China's revision to its Law on Progress of Science and Technology has been approved by lawmakers and enacted on January 1, 2022.
China has always attached great importance to the ethics of science and technology, and is committed to further enhancing the ethical governance.
The year 2021 has seen a host of measures launched or implemented to improve China's sci-tech innovation system.
Vehicle-road coordination, autonomous driving, and vehicle-network connections are the important directions in development of the ITS. The Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area is innovating policies to develop autonomous driving. Designated as a high-level automated driving demonstration zone, a host of self-driving scenarios are realized or tested here.
Internet civilization is a new form of civilization that has emerged as the Internet evolves. China has made great progress in building the country into a cyberpower by strengthening the construction of Internet civilization.
A variety of medicinal applications developed by China have been successfully used in clinical treatment in the ongoing battle against COVID-19. With a 78 percent reduction of hospitalization and deaths, the neutralizing monoclonal antibody combination therapy, BRII -196/BRII-198, developed by Tsinghua University, Third People's Hospital of Shenzhen and Brii Biosciences has made the most rapid progress.
China has expanded vaccine inoculation, with booster shots in particular, to combat COVID-19 and build an immune barrier as the novel coronavirus continues to spread worldwide. China is providing COVID-19 booster shots to its residents free of charge.
Committed to broadening the channels for international exchange and cooperation on science popularization and promoting the intensive sharing of science popularization resources, the 3rd Belt and Road International Science Communication Seminar (BRISCS) was held on December 16, 2021.
Thea Kolsen Fischer recently published her personal experiences in Wuhan city in her book Virusdetektiven.