Four major Chinese engineering feats have been listed among the global top ten engineering achievements of this year, according to “Engineering” magazine, the flagship publication of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
These four projects are the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, China’s Lunar Exploration Program and the Fuxing Electric Multiple Unit High-Speed Train.
Others on the list include a COVID-19 vaccine, the James Webb Space Telescope, the Falcon Heavy recoverable rocket, a supersized public cloud computing platform, breakthroughs in solar power and a new generation of electric vehicles.
These achievements are major engineering projects or breakthroughs made in the past five years that have brought great economic and social value. As a result, they represent the highest level of engineering science and technology in their respective fields.
The list was created by a global panel of engineers and technicians. The process involved an international call for nominations and recommendations, public surveys and final screening by a selection committee.