China science, technology news summary -- Feb. 19

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


The first group of Chinese astronauts who have been selected for the mission of building China's space station is currently undergoing training for extravehicular activities (EVA), preparing for the scheduled manned space mission.

According to the China National Space Administration, a total of 11 missions to build China's space station are planned for the next two years, including the construction of the core module that is scheduled to be launched in the first half of this year, two lab capsules, as well as four manned craft and four cargo craft.


China plans to set up 20 more centers nationwide this year to offer quicker services and reduce duration and cost of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, according to the country's IPR watchdog.

The plan to establish the centers is part of China's continuous efforts to strengthen IPR protection, the National Intellectual Property Administration said earlier this week. So far, the country has established more than 60 IPR protection centers and fast IPR service centers, providing easy, efficient and low-cost assistance to market entities.


A recent study revealed that the deep-sea oxygen content surged 600 million years ago, which laid the foundation for the emergence of multicellular organisms.

Paleontologists at the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences cooperated with researchers from the United States and France and reported the discovery which was published in the journal Geology. Enditem

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