China science, technology news summary -- Sept. 18

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BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


A new production line of the 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) project will be set up in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Boeing China announced Thursday.

It is the second production line of the 737-800BCF project under the joint efforts of Boeing and Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., Ltd. (GAMECO). The project, scheduled to start operation in 2021, will cater to the surging demands for freighters.


Capable of flying at an altitude of 6,000 meters and conducting environmental monitoring, a Chinese self-developed flying robot is helping researchers learn more about the "roof of the world."

The robot named Yunque is capable of conducting high-altitude environmental research and was used to monitor glaciers and lakes during China's second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.


Xuelong 2, China's first domestically-built polar icebreaker, is heading back to the homeport in Shanghai after crew members obtained a record-breaking sediment core sample in the Arctic Ocean, the Ministry of Natural Resources said Thursday.

The expedition team obtained an ocean sediment core with a length of 18.65 meters at a depth of 1,870 meters in the Northwind Basin of the Arctic Ocean on Sept. 8. Enditem

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