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欧盟国家在制定财政预算时将科研和教育放在首位 EU countries prioritize research and education- Smart spending and a focus on future-oriented priorities, such as innovation and education, will be key to create more jobs in the next decade. National and EU representatives concurred in January during a high-level conference on the EU’s next multi-annual budget for 2020-2027. Oettinger said that the only two areas that would not suffer cuts in the next MFF are Horizon 2020, the EU's research programme, and Erasmus.


英国首相特蕾莎梅参观武汉大学及黄鹤楼 British PM May tours Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan University - British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on Wednesday, starting a three-day official visit to the country at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. May, who is accompanied by a large business delegation, will head to Beijing later in the day. During the visit, May will co-host the bilateral annual prime ministerial meeting with Li and meet with Chinese leaders in Beijing to exchange opinions on bilateral ties and international and regional issues. This is May's second visit to China as prime minister after she attended the G20 Summit in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou in September 2016.


中国科学家称:克隆猴成功后并无克隆人计划 No Plan to Clone Humans after Macaque Success: Chinese Scientist - The Chinese research team that was the first to successfully clone macaques has asserted no plans to conduct similar research on humans, in response to ethical discussions after the breakthrough. "We have no plan to clone humans, and social ethics would by no means allow that practice," said Muming Poo, co-author of the macaque study, which was published on the website of the scientific journal, Cell.


预计2020年中国将发射60颗“吉林一号”卫星 China to Launch 60 Jilin-1 Video Satellites by 2020 - The high-resolution optical remote sensing satellites were independently developed by Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co. Ltd. for commercial use. In January 2018, Jilin-1 Video 07 and 08 were launched into a preset orbit to provide remote sensing data and products for government and industry users in conjunction with eight satellites.


中国将加强对青藏高原的科学研究 China to Intensify Scientific Research on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau - China is investing big and promoting international cooperation in the scientific research of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to assess climate change and promote the plateau's sustainable development. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau represents one of the largest ice masses on Earth and has been called the "Third Pole" by scientists. "The Third Pole Environment (TPE) research program inaugurated by the CAS is expected to be listed as China's major scientific research with global significance in 2018," said Cao Jinghua, director of the CAS International Cooperation Department.