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A medical worker administers a COVID-19 vaccine to a college student in Nanchang, capital of East China's Jiangxi province, June 4, 2021. A temporary vaccination site is newly set at a stadium, with daily inoculation capacity of about 5,000. [Photo/Xinhua]

>China ramps up vaccination drive

China is expected to administer COVID-19 vaccines to at least 70% of the target population by the end of this year, an official from the National Health Commission confirmed, as the country continues to ramp up its inoculation drive to approve the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines for those aged between 3 and 17.

Preliminary results from Phase I and II clinical trials showed the vaccine could trigger immune response in three to 17 year-old participants, and most adverse reactions were mild.

Following approval by relevant authorities, vaccination will be open to people in this age group based on the epidemic prevention and control situation.

Over 763 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday, NHC figures showed.

The China National Space Administration on Monday released a new Mars image taken by the Tianwen-1 probe. In this combo photo, the left part is the Martian surface before the lander carrying the rover touched down on the red planet on May 15; and the right part shows the country's first Mars rover and its landing platform on the Martian surface. [Photo/Xinhua]

>Mars image taken by Tianwen 1

The China National Space Administration released a new image taken by the Tianwen 1 probe on Monday, showing the country's first Mars rover and its landing platform on the red planet's surface.

In the image, taken by a high-resolution camera installed on the orbiter of Tianwen 1 at 6 pm on June 2 (Beijing Time), two bright spots are visible in the upper right corner. The larger one is the landing platform, and the smaller one is the Zhurong Mars rover, the CNSA said.

China's Tianwen 1 mission, consisting of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover, was launched on July 23, 2020.

The lander carrying the rover touched down in the southern part of Utopia Planitia, a vast plain in the northern hemisphere of Mars, on May 15.

The rover Zhurong drove down from its landing platform to the Martian surface on May 22, starting its exploration of the red planet.

The world is expected to see the commercialization of 6G around 2030, said a report released on Sunday. [Photo/Agencies]

>6G Commercialization expected by 2030

The world can expect to see the commercialization of 6G around 2030, according to a report released on Sunday.

The next-generation mobile communication technology will integrate with advanced computing, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, according to a white paper issued by the IMT-2030 (6G) Promotion Group established in June 2019 under the guidance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The report said the 6G network will realize the deep integration of the real physical world and the virtual digital one, and build a new world of "intelligent connection of everything and digital twins."

According to the report, the international organization on telecom technologies 3GPP is expected to initiate the research and development of the 6G international technical standard by around 2025 before the expected commercialization around 2030.

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Canada House in London, Britain, Jan 7, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

>Meghan and Harry welcome baby girl

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to her second child, a girl, whom she and husband Prince Harry have named after Queen Elizabeth and his late mother Princess Diana.

Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Friday at a hospital in California, with Harry in attendance.

The couple's first child, Archie, was born in 2019.

Lilibet is a family nickname for the 95-year-old British monarch.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement that the queen, Harry's father Prince Charles and his brother and wife, Prince William and Kate, were delighted with the news.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined them in sending his congratulations.

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