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    H-bomb pioneer honored with top prize

    Nuclear physicist Yu Min is congratulated in Beijing on Jan. 9 after landing China’s top science award. zhou weihai / for china daily

    Nuclear physicist Yu Min is congratulated in Beijing on Jan. 9 after landing China’s top science award. zhou weihai / for china daily

    Scientist who overcame numerous challenges and led groundbreaking research to help ensure country’s security receives top award with customary modesty at moving ceremony in Beijing, China Daily reports.

    Yu Min, 89, the latest recipient of State Preeminent Science and Technology Award, is often referred to as “China’s No.... Read more

    Alibaba to address online fakes

    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has created a special task force of 300 to fight counterfeit goods, the e-commerce behemoth's shopping site Taobao.com said on Wednesday, as authorities accused it of failing to crack down on shady merchants. Taobao posted a response on its microblog, saying the company is willing to work with regulators, but at the same time it announced it will file a complaint... Read more

    Tibetans jump on the online shopping bandwagon

    The year of 2014 has been a busy year for 28-year-old Tang Xianlin, a deliveryman in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region. On average, he has about 100 parcels to deliver. His workload doubles, sometimes triple that average during the annual online shopping spree, which usually starts on Nov. 11, also known as Singles’ Day. Dec. 12 is another occasion when e-commerce platforms would launch... Read more

    Powering up the economy with new ‘invisible’ battery

    A vast area in the Gobi Desert will soon supply electricity for the country’s industrial heartland, reports Cui Jia in the Changji Hui autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. The fate of a strip of land in the far west of China about the size of Beijing was changed forever when a thick seam of coal was discovered beneath it. The unpopulated, arid land in... Read more

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