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National Health Commission should monitor all gene-editing centers and IVF clinics in China to ensure trials are in line with regulations.
A national registry dedicated to clinical trials involving cell technologies should be established to pro
mote greater transparency, they said, so that before a trial begins scientists would need to pass an
ethics review and provide a list of names of all participating scientists and institutions.
Universities and research institutes should strengthen education and
training in bioethics and scientific and medical professionalism, covering research sci
entists and students of science, medicine and the humanities at all levels, they said.
In addition, more efforts should be undertaken to eliminate prejudice against people wi
th disabilities, which exists in the minds of some scholars, they said. Following the gene-edited baby incid
ent, government departments have vowed to improve supervision, and new regulations are being made or revised.
the electronics industry for keeping tight wraps on product plans until it publicly launches them at
splashy events in Silicon Valley. The early announcement of AirPower, along with a wirelessly char
ed version of its AirPods headphones, was a break in that tradition. Apple released the updated AirP
ods last week, heightening speculation that the accompanying charging mat would come soon.
Daring Fireball, a website that covers Apple news, previously reported that Apple engineers h
ad issues with devices overheating on the AirPower pad. Apple declined to comment beyond its statement on the project.
Apple offered wireless charging in the iPhone in 2017, after many of its
rivals such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had offered the feature for several years. Whil
e rumors circulated that Apple might create its own unique wireless charging technology, the company instea
d chose to use a system that works with Qi, an open industry standard already in use by Samsung and others.
Apple shares did not move on the news, and shares of NXP Semiconductors and STMicro
electronics, two major suppliers of chips used in Qi systems, appeared to be unaffected also.
such an attitude. Any nation with very strong and rapid growth is always in a very difficu
lt position in public opinion because we are afraid about the strength of others,” he said.
“For example, we were afraid of cultural pressure from the United States in the 1960s, and 20 ye
ars later, we had the same feelings against Japan with its technological projects. Now, China is bac
k around the table of big nations. I think we have to accept that and not be afraid, but to discuss.”
Raffarin said the two countries are expected to close contracts and announce new projects. He also
said the dialogue between France and China could be very useful in forming a new vision for multilateralism in a changing world.
In addition to strong existing collaboration between France and China, including in the automotive, aviation and healthcare sectors, Raffarin said the most
important thing for the future of Sino-French relations is to identify third-country projects, such as the Hinkley Point C nu
clear power plant in the United Kingdom, which is jointly financed by China and France, as well as opportunities in Africa.