China will grow flowers, potatoes, and silkworm on the dark side of the Moon

A Chinese garden on the Moon — it almost sounds too crazy to be true.

Wild yeast likely evolved in China, reveals genetic sequencing of over 1,000 strains

Their results point to East Asia (China) as the yeast’s area of origin.

Two men and two women spent 200 days in a virtual Chinese moon base. Here’s what happened

Preparations for the moon base are intensifying.

China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest publisher of scientific papers

This looks like the good kind of competition.

Oil slicks continue to grow in the East China Sea after tanker sank in the area

It does not look good.

China deems blasting space junk with a laser station is feasible

It’s a super James Bond-esque idea.

China will grow potatoes on the dark side of the moon by the end of the year

A trifecta consisting of a lunar probe, lander, and rover will be deployed for this purpose.

Ancient tomb filled with stunning, pillaged bronze vessels, found in China

Ever seen a wine bottle shaped like a deer?

First all-electric cargo ship built in China will start its career drenched in irony

Cool achievement, ignoble task.

A Chinese AI passed the national medical licensing exam, so technically it’s a doctor

Move over, WebMD.

International drug treaties need an urgent revamp as more countries legalize cannabis

Drug control treaties had their time and place. A scholar now argues these are massively outdated.

Only five nuclear explosions are enough to change the climate and trigger a ‘nuclear autumn’

In the case of China’s five-megaton bomb, a single throw is enough to destabilize the planet’s climate.

Chinese province runs on 100% renewable energy for a week, saves half a million tonnes of coal

Bye bye coal.

How 3rd century Chinese saw the Romans

An ancient Chinese scholar’s account of the Roman Empire.

Chinese satellite beams entangled particles over 1,200km away, sets the stage for unhackable quantum network

This is the beginning of the quantum internet.

As Trump alienates the US from the rest of the world, California Gov. takes up climate talks with China

When life gives you lemons..

India and China are cutting down on coal, and this will save the atmosphere from 2-3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030

China and India are fast becoming climate champions. Who would have thought?

China plans to have an asteroid mining base up and running “in the near future”

Epic loot.

China and Europe have talks to build a ‘Moon Village’ together

The two are already collaborating on important science projects.

Beijing just closed its last coal station — What does this mean for the world’s climate

In 2013, Beijing officials promised that they will close the city’s four coal stations by the end of 2017, and they’ve kept their word.