded scholar with expertise in a broad range of subjects related to China.

Newswise: Promote biopesticides for locust control in China: Study
Released: 11-Apr-2023 2:00 PM EDT
Promote biopesticides for locust control in China: Study
CABI Publishing

A new study led by scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety suggests greater awareness of biopesticide market availability, efficacy and field application processes could help tackle locust outbreaks in China.

Newswise: Illegal trade and poor regulation threaten pangolins in China
Released: 3-Apr-2023 7:20 PM EDT
Illegal trade and poor regulation threaten pangolins in China
Pensoft Publishers

Pangolins, unique scale-covered mammals, are drastically declining in numbers across Asia and Africa, largely due to illegal trade. Part of the trade, both legal and illegal, supports the traditional Chinese medicine market, which has attracted conservation attention.

   
Newswise: Cascading Failures in Urban Traffic Systems Tied to Hidden Bottlenecks
17-Mar-2023 10:15 AM EDT
Cascading Failures in Urban Traffic Systems Tied to Hidden Bottlenecks
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Scientists in China have developed a modeling technique to study urban traffic flows and show that their model can be used to find previously unknown bottlenecks. The model uses a modified form of percolation theory, and the investigators considered the existing road network and population distribution in Shanghai.

Newswise: Time, education, persistence to reduce the epilepsy treatment gap: China’s story
Released: 15-Mar-2023 9:50 AM EDT
Time, education, persistence to reduce the epilepsy treatment gap: China’s story
International League Against Epilepsy

In some countries, more than 90% of people with epilepsy are not receiving treatment. Over the past two decades, epilepsy diagnosis and treatment have evolved in China as the country has focused on multiple aspects of care, including stigma and access to specialists.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EST
‘China’s menacing behavior,’ military buildup cause for concern
University of Miami

China’s aggression and increasingly provocative actions in the Indo-Pacific reflect its willingness to openly challenge the U.S.-led economic order in the growth-oriented region, according to a University of Miami China and defense expert.

Newswise: Weather balloons and UFOs: FSU professor offers historical perspective on aerial surveillance
Released: 15-Feb-2023 12:50 PM EST
Weather balloons and UFOs: FSU professor offers historical perspective on aerial surveillance
Florida State University

By: Bill Wellock | Published: February 15, 2023 | 12:03 pm | SHARE: The recent incursion of a Chinese spy balloon and other flying objects into American airspace evoked memories of aerial reconnaissance missions from the Cold War era. After a U.S. Air Force fighter downed the balloon, officials sent its antenna array to a Federal Bureau of Investigation lab.

Released: 13-Feb-2023 11:15 AM EST
The era of globalization isn’t over, new study argues
University of Waterloo

Reports of globalization’s death are premature, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo, the University of British Columbia and the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai.

Newswise: Notre Dame expert on bills preventing Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing land: Adopting blanket restrictions will come with huge collateral costs
Released: 8-Feb-2023 12:05 PM EST
Notre Dame expert on bills preventing Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing land: Adopting blanket restrictions will come with huge collateral costs
University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame expert responds to the recent trend among states that are pursuing and supporting bills to prevent Chinese citizens and companies from purchasing U.S. land

Released: 1-Feb-2023 10:45 AM EST
China’s stricter clean heating policies may have saved thousands of lives – study
University of Birmingham

China’s stricter clean heating policies have improved air quality in northern China, particularly in Beijing and surrounding cities– potentially reducing 23,000 premature deaths due to air pollution in 2021 than in 2015, a new study reveals.

   
Released: 31-Jan-2023 10:05 AM EST
URI demographer discusses China’s first population decline in decades
University of Rhode Island

KINGSTON, R.I. – Jan. 31, 2023 – China’s National Bureau of Statistics recently released data showing the country’s first population decline in decades. At the end of 2022, the population of mainland China stood at 1.411 billion people, down 850,000 from the previous year.Around the world, experts called it a tipping point for a nation looking to continue an era of rapid economic expansion and boost its falling birth rate.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 5:45 PM EST
“Dark” side of air pollution across China poses potential health threat
University of Birmingham

China is a night-time ‘hot-spot’ for the production of nitrate radicals (PNO3) that could have a major impact on health-threatening ozone and fine particulates (PM2.5) in the atmosphere, a new study reveals.

Released: 9-Jan-2023 12:50 PM EST
Surge of SARS-CoV-2 Variants in China and USA Further Emphasizes Need for Surveillance, Preparedness, and International Collaborations
Global Virus Network

Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD, President of the Global Virus Network (GVN), Associate Vice President for International Partnerships and Innovation at the University of South Florida and Professor of the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, the GVN Southeast U.S. Regional Headquarters today issued a statement on the surge of SARS-CoV-2.



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