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China approves new COVID-19 vaccine for clinical trials

A new COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinopharm has recently been approved for clinical trials. The new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Vaccine & Serum Institute, a R&D center of Sinopharm's bioscience subsidiary the China National Biotec Group (CNBG), got approval from the National Medical Products Administration on Friday, the CNBG said on its official Weibo account on Saturday (April 10).

China launches satellite for space environment study

China launched a satellite into planned orbit on Friday (April 9) for space environment study. The satellite was carried by a Long March-4B rocket departing from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

Greater Bay Area establishes international IT association

Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macao on Thursday (April 8) jointly launched the Greater Bay Area (GBA) International Information Technology Association and held an inauguration ceremony.

Watch This | Science Park launches smart living, co-creation space for HK's innovation community

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) launched the InnoCell on Wednesday (April 7), a smart living and co-creation space at Hong Kong Science Park. HKSTP said that the purpose-built space will provide an ideal environment for local and overseas innovation and technology talent to live, co-create, innovate and forge a thriving community to fulfill Hong Kong's potential.

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders: study

One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said on Tuesday (Apr. 6).

Chinese company launches the country's first homegrown 7nm GPGPU chip

China has made a major breakthrough in leading-edge 7nm computing chips that could rival products from global industry leaders like U.S. companies Nvidia and AMD.

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine batch fails quality check

A batch of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine failed quality standards and can't be used, the drug giant said Wednesday (Mar. 31).

WHO releases report on global tracing of COVID-19 origins

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday (Mar. 30) released a report on the global tracing of COVID-19 origins, following a joint research with China on issues including the pathways of the virus and future investigation in different countries.

Vaccine protection to last at least a year: Adviser

A government adviser on the pandemic said on Sunday (March 28) that antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines should last for at least a year, adding that he hoped the BioNTech vaccination program could resume in a week.

China releases side images of Mars from Tianwen-1 probe

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) Friday (March 26) released two side images of Mars captured by the country's Tianwen-1 probe. Mars shows in the images like a crescent with clear grains on the surface.

Explainer | How much do you know about side effects of COVID-19 vaccines?

No matter what kind of vaccine you get, there is a certain possibility of side effects. Generally speaking, common side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are usually mild and temporary, and people will recover within a week. After injection, people are required to stay on site for observation for 15 to 30 minutes. If you experience any symptoms, the on-site medical staff can provide treatment immediately. So citizens don't need to worry too much.

Truth Is | Who tries to stigmatize Sinovac vaccine?

Since its introduction to Hong Kong, Sinovac has been the subject of heated discussion. HK experts tried to block it because of the lack of a Phase III medical report, and the government had to waive that requirement to introduce it successfully. Recently, there have been several incidents of side effects and deaths after inoculation, causing some citizens to cancel the injections in fear. What exactly leads to the tarnished reputation of Sinovac? Watch this video to find out the truth.

US: AstraZeneca may have used outdated info in vaccine trial

Results from a U.S. trial of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine may have used "outdated information," U.S. federal health officials said early Tuesday (Mar. 23).

Report finds leukemia to be most common cancer in Chinese children

Accounting for 57.21 percent of the cases, leukemia was the most common cancer among children with malignant tumors or benign ones of the central nervous system, according to a report based on data of patients discharged from hospitals in China from January 2017 to December 2018.

China's Chang'e-5 orbiter enters Sun-Earth trajectory

The orbiter of China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe has successfully entered the halo orbit around the sun-Earth Lagrangian point 1 (L1), becoming the country's first spacecraft in the orbit.
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