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A man looks at the cartoon figures while pushing a baby stroller in front of a shopping mall in downtown Zunyi, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on April 1, 2016. [Photo/]
A cartoon figure of Zhuge Liang, a famous politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms period (AD 220-280), is seen in front of a shopping mall in downtown Zunyi, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on April 1, 2016. [Photo/]
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    Experts: Nation is hotbed for innovation


    China will breed a new wave of innovators, industry insiders, investors and government officials said at the 2016 Asia Beat Xiamen, an international competition for start-up projects that ran from March 17 through 19.

    “China’s industrial development once relied on labor-intensive sectors, but now must depend on innovation,” said Cai Wensheng, chairman of Longling Capital, which focuses on investment in start-ups.

    He said there is a boom in start-ups and investors because of the “massive number of active users, aggressive capital market and hard-working teams” in the... Read more

    Contest buzzing with unique submissions at global event

    b083fe96faa4185b48ff1f Virtual reality games, intelligent robots, cameras as thin as sheets of paper and many other creative products vied for bragging rights and seed money at the 2016 Asia Beat Xiamen, a competition for international start-ups and innovations. Under the theme of “fundraising and market entry”, the competition, held from March 17 to 19 in... Read more

    Space capsule returns after 12-day odyssey

    Recoverable module brings back completed science experiments, Cheng Yingqi reports. The returning capsule from SJ-10, China’s first microgravity satellite, landed safely in Siziwang Banner, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on April 18. Resembling the shape of a bullet, the SJ-10 modules carried 19 experimental loads that sought to shed light on microgravity and bioscience. Eleven of the experimental loads were aboard the returning capsule after its 12... Read more

    Give me speed but give me peace, too

    eca86bd9e2f913370f4503 While traveling from Beijing to Shanghai the other day, I recalled a video clip that did the rounds of the internet last year that showed someone balancing a coin on its edge on the windowsill of a high-speed train going in the opposite direction. So I tried the same trick. It worked, although, since... Read more

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