Bill Gates envisions nuclear future for China

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This wednesday Bill Gates visited the Ministry of Science & Technology to have a meeting with vice-minister Zhang Laiwu about the nuclear future of China. Bill Gates confirmed on Wednesday that a company he helped found is cooperating on the development of a new type of nuclear reactor in China. “TerraPower is working on what we call Generation-4 nuclear energy. …

VU University enhances joint research with Renmin University

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On 24 November, vice president Prof. Yuan Wei of Renmin University of China (RUC) and VU University President René Smit signed a Memorandum of Understanding on research collaborations. The agreement enhances joint research on Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Religion & Society and European Studies. Both universities agreed to work on joint publications, joint seminars and double/joint PhDs. Deputy Ambassador Willem van …

Overview Sino-Dutch scientific projects available online

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Almost 300 scientific projects between Dutch and Chinese universities and knowledge institutions can now be searched online through a website realised by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This inventory of Sino-Dutch Scientific Cooperation was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and has resulted in an online database which can be accessed publicly through the …

China to be biggest global e-commerce market by 2015

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China is already home to the world’s largest online population but its e-commerce market is currently worth ‘only’ US$74 billion – less than half that of the US at $177 billion. But the Chinese e-commerce market is growing rapidly and with such a large online population, it may leap-frog over the penetration rate of standard retail stores. This is potentially …

Overview Of China Social Media Equivalents

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“Ogilvy China updated its infographic showing China’s social media equivalents – or copycats, as Western media loves to call them. Of course many of these started out as copycats, but most evolved into much more than the original Western website, either by adding additional functionalities or by localization of functions.”, wrote Marc van der Chijs (Dutch entrepreneur in Shanghai) on …

China Solid State Lighting kicks off in Guangzhou

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This morning, the 8th edition of the China International Forum on Solid State Lighting (SSL) kicked off in Guangzhou, with an opening address by Cao Jianlin, vice-minister of the Ministry of Science & Technology. The event also saw the official launch of the Global Student Challenge, organized by the International SSL Alliance (ISA). Philips is one of the sponsors of …

The tomato unraveled

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In cooperation with the Chinese instituut BGI in Shenzhen, which is specialized in DNA-sequencing, has the dutch Technical Top Institute Green Genetics (TTI GG) announced to start a ’100 tomato’s genome project’. During the project Chinese and Dutch will work closely together to unravel the Genome from hundred tomato varieties. More about this subject you can find on our website …

The ambition of the agrifood-sector in China

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The agricultural sector is one of the most important economical sector in China. China is with 300 million farmers the largest producer of agri-products. The R&D-investments of China grew to 4,3 Billion Dollar is the past deccenium, that is an annual growth of eleven procent. China knows that innovation is the key to provide food for everyone. This can be …

Biotech 2012 exhibition in Shenzhen

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The 4th edition of the International Exhibition on BioPharma, Biotechnology & Equipment (in short: Biotech 2012) will be held on May 9-11, 2012 in Shenzhen. This event used to be held in parallel with the China Hi-Tech Fair, but next year will see the first stand-alone edition of this exhibition targeted at biotech and biopharma companies as well as specialized …

Making sense of the buzz on Chinese social media

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NOST (TWA netwerk) paid a visit today to CIC in Shanghai. CIC is one of China’s leading social business intelligence providers. They are active in this market since 2004. In their own words, they are ‘making sense of the buzz’. China has many different social media platforms, with a huge amount of users. To get a feeling of the size …