New synthetic biology research center opens:
East China Normal University launched a biomedical research center for mammalian and medical synthetic biology in April.
China prohibits forced technology transfer: Xi:
China will create a business environment in which the value of knowledge is respected, Xi said.
Chinese scientists develop new material for super batteries:
Researchers from Tianjin University have developed ultra-high-energy fluorinated carbon materials, the key technology to realizing ultra-energy storage.
China may have developed a game changer for electric cars: https://www.inkstonenews.com/science/chinas-lithium-breakthrough-could-be-game-changer-electric-cars/article/3010277
The biggest stock – nearly 1 million cars – was registered in China, one of the world’s most lithium-rich countries. According to a 2017 Chinese government estimate, the salt lakes on the Tibetan Plateau – where the new technology is being used – hold more than 60% of the world’s lithium reserves. A US Geological Survey estimate last year was significantly lower, placing just 7% of the world’s reserves in China.
U.S. Rare Earths Revival Planned Amid Trade Conflict:https://www.wsj.com/articles/joint-venture-plans-to-revive-rare-earths-processing-in-u-s-11558341663
The important commodities are caught up in the U.S.-China trade conflict
US urged to avoid more damage to China ties:
Beijing urged Washington on Saturday "not to go too far" in harming China's interests, and called for it to change course to avoid further damaging bilateral ties.