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"Father of hybrid rice" Yuan Longping dies aged 91

Chinese scientist Yuan Longping, Known as the "father of hybrid rice," has died at the age of 91.

Yuan Longping is renowned not only for helping to feed one-fifth of the world's population with limited farmland in China, but also for his contribution in fighting hunger worldwide.

Visiting scholar Digby Wren at Sichuan Normal University explains.


Chinese president calls for efforts to improve global health governance system

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to improve the global disease prevention and control system.

He addressed the Global Health Summit via video link and says the world should address both the symptoms and root causes of the health governance system.

Professor Josef Mahoney with East China Normal University takes a look at what can be done in this regard.


Zhurong rolls onto Mars, starts mobile mission

China's Mars rover Zhurong has departed its landing platform and reached the surface of the Red Planet.

Zhurong will record the Martian landscape, analyze the material composition of the planet's surface, detect its sub-surface structure and magnetic field, search for traces of water and observe the surrounding meteorological environment.

The orbiter of China's first Mars mission Tianwen-1 will relay communications for the rover while conducting its own scientific detection operations.


Shenzhen reports 1 asymptomatic coronavirus infection

A local asymptomatic case of COVID-19 has been detected in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.

The carrier was identified as a 44-year-old man who works at a pivotal foreign trade port in China.

All 54 close contacts have tested negative for the new coronavirus.


China's largest flower gala draws 20,000 visitors on opening day in Shanghai

The 10th China Flower Expo in Shanghai attracted over 20,000 visitors on its first day on Friday.

The largest and most influential flower themed expo in the country invited nearly 200 flower companies from around the world that are displaying over 1,000 new species.

The expo also aims at creating more opportunities for flower traders.

China is the world's biggest flower production base with its annual sales reaching 250 billion yuan, or about 39 billion U.S. dollars.


China to continue supporting Bangladesh in fighting COVID-19 pandemic: FM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had a phone conversation with his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen, and says that China stands ready to continue supporting Bangladesh in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wang Yi says that Chinese President Xi Jinping's video speech at an event commemorating the centenary of the birth of Bangladesh's founding father injected strong impetus to the development of bilateral relations.

He hopes that the two countries will open up new prospects for mutually beneficial cooperation.


China's Zhou Guanyu wins first F2 sprint race at Monaco

Chinese driver Zhou Guanyu has completed a lights-to-flag win in the first sprint race of the Formula 2 championship weekend at Monaco.

Zhou started from pole position and cruised to victory despite a late safety car.

Zhou became the first Chinese driver to win an F2 race at Sochi last year. The 21-year-old is leading this season's F2 drivers' championship by 11 points.

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