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BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key technology news from the past week:


China completed commissioning of the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope on Saturday, putting it into formal operation after a productive three-year trial.

The telescope will gradually open to astronomers around the globe, providing them with a powerful tool to uncover the mysteries surrounding the genesis and evolutions of the universe.


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 sent a new optical remote-sensing satellite for commercial use into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province on Wednesday morning.

The satellite, belonging to the Jilin-1 satellite family, also named Red Flag-1 H9, was launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket.


A broadband communication satellite, developed by Beijing-based company GalaxySpace, was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 11:02 a.m. Thursday (Beijing Time).

Deployed in low-Earth orbit (LEO), the satellite has a communication capacity up to 10Gbps. Relative technological tests will be conducted on the satellite.

GalaxySpace aims to build a LEO broadband satellite constellation and create a global 5G communication network.


China's domestically-developed ARJ21 regional aircraft is undergoing its commercial operation phase by linking 38 cities from home and abroad, according to its developer Thursday.

The ARJ21 passenger jetliners have carried a total of 690,000 passengers on 37 air routes, said the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC).

Developed by the COMAC, the ARJ21 is China's first turbo-fan regional passenger jetliner. It was put into commercial service for the first time in June 2016. Enditem

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