China science, technology news summary -- Nov. 1

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BEIJING, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China:


China successfully launched a satellite on Wednesday from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in north China's Shanxi Province.

A modified version of the Long March-6 carrier rocket carrying the satellite Tianhui-5 lifted off at 6:50 a.m. (Beijing Time).

The satellite has entered its preset orbit. It will be used for geographic mapping, land resource survey, scientific experiments and other missions.


The first Belt and Road Conference on Science and Technology Exchange will take place in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality from Nov. 6 to 7, the State Council Information Office said.

The conference will focus on inter-governmental cooperation in science and technology, people-to-people exchanges in science and technology, industrial innovation and development, paradigm change in scientific research, future medicine, open science, and big data.


Chinese and foreign agricultural scientists will strengthen cooperation in sustainable prevention and control of invasive pests such as fall armyworm to ensure global food security.

A global symposium on sustainable fall armyworm management, organized by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, started on Tuesday in Beijing, with the aim of improving the global response against fall armyworm and other invasive pests.

The fall armyworm, a native insect pest of the Americas, has been spread to over 80 countries around the world since 2016. The negative impact of the pest on crop yield in the newly invaded range is immense, according to experts. Enditem

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