Tag Archives: China

China detects African swine fever in pigs transported to Liaoning: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) – China detected African swine fever virus in live pigs being transported to the northeastern Liaoning province, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Saturday, underlining the challenge facing Beijing in its bid to control the contagious disease. Three trucks carrying a total of 205 pigs from provinces was stopped within the jurisdiction… Read More »

Chronic conditions — not infectious diseases — are top 5 causes of early death in China

Chronic diseases, such as stroke, ischemic heart disease, and lung cancer, now represent the leading causes of premature death in China, according to a new scientific study. The rise in non-communicable diseases reflects declines in maternal and child mortality over nearly three decades, largely the result of economic growth and increasing levels of education. In… Read More »

China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world’s biggest hog herd. FILE PHOTO: Pigs are seen at a family farm in Fuyang, Anhui province, China December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo State-owned Harbin Veterinary… Read More »

We need to resolve ethics of CRISPR technology as China awaits third genetically modified baby

Dr. William Hurlbut, Paul Dabrowski and Dr. Samarth Kulkarni during a panel discussion ” Genetics, CRISPR and Medical Ethics” at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC After a Chinese scientist last year made history by using CRISPR technology to genetically modify two newborns, the scientific… Read More »

ZTE launches its first cybersecurity lab in China to boost ICT industry security

17 May 2019, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, has today verified its commitment to the ICT industry against cybersecurity threats by launching its first cybersecurity lab in Nanjing, China. Following the establishment of the Nanjing complex, the… Read More »