(China Daily) China deployed a satellite on Sunday morning to carry out technological tests for space debris management, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the country’s major space contractor.

The State-owned conglomerate said in a news release that the Shijian 21 was lifted by a Long March 3B carrier rocket at 9:27 am at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern China’s Sichuan province and later entered its preset orbit. The launch marked the 393rd flight of the Long March rocket family.

The spacecraft is tasked with demonstrating technologies to alleviate and neutralize space debris, the company said, without giving more details.

(Xinhua) The number of 5G users in China has reached 450 million, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Currently, these users enjoy network coverage through approximately 1.16 million 5G base stations, Luo Junjie, a spokesperson for the ministry, told a press conference on Tuesday.

Luo added that with the development of the country's telecommunications sector, the gigabit optical network can now cover more than 200 million households.

(China Daily) HTC Corp has launched a pair of virtual reality glasses, the Vive Flow, which is compact, lightweight and immersive. The announcement comes as part of the company's broader drive to build a VR ecosystem covering VR-related hardware, software and content.

Designed with comfort and portability in mind, Vive Flow lets people find moments throughout their daily lives to relax, refresh and restore.

((China Daily) Market research provider Canalys showed that in the second quarter, Apple saw its share in the tablet market fall from 45 percent in 2020 to 31 percent, partly due to the pandemic impact in China, but also due to the resurgence of vendors, such as Samsung and Lenovo, which have capitalized on renewed demand for tablets in the consumer space.

(China Daily) National scientific and technological achievements shine at an exhibition highlighting China's scientific developments during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20) in Beijing.

Visitors can learn and appreciate how innovations are benefiting their lives and the country's strategic needs as the nation's research and engineering capabilities grow.

(China Daily) China has built a world-leading infrastructure for IPv6, or internet protocol version 6, as the nation's 4G, 5G and fixed broadband networks have all been upgrade to support IPv6, the nation's top industry regulator said.

IPv6 is the most recent version of internet protocol, the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and routes traffic across the internet.

(China Daily) The State Council, China's Cabinet, has greenlighted Beijing's plan to allow foreign companies to invest in virtual private networks with ownership capped at 50 percent, a move that shows the country's determination and confidence to further open up the telecommunications services sector, industry experts said.

(China Daily) Honda is to launch 10 electric car models in China in five years as part of its global electrification campaign, said the Japanese carmaker on Wednesday.

The first two models, which will be SUVs, will go on sale from early 2022 at its two joint ventures GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda.

They will be the first Honda-branded electric vehicles in China. The two joint ventures have been producing and selling electric models for years but they don't bear Honda's logo.

(China Daily) The new generation of the GS8, a seven-seat elite SUV made by GAC Motor, rolled off the volume production line at the company’s plant in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, on Tuesday.

"Launching the new GS8 will help us strengthen the position of domestically-made vehicles in the high-end automobile market," said Zhang Yuesai, president of GAC Motor, a division of the Guangzhou-based GAC Group.
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