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CHINA SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER (No.647)

2012/02/29
 

IN THIS ISSUE


* New Plan to Boost R&D Infrastructures

* Enhanced Safety Plan for Nuclear Power

* RMB 2 Trillion from Advanced Materials

* Next Generation Internet into Commercial Application

* WAN Met with Australia Guests

* Monkey Manipulates Robots

* First City-wide Quantum Communication Network

* 11th Compass Navigation Satellite Launched

* Super Cloud Computing Center to Build


SPECIAL ISSUES

New Plan to Boost R&D Infrastructures

Not long ago, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology released to the public a special plan for boosting China's R&D infrastructures during the 12th Five-year period (2011-2015), in a bid to effectively implement the tasks defined by the national medium and long term scientific and technological development plan (2006-2020), and the national scientific and technological planning for the 12th five-year period, enhancing the support to R&D infrastructures, and to building an innovative country. The plan says by 2015 China will strive to accomplish the following objectives:

1) R&D infrastructures will be further optimized in distribution. Facilitate the development of major scientific and technological infrastructures, research and experiment bases, and R&D infrastructure platforms, making them more consistent with the needs of economic, social, and S&T development.

2) R&D infrastructures will be significantly enhanced for proprietary innovation activities. Develop new principles and new methods for scientific instruments making, striving to master the core technolo