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China science, technology news summary -- Jan. 13


Xinhua
13 Jan 2021

BEIJING, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

NEW TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR BDS

China has newly released four national technical standards for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS).

This is a major move forward of China in standardizing and ensuring the development and industrial application of the BDS through drafting national standards.

SCI&TECH BOOST SEED INDUSTRY

Chinese scientists have bred a number of new varieties of major crops during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), providing solid support for the country's food security, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) said.

The CAAS has made breakthroughs in breeding new crop varieties of staple crops that are of high quality, more tolerant for tough conditions and more suitable for machine reaping.

ROCKET ENGINE DEVELOPING

China is creating a new line of rocket engines for its upcoming space missions, the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) announced.

According to the state-owned satellite and rocket maker, progress has been made in key technologies for a hydrogen/oxygen high-thrust staged combustion cycle engine, which will serve the country's heavy-lift carrier rockets.

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