China science, technology news summary — April 14 – Big News Network


BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

MPs QINGHAI-TIBET PLATEAU

Chinese researchers have recently revealed the characteristics and source of the long-range transport of microplastics (MPs) on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the Roof of the World.

This boosts the understanding of the atmospheric transport of MPs to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and provides a new perspective on the microplastic cycle, said Kang Shichang, a researcher of the Northwest Institute of Eco-environment and Resources under the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

LUNAR SAMPLES COMMITTEE

China has set up an expert committee for lunar samples, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said Tuesday.

According to the regulations on lunar sample management, the CNSA established the committee as an expert advisory institution for the management of lunar samples.

CASH CROP INDUSTRY

China has made notable achievements in boosting its cash crop industry through innovations in science and technology during the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, said the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS).

The CAAS has made efforts in optimizing crop varieties, developing green cultivation techniques, and building a crop germplasm resource pool during the period.

The total output of China’s oil crops exceeded 56 million tonnes in 2019, with rapeseed breeding up to advanced world standards.



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