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Super drones, VR export targets and Huawei’s new foldable phone

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We round up some of the stories you may have missed in China this week.

China’s space station forms new ‘T shape’

According to the China Manned Space Administration, the rotation of the Mengtian laboratory module has been completed to form the basic T-shaped structure of the Chinese space station. The space station is formed by the Tianhe Core Module and the Wen Tian and Meng Tian Laboratory Modules. The Mengtian Lab is primarily used for space life science research.

Hydro Power Plant Completes Latest Tests

Unit 11 of China’s Baihetan hydropower plant began commercial operation on Wednesday after completing a 72-hour commissioning. This will be his 14th operational 100 million kilowatt unit, and when completed the site will be his second largest hydroelectric power station in the world, generating enough electricity for 75 million people. I can do it.

First flight of four “Monster” drones

For the first time in the world, a four-engine drone has made its maiden flight in Sichuan, China. Dubbed the Scorpion-D, the aircraft was developed by Sichuan Tengden Sci-Tech Innovation and has an impressive wingspan of 20 meters. It has a payload capacity of 1.5 tons, so it is intended to be used for the delivery of goods.

China Unveils Latest VR Industry Plans

China aims to export at least 25 million virtual reality (VR) devices by 2026, according to an action plan announced on Tuesday.

China’s VR industry, including hardware, software and applications, will exceed 350 billion yuan ($48.1 billion) by 2026, including augmented and mixed reality devices, with breakthroughs in key technologies and applications. Shows determination to achieve.


Experts flew to treat pandas in Taiwan

Two veterinary professionals from mainland China flew to Taiwan to help treat Taipei Zoo’s giant panda Tuan Tuan, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The delegation, along with Yuan Lian, arrived at the Taipei Zoo in 2008 as a gift from the mainland. Their names were announced at the Spring Festival Gala in Beijing in 2006 and were chosen from a large number of suggestions submitted by the Chinese.

Huawei’s new affordable Pocket-S

Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei launched its latest foldable smartphone on Wednesday, dubbed the ‘Pocket S’. With a clamshell design similar to its predecessor and a more consumer-friendly price tag, the Pocket S features a core chip designed by US chip giant Qualcomm rather than Huawei’s HiSilicon.

This 128-gigabyte version of the phone is priced at 5,988 yuan (about $830). The price is lower than flip phones made by nearly all competitors, which typically cost around $1,000 for the base model.

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