Tag Archives: China

Chinese libraries to work on cultural items

(15 September 2017) A mechanism to develop cultural products among libraries in China was launched in Beijing on Tuesday. Led by the National Library of China, the initiative will aim to combine efforts of different institutions in training people to make and market cultural souvenirs. Compared with museums in China, the development of such products […]


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Borrow a book, buy it later if you like

(11 September 2017) Nine bookstores recently joined a book-sharing program in Hefei, Anhui province, China, after a trial that took place over a month and a half. That brings the total number of outlets to 10. With a smartphone application and a 99 yuan ($15) deposit, a reader can borrow up to two books from […]


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China’s coastal resort Sanya turns ship into library

(10 September 2017, Sanya,  (Xinhua)  Sanya, a coastal resort in south China, has converted fishing boats into a floating public library. “Sea Study” is the first public library on the island of Ximaozhou, eight nautical miles west to the downtown Sanya, Hainan Province. “A life cannot be called life without books,” said Chen Muhu, 78, […]


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Rankings highlight risk of uni funding cuts

(6 September 2017) Australia’s strong global university rankings face growing competition from a rising Chinese university system powered by Government investment, highlighting the dangers of a proposed $2.8 billion cut to university funding. The rankings influence where international students choose to study – and our strong rankings in recent years have helped to generate a […]


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Taylor & Francis Group partners with the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China to share open access research in China

(23 August 2017) A new Memorandum of Understanding between Taylor & Francis Group and the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will see content and metadata from Taylor & Francis’ fully Open Access journals deposited in the NSFC repository. The partnership will enable wider discovery of Open Access journal content […]


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Shanghai phone booths get new literary lease of life

(20 August 2017) If you want something to read and you’re in Shanghai, look for the red telephone booths. They’re like the original UK telephone boxes but with a Chinese twist. 263 public telephone booths in Shanghai Xuhui district are to be turned into mini-libraries, according to the city government. Before the popularity of smart […]


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China’s problem with fake research papers

(11 August 2017) Writing for the Globe and Mail, Frank Ching, a Hong Kong journalist  considers fabricated papers in medical journals with fake peer reviews written by fabricated specialists. In April, Springer Nature announced that it was retracting 107 research papers by Chinese authors after discovering irregularities in the peer-review process of articles published in […]


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Database established to identify top legal talent in China

(10 August 2017) The All China Lawyers Association has established a database containing the details of 86 lawyers from 72 Chinese law firms and 121 lawyers from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. “The database will cultivate and reserve top lawyers who are familiar with the laws and regulations within Belt and Road […]


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Publish or impoverish: An investigation of the monetary reward system of science in China (1999-2016)

Authors : Wei Quan, Bikun Chen, Fei Shu (Submitted on 4 Jul 2017 to ArXiv) Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study is to present the landscape of the cash-per-publication reward policy in China and reveal its trend since the late 1990s. Design/methodology/approach: This study is based on the analysis of 168 university documents regarding […]


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NCSTE of China and Clarivate Analytics partner on international scientific research collaboration report

(4 July 2017, Beijing) China National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation (NCSTE) and Clarivate Analytics launched a collaborative report entitled China’s International Scientific Research Collaboration Landscape. The report is based on the publication and citation data of global scientific research collaboration papers from the Web of Science powered by Clarivate Analytics. In addition to bibliometrics, […]


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BHL welcomes three new affiliates

(3 July 2017) The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to welcome three long-time Partners as the consortium’s newest Affiliates:  BHL Egypt, BHL China, and BHL SciELO. The BHL consortium now consists of 18 Members and 18 Affiliates. Members and Affiliates contribute content, provide technical services, and participate in BHL committees, task forces, and working groups. […]


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Open Access publishing in China

(23 June 2017) Following rapid development in the economy and huge investment in R&D, China is now widely recognised as one of the leading countries of the world in terms of the number of published journals and scientific articles. In 2015, there were over 10,000 journals in China, of which 4983 (49.76%) were in Science […]


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China uses space technologies to protect ancient books

(10 June 2017) China is repurposing breakthroughs in space technology to help safeguard the nation’s literary heritage after researchers developed special safes with astronautical characteristics to protect ancient books, the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) has announced. The space launch vehicle manufacturer has also signed an agreement with the National Library of China […]


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New Oriental Education leads $13m in Chinese children’s stories content start-up

(29 May 2017) New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. has led a RMB90 million (US$13 million) funding round in Kaishuo Jianggushi, a children’s stories content provider. Chinese growth capital firm Trustbridge Partners, Shanghai-listed Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group and iResearch Capital also participated in the round. The funding round is part of a new […]


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Nature Index: over 50% of China’s high-quality research involves international co-authors

(24 May 2017) The Nature Index 2017 China supplement, published today, reveals that as China’s total number of articles included in the Nature Index increased since 2012, the percentage of articles with international co-authors has continued to rise year-on-year. By 2016, papers with international co-authors comprised more than 50% of the country’s articles in the […]


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