Progress in Sino-Dutch cooperation on Low Carbon City project in Shenzhen

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Last week, a second Sino-Dutch expert meeting took place regarding the development of a low carbon city in Shenzhen. The concrete result is to start up Sino-Dutch cooperation on two different issue areas before September 1, 2012. The Dutch delegation consisted of a mix of research institutes, companies and local and national government. In total a number of 50 experts …

Setbacks for Chinese jet(s)?

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This article from Reuters examines some of the problems that have been plaguing China’s civil aircraft program, and are causing delays t0 its plans for entry into service of the COMAC ARJ21 and C919 passenger jets. The report sheds an (unofficial) light on the issues that have been affecting the ARJ21, the most prominent of which is the wing crack …

Chinese-developed 3G technology is having a breakthrough

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China Mobile Ltd said on June 6 it achieved a breakthrough figure of mobile phones launched for TD-SCDMA, one of China’s homegrown 3G technologies. Li Huidi, vice-president of China Mobile Communications Corp, said that about 47 mobile phone models have been launched since the beginning of the year for TD-SCDMA. Thirty-two of those handsets were smartphones. TD-SCDMA is the Chinese-developed …

BYD e-buses greening transportation on Dutch island

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Shenzhen-based passenger car and bus manufacturer BYD has won a tender to provide the island of Schiermonnikoog, part of Friesland province, with 6 electric buses. The province will also purchase the required charging stations, as well as a 15-year service contract with BYD for the maintenance of the bus. The bus service will be operated by Arriva, starting from early …

Chinese research from the inside: the perspective of a EU fellow from the UvA

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Italian fellow Filippo Bedani obtained a fellowship from the second round of the EU-China Science & Technology Fellowship (STF) Programme and is finalizing his two-year’s stay in China. He is a PhD student from the UvA and will defend his PhD in Amsterdam next week. NOST Beijing conducted a short interview to obtain a better understanding of the STF and …

Made better in China!

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Check out this trendwatching.com briefing on brands and innovations from China going global!  

Dutch offshore wind technology leaves a strong impression in Shanghai

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On the first day of the Offshore Wind China 2012 conference and exhibition, the Holland pavilion attracted many visitors. Several Dutch companies united by the ‘Holland Home of Wind Energy’ exporters association, showcase Dutch technology solutions for the Offshore Wind industry. The Chinese wind energy industry developed on a high pace last decade. China is in terms of installed wind …

Intelligent Logistics Seminar boosts collaboration between Dutch and Chinese logistics parties

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The earlier announced seminar on intelligent logistics held by NOST and Shanghai International Shipping Institute has successfully stimulated collaboration between the Dutch and Chinese logistic sector. Guests included corporate, government and knowledge institutes from both China and The Netherlands. The high number of interested parties for this specific field reflected the demand for a seminar which combines innovative applications in …

First Traditional Chinese Medicine to be sold in the EU

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A Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first TCM drug to receive marketing authorization in a western market. Therefore a press conference was held on Wednesday the 18th of April in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. NOST China was there to give you report! The European Directive for …

Scientists at TU Delft succeeded for the first time in detecting a Majorana particle

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Scientists at TU Delft’s Kavli Institute and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM Foundation) have succeeded for the first time in detecting a Majorana particle. Prof.dr.ir. Leo Kouwenhoven and his team in the lab. Photo: Sam Rentmeester. In the 1930s, the Italian physicist Ettore Majorana deduced from quantum theory the possibility of the existence of a very special …