China science, technology news summary -- Nov. 19

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BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


China has launched its first array of giant radio antennas to support missions to Mars and the moon, sources with the Xi'an Satellite Control Center said on Wednesday.

After nearly two years of construction, the deep-space antenna array system was built at the control center's Kashgar station in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

It consists of four 35-meter-diameter antennas, three of which are newly built. Its data reception capability is equivalent to that of an antenna with a diameter of 66 meters.


Shanghai was named the world's "smartest city" on Wednesday at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), becoming the first Chinese city to win this award.

The World Smart City Awards are presented annually by SCEWC to promote diversity, inclusiveness, equality, safety, and collaboration.


Several Chinese academicians and scientists on Tuesday called for promoting the spirit of scientists in the development of sci-tech industry.

Yao Tandong, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said at a press conference in Beijing that the moral and professional integrity of scientists can motivate scientific researchers and is important for the development of the sci-tech industry and social progress.

Yao noted that advanced technologies should be used for the more efficient development of scientific research. He urged enhancing interdisciplinary study for innovative research. Enditem

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