China science, technology news summary -- Nov. 15

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BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


China on Thursday unveiled an experiment simulating the process of a probe hovering, avoiding obstacles and descending to land on Mars.

The experiment was held on a trial ground, the largest in Asia for test landing on extraterrestrial bodies, in Huailai County, north China's Hebei Province.


The 2019 Convention on Exchange of Overseas Talents and the 21st Guangzhou Convention of Overseas Chinese Scholars in Science and Technology will be held from Dec. 18 to 19 in Guangdong Province.

The convention will mainly discuss the next generation of information technology, artificial intelligence, biological medicine, new energy, new material, advanced manufacturing and marine economy.


Chinese and Danish scientists have successfully retrieved genetic materials from a 1.9-million-year-old fossil of Gigantopithecus blacki, a species of great ape.

The finding, published in a paper on the journal Nature on Wednesday, marks the first time that such ancient protein evidence from fossils in the subtropics was retrieved. Scientists said it sheds new light on the origins and evolution of the long-extinct great ape species. Enditem

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