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Is cross-border cooperation key to China’s booming biotech industry?

With China’s biotech industry growing and more interest in the field, we sent Josh to China International Import Expo to find out more about the companies and people that are pushing this field forward. Our host talked with key players in the industry to get a better understanding of how Chinese and foreign companies are working together to find cures to some of the worst diseases. The future of biotech is not just in China, but in Chinese and foreign companies working together.

700 Chinese Sturgeons Were Released into the Yangtze River

The Chinese sturgeons have been living on the earth for 150 million years, but they are in danger due to human activities. In order to protect them, the Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute of China Three Gorges Corporation has continuously taken measures of artificial fertilization and release of them since the 1980s. 700 Chinese sturgeons were released into the Yangtze River on April 13. The reporters from the CIPG Digital Media Center, together with 350 volunteers went to witness the release of Chinese sturgeons!

Longtan Temple Fair in Beijing

The Chinese Lunar New Year is the most important Chinese festival. In 2019, it fell on February 5, and Chinese people are enjoying a seven-day holiday which started on the last day of the previous year. Local temple fairs are held during the festival period and provide a place where residents and tourists alike can enjoy performances and games and taste local snacks. The Longtan Temple Fair is one of the most popular fairs in Beijing. It has four sections, including food, intangible cultural heritage, traditional performances, as well as the ice and snow festival.

Project 523: How scientists risked everything to stop malaria

This is the story of a team of scientists, lead by Tu Youyou, that risked everything to help cure malaria. Tu Youyou and her team were asked to create a cure for malaria, but it took more than anyone was expecting and almost took the lives of the scientists working on the project. This is an amazing story of how one team was willing to go above and beyond to save millions of lives around the world.

Is China keeping its WTO promises?

With all the talks about trade and tariffs, I wanted to take a look at some of the criticism about China joining the WTO. Since joining the WTO in 2001, China has been further opening up its markets to multinational companies, but there is still a ton of criticism about the speed and scope of market access in China.

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