Why isn’t there a Mark Zuckerberg in China?

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Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, founder of Innovation Works and previously founding president of Google China, gives his thoughts on this question in his blog on CaiJing. He makes the case that the Chinese education system is more focused on depth rather than breadth. Chinese students might excel at math and engineering, they often need many years after their study to become …

China’s R&D roadmap Silicon Carbide for power electronic devices utilization

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The Chinese Smart Grid Research Institute of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) pays high attention on Silicon Carbide (SiC) R&D and its application for power electronic devices and switches. During the China International Conference on Electricity Distribution 2012 in Shanghai on 5-9 September, Prof. Kunshan YU, Director of the New Materials and Microelectronics department of SGCC, revealed an ambitious …

Enter the VC Dragon

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Entrepreneurs looking for funding this year, might find a more difficult time getting a decent valuation. Venture capitalists (VCs) are much more cautious. Startups wanting to find out more about the current VC climat might like to join the event organized by Silicon Dragon next week (september 13). They have invited a range of top VCs in Shanghai, including Steamboat …

Novel principle of seeded free electron lasers – Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics

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Scientists at Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated a novel principle of seeded free electron lasers, Echo-Enabled Harmonic Generation (EEHG) on Shanghai Deep UV Free Electron Laser (SDUV-FEL) facility. The result was published on Nature Photonics, Vol.6, No.6, 360-363, 2012. The recent work done by the SINAP FEL team shows the first lasing of a …

Self-Healing Supramolecular Gels Developed at Zhejiang University

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A research group at Zhejiang University headed by Prof. Huang Feihe recently developed a supramolecular gel with self-repair function, featuring large deformation and short recovery time. A relative paper was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. Supramolecular gels are formed by colloidal particles tangling with non-covalent interactions. For the first time in the world, the research group headed by Prof. …

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 …

Made better in China!

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

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 …

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 …