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.

China set to take the lead in supercomputers with ridiculously powerful ‘exascale’ machine slated for 2018

Welcome to the exascale.

Stanford students brew 5,000 year old Chinese beer, say it’s fruity and tasty

Can’t spell ‘archaeology’ without ‘alcohol’.

China’s north is crippled by winter smog crisis. People advised to stay indoors because ‘The snow is very dirty!’

One city in China registered an air quality index of 999, which is literally off the charts.

China to invest $360bn in renewable power by 2020

A new energy leader.

What China’s latest X-ray positioning satellite means for deep-space exploration

Made in China might become a stamp for innovation, not replication.

China’s new Five Year Plan calls for environmental protection, more clean energy

China has been making great progress, but there’s still a ways to go.

A pair of astronauts have entered China’s Tiangong 2 space station, beginning the country’s longest manned space mission

China is making strides in its own space program.

Another Chinese EV manufacturer wants a piece of the cake — can the Atvus sedan take on Tesla?

Get ready for yet another billion-dollar Chinese electric car company.

Greek arts may have led to the creation of the Terracotta Army in ancient China

An army made to last forever.

China wants to build the biggest spaceplane ever. It would be capable of carrying 20 space tourists

China’s audacious plan to seize the space tourism market.

China launches FAST, the largest radio-telescope in the world

Big country, big telescope.

China launches its second space lab into Earth’s orbit, preps for full fledged space station in 2020s

Another stepping stone in China’s long road to achieve space dominance.

China covered all its new energy demand with renewables in 2015 — and there was still plenty left to spare

Power from thin air. Lots and lots of power.

China Unveils 2020 Mars Mission and Rover

The Chinese space program is taking huge strides forward.

China launches first quantum satellite making its communications unhackable

Teleporting quantum states might the future of communications, and China is leading the way.

Chinese scientists prepare for first human CRISPR gene-editing trial

The trial will alter T cells in an attempt to treat lung cancer patients.

China finished work on FAST, the world’s largest radio telescope

Built to boldly probe where no man has probed before.

Are jetpacks finally taking off into the mainstream?

A Shenzhen startup has received 200 orders for the Martin Jetpack, what they call “the world’s first practical and commercial jetpack”.

New SARS-like virus can jump directly to humans from bats

A virus similar to SARS has been identified in Chinese horseshoe bats that may be able to infect humans without prior adaptation. Overcoming this genetic barrier could be the first step for an outbreak, according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.