China science, technology news summary -- May 25

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BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


U.S. carmaker Tesla broke ground on a mega factory in Shanghai on Thursday to produce its energy-storage batteries Megapack. The move coincided with rapid growth of China's new energy-storage industry, which is backed by the country's commitment to developing the green economy and renewable energy.

As China strives to achieve its dual carbon goals, the country is vigorously developing a green economy, with renewable energy as one of the engines, which provides a robust demand for the new energy storage industry.


A team of Chinese scientists has unveiled the continuous evolutionary history of rice, tracing its journey from wild to domesticated over an astounding period of 100,000 years.

The findings published on Friday in the journal Science not only shed new light on the progression of human society and the origins of agricultural civilization, but also present compelling evidence that China is the birthplace of rice.

The analysis revealed a continuous trajectory of rice from wild to domesticated within the layer of Shangshan cultural site and its relationship with human activities and climate change.


The National Museum for Modern Chinese Scientists will officially open to the public on May 30 with inaugural exhibitions honoring prestigious Chinese veteran scientists.

The inaugural exhibitions -- one main exhibition and five themed exhibitions -- cover a total area of 5,000 square meters at the museum, which is located in the National Communication Center for Science and Technology in north Beijing.

They are part of activities to celebrate China's 8th annual National Science and Technology Workers Day which falls on May 30, according to the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Enditem

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