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Tech Report #68: December 13, 2004

China Science & Technology Digest:
July 1-15, 2004


This digest summarizes S&T-related articles that appeared in the media ATIP monitored in the first half of July 2004. Some articles reference a relevant website to assist readers in obtaining further information. For questions or to request additional information, please send email to The exchange rate used for this issue is RMB8.287 against the U.S. dollar.

1st Frozen-Embryo Baby Born in Shaanxi
The first test-tube baby conceived from a frozen embryo in China was born in Shaanxi Province. The baby boy was born in the No. 2 Hospital affiliated with the Fourth Military Medical University on July 8th, weighing 2.95 kilos. The entire procedure involves retrieving fertile eggs from the mother and fertilizing and cultivating them in laboratory before they are implanted in the mother's uterus.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/13/2004

World's First Chinese CPU
Hong Kong Culture Holdings Limited has cooperated with IBM to develop the world's first Chinese Central Processing Unit (CPU). They will also jointly market the Chinese 2000 Online-eTown, which will provide cost-effective information solutions in China.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/13/2004

China's First Therapeutic Vaccine of Hepatitis B into Clinic Trial
China's first therapeutic Hepatitis B vaccine, which will make possible for Hepatitis B carriers and patients to be cured, has been approved for a second phase of clinical trials.
So far 261 patients have successfully overcome the disease with the help of the therapeutic vaccine. The therapeutic Hepatitis B vaccine is an albumen vaccine. Two other potential vaccines, including DNA and polypeptide types, are also being developed and are expected to be ready for use in five to six years.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/12/2004

Renewable Energy: A Priority of High-Tech Development
The Chinese government has released the 2004 Guidelines on Current Priorities in the Commercialization of High Technologies. It listed 134 areas in 10 general sectors as priorities. Technology for the production of renewable energy, including wind power, has been listed as a priority for China's high-tech development. Other priorities include the production of fuel cells, utilization of natural gas, technology for developing e-government and e-commerce, as well as biomedicine engineering and equipment for the next generation of high-speed broadband networks.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/12/2004

1st SARS Chinese Therapy Unveiled
A SARS treatment therapy with traditional Chinese medicine has been published by the WHO and Chinese authority. The treatment includes a therapeutic schedule using Chinese medical treatment and recovery methods. China's traditional medical practices have been used to help some SARS patients recover. The WHO has confirmed traditional Chinese medicine has fewer demonstrated side effects when treating SARS patients.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/12/2004

China's First Superconductor Cable Network Operational
China's first superconductor cable network is now operational, making the nation one of the three countries which have such electricity transmission network. The other two are the United States and Denmark. Superconductor refers to some metals or alloys that will lose resistance in power transmission when they are cooled to certain very low temperatures.
China's superconductor network is located at Puji Power Station in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. It was a key project jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Beijing and Yunnan.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/11/2004

Nokia Upgrades Cooperation with SMEs in Shanghai
Nokia plans to expand cooperation with small and medium-sized enterprises in Shanghai so as to better meet the needs of the Chinese market. Nokia intends to help SMEs sell their ideas and products through many projects, with investments ranging from 100,000 to 500,000 US dollars.
So far, Nokia has established five research institutions and four production bases in China, with over 4,500 staff members.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/08/2004

ACCESS Partners with Datang to Power 3G in China
Japan's Internet access technologies provider Access will join with China's Datang Mobile to provide the enabling technology for advanced mobile services over TD-SCDMA networks. Datang is the creator of TD-SCDMA, China's homegrown 3G standard. It owns the critical technologies of TD-SCDMA such as protocol stack, power saving technology, and development tools.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/06/2004

Microsoft Partners with Digital China
Microsoft and China's leading IT distributor and software company, Digital China, have formed a global partnership. The partnership means Digital China could use the platform provided by Microsoft's research and development team to develop new software products, and with Digital China's sales network, Microsoft can put application software into market immediately.
Microsoft has opened three joint ventures over the past four years, which is unprecedented for the company anywhere in the world.

China Deploys Internet Protocol Version 9 Network
China's Internet technology IPv9, compatible with IPv4 and IPv6, has been formally adapted and popularized into the civil and commercial sectors. The Ipv9 protocol is based on a ten-digit computing method; it has its own address protocol, nameplate protocol, transitional protocol, and digital domain name regulations and standards.
Source: Xinhuanet 07/05/2004

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