China science, technology news summary -- Jan. 14

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BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


Millions of Chinese are travelling smarter, faster, more efficiently and more comfortably than ever before after one of the world's largest human migrations got underway last Friday.

Ticket checking is faster as e-tickets are quickly replacing paper tickets. The checking of e-tickets, a service now available at all high-speed railway stations, takes 30 percent less time compared with manual checking of paper tickets.

Artificial intelligence (AI) security monitoring is realizing real-time analysis and early warning of passenger flows, so authorities can effectively prevent stampedes and other safety issues during the travel rush.


China had 39 mega civil airports each with annual passenger throughput exceeding the 10-million mark in 2019, according to civil aviation authorities.

The total sum of China's civil airports reached 238 by the end of 2019, according to the latest statistics from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.


SF Airlines, China's largest cargo airline, will see its fleet of all-cargo freighters exceed 60 in 2020, according to the airline Monday.

Besides the expanding fleet, SF Airlines will also see a continuously expanding global air route network with more than 70 destinations worldwide in 2020, said the cargo airline.


More than 300 teams around the world have signed up to participate in the ASC Student Supercomputer Challenge (ASC20), according to the organizing committee of the ASC20.

The launch ceremony of the ASC20 was held in Beijing on Friday.

The competition includes using classical supercomputers to complete quantum computing simulations and training artificial intelligence (AI) models to complete English test questions, according to Inspur Group, China's leading cloud computing, big data service provider as well as the sponsor of the ASC20. Enditem

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