More than 350 scientists collected data from around 600,000 samples taken from more than 17,000 plots of land, making it the largest field survey ecological project in the world, Fang said.
The reform of the medical sector has produced noticeable results. Within a short period of time, China was able to achieve the following: developing the world's largest basic medical insurance network that covers all citizens, providing insurance for patients of serious diseases, enabling patients to receive emergency medical services, and improving medical assistance. All this has provided institutional guarantee that patients have access to medical services. The state has gained effective control over serious infectious diseases, has kept the spread of AIDS at a low level, has achieved the tuberculosis control target of the UN's Millennium Goals ahead of schedule, has reduced the number of schistosome infections to the lowest level in history, and became a polio-free country in 2000. China set up the world's largest online direct reporting system of notifiable epidemics and public health emergencies in 2015, and the average reporting time has been shortened to four hours from five days before the introduction of the system.
In line with the agreement inked on April 9, Jiangsu will support NPU to construct its research institute in Yangtze River Delta in Taicang to bring in the NPU's quality scientific research and educational resources and give full play to local economic advantages, with an aim to improve the output level of the Research Institute in Yangtze River Delta and create high-level scientific innovation growth poles.
The maker of China's bestselling unmanned combat aircraft is ready to market some of its killer drones for civilian commercial use.
China's special features are "of great importance both scientifically and societally", said Inder Verma, an academician of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States.
The city will launch a campaign against officials or business executives who breach environmental protection rules or who have relationships with organized crime figures, the statement said.
China plans to restructure the State Intellectual Property Office to strengthen protection of intellectual property rights, according to the State institutional reform plan of the State Council, which was submitted to the on-going NPC session for deliberations.