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 …

Baidu says bye bye to its microblog

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China’s search engine giant Baidu is shutting down its microblogging service ‘Baidu ShuoBa’ t.baidu.com by 22 of August. The service which was launched last year, and was competing with microblogging services like Sina’s Weibo, Tencent’s Weibo and many more. Tencent claims 200m users and Sina 140m for their microblogs.    

China to release self-developed aircraft engine

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Last month, China’s passenger-jet manufacturer COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China), announced that an overall design plan for an indigenously developed large passenger-jet engine is expected to be released by the end of this year. The engine is developed with the C919 passenger jet in mind. Separately, China SignPost reports that the Chinese Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) is planning to …