BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.
The three Shenzhou-14 taikonauts have completed their first 100 days in orbit as they prepare for their second spacewalk outside China’s space station.
To mark the first 100 days of what will be a six-month mission, the China Manned Space Agency shared several photos on social media platforms this week. It showed the trio testing spacesuits, playing with food, and doing physical exercises in the challenging microgravity conditions on board the core module Tianhe and lab module Wentian.
Luya, a virtual singer who was admitted to a Chinese music college in this year’s back-to-school season, stole the limelight recently. The pink-haired anime girl, developed by iFLYTEK, China’s leading AI and speech tech company, is an example of the new industrial fad and fashion in the country.
According to data from iiMedia Research, the market value in China driven by virtual humans is expected to reach 640.27 billion yuan (92.45 billion U.S. dollars) in 2025.
China has established 173 national hi-tech zones so far and will raise the number to 220 by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), according to the Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday.
Li Youping, an official with the ministry, said at a press conference that the total output value of the national hi-tech zones grew from 5.4 trillion yuan in 2012 to 15.3 trillion yuan in 2021. Enditem