BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — The following is a summary of published science and technology news of China.

CHINESE COVID-19 VACCINES

China’s renowned respiratory-disease expert Zhong Nanshan said Sunday that the mass inoculation of homegrown COVID-19 vaccines underway in China shows the vaccines are safe and effective.

According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China by Sunday.

HUALONG ONE REACTOR

China’s first nuclear power unit using Hualong One, a domestically designed third-generation nuclear reactor, has entered commercial operation, paving the way for mass production and export.

The No. 5 unit in the city of Fuqing, east China’s Fujian Province, is generating electricity for sale after a seven-day trial run, said the China National Nuclear Corporation Saturday.

ANCIENT TOMB DISCOVERY

Archaeologists have discovered a noble family tomb dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) in central China’s Hubei Province.

The Xincun Tomb in Shayang County consists of two chambers, where a Chu Kingdom patrician and his wife were respectively interred, two pits for chariots and horses and another sacrifice pit, as well as wall structures, said Zhou Qing, lead archeologist of the excavation team.

Source:
https://www.chinanationalnews.com/news/267706149/china-science-technology–summary—-feb-1

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