A view of the China's first molten-salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang City, Northwest China’s Gansu Province, Dec. 9, 2016. The molten-salt solar power plant, which was successfully connected to the grid on Dec. 26, 2016, is the third of its kind in the world and it generates electricity purely from solar power 24 hours a day. (Photo: China News Service/Yang Yanmin)
China has made great strides in science and technology in the past five years and is now committed to innovation-driven economic growth. Following are some highlights of China’s technical breakthroughs.