BEIJING, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's technology news from the past week:
NEW BEIDOU SATELLITE
--China sent a new satellite for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m. Saturday.
Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, it is the 44th satellite of the BDS satellite family and the first BDS-3 satellite in inclined geosynchronous Earth orbit.
BEIDOU NAVIGATION IN RAILWAY APPLICATION
--The process of laying tracks for an intercity railway linking Beijing with Xiongan New Area is now applying the BeiDou navigation system.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE COOPERATION
--China will promote international cooperation and contribute Chinese wisdom, plans and strength in man's peaceful utilization of outer space, said China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Wednesday.
According to CNSA, "Forum on Space Solutions: Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals" will be held in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, from April 24 to 27.
---Chinese tech giant Huawei has announced it will invest 500 million U.S. dollars every year over the next five to ten years for funding research in basic science and technology.
Huawei is moving into the era of "Innovation 2.0," in which the company will overcome bottlenecks in theories and basic technologies hindering the development of information and communication technology.
NEW METHOD FOR MENISCUS REPAIR
--Chinese researchers have used a new tissue engineering method to build artificial meniscus that better mimic native ones.
The structure and mechanical strength of the meniscus they constructed are very close to native ones, which will effectively prevent the articular cartilage degeneration. Enditem