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China science, technology news summary -- July 31

01 Aug 2021, 08:18 GMT+10

BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.


China's space agency has released the online database of the second batch of the lunar samples brought back by the Chang'e-5 probe.

Researchers and the public can access the Lunar and Deep Space Exploration Scientific Data and Sample Release System via the website, where they can apply for data and samples.


Only 0.9 percent of the population in low-income countries has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report on global COVID-19 vaccines.

Released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), the report noted that among the countries where more than 30 percent of the population was vaccinated, European and American countries account for the majority.

Less than two percent of global vaccines were administered in Africa, said the report.


Driverless cars will soon take to expressways for testing in the Chinese capital Beijing, as the municipal authority has approved the gradual opening of several expressway sections for unmanned vehicles.

A 10-km expressway between the city's fifth and sixth ring roads will be opened first.

Six other expressway sections will be opened later to add another 143-km stretch to the city's high-speed testing roads for driverless vehicles.

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