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October 30,2009

New vehicles at Expo

To save energy and reduce emissions, 1,080 new energy vehicles will be used at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology yesterday in Beijing.

"It will include around 20 energy-saving vehicles used during the 2008 Beijing Olympics," Niu Xiaoming, president of the Shanghai Academy of Science and Technology, told China Daily yesterday.

China to attend Yeosu expo

China will attend the 2012 Yeosu World Expo in South Korea, and will build a pavilion there, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade announced at a press conference yesterday.

With a theme of "The Living Ocean and Coast - Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities", the Yeosu Expo will share a series of promotion activities together with the 2010 Shanghai Expo next year, said Kang Dong-suk, chairman of the organizing committee.

Computer science advances

China is trying to close its gap with Western nations in computer science by 2020 with an ambitious plan to foster more talents in the field.

Headed by Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science at Tsinghua University will be transformed into one of the world's leading research centers on theoretical computer science by recruiting more overseas computer scientists and engaging in closer international cooperation.

(China Daily 10/30/2009 page5)