BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
Chinese scientists have recently completed a seed-collection mission on Mount Qomolangma, according to the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species, a comprehensive national database for the collection and preservation of wildlife germplasm resources in China.
The team successfully collected seeds of several plants such as crucihimalaya himalaica and saussurea gnaphalodes at a height of approximately 6,200 meters, setting a new record for plant seed collection at the highest altitude in China.
SPACE REFUELING VEHICLE
A space refueling vehicle built by China made its debut at the ongoing 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2021).
Lifespans of satellites could be extended thanks to the space refueling vehicle.
Equipped with a navigation system composed of radars and cameras, the vehicle can track and approach the satellite low on propellant under the guidance of the ground control system.
CHINA’S “SILICON VALLEY”
Major high-tech enterprises in Beijing’s Zhongguancun, dubbed “Silicon Valley” in China, recorded a 27.8 percent year-on-year growth in total revenue in the first eight months this year, statistics showed.
The revenue of these large enterprises totaled 5.2 trillion yuan (about 807 billion U.S. dollars) in the January-August period, according to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics.
Companies in the field of electronics and information, bioengineering and new medical technologies maintained high growth, it said.