in a statement that its products are ready for commercial use and it will acti
vely participate in the commercial deployment and construction of 5G netw
orks in China, and will work closely with industry partners to actively promote the application of 5G.
China is set to become the world’s largest 5G market by 2025, with 460 million 5G users, according to a forecast by the Glo
bal System for Mobile Communications Association, an industry group.
The country’s telecom carriers are expected to spend 900 billion
to 1.5 trillion yuan ($134 billion to $223 billion) in total on 5G network
construction from 2020 to 2025, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Co
mmunications Technology.China’s Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is just ar
ound the corner. Also called the Double Fifth Festival, the holiday, which falls on J
une 7 this year, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar.
ons in February for the clinical application of new biomedical technolog
ies, stipulating that clinical research that involves human trials, including gene editing, stem cells, organ tra
nsplants between species and assisted reproductive technologies, must secure the approval of the commission in advance.
Under the draft, which is yet to be adopted, violators may face
punishments including fines, revocation of business permits or criminal charges.
The commission this year will complete its revision of an existing r
egulation on ethical inspection of human-related biomedical research that was adopted in 2016.
Authorities are also considering establishing a national ethics
committee that supervises life science technologies and researchers to ensure compliance wit
h ethical standards, Huang Jiefu, former vice-minister of health, told China Daily in an earlier interview.